example illustrates the line number of a parameter (airspeed) that may be changed
if the instructor so desires.
ENGINE SYSTEMS MALFUNCTIONS (Malfunction type #23)
#1 HOT START (Line #03 within engine malfunctions)
Example 2: Number 10103
IC SET NUMBER 1 (Initial conditions set #01)
AIRSPEED line reference number (Line #03 within IC set #1)
b. Status Area. The upper left-hand corner of the CRT display contains a status
area. The status area displays a variety of information including mission elapsed
time, mode of CMS operation, aircraft flight data, rotor and engine data, active
malfunctions, weapons status, and communications channels in use. The information
is updated continuously and allows the instructor to monitor key elements of the
training situation at a glance without changing CRT pages. (Figure 7-7 shows an
example of the status area as shown on the CRT, and table 7-4 Identifies each data
item shown) As can be seen in figure 7-7, there are five subdivisions to the
status area. The top area includes mission elapsed time (MET), CMS mode, visual
mode, and features in use. The second area depicts aircraft flight, rotor, and
engine data: the third area, active manual malfunctions; the fourth area, weapons
status: and the fifth area includes communications frequencies, trainee (student)
identification, and threat event numbers. A second status area display includes
the Alpha Numeric Display and the number of chaff remaining.
Index and Control Area. The lower left-hand corner of the CRT display is an
index and control area. Each major grouping of CRT pages has a mini-index (figure
that is usually displayed
in the index and control area whenever
the parent group is displayed in the main page area. The mini-index provides a
ready reference to other items within the group during normal training operations.
On some occasions, the mini-index is replaced with a special reference list unique
to the display in the main page area of the CRT. For example, whenever a GCA page
is displayed, the index and control area contains reference numbers for keyboard
inputs that initiate and terminate the GCA program at the airfield. In addition.
certain graphic CRT pages have reference lists for erasing or recalling ground
track traces and for advancing the field-of-fire on the battle position pages.
d. Edit Area. The last three rows of the CRT display are an edit area (figure
This area echos
or repeats all of the instructor keystrokes, prior to
entry. The edit area also displays operator error messages (e.g., keystroking a
number beyond the established range of values for a given entry). Erroneous key-
strokes can be deleted one item at a time via the backspace key, or the entire edit
line can be deleted via the clear key.
e. Alert Area. The lower right-hand corner of the CRT display is for alert mes-
sages (figure 7-6). This area displays systems messages to the instructor. Examples
of the type of messages that appear in the alert area are: IC IN PROGRESS - when
an IC has been entered and is being set up, this message appears in the alert area:
22303 #1 HOT START - when an AMI set is in use and a malfunction is triggered, a
message similar to this appears for 10 seconds prior to insertion/activation.
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