Basis of Issue Plan - BOIP

A. DESCRIPTION: THE COMMUNICATIONS CONTROL SET (CCS), AN/TSQ-177, CONTAINS THE ACQUISITION RECEIVERS, SIGNALS ANALYSIS EQUIPMENT, AND CONTROLLER FUNCTIONS REQUIRED TO CONTINUOUSLY MONITER AND ANALYZE RF SIGNALS IN THE HF SPECTRUM. THE AN/TSQ-177 SUBSYSTEM HAS TWO OPERATOR WORKSTATIONS; EACH WITH A PERSONAL COMPUTER (PC), 19 INCH COLOR MONITOR, KEYBOARD, AND TRACKBALL ENTRY DEVICE. THE EQUIPMENT IS MOUNTED IN EIGHT FULL SIZE EQUIPMENT RACKS. THERE ARE STORAGE AREAS, A TWO DRAWER SAFE FOR STORING CLASSIFIED MATERIAL, LIGHTING, EMERGENCY LIGHTING, BLACKOUT LIGHTING, AND A SECURE TELEPHONE UNIT USED FOR SECURE/NORMAL PHONE COMMUNICATIONS. AN ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL UNIT IS MOUNTED ON THE OUTER WALL OF THE SHELTER. ANTNTENNA REQUIRED FOR OPERATION CONSIST OF THREE (3) HF COMMUNICATION ANTENNAS, TWO (2) VHF COMMUNICATION ANTENNAS, AN ANGLE OF ARRIVAL (AOA) ANTENNA ARRAY, AND A GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM (GPS) ANTENNA. IT HAS AN IONOSPHERIC CHIRP SOUNDER RECEIVER USED FOR MAKING PROPOGATION DETERMINATION. THE CCS IS A GROUND BASED TRANSPORTABLE SYSTEM HOUSED IN A MODIFIED S280 SHELTER MOUNTED ON A 5 TON VEHICLE WITH A SUPPORTING 5 TON VEHICLE. B. CAPABILITIES: THE TECHNICAL CAPABILITIES OF THE SYSTEM ARE CLASSIFIED. THE AN/TSQ-177 CONTROLS THE SEARCH OF THE ENVIRONMENT FOR SPECIFIED THREAT SIGNALS, SELECTS THREAT SIGNALS FOR ACTION ACCORDING TO A PRIORITY SCHEME, AND DIRECTS SIMULTANEOUS ATTACKS ON MULTIPLE SIGNALS VIA COMMUNICATION LINKS. IT HAS THE CAPABILITY TO COMMUNICATE BY RF AND ENCRYPTED PHONE LINES. IT OPERATES AS A PART OF THE AN/TLQ-33 COUNTERMEASURES SYSTEM. IT IS CAPABLE OF BEING OPERATED, STORED, AND TRANSPORTED IN HOT, BASIC, AND COLD CLIMATES AS DEFINED IN AR 70-38. IT WILL FUNCTION WITHOUT DEGRADATION UP TO FEET ABOVE SEA LEVEL AND WILL WITHSTAND AND OPERATE IN SURFACE WIND GUSTS OF UP TO 90 MPH. C. EMPLOYMENT: EMPLOYMENT OF THE SYSTEM IS CLASSIFIED. D. BASIS OF ISSUE: TWO PER EW COMPOANY (AHFEWS) (ONE IN LOW POWER SECTION AND ONE IN HIGH POWER SECTION). E. POWER REQUIREMENTS: GENERATOR POWER REQUIRED IS 380VAC, 100KW, THREE PHASE, 50HZ. THIS POWER REQUIREMENT IS SATISFIED BY A PU-495B/G 100KW GENERATOR. COMMERCIAL POWER AT A LINE FREQUENCY OF 50HA IS 380VAC, 100A, 3 PHASE. AT A LINE FREQUENCY OF 60 HZ THE REQUIREMENT IS 380VAC, 100A, 3 PHASE (SHELTER) AND 460VAC, 60A, 3 PHASE (ECU). F. TRANSPORTATION REQUIREMENTS: THE AN/TSQ-177 IS TRANSPORTABLE BY HIGHWAY, MARINE, OR AIR. IT IS CAPABLE OF BEING TRANSPORTED BY C-141 AIRCRAFT. G. PERSONNEL/MAINTENANCE IMPACTS: (1) OPERATOR: CREW OF 8: 2 98G, 5 98K W/ASI M7, AND 1 98K W/ASI K2. (2) MAINTAINERS: (A) UNIT: MOS 31U, 33T (B) GS/DS: MOS 35E, 35S, 44B H. SPECIAL NOTES: (1) THIS ITEM IS NOT APPROPRIATE FOR INCLUSION IN AR 71-13. (2) A HEMMT WRECKER IS PROVIDED TO ASSIST IN THE LOADING AND UNLOADING OF THE NUMEROUS SHELTERS ONTO THE TRUCKS AND TRAILERS THAT HOUSE THE SYSTEMS THAT MAKE UP THE AN/TLQ-33 COUNTERMEASURE SYSTEM. (3) TWO ELECTRONIC SHOPS, TRAILER MOUNTED, ARE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE THE NECESSARY SUPPORT FOR THE VARIOUS ELEMENTS OF THE AN/TLQ-33 COUNTERMEASURES SYSTEM.