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What does CSOSS stand for?
Combat Systems Operational Sequencing System
What does CSOOW stand for?
Combat Systems Officer of the Watch
What does CSRO stand for?
Combat Systems Readiness Officer
What does CWO stand for?
Communications Watch Officer
What does IFF stand for?
Identify Friend or Foe
What does EMCON stand for?
What does TACAN stand for?
Tactical Air Navigation
What does RADAR stand for?
Radio Detection and Ranging
What does SONAR stand for?
Sound, Navigation, and Ranging
What does HERO stand for?
Hazards of Electromagnetic Radiation to Ordinance
What does CIWS stand for?
Close-In Weapon System
What does RAM stand for?
Rolling Airframe Missle
What does SSDS stand for?
Ships Self Defense System
What does POTS stand for?
Plain Old Telephone System
What does TVDTS stand for?
Television Direct to Sailor
What does HYDRA stand for?
Hierarchical Yet Dynamic Reprogrammable Architecture
What does DDRT stand for?
Digital Dead Reckoning Tracer
What is the purpose of CSOSS?
Provides procedures to combat casualties on Combat Systems equipment to maximize up time and minimize down time
Condition 5 (In port) Watch Stations:
CSOOW, CSOSS Technicians
Condition 3 (Normal Underway) Watch standers
TAO, CSOOW, CSOSS Area Supervisors, CSOSS Technicians
Condition 1 (GQ) Watch standers:
TAO, CSRO, CSOOW, CSOSS Area Supervisors, CSOSS Technicians
What does ESS stand for and what does he manage?
Electronics Systems Supervisor - Tactical data systems, Link 4A, Link 11, Link 16 SSDS
What does ICS stand for and what does he manage?
Interior Communications Supervisor - Phones, TV, Alarms
What does ISS stand for and what does he manage?
Information Systems Supervisor - ADP, NIPR, SIPR, NTCSS, MCMS
What does RSS stand for and what does he manage?
Radar Systems Supervisor - WSN-7 and all radars, except SPS-48 and SPQ-9B
What does WSS stand for and what does he manage?
Weapons Systems Supervisor - NATO, RAM, SPS-48, SPQ-9B
What does XCS stand for and what does he manage?
External Communications Supervisor - HF, VHF, UHF, SHF, EHF, HYDRA
What is the Purpose of Fire Control?
To direct ordinance to strike a desired target
Warfare areas that utilize missiles?
Air, surface, subsurface, strike
What is the range of CIWS?
1 nautical mile
What is the range of RAM?
4 nautical miles
What is the range of ESSM?
9 nautical miles
What is the range of Harpoon?
60 nautical miles
What is the range of Tomahawk?
1350 nautical miles
What is the Fire Control Radar, its range, and product?
- SPQ-9B, 80 nautical miles, 2D picture
- (Replaced the TAS radar)
What does CIWS stand for, what is it's firing capabilities, and what ammo does it use?
Close-In Weapon System; 4500 rounds per minute for air targets, 3000 rounds per minute for surface targets, drum capacity is 1550 rounds, each made of heavy metal tungsten (previously used depleted uranium)
How many .50 caliber gun mounts do we have?
What are the 4 D's of a weapon system?
Detection, Direction, Delivery, and Destruction
What does HF stand for, its band, and use?
- High Frequency
- 3-30Mhz, long range communications
How many transmitters does HF use? How many systems and types? How many antennas and types?
- 17 transmitters, 28 receivers
- 4 systems (2 broadband, 2 narrowband)
- 5 antennas (2 broadband, 2 narrowband, 1 receiver)
- Used for HF Link 11 capabilities
What is VHF, its band, and use?
- Very High Frequency
- 30-300Mhz, bridge to bridge maritime communications
Where are VHF transmitters located?
- Shipboard: Pilot House, Aux Con, Sea Combat, and Flag Bridge
- Mobile: Both RHIBs and admirals barge
- Used for safe navigation of the ship
What is UHF, its band, and use?
- Ultra high frequency
- Line of Sight and Satellite communications
- Used for voice and data tactical communication circuits
What are the applied uses of UHF onboard?
- Dedicated radios for watch stations in pri-fly, CATCC, and LSO Platform
- 32 LOS radios, two SATCOM systems
- SATCC is primary interface with UHF for communication with aircraft
What is SHF, its band, and use?
- Super high frequency
- 3-30Ghz, DSCS (Defense Satellite Communications System) and CBSP (Commercial Broadband Satellite Program)
What are the applied uses of SHF onboard?
