EP-3 EAWS PQS Flashcards

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Terms Definitions
What is the EP-3E total fuel capacity in US Gallons?
9,200 US Gallons
State the prupose of the following position:
Mission Commander (EWAC/MC)
Responsible for all phases of the assigned mission except for matters affecting safety of flight.
State the prupose of the following position:
Electonic Warfare Aircaft Commander (EWAC)
Responsible for all matters concerning the safe operation of the aircraft from preflight to mission completion. Ensure crewmembers are thoroughly briefed on all aspects of the mission and must ensure all passengers are fully briefed on safety/survival equipment and procedures
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Co-Pilot (2P)
Safety backup for the pilot throughout the flight spectrum. Makes recommendations as necessary throughout the mission in order to maintain the safest possible flight environment. Also performs communication duties and reads checklists.
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Flight Engineer (FE)
Perform exterior and interior preflight checks. Monitors engine and system flight station controls and indicators.
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Navigator/Communicator (NAV/COM)
Responsible for navigating the aircraft along a specified route. Also drafts, authenticates, encrypts and transmits messages released by either the aircraft or mission commander.
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Secure Communications Operator (SECURE COMM)
Responsible for ensuring that secure communications are rapid, effective and in accordance with prescribed doctrine.
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Senior Evaulator (SEVAL)
Prepares the mission brief. Responsible for the review of pertinent tasking messages and shall be thoroughly familiar with the objectives of the mission and cognizant of high-interest areas.
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Tactical Evaluator (EVAL)
Directs the ESM operators and coordinates these activities with the SEVAL. Drafts and releases messages as directed by the SEVAL.
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Special Evaluator (COMEVAL)
Directs the special operators and coordinates these activites with the SEVAL.
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Radar/ESM Operator (Big Look)
Responsible for detecting and identifying data of mission significance. Also plots suitable radar fixes as navigational and weather/obstacle avoidance aids.
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Laboratory Operator (LABOP)
Responsible for detecting and identifying data of mission significance. Compiles and organizes information for postmission reporting.
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ESM Operator (EWOP)
Responsible for detecting and identifying data of mission significance.
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Special Operator Supervisor
Responsible for monitoring the activities of the special operators to avoid duplication of effort.
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Special Operator
Responsible for detecting and identifying data of mission significance.
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Record Station
Responsible for making digital recordings of mission significant data as directed by the LABOP.
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Science and Technology Operator (S&T)
Responsible for detecting and identifying data of mission significance and operating prototype equipment installed for testing purposes.
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In-flight Technician (IFT)
Responsible for maintaining the operating capabilities and performing in-flight repair of ESM, Special, and NAV/COM equipment. Responsible for aircraft cleanliness, as well as other preflight and postflight duties.
State the prupose of the following position:
Reports all tactical information to the SEVAL or pilot/copilot as required.
State the maximum number of ditching stations.
24 ditching stations.
State the purpose of engine loiter operations.
Two- and Three-Engine Loiter operations provide a substantial reduction in the fuel flow required to maintain loiter airspeed.
Discuss the danger areas of the EP-3E.
Propeller Area (Prop Arc)
Propeller Jet-Blast area
Engine Compresor and Turbine area
APU/Air Multiplier area
Radar Radiation area
Noise Hazard areas
Wing/Flap Danger areas
Discuss the responsibilites of the training department.
The training department will supervise or conduct all squadron training with the exception of that training directly related to advancement in rate. Will coordinate GMT and professional training with other departments. Will emphasize operational training to achieve a high level of mission readiness and individual proficiency, and insure the squadron maintains sufficient qualified personnel to meet mission requirements.
Explain the following terms associated with the Squadron Training Program:
Mission Oriented Protective Posture (MOPP)
4 levels that require use of protective equipment for CBR.
Explain the following terms associated with the Squadron Training Program:
Mission Avionics System Trainer (MAST)
A computer-simulated trainer for aircraft backend operators.
Explain the following terms associated with the Squadron Training Program:
Pre-deployment training
Site specific, so that aircrew going to each area knows what to expect, so the squadrons first weeks of deployment will not be degraded.
Explain the following terms associated with the Squadron Training Program:
Maintenance Training Improvement Program (MTIP)
Is a primary means to train and qualify assigned aircrew and maintenance personnel.
Explain the following terms associated with the Squadron Training Program:
Aircrew Coordination Training (ACT)
Communications training amongst aircrew members.
Explain the following terms associated with the Squadron Training Program:
Required Operational Capabilities (ROC)
Minimum manning levels to accomplish the mission.
Explain the purpose of the squadron planning board for training (PBFT)
Responsible to the CO for developing a unit's training program with the ultimate goal of well-trained and qualified personnel.
State the highest and lowest levels of readiness.
Highest to Lowest:
T1, T2, T3, T4
R1, R2, R3, R4
State the purpose of the following flight crew progress boards:
Officer Professional Development Board (OPDB)
Track the professional development of all aircrew officers.
State the purpose of the following flight crew progress boards:
Enlisted Aircrew Professional Development Boards (EAPDB)
Review the records of individual who fail to qualify within expected time limites, due to prolonged medical problems, psychological problems or any other problems that affect a trainee's progress.
State the purpose of the following flight crew progress boards:
Mission Board (MB)
For all EVAL, EWAC, and SEVAL trainees. The EVAL MB is not a pass/fail, but rather is used to determine progress and note deficiencies. EWAC and SEVAL boardees may recieve a Conditional Qual (CQ) on any one of the board mission areas. If they recieve two CQ's they will be required to reboard on all mission areas. If they receive any Unqualified grades, it will require a reboard on all mission areas.
State the purpose of the following flight crew progress boards:
Training Review Board (TRB)
Forum utilized to identify an aircrew member's training deficiencies, recommend remedial training or recommend disqualification from duties involving flying.
Discuss the responsibilities of the operations department.
The operations department schedules, manages and employs the squadron's aircraft and aircrew to accomplish the squadron's mission as directed by higher authority. Additional functions include:

