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NBP REMOTE RADIO CONTROL SYSTEM (RRCS)

SYSTEM DESCRIPTION

      The RRCS provides remote control of airport visual aid lighting systems. The system provides the operator with the ability to control the following functions:
      • Switch visual aid lighting systems on and off
      • Select lighting intensity levels for appropriate systems
      • Switch between ground-to-ground control and air-to-ground control for any or all systems

The RRCS is capable of controlling the following five visual aid lighting systems:
• Medium Intensity Approach Lighting System with Runway Alignment Indicator Lights (MALSR/MALS)
• Omnidirectional Approach Lighting System (ODALS)
• Runway End Identifier Lights (REIL)
• Visual Approach Slope Indicator (VASI)
• Precision Approach Path Indicator (PAPI)

The RRCS system consists of equipment that is functionally divided into two main groups: (1) transmit equipment, and (2) receive equipment.

Transmit equipment consists of:
• One to three switch assembly cabinets, each housing up to five-switch assembly panels. These units are typically located in the air traffic control tower.
• An Encoder Interface Unit (EIU) located in the control tower equipment area. The EIU converts data from the switch assembly panel(s) into a format that can be transmitted.
• A transmitter and antenna, usually located in the control tower equipment area, transmits control commands to the receiving equipment.

Receive equipment consists of:
• A receiver unit that receives control commands from the transmitter through its antenna, demodulates the signal into serial digital data, and sends the data to the decoder unit.
• The decoder unit contains decoding circuitry and relays for actuating system functions that correspond to the switches actuated in the switch assembly panel(s).

RRCS PDF Brochure

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