Experience

OTPHS E2D HF RADIO RECV./EXCITER – CASS (NAVAIR, Lakehurst, NJ)

Build-to-print – ACS built and delivered 2 Prototype First Article Test Sets, consisting of the following Assemblies: Panel Interface Device-J-7001/USM-737, Cable Assembly Set-MX-12580/USM-737, Accessory Set-ID MX-12581/USM-737, Fixture Assembly, Test Interface Device-MX-12582/USM-737.

N68836-13-D-0011,
MH-60 FLIR OTPS ON-720/USM – CASS,
12/04/2015-11/05/2017

ACS has built and delivered 1 Prototype First Article Test unit, consisting of the following Assemblies Panel Interface Device-J-6862/USM, Cable Assembly Set-MX-12357/USM, Accessory Set-ID MX-12358/USM, ID Holding Fixture Assembly-MT-7329/USM, Sensor Unit, Laser Detecting Set-TS-4547/USM, Case Assembly, Sensor Unit Storage. These were “Build to Print” with a government supplied Technical Data Package, With Final Acceptance at FRCSE Jacksonville.

N68335-06-D-0019,

AN/USM-713 Signal Generator Test Set,

6/19/2006-8/20/2008

ACS has delivered 105 SGTS units to date. The AN/USM-713 Signal Generator Test Set is a dual-role piece of avionics support equipment. It performs transmission line performance verification and diagnostic testing that includes Insertion Loss (IL), Return Loss (RL), Voltage Standing Wave Ratio (VSWR) and Distance to Fault (DTF) measurements. The AN/USM-713 also has an advanced radar signal generation capability (pulse modulated or continuous wave signals) that allows flightline testing of aircraft Radar Warning Receivers (RWRs) and Electronic Countermeasures Systems (ECS). The AN/USM-713 is a user-friendly, menu-driven test set that has a sunlight-readable display and is one man portable. Test setup parameters and test emitter files are uploaded from a removable ruggedized USB storage device that can be easily secured when not in use. Transmission test line results can be downloaded and stored on this USB device. Reliable and rugged, the AN/USM-713 is a good example of the quality that ACS designs into all products.

N68335-11-D-0041 & N68335-11-D-0041-0003,
AN/USM-1 Telecommunications Test Set

ACS has delivered 5 Prototype Test Sets and 46 production units. The AN/UIM-1 Telecommunications System Test Set (TSTS) has been designed by ACS to replace currently used U.S. Navy and Marine Intermediate Level (I-Level) Intercommunication System Testers that perform testing, fault isolation and diagnostics of the AN/AIC-14 and AN/AIC-14A Intercommunication Systems. These legacy testers are predominantly analog in design and are rapidly becoming obsolete and costly to use due to labor-intensive operation supportability issues.
The AN/UIM-1 reduces test time and maintainer intervention through software-controlled automated test programs using a touch screen menu-driven display. This modern design virtually eliminates the need for maintainers to reference hard copy test documentation while testing and troubleshooting Intercommunication System Units-Under-Test (UUTs).
The AN/UIM-1 Telecommunications System Test Set provides excellent fault isolation of unserviceable UUTs, and has been successful in reducing UUT mean man-hours per maintenance action (MMH/MA) by 75-80%.

N68335-10-C-0324,
AN/APR-39 ACIG for MV-22B,
6/29/2010-10/15/2011

ACS delivered twenty-two sets of couplers ahead of schedule and within budget. The AN/APR-39A (V)2 ACIG provides the RF coupling interface between the AN/USM-713 Test Set and the AN/APR-39A(V)2 Radar Signals Detecting Set installed in the MV-22B aircraft and is used for end-to-end testing of the system and antennas.
This equipment is classified as Type 1 – Class 2 Test Equipment as defined by MIL-T-28800D. Each ACIG contains seven couplers and associated hardware including Test Fixtures, Adapters, RF Cables and Transit Cases. The couplers are used as Organizational Level Aircraft Flight Line Test Equipment.
This ACIG is capable of operating in the multi-weather environments of aircraft flight line maintenance. Physical characteristics of these couplers include ruggedness, portability, and light weight. Performance characteristics include antenna site electromagnetic isolation during testing, repeatable performance and reliable operation.