a. Management of the squadron's OPTAR funds.
b. Aircrew logs and records of maintenance.
c. Maintenance of Fleet Operating Orders (OPORDS); germane to squadron operations.
d. Maintenance of squadron navigation office.
Define the duties, responsiblities, and authority of the NATOPS department.
The Safety/NATOPS department exists to enhance squadron operation readiness by:
a. Identification and elimination of hazards to the command and to naval aviation in general through development, implementation and administration of the command safety program.
b. Ensuring standardized training and minimum flight performance standards are met and maintained by all aircrew through the command NATOPS program.
c. Ensuring command programs comply with higher directives pertaining to safety and NATOPS.
Describe the basic prupose of the following common flights related to aircraft flight proficiency:
Instrument Training
Utilization of aircraft instruments to maintain proficiency.
Describe the basic prupose of the following common flights related to aircraft flight proficiency:
Dedicated Field Work (DFW)
Must maintain a certain number of day landings, night landings, emergency landings, and touch and go's.
Describe the basic prupose of the following common flights related to aircraft flight proficiency:
NATOPS Instrument Evaluation
FAA and Navy annual instrument checks for pilots. Graded evaluation and standardization for instrument flying.
Describe the following NATOPS conditions of flight:
Condition 1
Describe the following NATOPS conditions of flight:
Condition 2
Normal Flight
Describe the following NATOPS conditions of flight:
Condition 3
Equipment Check
Describe the following NATOPS conditions of flight:
Condition 4
Aircraft Inspection/Integrity Check
Describe the following NATOPS conditions of flight:
Condition 5
Define the following acronyms:
Communications Intelligence
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Electronic Intelligence
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Signals Intelligence
Discuss the corrosion prone areas of the EP-3E aircraft.
Corrosion on the P-3 aircraft has been found to exist principally along the seams of 7075-T6 aluminum alloy structures, in box beam skin centroid risers, and around cadmium-plated steel fasteners. Other corrosion prone areas of the aircraft are located on unpainted surface actuating mechanisms, painted surfaces that are chipped or peeled, skin seams, lap joints, and areas where dirt and grime can collect. Areas subjected to frequent contact with fluids and cleaning compound residue.
Discuss the type of construction used in the EP-3E aircraft.
The P-3 aircraft is of all metal construction. The primary structure of the wing consists of a box beam comprising two main spars with upper and lower surfaces on integrally stiffened skins. The fuselage is of semimonocoque construction consisting of skins, stringers, longerons, and bulkheads or frames. The primary structure of the horizontal stabilizer consists of a two cell box beam. The primary structure of the vertical stabilizer consists of a two cell box below vertical stabilizer 69 and a one cell box above this station.
Describe the type of landing gear utilized on the EP-3E.
Comprised of two main landing gear and the nosegear. Each gear consists of dual wheels and forward retracting struts. The gear is designed to free-fall and lock in the down position in the event of loss of hydraulic pressure. The landing gear is also designed so that, when on the ground, the weight of the aircraft on the gear keeps it down and locked.
Define the following acronyms:
Rotations Per Minute/Revolutions Per Minute
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Quick Engine Change
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Auxiliary Power Unit
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Engine Driven Compressor
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Turbine Inlet Temperature
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Shaft Horsepower
State the type and model of the EP-3E engine.
Allison T56-A-14 Turboprop
Discuss the prupose of the constant speed propeller.
Maintains the selected RPM automatically by turning the propeller blades to a lower angle. That is, the propeller takes a smaller bite of air when the load on the engine is increased.
Discuss the EP-3E aircraft refueling methods.
1. Center-point pressure fueling - designed to accept 600 gallons of fuel per minute from two fuel trucks at 55 psi. The pressure fueling connectors and control panel are located on the lower surface of the starboard wing immediately forward of the flaps.

