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TCN-500 / AN/ARN-153(V) Advanced Digital TACAN Receiver-Transmitter (AN/ARN-153(V))

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Overview

The TCN-500 (AN/ARN-153(V)) is the new technology airborne Receiver-Transmitter (RT) component of the Tactical Airborne Navigation (TACAN) system that replaces the ARN-118. Just like its predecessor, the TCN-500 RT measures the slant-range distance and relative bearing to a selected ground station or an airborne beacon and computes velocity and time-to-go to that station. It has a flight inspection configuration for ground station parametric measurement, is totally self-contained and requires no additional external measuring equipment.

The TCN-500 has been successfully installed in cargo, fighter, bomber, trainer and rotary wing aircraft for US military services and for militaries around the world. It has been especially popular for aircraft avionics upgrade applications.

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Key Features & Benefits

  • Digital (and optional analog) outputs for both distance and bearing
  • Available 1553 capability (both input and output functions)
  • Available GPS/INS analog instrument drive capability
  • Dual antenna ports - manual or automatic selection
  • Pilot selectable (manual or 1553) air-to-air range ratio capability
  • 390-nmi range computation capability
  • Inverse Mode Bearing computation capability (bearing to DME-only ground station)
  • Signal-controlled search
  • Solid-state 500-watt transmitter
  • ARINC 568, 582, and 429 compatible outputs
  • Enhanced synchro instrument drive capability
  • Enhanced BIT
  • Full military environment
  • W and Z channels for MLS (initial approach mode) compatibility
  • Available self-contained flight inspection capability
  • "Drop In" ARN-118 replacement when used with appropriate retrofit mount
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Frequency Control: Serial, digital, MIL-STD-1553B optional

Number of Channels: 252 (126X and 126Y) provision made for W and Z channels

Frequency Range: Receiver 962 to 1213 MHz; transmitter 1025 to 1150 MHz

Reliability: Predicted mean time between failure of 11,000 hours for airborne inhabited cargo at 35 degrees C and 2,700 hours for airborne rotary wing at 55 degrees C.

Distance Range: 0.390 miles

Distance Accuracy/Digital: +/- 0.1 mi

Distance Accuracy/Analog: +/- 0.2 mi

Distance Acquisition Time: 2 sec, 2 sigma probability

Distance Memory: 15 sec +/- 2

Bearing Accuracy/Digital: +/- 0.5 deg

Bearing Accuracy/Analog: +/- 1.5 deg

Bearing Acquisition Time: 5 sec, 2 sigma probability

Bearing Memory: 3 sec nominal

Transmitter Power: 500 W minimum

Receiver Sensitivity: -89 dBm (-93 dBm at minimum of bearing modulation)

Width: 104.9 mm (4.13 in)

Height: 172.2 mm (6.78 in)

Length/Depth: 304.8 mm (12.00 in)

Weight: 6.48 kg (14.3 lb)

Input Power: 28V DC, 1.5A nominal

Power Transients: MIL-STD-704C

Operational Temperature: -54°C to +71°C

Storage Temperature: -62°C to +95°C

Altitude: 70,000 ft

Vibration: 0.04 g*g/Hz functional; 0.12 g*g/Hz endurance

Service Shock: 15g

Crash Safety: 30g

EMI: MIL-STD-461A, notice 3

Ground Interrogator per FAA Advisory Circular 00-31 and MIL-STD-291

Receiver Decorder per FAA Advisory Circular 00-31 and MIL-STD-291

Frequency Control: Serial, digital, MIL-STD-1553B optional

Number of Channels: 252 (126X and 126Y) provision made for W and Z channels

Frequency Range: Receiver 962 to 1213 MHz; transmitter 1025 to 1150 MHz

Reliability: Predicted mean time between failure of 11,000 hours for airborne inhabited cargo at 35 degrees C and 2,700 hours for airborne rotary wing at 55 degrees C.

