PLAN POSITION INDICATOR (PPI)
10.7-inch-diameter CRT. Amplifying alphanumeric
information is provided by up to two IP-1304 DDIs
The plan position indicator (PPI), or display
console, is the heart of the tactical display system.
The PPI console allows its operator to view the inputs
from the ships sensors (radar/sonar/IFF) and tactical
symbology, to operate in the desired program mode,
and to communicate by voice with other consoles,
ships spaces, or remote ships and aircraft.
The PPI display consoles you will encounter in the
fleet come in several system and design variations.
The PPI console shown in figure 3-15 is a typical PPI.
Although we highlight the features of several different
consoles in this section, some areas discussed may not
be applicable to the consoles on your ship.
The display console provides an operator (seated)
with up to a 2,000-symbol tactical display on a
mounted on top of the console.
Each water-cooled console contains its own
high-voltage and low-voltage power supplies. The
high-voltage power supply (hvps) provides the
voltages necessary to drive the 10.7-inch CRT. The
low-voltage power supply (Ivps) provides for the logic
power and lamp indicators.
microprocessors and other logic are located in the card
box beneath the console bullnose.
Front Panel Controls and Indicators
The console control panels are shown in figure
3-16. The display, CRT controls, and data entry
devices are located for ease of use and maximum
flexibility in the console operation.
Figure 3-15.A typical PPI display console.