2. Overwing Gravity Feed - may be fueld through the overwing gravity filler wills in each main wing tank.
Define the following acronyms:
Automatic Direction Finding
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Global Positioning System
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Electronic Support Measures
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Sensor System Improvement Program
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VHF Omnidirectional Ranging
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Cathode Ray Tube
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Digital Communications Management System
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Radar Altimeter
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Communications Security Material System
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Electrostatic Sensitive Device / Electrostatic Discharge
Discuss the two systems that comprise of mission avionics.
ESM and Special
Discuss the four radio communication sets used on the EP-3E aircraft.
ARC-94 HF radio sets
URR-74(V)2 HF radio receiver
ARC-182 VHF/UHF radio set
ARC-206 UHF radio set
ARC-187 VHF/UHF radio sets (SSIP Only)
Define the following acronyms:
Automatic Flight Control System
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Main Electrical Load Center
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Angle of Attack
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Inertial Navigation System
Discuss the Electrical Power Supply System.
Aircraft eletrical power is supplied by three 90 kVA engine driven generators, as well as a 60 kVA APU generator. Additionally, a 24-volt, 31-ampere-hour battery is provided to supply dc power. The generators supply 120-volt, three phase powere at 400 Hz.
Discuss the following acronyms:
Life Preserver Personal
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Life Preserver Assembly
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Survival Vest
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Engine Driven Compressor
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High Rate of Discharge
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Cartridge Actuated Device
Discuss the prupose of aircraft cabin pressurization and air conditioning.
The air-conditioning and pressurization system provides crew environment control and electronic equipment cooling both in flight and on the ground.
Discuss the purpose of aircraft oxygen systems.
The oxygen system is designed to supply an active flightcrew of three members for approximately 3.5 hours at an altitude of 25,000 feet. There are three portable oxygen bottles that will supply 100% oxygen for 22 minutes, when experiencing little or no exertion. There are also 18 solid-state emergency oxygen packs located throughout the aircraft that provide 20 minutes of oxygen flow.
Aircraft structure:
The fuselage is the maint structure or body of the aircraft to which all other units attach. It provides room for the crew, passengers, cargo, most of the accessories and other equipment.
Aircraft structure:
The stabilizing surfaces of an aircraft consist of vertical and horizontal airfoils. These are known as the vertical stabilizer (or fin) and the horizontal stabilizer. These two airfoils, together with the rudder and elevators, form the tail section.
Aircraft structure:
The wings of an aircraft are designed to develop lift when they are moved through the air. The particular wing design depends upon many factors for example, size, weight, use of the aircraft, desired landing speed, and desired rate of climb. In some aircraft, the larger compartments of the wings are used as fuel tanks.
Flight control/surfaces:
The wing flaps are of a high-lift Fowler type. This type of flap utilizes a combination of aft movement to increase the wing area and a drooping movement to change the airfoil section. Their function is to provide lift and are located on the wings.
Flight control/surfaces:
Located on the wings and are used to provide aircraft roll.
Flight control/surfaces:
Located on the vertical stabilizer and is used to provide aircraft yaw
Flight control/surfaces:
Located on the horizonatl stabilizers and are used to provide aircraft pitch
Flight control/surfaces:
Trim Tabs
Located on the ailerons, elevators, and rudder. The trim tabs are used to neutralize the aircraft movement. Controls for the trim tabs are located in the center control pedestal in the flight station.
System #1 is powered by two motor-driven hydraulic pumps who's output is made available to every hydraulically operated function of the aircraft. Pump 1B is dc powered and is used primarily for charging the brake accumulator. System #2 is powered by one motor-driven pump and is used to assist in the operation of the wing flaps, radome, ailerons, rudder, and elevator booster units. Located in the HSC.
Each system has it's own reservoir. No. 1 reservoir has a capacity of 5.6 gallons. No. 2 reservoir has a capacity of 1 gallons. Reservoirs are located in the HSC.
Booster Assemblies
There are three booster assemblies which assist with aircraft control movement. The aileron boost package is located in the HSC. The rudder boost package is located in the aft fuselage. The elevator boost package is also located in the aft fuselage.
Regulates the flow and direction of fluid to the actuating cylinder, located with each booster assembly.
Airframe components:
Forward radome
Houses the color weather radar located at the nose of the aircraft.
Airframe components:
Aft radome
Houses a high-band radar antenna located on the bottom of the aircraft aft of the wings.
Airframe components:
Upper canoe
House various antennas located on the top middle to aft of the wings.
Airframe components:
Lower canoe
houses various antennas on the lower fuselage with a removable center section to provide access to the HSC door.
Airframe components:
Extendable radome (M&M)
houses a radar antenna located on the bottom of the aircraft, aft of the nose wheel well.
What are the precautions associated with pressurized hydraulics components?
WARNING - Extreme caution shall be taken when trouble-shooting hydraulic systems under pressure to avoid accidental injection of fluid under the skin. Fluid injection can result in serious injury and great pain; seek immediate medical attention.
Power section
compressed air flows through a diffuser, which directs it to six combustion liners. Fuel is introduced and the fuel-air mixture is ignited. Combustion produces hot gases that discharge through the aft ends of the combustion liners into the four-stage turbine rotor section, cuasing the turbine to rotate. The turbine rotor drives the compressor, the engine accessories and the propeller reduction gear assembly.
Engine accessory section
the engine accessory drive pad is mounted on the bottom of the compressor air inlet housing and is driven by a compressor extension shaft via a bevel gearing assembly. It consists of the engine fuel pump, fuel control unit, speed sensitive contro, speed sensitive valve, main oil pump and the scavenge oil pump.
Reduction gear assembly
The reduction gearbox reduces the high-rpm, low torque output of the power setion to a low-rpm, high-torque output to be utilized by the propeller shaft.
Aircraft propeller systems
the four-bladed Hamilton Standard 54H60-77 propeller provides an efficient and flexible means of converting engine shaft horsepower to thrust. The propeller consists of two main sections: the rotating section and the non-rotating section. It is a constant speed, variable-pitch, full-feathering propeller.
Four main sub-assemblies of the propeller:
1. Barrel: Serves as a structural foundation for the propeller blades, the dome and control assemblies.