ON-758/ALM V3 ANTENNA COUPLER SET AN/ALR-67 RWR, AN/ALQ-165 ECM

Development and Production 7 Units U.S Navy / FMS– ACS has developed and fabricated F18 aircraft antenna couplers for the AN/ALR-67 Radar Warning Receiver and the AN/ALQ-165 Electronic Counter Measures systems.

N68335-11-C-0499,
ON-356B/ALM ACIG Upgrade for F/A-18 FMS,
9/20/2011-12/31/2012

ACS has produced seven (7) sets of four (4) couplers that are added to the ON-356B/ALM Antenna Coupler Interface Group, one set of four (4) Iron Crow Mockups and one set of four (4) Bench Test Fixtures, seven
(7) Interface Device Test Fixture (IDTF) Assemblies and fourteen (14) Frequency Converter Transmitters (FCTs). The antenna couplers interface with the HB/MB/LB AFT receive/HB receive right and left hand AN/ALQ-165 and AN/ALR-67 antennas, and the forward right and left hand receive AN/ALR-67 antennas installed on the F/A-18C/D aircraft. These couplers are used with the Frequency Converter-Transmitter (FCT) and the AN/USM-670 Joint Service Electronic Combat System Tester during testing of the AN/ALR- 67 RWR system antennas. There are also spiral antennas installed for the purpose of testing the AN/ALQ- 165 Electronic Countermeasures System antennas. The Interface Device Test Fixtures and the Frequency Converter Transmitters were designed to allow operation of the couplers with the AN/USM-670 Joint Service Electronic Combat System Tester. The IDTF was designed to interface with the AN/USM-670 to perform a confidence test of the FCT. The IDTF has two test functions: 1. The MW (microwave) circuitry receives a RF signal from the FCT and passes it through as RF to the AN/USM-670, 2. The MMW (millimeter wave) section receives a RF signal and converts it to a DC voltage that is passed through to the AN/USM-670. The FCT is then used with the AN/USM-670 and the four new contractor-provided Antenna Couplers during operational testing of the AN/ALR-67 RWR system antennas.

N68335-12-D-0113, N68335-12-D-0113-0002,
A/F48T-6A Armament Handling Equipment Test Stand,
5/23/2012-1/2016

ACS has delivered one (1) Pilot production unit and ten (10) production retrofit kits, Level III drawings, training, documentation and spares support.

The A/F48T-6A Conversion in Lieu of Procurement (CILOP) Navy Program upgraded an Armament Handling Equipment Test Stand (AHETS) that is used to apply loads up to 12,000 lbs. on various pieces of Navy armament handling equipment to ensure serviceability.
This CILOP effort required a complete upgrade to the thirty year old Control and Motor Drive Assembly. This program used the existing load frame of the Test Stand as a very cost effective alternative to procuring completely new support equipment, and allowed the existing test stands to remain at their fielded locations. ACS contracted to provide a new Control Console and DC Brushless Motor Drive Assembly that is digitally controlled using the latest Controller Area Network design technology. The new system’s electronics and drive components are designed to fit into the existing load frame to maximize the use and extend the service life of the mechanical load stand structure.

ACS provided the upgrades in the form of retrofit kits which have been installed by Navy installation teams at locations throughout the U.S. and overseas. Training, technical support and documentation has also been provided. The ACS design allowed for installations and calibration of the kits to be accomplished in just two workdays. All components in the retrofit kits are replaceable in less than one hour.

N68936-16-C-0068,
Common Detent Test Set,
2/09/2016-3/12/2017

This test set is used for the LAU-115, LAU-118 and LAU-127 Missile Launchers. 142 Kits were produced by ACS for NAWCWD China Lake, CA. on this build-to-print program and are used for I-Level Testing of the above missile launchers.

N68335-17-C-0279,
Gun Pod Adapters (Build to Print) – F-35,
4/09/2017-12/12/2017

These GPA’s are Ground Support Equipment for the F-35 aircraft, used for installation and removal of the centerline Gun Pod System. ACS built and load tested 13 production units for Navair Lakehurst in a Navy and Marine configuration. Units were delivered on time and within budget on an accelerated schedule.