from the graphics processor is received by the
display generator and decoded. The appropriate
deflection, intensity, and timing signals are
generated and sent to the BDU. The display
generator can display symbols, circles, ellipses, and
lines in four intensities and four colors.
PANEL PROCESSOR FUNCTION. The panel
processor function monitors and controls the various
operator panels on the display console. It receives
data from various switches and forms the I-data
words. The panel processor function also lights the
various lamps in the 6 x 7 switch panel, variable
function key (VFK) panel, and system keyboard. It
accumulates trackball data for proper positioning of
the ball tab. The panel processor converts the X/Y
coordinates of the trackball to range and bearing
If the operator activates range and
bearing display, the console will display range and
bearing of the ball tab from the point that the ball
tab was enabled.
During diagnostics, the panel
control processor generates diagnostic controls and
flags. It compiles graphics data and generates sweep
and display control signals.
SWEEP AND RASTER FUNCTION. The
sweep and raster function generates the signals
necessary for the proper display of sensor sweeps.
It receives display sweep signals from the SDDS.
The sweep and raster function also receives offset
data, range settings, sensor selected, sensor mode,
and video level selected from the panel processor.
The sweep and raster function generates the sweep
and raster intensity controls for the BDU. It also
generates sensor and video codes for the SDDS, and
sweep deflection control and offset coordinates for
the digital deflection function.
DIGITAL DEFLECTION FUNCTION. The
digital deflection function develops X and Y analog
deflection voltages for use by the BDU. Digital X
and Y symbol coordinates are stored in the X/Y
symbol counters. The output of the symbol counters
are sent to the X and Y modified monobit digilogs
for conversion to an analog voltage.
deflection data is generated by the X and Y sweep
The sweep counter receives and counts
the DC and DU pulses. If the sweep is to be offset,
the X and Y sweep counters are preset to the offset
The outputs of the X and Y sweep
counters are also sent to the modified monobit
digilogs for conversion to analog deflection voltages.
The sweep symbol select multiplexer controls
whether the sweep
coordinates are input to the modified monobit
CLOCK GENERATOR FUNCTION. The
clock generator function generates the system clock
for use by the display console. Clocks are generated
from 40-MHz and 24-MHz oscillators. The clock
generator function also generates the power-on reset
signals at power-on or when the RESET switch is
TV MONITOR DISPLAY GENERATOR
FUNCTION. The TV monitor display generator
function generates analog composite video used to
display alphanumeric data on the digital data
C O M P U T E R - C O N T R O L L E D A C T I O N
ENTRY PANEL (CCAEP) FUNCTION. The
computer-controlled action entry panel (CCAEP)
function interfaces the CCAEP with the display
console. When an operator activates a CCAEP
switch, the switch data is processed by the CCAEP
function into computer I-data. CCAEP O-data from
the computer is decoded to generate row and column
enables and to light readout lamps.
I - D A T A S T O R A G E A N D C O N T R O L
FUNCTION. The I-data storage and control
function forms computer I-data from the various
functions and sends data to the system computer in
response to an interrogation. Data is received by the
I-data storage and control function from the other
functional areas of the display console and converted
into serial data if a CDB is used in the system. If
a CDB is not used, then the I-data is in parallel
form and transferred directly to the computer.
I-DATA TRANSMITTER FUNCTION. The
I-data transmitter function converts console I-data
from the I-data storage and control function to the
levels required for transfer to the system computer.
If the data to be transferred is in serial format, the
I-data transmitter function converts the serial data