Distance Range: 0.390 miles

Distance Accuracy/Digital: +/- 0.1 mi

Distance Accuracy/Analog: +/- 0.2 mi

Distance Acquisition Time: 2 sec, 2 sigma probability

Distance Memory: 15 sec +/- 2

Bearing Accuracy/Digital: +/- 0.5 deg

Bearing Accuracy/Analog: +/- 1.5 deg

Bearing Acquisition Time: 5 sec, 2 sigma probability

Bearing Memory: 3 sec nominal

Transmitter Power: 500 W minimum

Receiver Sensitivity: -89 dBm (-93 dBm at minimum of bearing modulation)

Width: 104.9 mm (4.13 in)

Height: 172.2 mm (6.78 in)

Length/Depth: 304.8 mm (12.00 in)

Weight: 6.48 kg (14.3 lb)

Input Power: 28V DC, 1.5A nominal

Power Transients: MIL-STD-704C

Operational Temperature: -54°C to +71°C

Storage Temperature: -62°C to +95°C

Altitude: 70,000 ft

Vibration: 0.04 g*g/Hz functional; 0.12 g*g/Hz endurance

Service Shock: 15g

Crash Safety: 30g

EMI: MIL-STD-461A, notice 3

Ground Interrogator per FAA Advisory Circular 00-31 and MIL-STD-291

Receiver Decorder per FAA Advisory Circular 00-31 and MIL-STD-291

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Part Numbers

Choosing Your Receiver-Transmitter/Mount

Type Number

Description

Part Number/(NSN)

Receiver-Transmitters (RT-XXXX indicates military nomenclature and NSN are applicable)

RT-1625

Digital TACAN Receiver-Transmitter with both 1553B and digital-to-analog adapter. Requires 28-V dc input power.

622-8149-001(5826-01-386-8807)

RT-1626

Digital TACAN Receiver-Transmitter only. No 1553B or digital-to-analog adapter. Requires 28-V dc input power.

622-8149-002(5826-01-324-1500)

RT-1627

Digital TACAN Receiver-Transmitter with 1553B only. No digital-to-analog adapter. Requires 28-V dc input power.

622-8149-003(5821-01-417-8763)

RT-1628

Digital TACAN Receiver-Transmitter with digital-to-analog adapter only. No 1553B. Requires 28-V dc input power.

622-8149-004(5826-01-372-0668)

Receiver-Transmitters (RT-XXXX indicates military nomenclature and NSN are applicable)

374E-1

Same as 622-8149-004 except complies to Mil Std 704A Reqmts

622-8149-007

374E-1

Same as 622-8149-003 except complies to Mil Std 704A Reqmts

622-8149-008

374E-1

Same as 622-8149-002, but has Flight Inspection capability

622-8149-022(5826-01-478-9054)

RT-1798

Selectable Analog Interface and TACAN (SAITAC). Same as 622-8149-001 except provides selectable analog synchro outputs of external digital range and bearing inputs (GPS, INS, etc.)

622-8149-031(5821-01-447-6014)

Mount

MT-6711

Standard Hard Mount

622-8150-001(5975-01-364-5681)

Antennas

NTN

Dummy load (50-ohm TNC) for second antenna connector when only one antenna is installed.

379-0309-030

237Z-1*

TACAN Antenna (L band). One or two required to transmit distance and to receive distance and bearing. If one antenna only, then a dummy load in the second antenna port is recommended. Manufactured by Rockwell Collins.

522-2632-000

938Y-1**

TACAN rotating pattern Antenna. Required ONLY for inverse mode. Has lightning diverter strip

622-7259-001(5985-01-206-1590)

938Y-1**

TACAN Rotating Pattern Antenna. Required ONLY for inverse mode. No lightning diverter strip. Provided with adapter cable to retrofit KC-10A 938J-1 antenna.

622-7259-002(5985-01-411-6751)

938Y-1**

Same as -001 with Low Data Rate Bearing capability for computing Inverse Air-to-Air bearing from DME signal.

622-7259-003(5985-01-506-6041)

938Y-1**

Same as -002 and includes lightning diverter strip.

622-7259-004

938Y-1**

TACAN Rotating Pattern Antenna with KC-767 mounting flange. Required ONLY for inverse mode. Includes lightning diverter strip.

622-7259-005

* The 237Z-1 antenna is suitable for many installations. However, it is the responsibility of the aircraft integrator to insure that the electrical, mechanical, and aerodynamic requirements of the platform match the capabilities of the antenna that is selected.

** The 938Y-1 antenna is suitable for many installations. However, it is the responsibility of the aircraft integrator to insure that the mechanical and aerodynamic environment of the aircraft are compatible with the specification limits of the 938Y-1.

