EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION AND DATA
EQUIPMENT CHARACTERISTICS, CAPABILITIES, AND FEATURES
The Aviation Mission Planning System (AMPS) is a mission planning/battle synchronization tool that automates
aviation mission planning tasks, and generates mission data for use in either hard copy or electronic formats. The
AMPS is comprised of a Portable Computer Unit (PCU) with the following optional equipment: the MU-1005/A
and MU-1114/A Data Transfer Receptacles, the Portable Computer Improved Data Modem (PC-IDM), and the
Ruggedized Printer Assembly. Each AMPS component also includes necessary cables, connectors, fuses,
batteries, and other ancillary equipment.
LOCATION AND DESCRIPTION OF MAJOR COMPONENTS
Portable Computer Unit (PCU)
The AMPS PCU is a versatile and compact ruggedized laptop computer providing the central interface between
AMPS components. The AMPS PCU provides standard laptop QWERTY keyboard and a Hula Point Mouse.
The direct-sunlight-readable display is designed to remain readable in low or very bright light. Data storage is
provided through a 40 GB removable hard drive plus DVD/CD read/write drive, a flash memory card, and a 1.44
floppy disk drive. A variety of interfaces are available to include RS-232/485 serial ports (2), Universal Serial
Busses 2.0 (2), a parallel port, 10/100 Base T Ethernet, 56.6K Modem, external Video, Infrared Data Association
(IrDA), audio in-out, headphone, and microphone. The AMPS PCU can operate for eight hours on a single
battery charge and is issued with two internal hot swappable DR-36 batteries for continuous usage. Additionally,
the AMPS PCU includes a NATO Power Cable for operation directly from a vehicle power source and an
external rugged power adapter/battery charger for operation from other external power sources. The AMPS PCU
is also issued with a AMPS software recovery CD-ROM, a Quick Start guide, and a ruggedized carry case.
MU-1005/A Data Transfer Receptacle (Rockwell Collins Data Transfer Receptacle [R/C DTR])
The MU-1005/A Data Transfer Receptacle, also known as the Rockwell Collins Data Transfer Receptacle (R/C
DTR), is optional equipment providing a physical interface between the AMPS PCU and the Rockwell Collins
data transfer cartridge. The R/C DTR must be placed within the reach of connecting power and data cables. The
R/C DTR contains a microprocessor with Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory (EPROM), MIL-STD
1553B bus interface, RS-232 serial bus interface, and an internal power supply. The R/C DTR provides a
read/write interface with the Data Transfer Cartridge which is used to upload and download mission data at the
aircraft. Power is supplied to the R/C DTR through the AC/DC Converter/Charger and the R/C Power Cable.
Refer to TM 11-7025-337-23 for more detailed information on the R/C DTR.
MU-1114/A Data Transfer Receptacle (Smith Industries Data Transfer Module Receptacle [SDTMR])
The MU-1114/A Data Transfer Receptacle, also known as the Smith Industries Data Transfer Module Receptacle
(SDTMR), is optional equipment providing a physical interface between the AMPS PCU and the Data Transfer
Module Cartridge. The SDTMR must be placed within the reach of connecting power and data cables. The
SDTMR housing unit provides a Small Computer System Interface (SCSI) 50 pin ribbon cable connector and a
standard 4 pin power connector. The SDTMR provides a read/write interface with the Data Transfer Module
Cartridge which is used to upload and download mission data at the aircraft. Power is supplied to the SDTMR
through the AC/DC Converter/Charger and the SDTMR Power Cable. Refer to TM 11-7025-337-23 for more
detailed information on the SDTMR.