2. Dome: Incorporates a pitch-control piston and a cam and gear train that convert linear travel of the piston into rotary motion of the blades.

3. Blade assembly

4. Control assembly: consists of the various components necessary for control of propeller blade angle.
Auxiliarey Power Unit (APU)
A gas turbine compressor driving a 60 kVA generator (GTCP95-2 or GTCP95-3). Air bled from the compressor is used for engine starting and ground air-conditioning. The gas turbine engine is a self-contained power source that requires only the aircraft battery for starting.
Five sub-systems that comprise the fuel system:
a. Fuel tanks - five fuel tanks (two in each wing and one in the fuselage)

b. fueling systems - permits conventional overwing fueling or pressure fueling and defueling under the wing.

c. transfer system - transfers fuel as needed from tank #5 (fuselage) to the four wing tanks.

d. crossfeed system - permits any wing tank to supply fuel to any engine.

e. dump system - provides a means for dumping fuel overboard from fuel tank #5 when desired.
What safety precautions must be observed during fueling operations?
a. RF transmission is a potential source of fuel ignition. Use of transmitting equipment during fueling operations should be avoided.

b. Allow at least 3 minutes following refueling before using the dipstick. Failure to do so may result in static discharge.

c. Fueling must be halted immediately if during the pressure fueling cycle any of the following occure:

