SMF/CLC Training Course1. 2 SMF/CLC Calibration Tool for SMF/PAPI SMF/CLC Training course

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  • SMF/CLC Training Course1
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  • 2 SMF/CLC Calibration Tool for SMF/PAPI SMF/CLC Training course
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  • SMF/CLC Training Course3 SMF/CLC: Calibration tool for SMF/PAPI (I) The SMF Collimated Laser Calibrator (SMF/CLC) is a tool for calibrating the SMF/PAPI instrument performance during the Elevation and the Chromaticity/Intensity Tests.
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  • SMF/CLC Training Course4 Course Index SMF/CLC Description Performing a SMF/PAPI calibration Principles of operation Calibrator Calibration Specifications Safety Maintenance Troubleshooting
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  • SMF/CLC Training Course5 SMF/CLC SMF/CLC description Calibration Tool for SMF/PAPI
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  • SMF/CLC Training Course6 SMF/CLC System Inventory List SMF/CLC device Aluminum support for the SMF/PAPI instrument under calibration Power supply cord and adaptor USB cord Padded protective case with carrying handle Calibration software license (software is provided with the SMF/PAPI instrument) Instruction & safety manuals. NOTE: SMF/CLC software is installed onto the SMF/PAPI notebook itself, allowing the simultaneous control of both the SMF/CLC and the SMF/PAPI instrument in order to improve the tests automation.
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  • SMF/CLC Training Course7 SMF/CLC Description Front view Rear view Vertical angle selection screw
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  • SMF/CLC Training Course8 Turning-On the System The SMF/CLC must be powered from its own 12V AC adapter with 110/220 VAC input. Power Supply Connection Once plugged, the SMF/CLC display will turn on and start the power-on self-test procedures. The CLC elevation angle will be displayed. Please make sure that the laser power-on button is in the off position when plugging the SMF/CLC. Laptop PC connection The SMF/CLC calibration system is controlled by the SMF/PAPI laptop PC connected through a full speed USB 2.0 serial port. Once turned on the SMF/CLC and the laptop, wait until Windows OS initializes, and then enter your user name and password. As soon as Windows OS has terminated its initialization procedure, connect the USB cable to the dedicated USB port on the laptop and to the SMF/CLC
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  • SMF/CLC Training Course9 Preliminary operations Turn on the SMF/CLC for at least 30 minutes before starting a calibration procedure, and the SMF/PAPI at least 15 minutes before: this time is needed to warm-up the built-in high-precision electronic clinometers. Instrument heating Instrument Positioning The calibration of a SMF/PAPI instrument is preferably performed indoor. Positioning follows these steps: SMF/CLC is positioned on a stable plane (preferably on the floor), at environmental temperature between 0C and 35C and turned on. The SMF/CLC horizontality is adjusted acting on the two side adjustment screws and observing the display placed on the SMF/CLC cover. Roll angle must fall between 0.2 degrees of arc. In order to switch over the information on the display, press the arrow buttons on the right side. Information is given cyclically for SMF/CLC elevation angle (deg), horizontality angle (deg) and internal temperature (C). The desired SMF/CLC elevation angle is set acting on the back adjustment screw and observing the display. The SMF/PAPI instrument is positioned on the same plane, in front of the SMF/CLC, at a distance of approximately 2.0 meters. SMF/PAPI is mounted on the calibration support included with the SMF/CLC equipment. Distance is measured from the support center to the SMF/CLC optical window. SMF/CLC and SMF/PAPI USB cables are connected to the laptop PC, included the SMF/PAPI s GPS antenna cable. Please take care of connecting the SMF/PAPI cable always to the same USB port on the laptop PC.
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  • SMF/CLC Training Course10 Preliminary operations Instrument Positioning Instrument Start-Up and Laptop Configuration After turning on and connecting both the SMF/PAPI and the SMF/CLC, run the SMF/PAPI Field software by double-clicking the correspondent desktop icon. Please be sure that the GPS antenna is properly linked to satellites signals.