- Satellite communications
- Used for IP services (Internet, email, phones)
What is EHF, its band, and use?
- Extremely High Frequency
- 30-300Ghz, Tomahawk mission data planning, tactical comms, IP services for strike
What does HYDRA stand for? What is the primary and secondary use underway and in port?
- Hierarchical Yet Dynamic Reprogrammable Architecture
- Underway, primary use is Flight deck comms, secondary is DC
- In port, primary use is Security forces, secondary is DC
What is WQC-2A for and what is it also known as?
underwater telephone system, used to communicate with submarines, aka Gertrude
Where is Gertrude located?
What does GBS stand for and what is it?
- Global Broadcast System
- Secondary television and secure video feed
What is the purpose, range, and product of the SPS-48?
- Primary Air Search radar
- 220 nautical miles
- 3D air search
What is the purpose, range, and product of the SPS-49?
- Secondary Air Search radar
- 256 nautical miles
- 2D air search
What is the purpose, range, and product of the SPS-67?
- Primary Surface Search
- 100 nautical miles
- 2D surface search
What is the purpose, range, and product of the SPS-73?
- Secondary Surface Search
- 96 nautical miles
- 2D navigation
What is WSN-7, what does it do, and where is it?
- RLGN - ring laser gyro navigator
- Provides ships position data, including pitch and roll data
- Located in fore and aft IC
What is the purpose and range of the SPS-74?
- 32 nautical miles
What are the factors that affect radar?
- Atmospheric conditions
- sea return
- radar height
What is the fathometer?
provides depth of water
What is the pitsword?
provides speed through water
What is Moriah?
provides wind speed data
Where is the Belknap Pole and what is on top of it?
What is the digital compass?
Provides bearing data
What does DDRT do?
Used to plot ship's recent course
What is the 1MC?
General Announcing System, Ship-Wide
What is the 3MC?
General Announcing System, Hangar Deck
What is the 4MC?
Damage Control Announcing, Repair Lockers/DC Central
What is the 5MC?
General Announcing System, Flight Deck
What is the 23MC?
Engineering/Reactor Announcing circuit
What is 46MC?
Weapons and Magazines
What are sound powered phones used for?
Damage Control, Lookouts, and Casualty Control
What is the IVN (Integrated Voice Network)?
Ship's Telephone System
What is ICSM and who monitors it?
- Alarm System
- monitored by MCMS
How many edge switches do we have?
How many backbone switches do we have?
What combat systems spaces are manned 24/7 underway?
CSMC, Maincomm, EKMS Vault, ADP
What is the route email takes from sailor to commercial email?
Workstation > Edge Switch > Backbone Switch > Exchange Server > Backbone Switch > ADNS Router > RF Path (WSC-6, WSC-8, or EHF) > Satellite > NOC (3rd fleet goes to Hawaii, 5th fleet goes to Bahrain) > Commercial Email
Where are the RAM launchers?
FWD port, Aft Stbd
Where are the NATO launchers?
FWD Stbd, Aft Port
Where are the CIWS mounts?
Fwd Stbd, aft port
Where is the WSC-8 antenna?
Where is the HF Receiver antenna?
Where are the WQC-2A transducers?
7th deck, FWD-most frame
Where is the pitsword?
Pump room #2 (FWD mess decks, by the phones)
Where is the fathometer?
Where is the sea valve?
Where is CSMC?
Where is Maincomm?
Where is the unclass network managed?
What type of missile does the ESSM use?
What type of missile does the RAM use?
What is a hang-fire?
Delay in ignition
What is a mis-fire?
Failure in ignition
What is a hot gun?
Temperature is high enough to "cook-off" rounds
What is the train warning circle?
Painted line 18" from the farthest projecting point of a weapons launcher
What does HE-PD stand for?
High explosive point detonation
What does HE-VT stand for?
High explosive variable time
What does HE-IR stand for?
High explosive infrared
What does WP stand for?
What is a "blue band"?
What is the 4D step process for NATO engagement?
- Detection - SPQ-9B or air radars detect contact and establish position, this is then send to SSDS
- Direction - SSDS relays target to NATO and weapon system positions to "paint" the target
- Delivery - Proper firing voltages are set and one or more ESSMs are fired to intercept the painted target
- Destruction - Missile intercepts target and either impacts skin-to-skin or by focused blast
What does NTCSS consist of?
RADM, RSUPPLY, OMMSNG, and NALCOMIS
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