Remote Built In Test
(48E Remote BIT)
Built into the AN/SPS-48E Radar is the capability to allow
remote testing and operation. Once a ship grants permission for remote linkup,
this capability, known as Remote Built-In-Test (BIT), enables shore-based
technical experts to assist a ship’s crew with system troubleshooting. It also
allows engineers and technicians at shore support activities to control the
radar and to change system parameters.
The 48E Remote BIT can also capture the radar’s historical
performance. This will allow engineers to execute a detailed analysis of radar
performance that will help in developing future solutions. The radar’s remote
BIT capability will also enable the online correction of Planned Maintenance
System procedures. The net result of these improvements will be reduced manning
within the work center and increased reliability for the radar.
Since this radar is expected to be in the fleet service for
the next thirty years, these improvements in cost-efficiency and reliability
will be a huge advantage.