OPERATION UNDER USUAL CONDITIONS
PREPARATION FOR USE
Remove and open each individual box, exercise care when removing the item so as not to damage the equipment
or destroy the packaging materials. Retain the packaging material for use in repackaging and shipping.
To unpack the AMPS proceed as follows:
Open each transit case by twisting all the latches counterclockwise.
Remove the computer and accessory items from the transit case.
Locate all items listed on the packing list
Inspect the equipment for any damage incurred during shipment.
Check for dents, breaks, water damage, or any evidence of mishandling. Report damage in accordance
Installing the Aviation Mission Planning System (AMPS) consists of preparing the Portable Computer Unit
(PCU) for use and connecting optional equipment (MU-1005/A Rockwell Collins Data Transfer Receptacle (R/C
DTR), MU-1114/A Smith Industries Data Transfer Module Receptacle (SDTMR), and Rugged Printer Assembly.
For a detailed description of the controls, indicators and connectors used in assembly of the AMPS components,
refer to the WP 0004, Description and Use of Operator Controls and Indicators.
Insure computer is off before removing the hard drive.
If it is not, the hard drive will be destroyed
Connecting Portable Computer Unit to Power Source
The PCU can be powered by two (2) removable, rechargeable batteries, or can be operated from an external 18 to
32-volt, 110 Watt DC power source. The amount of time for stand alone battery operation (without using the
external power source) is approximately eight (8) hours. This time assumes both batteries are installed and fully
charged. Battery operational time will also vary according to how the PCU is being used and the weather
conditions. When possible the PCU should be connected to the Power Converter/Battery Charger or military
vehicle for operation. Using one of these sources to power the PCU will apply a trickle charge to the batteries
keeping them fully charged.
Internal Power Source
The PCU accommodates two rechargeable batteries. When the PCU is connected to an external power source, the
batteries are automatically charged. The battery (BATT) status indicators show the charge status of each battery.