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  • SMF/CLC Training Course11 SMF/CLC Performing a SMF/PAPI calibration Calibration Tool for SMF/PAPI
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  • SMF/CLC Training Course12 Performing a SMF/PAPI calibration In order to re-calibrate the SMF/PAPI, a 2 step automatic elevation test is required, measuring the laser beam at 3 and 5.5 approximately (proper values are displayed by the system software). The provided calibration software executes the tests automatically and calculates new calibration parameters for the SMF/PAPI instrument. Ist Step: starting the SMF/PAPI software (SMF/PAPI Field) chose the language option, and then the database window will appear to the user:
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  • SMF/CLC Training Course13 Performing a SMF/PAPI calibration In the database window chose the country, location, airport, runway code and a PAPI unit ID. An existing airport present in the database can be used otherwise it can be added with all info needed from the right fields within the database window. After selecting the database info push the Start Tests button. The Elevation Test window will appear:
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  • SMF/CLC Training Course14 Performing a SMF/PAPI calibration Chose from the Settings menu on the top of the Elevation Measurement window the Calibrate SMF/PAPI option at the end of the list of the options for Settings menu. The SMF/CLC prompt window will appear: Follow the instructions / check the connections and then press OK button. Distance between SMF/CLC front plate and SMF/PAPI central screw has to be 2 meters.
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  • SMF/CLC Training Course15 Performing a SMF/PAPI calibration The user will be prompted to adjust the SMF/CLC elevation angle to a software specified value (usually between 2.5 and 3.0 degrees of arc), and the horizontality angle to 0.0 deg. Angles are real-time displayed in the prompt window: Adjust the rear screw of the calibrator in order to read in real time the required value for SMF/CLC elevation.
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  • SMF/CLC Training Course16 Performing a SMF/PAPI calibration When SMF/CLC is properly adjusted by the operator, the Ok button on the prompt is enabled. Pressing it, the SMF/PAPI measurement head will be automatically positioned for the first calibration step. Switch on the laser from the rear button and direct the beams onto the SMF/PAPI measuring window so to it directly into the center (check it with a white piece of paper). In case elevation angle is set so not to point the beam to the center, also if it is as required from the software in the previous step, adjust it with the rear screw of SMF/CLC so to hit the center of the SMF/PAPI window.
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  • SMF/CLC Training Course17 Performing a SMF/PAPI calibration Laser beam should be visible in the test camera frame: Now push the Start Calibration Measurement button. In this way the first step measurement is started. After the measurement ends, the SMF/PAPI head will result perfectly aligned with the laser beams. First step then is terminated. Results are displayed on the right white screen.
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  • SMF/CLC Training Course18 Performing a SMF/PAPI calibration II STEP: Software will ask the operator to turn off the laser beam, without moving the SMF/CLC: If wanted Laser may be left on, avoiding to stare or watch at the laser beam that may cause illness to eyes-retina. Once it is done press the OK button in the window. At this moment the user will be prompted to adjust the SMF/CLC elevation angle to a second specified value (usually between 5.0 and 5.5 degrees of arc), and the horizontality angle to 0.0 deg. Again, angles are real-time displayed in the prompt window.
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  • SMF/CLC Training Course19 At this moment the user will be prompted to adjust the SMF/CLC elevation angle to a second specified value (usually between 5.0 and 5.5 degrees of arc), and the horizontality angle to 0.0 deg. Again, angles are real-time displayed in the prompt window: Performing a SMF/PAPI calibration Adjust the rear screw of the calibrator in order to read in real time the required value for SMF/CLC elevation.
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  • SMF/CLC Training Course20 Performing a SMF/PAPI calibration When SMF/CLC is properly adjusted by the operator, the Ok button on the prompt is enabled. Pressing it, the SMF/PAPI measurement head will be automatically positioned for the second calibration step. Switch on the laser from the rear button if you had it switched off and direct the beams onto the SMF/PAPI measuring window so to it directly into the center (check it with a white piece of paper). In case elevation angle is set so not to point the beam to the center, also if it is as required from the software in the previous step, adjust it with the rear screw of SMF/CLC so to hit the center of the SMF/PAPI window.
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  • SMF/CLC Training Course21 Performing a SMF/PAPI calibration Laser beam should be visible in the test camera frame: Now push the Start Calibration Measurement button. In this way the second step measurement is started. After the measurement ends, the SMF/PAPI head will result perfectly aligned with the laser beams. Second step then is terminated. Results are displayed on the right white screen.
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  • SMF/CLC Training Course22 Performing a SMF/PAPI calibration After the measurement ends, the system software will inform the calibration procedure is cor