Accessory Kit

Consists of ARINC-429 PC Interface, Interface Cable, Control Adapter Cable, and ARINC-429 Flight Inspection Application Software

988-5260-001

ARINC-429 PC Interface Card manufactured by ILC Data Device Corp

Allows PC to interface with Receiver-Transmitter ARINC-429 Bus

DD-42912P5-300

Interface Cable manufactured by Black Box

Provides connection between PC interface card and Control Adapter

EDN37J-0010-MM

Control Adapter Cable

Provides Control, Power, and PC interface to Receiver-Transmitter

986-2053-001

ARINC-429 Flight Inspection Application Software

Provides application software to collect and display data using the ARINC-429 PC Interface Card

613-9128-001

Control Panels

Lighting Color and Voltage

Part Number

Type

Red

White

Blue White

NVG

5V

28V

C-10059/A

X

X

622-2510-001 (5826-01-037-6772)

C-10060/A

X

X

622-2510-002 (5826-01-079-7568)

C-10059A/1

X

X

622-2510-003 (5826-01-075-9774)

C-10782/A

X

X

622-2510-004 (5826-01-096-4635)

377J-1

X

X

622-2510-005

C-10061/A

X

X

622-2511-001 (5826-01-014-3656)

C-10062/A

X

X

622-2511-002 (5895-01-018-35116)

377J-2

X

X

622-2511-003

Bezel height is 2.25 inches for listed controls

Retrofit Mounts

ARN-118 Mounting Configuration

ARN-118 Mount Part Number

TCN-500 Retrofit Mount Part Number

TCN-500 Retrofit Mount Type Number

Original TACAN Retrofit

Primary Installations

MT-4915/A (991M-2)

622-2041-001

822-1319-001*

991M-4

New ARN-118 Install (F-16)

F-16

MT-4680A/A (991N-2)

622-1680-004

822-1320-001*

991N-8

ARN-21/ ARN-72

C-130, B-52, KC-135, KC-10

MT-4682A/A (991N-3)

622-1783-002

822-1321-001*

991N-9

ARN-52

F-111, A-7, U-2

* Preliminary design only. Additional effort is required to complete the design and qualification.

Mating Connectors - Receiver-Transmitter, Controls, Antennas

Type Number

Description

Part Number

Receiver-Transmitter

NTN

Connector Kit

See kit matrix below

Mating Connector Kit Matrix - Receiver/Transmitter

RT Configuration

Antenna Configuration

Connector Kit Required

With MIL-STD-1553

For 2 antennas

751-9205-001

With MIL-STD-1553

For 1 antenna

751-9205-002

Without MIL-STD-1553

For 2 antennas

751-9205-003

Without MIL-STD-1553

For 1 antenna

751-9205-004

Individual Connectors (all included in Connector Kit 751

Part Numbers

Description

Connector Kit Required

M39012/26-0101

Jl - Mating Connector

357-9666-000

M39012/26-0101

J2 - Mating Connector

357-9666-000

MS27467T25F35S

J3 - Mating Connector

359-0657-110

M85049/49-2-24W

J3 - Strain Relief

359-0125-190

M39012/16-0101

J4 - Mating Connector

357-9292-000

M39012/16-0101

J5 - Mating Connector

357-9292-000

BJ157

J6 - Mating Connector, 1553B

357-0622-030

BJ157

J7 - Mating Connector, 1553B

357-0622-030

Mating Connectors - Receivers, Controls, Antennas

Type Number

Description

Part Number

Control

MS3106R20-27P

Jl - Mating Connector

357-4556-430

Antenna 938Y-1

RF Type SC

Jl - Mating Connector

357-7307-010

MS3116F14-19S

J2 - Mating Connector

371-6458-000

Antenna 237Z-1

UG-59E/U

J1 Straight Mating Connector (for RG-214/U cable)

357-9367-000

NTN

J1 Straight Mating Connector (for RG-142/U cable)

357-9870-010

NTN

J1 Right-Angle Mating Connector (for RG-142/U cable)

357-9870-000

Test Equipment

Type Number

Description

Part Number

965T-1

TCN-500 Test Set (Digital Only)

622-8224-004

965T-2

TCN-500 Digital -to-Analog Test Set

622-8912-001

TG-6046

Final TACAN Test Station/I-Level TACAN Test Station

622-8813-002

TG-6046B

SRU & Final TACAN Test Station/Depot Level TACAN Test Station

622-8815-001

Accessories Included with 965T-1 Test Set (622)

Description

Collins Part Number

Quantity

AGE Cable Assembly

983-4870-006

1

Cable Assembly, Power

995-9416-011

1

Coaxial Termination

379-0309-030

1

Accessory Kit, Cabling

995-9416-003

1

Accessory Kit, Cabling

995-9416-002

1

Antenna Cable

685-9822-002

1

Connector Adapter

357-9771-000

1

Cable Assembly, 1553

986-1091-001

2

Connector

371-8609-340

1

Cable Assembly, 1553

685-9833-001

1

Cable Assembly, Power

685-9824-001

1

Cable Assembly, Control

685-9823-001

1

Accessories Included with 965T-2 Test Set (622)