1. Wing or tank #5 is overfilled.
2. Wing tank fuel spills from a wingtip vent.
3. Loud or unusual noise is accompanied by wing vibrations or aircraft decking vibrations.
Communication Equipment:
Digital Communications Management System (DCMS)
An airborne, solid-state, audio/data distribution system used to process audio and/or data throughout the aircraft. Provides an interface between digital and analog devies and the operator/user.
Communication Equipment:
Ultra High Frequency (UHF)
Provides two-way UHF communication for various data and voice operational modes. The system transmits and receives AM and FM signals over the 225.00 to 399.975 MHz range.
Communication Equipment:
Very High Frequency (VHF)
Provides two-way VHF/UHF radio communications. The systems transmits and receives AM and FM signals over the frequency range of 30 to 399.975 MHz range.
Communication Equipment:
High Frequency (HF)
Permits transmission and reception of radio signals in the frequency range of 2 to 29.999 MHz. Operates in AM, USB, LSB, DATA, and CW modes.
Communication Equipment:
Satellite Communication (SATCOM)
Secure voice SATCOM, used only with the UHF-1 system, in conjunction with the KY-58 and the antenna switching assembly.
Communication Equipment:
Secure communications
All radios except HF 1, HF 2, and UHF 3 can transmit and receive in the plain and secure voice modes. UHF and VHF/UHF radios utilize the KY-58 system for secure voice.
Navigation Equipment:
Tactical Air Navigation (TACAN)
An airborne interrogator-responder designed to operate in conjunction with an appropriate surface beacon for navigation purposes. Enables aircraft to obtain continuous indications of bearing and distance from the selected surface beacon within 300 nm or line of sight.
Navigation Equipment:
Global Positioning System (GPS)
Computes accurate position coordinates, elevation, speed, and time information from signals transmitted by NAVSTAR GPS satellites.
Navigation Equipment:
Automatic Direction Finder (ADF)
The AN/ARA-50 direction finder group determines the relative bearing of a received UHF signal and indicates the bearing on the pilot and copilot HSIs.
Navigation Equipment:
VHF Omnidirectional Ranging/Instrument Landing System (VOR/ILS)
Provides a means of airway radio navigation, communications reception and ILS approaches. The ILS receiving equipment enables the pilot to make approaches during low visilibity conditions.
Navigation Equipment:
APN-234 Color Weather Radar
Provides continuous en route weather information relative to cloud formation, rainfall rate, thunderstorms, and icing conditions. Provides storm detection at distances up to 240 miles away.
Navigation Equipment:
AMS-1 Stormscope
Is a thunderstorm mapping instrument to help pilots avoid the dangerous turbulence and other hazards of thunderstorms. The display allows the pilot to observe any electrical discharge activity within an area of 150,000 square miles and steer clear of the areas of electrical discharge activity by providing specific real-time thunderstorm data.
ESM Mission Avionics Equipment:
ALR-81 Countermeasures Receiving Set
Detects RF signals within its frequency range, displaying signal activity and providing IF, video, and audio signals as otuputs.
ESM Mission Avionics Equipment:
ALR-76 ESM system
Passively detects, processes, and identifies electromagnetic signals in the microwave frequency region with particular emphasis on radar signals of short duration.
ESM Mission Avionics Equipment:
ULQ-16 Pulse Analyzer system
Performs automatic or manual analysis on signals to extract fundamental signal parameters for ESM purposes.
ESM Mission Avionics Equipment:
APS-134 Radar Set
An I-band pulse compression radar system providing all-weather, long range surface surveillance and high-resolution detection and localization capabilities.
ESM Mission Avionics Equipment:
OE-319 Antenna Group
Receives electromagnetic radiation in six frequency bands and passes it to the OA-9301/A RF sistribution group. It also transmits and receives UHF signals for the APX-76 or ALQ-108, as selected, and transmits and receives radar signals for the APS-134.
ESM Mission Avionics Equipment:
OE-320 Antenna Group
Are airborne DF antenna systems that serve as the primary receiving antenna systems for the ALR-44 and ALR-81 countermeasure receiving sets.
ESM Mission Avionics Equipment:
IP-1159 Pulse Indicator
Is a five trace synchroscope that can simultaneously display processed or unprocessed video signals from a receiver.
ESM Mission Avionics Equipment:
USH-33 Recorder-Reproducer Set
A 289 track video recorder-reproducer that receives, records and reproduces data in the 400Hz to 2MHz frequency range.
Common Systems:
Video Distribution
Provides amplification, selection and distribution of video signals.
Common Systems:
RF Distribution
Eight RF distribution groups in the aircraft (5 ESM / 3 Special). Provides amplification, selection, and RF distribution of signals in all tuner bands (TBs).
Power Distribution:
Aircraft Battery
One 24-volt, 31-ampere battery is located in the aft section of the nose wheel well. Normally used for starting the APU. Under normal operation, the battery receives a continuous charge from Transformer Rectifier #3.
Power Distribution:
Main Generator
Generates three-phase, 120 Vac, 400 Hz power in the AC windings. One each engine and on the APU.
Power Distribution:
Transformer Rectifier (TR)
Rectify the AC input to a 27 Vdc output for use in the aircraft. Located in the MLC.
Power Distribution:
Supervisory Panel
Each generator has its own supervisory panel. Supervisory Panels contain voltage regulators and provides overvoltage, undervoltage, off-frequency, and feeder fault protection. Located in the MLC.
Power Distribution:
AC Power
AC power distribution is controlled by a transfer and runaround system. The transfer relays ensure a power source is connected to main AC buses A and B. The runaround relays ensure a source of power to the flight Essential AC (FEAC) and Monitorable Essential AC (MEAC) buses.
Power Distribution:
DC Power
Consists of three, 27-volt, 200-ampere transformer rectifiers, six DC buses, an inverter, a 24-volt battery and two power blocking diodes.
Exterior Lighting System:
Rotatin Beacons
Installed along the centerline of the aft fuselage, top and bottom, provide anti-collision warning to other aircraft.
Exterior Lighting System:
Wing Tip Lights
Installed on each wing tip (Port wing = red / Starboard wing = green)
Exterior Lighting System:
Tail Lights
Located on the top and bottom of the aft fuselage.
Exterior Lighting System:
Landing Lights
Installed on the trailing edge of the wings, between the engine nacelles. The lights can be retracted when not in use but can be operated in any position.
Exterior Lighting System:
Taxi Lights
Installed on the left and right side of the no segear strut.
Panel Lights:
Green is for normal operating mode of a system or transitioning state.
Panel Lights:
Yellow is of a cautionary nature indicating action by the pilots may be required.
Panel Lights:
Red is a warning of potentially hazardous situation or impending danger and immediate action by the pilots must be taken.
Automatic Flight Control System:
Designed to maintain the aircraft on any selected heading while keeping it stabilized in pitch, roll, and yaw attitude. The aircraft can be made to climb, descend, or make coordinated turns by means of the pitch and turn controls on the center control pedestal, or by use of control wheel steering in pitch and roll.
Automatic Flight Control System:
Controls and stabilies the aircraft about its three axis (pitch, roll, and yaw). This is performed throughout the aircraft's speed, altitude, and maneuvering envelopes, at all permissible weights, centers of gravity, aerodynamic configurations, and engine power settings.
Navigation Systems
1. Inertial Navigation Systems (INS)