Description

Collins Part Number

Quantity

Cable Assembly, RT

995-9392-001

1

Cable Assembly, Analog

995-9391-001

1

Choosing Your Receiver-Transmitter/Mount

Type Number

Description

Part Number/(NSN)

Receiver-Transmitters (RT-XXXX indicates military nomenclature and NSN are applicable)

RT-1625

Digital TACAN Receiver-Transmitter with both 1553B and digital-to-analog adapter. Requires 28-V dc input power.

622-8149-001(5826-01-386-8807)

RT-1626

Digital TACAN Receiver-Transmitter only. No 1553B or digital-to-analog adapter. Requires 28-V dc input power.

622-8149-002(5826-01-324-1500)

RT-1627

Digital TACAN Receiver-Transmitter with 1553B only. No digital-to-analog adapter. Requires 28-V dc input power.

622-8149-003(5821-01-417-8763)

RT-1628

Digital TACAN Receiver-Transmitter with digital-to-analog adapter only. No 1553B. Requires 28-V dc input power.

622-8149-004(5826-01-372-0668)

Receiver-Transmitters (RT-XXXX indicates military nomenclature and NSN are applicable)

374E-1

Same as 622-8149-004 except complies to Mil Std 704A Reqmts

622-8149-007

374E-1

Same as 622-8149-003 except complies to Mil Std 704A Reqmts

622-8149-008

374E-1

Same as 622-8149-002, but has Flight Inspection capability

622-8149-022(5826-01-478-9054)

RT-1798

Selectable Analog Interface and TACAN (SAITAC). Same as 622-8149-001 except provides selectable analog synchro outputs of external digital range and bearing inputs (GPS, INS, etc.)

622-8149-031(5821-01-447-6014)

Mount

MT-6711

Standard Hard Mount

622-8150-001(5975-01-364-5681)

Antennas

NTN

Dummy load (50-ohm TNC) for second antenna connector when only one antenna is installed.

379-0309-030

237Z-1*

TACAN Antenna (L band). One or two required to transmit distance and to receive distance and bearing. If one antenna only, then a dummy load in the second antenna port is recommended. Manufactured by Rockwell Collins.

522-2632-000

938Y-1**

TACAN rotating pattern Antenna. Required ONLY for inverse mode. Has lightning diverter strip

622-7259-001(5985-01-206-1590)

938Y-1**

TACAN Rotating Pattern Antenna. Required ONLY for inverse mode. No lightning diverter strip. Provided with adapter cable to retrofit KC-10A 938J-1 antenna.

622-7259-002(5985-01-411-6751)

938Y-1**

Same as -001 with Low Data Rate Bearing capability for computing Inverse Air-to-Air bearing from DME signal.

622-7259-003(5985-01-506-6041)

938Y-1**

Same as -002 and includes lightning diverter strip.

622-7259-004

938Y-1**

TACAN Rotating Pattern Antenna with KC-767 mounting flange. Required ONLY for inverse mode. Includes lightning diverter strip.

622-7259-005

* The 237Z-1 antenna is suitable for many installations. However, it is the responsibility of the aircraft integrator to insure that the electrical, mechanical, and aerodynamic requirements of the platform match the capabilities of the antenna that is selected.

** The 938Y-1 antenna is suitable for many installations. However, it is the responsibility of the aircraft integrator to insure that the mechanical and aerodynamic environment of the aircraft are compatible with the specification limits of the 938Y-1.

Accessory Kit

Consists of ARINC-429 PC Interface, Interface Cable, Control Adapter Cable, and ARINC-429 Flight Inspection Application Software

988-5260-001

ARINC-429 PC Interface Card manufactured by ILC Data Device Corp

Allows PC to interface with Receiver-Transmitter ARINC-429 Bus

DD-42912P5-300

Interface Cable manufactured by Black Box

Provides connection between PC interface card and Control Adapter

EDN37J-0010-MM

Control Adapter Cable

Provides Control, Power, and PC interface to Receiver-Transmitter

986-2053-001

ARINC-429 Flight Inspection Application Software

Provides application software to collect and display data using the ARINC-429 PC Interface Card

613-9128-001

Control Panels

Lighting Color and Voltage

Part Number

Type

Red

White

Blue White

NVG

5V

28V

C-10059/A

X

X

622-2510-001 (5826-01-037-6772)

C-10060/A

X

X

622-2510-002 (5826-01-079-7568)

C-10059A/1

X

X

622-2510-003 (5826-01-075-9774)

C-10782/A

X

X

622-2510-004 (5826-01-096-4635)

377J-1

X

X

622-2510-005

C-10061/A

X

X

622-2511-001 (5826-01-014-3656)

C-10062/A

X

X

622-2511-002 (5895-01-018-35116)

377J-2

X

X

622-2511-003

Bezel height is 2.25 inches for listed controls

Retrofit Mounts

ARN-118 Mounting Configuration

ARN-118 Mount Part Number

TCN-500 Retrofit Mount Part Number

TCN-500 Retrofit Mount Type Number

Original TACAN Retrofit

Primary Installations

MT-4915/A (991M-2)

622-2041-001

822-1319-001*

991M-4

New ARN-118 Install (F-16)

F-16

MT-4680A/A (991N-2)

622-1680-004

822-1320-001*

991N-8

ARN-21/ ARN-72

C-130, B-52, KC-135, KC-10

MT-4682A/A (991N-3)

622-1783-002

822-1321-001*

991N-9

ARN-52

F-111, A-7, U-2

* Preliminary design only. Additional effort is required to complete the design and qualification.

Mating Connectors - Receiver-Transmitter, Controls, Antennas

Type Number

Description

Part Number

Receiver-Transmitter

NTN

Connector Kit

See kit matrix below

Mating Connector Kit Matrix - Receiver/Transmitter

RT Configuration

Antenna Configuration

Connector Kit Required

With MIL-STD-1553

For 2 antennas

751-9205-001

With MIL-STD-1553

For 1 antenna

751-9205-002

Without MIL-STD-1553

For 2 antennas

751-9205-003

Without MIL-STD-1553

For 1 antenna

751-9205-004

Individual Connectors (all included in Connector Kit 751

Part Numbers

Description

Connector Kit Required

M39012/26-0101

Jl - Mating Connector

357-9666-000

M39012/26-0101

J2 - Mating Connector

357-9666-000

MS27467T25F35S

J3 - Mating Connector

359-0657-110

M85049/49-2-24W

J3 - Strain Relief

359-0125-190

M39012/16-0101

J4 - Mating Connector

357-9292-000

M39012/16-0101

J5 - Mating Connector

357-9292-000

BJ157

J6 - Mating Connector, 1553B

357-0622-030

BJ157

J7 - Mating Connector, 1553B

357-0622-030

Mating Connectors - Receivers, Controls, Antennas

Type Number

Description

Part Number

Control

MS3106R20-27P

Jl - Mating Connector

357-4556-430

Antenna 938Y-1

RF Type SC

Jl - Mating Connector

357-7307-010

MS3116F14-19S

J2 - Mating Connector

371-6458-000

Antenna 237Z-1

UG-59E/U

J1 Straight Mating Connector (for RG-214/U cable)

357-9367-000

NTN

J1 Straight Mating Connector (for RG-142/U cable)

357-9870-010

NTN

J1 Right-Angle Mating Connector (for RG-142/U cable)

357-9870-000

Test Equipment

Type Number

Description

Part Number

965T-1

TCN-500 Test Set (Digital Only)

622-8224-004

965T-2

TCN-500 Digital -to-Analog Test Set

622-8912-001

TG-6046

Final TACAN Test Station/I-Level TACAN Test Station

622-8813-002

TG-6046B

SRU & Final TACAN Test Station/Depot Level TACAN Test Station

622-8815-001

Accessories Included with 965T-1 Test Set (622)

Description

Collins Part Number

Quantity

AGE Cable Assembly

983-4870-006

1

Cable Assembly, Power

995-9416-011

1

Coaxial Termination

379-0309-030

1

Accessory Kit, Cabling

995-9416-003

1

Accessory Kit, Cabling

995-9416-002

1

Antenna Cable

685-9822-002

1

Connector Adapter

357-9771-000

1

Cable Assembly, 1553

986-1091-001

2

Connector

371-8609-340

1

Cable Assembly, 1553

685-9833-001

1

Cable Assembly, Power

685-9824-001

1

Cable Assembly, Control

685-9823-001

1

Accessories Included with 965T-2 Test Set (622)

Description

Collins Part Number

Quantity

Cable Assembly, RT

995-9392-001

1

Cable Assembly, Analog

995-9391-001

1

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