2. Periscope Sextant
State the precautions for working with energized circuits.
Disconnect the eletrical power before working on electrical or electronic equipment, and before removing and installing units or components. Voltages dangerous to life are present.
Aviation Life Support System (ALSS):
Single compartment, yoke-type flotation assembly. Contains a whistle, dry marker, and a steady-burning, water-activated distress light.
Aviation Life Support System (ALSS):
Survival vest which contains 11 required survival items. Worn by the aircrewmen.
Aviation Life Support System (ALSS):
Life Rafts
Aircraft contain two 12-man life rafts that are located by each overwing exit.
Aviation Life Support System (ALSS):
Anti-Exposure Suits
Provided for all flight personnel and worn if the water temperature is below 50F or air temperature is below 32F. All suits are stowed in the crew rest area.
Aviation Life Support System (ALSS):
Backpack type parachute with a 28-foot flat canopy. The ripcord is located on the left side of the harness and there are 24 parachutes located throughout the aircraft.
Pressurization System:
Cabin Air Compressor (EDC)
Mounted on the generators of engine Nos. 2 and 3, are single-stage, centrifugal-type compressors coupled directly to the reduction gearbox accessory drive train.
Pressurization System:
Cabin Exhaust Fan
Cabin air is drawn through the electronics compartments by the cabin exhaust fan and exhausted overboard through the outflow valve.
Pressurization System:
Outflow Valve
Has four operating position (Open, Close, Auto, Off) to control cabin pressurization.
Air Conditioning System:
Refrigeration Turbine
Two, two-stage air cycle cooling units are installed in the nose wheel well.
Air Conditioning System:
APU Air Multiplier Package
Takes in ambient air, compresses it, combines it with APU bleed air then routes it to the air cycle cooling system.
Fire Extinguishing Systems
The aircraft is equipped with two independent, electrically controlled high-rate-of-discharge fire-extinguishing systems, one for each side of the aircraft. When activated, a fire-extinguishing chemical is discharged simultaneously into all three zones of the engine selected. Each system includes two extinguishing agent container bottles located forward of the firewall in the inboard engine nacelles.
Oxygen System
The oxygen system is designed to supply an active flightcrew of three members for approximately 3.5 hours at an altitude of 25,000 feet. There are three portable oxygen bottles that will supply 100% oxygen for 22 minutes, when experiencing little or no exertion. There are also 18 solid-state emergency oxygen packs located throughout the aircraft that provide 20 minutes of oxygen flow.
What warning is associated with the use of a portable fire extinguisher?
Extinguishment of fire by HALON 1301 may produce decomposition by-products, characterized by sharp, acrid odor, that may be harmful.
What are the EP-3E's primary warfare missions?
AAW - Anti-Air Warfare
ASUW - Anti-Surface Warfare
C3 - Command, Control and Communications
EW - Electronic Warfare
FSO - Fleet Support Operations
INTEL - Intelligence
MOB - Mobility
STW - Strike Warfare
Define the term AAW.
Detection, tracking, destruction, or neutralization of enemy air platforms and airborne weapons whether launched from air, surface, sub-surface, or land.
Discuss the role of the EP-3E in an AAW mission.
Detect, track, and identify air targets, using visual reconnaissance and ESM (Electronic Support Measures) that utilize radar and passive sensors.
Define the term ASUW.
Detection, tracking, destruction, or neutralization of surface combatants or merchant ships.
Discuss the role of the Ep-3E in an ASUW mission.
Detect, localize, and track surface contacts with radar, ESM, or visual methods, and to provide OTH (Over-the-Horizon) targeting.
Define the term C3.
Provide communications and related facilities for coordination and control of external organizations or forces and control of own units capabilities.
Discuss the role of the EP-3E in a C3 mission.
Support the C3 planes, such as a C3 aircraft will cover all the planes in the area and will know the basic capability of those aircraft. The C3 aircraft will then ask for amplified information and confirmation of identification which the EP-3E will then provide.
Define the term ELW.
Search for and intercept electro-magnetic energy signals and emissions.
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