Section 2. Deficiencies
7-2-1. DEFICIENCIES IN SYSTEM
deficiencies in the radar system on FAA Form 7230-4. Reconcile
them as follows:
consultation with the Technical Operations representative, the
ARTCC air traffic manager or his/her designated representative
must decide if the radar system is usable. Consider
atmospheric or other phenomena that may temporarily affect the
certification by Technical Operations personnel that the
malfunction has been corrected must be entered on the sector's
and the OMIC log.
Technical Operations representatives ground check the
equipment to determine if the system is operating
satisfactorily or request a special flight check.
OR PARAMETRIC AMPLIFIER FAILURE
an ARSR/amplitron fails, the magnetron continues to feed
normal magnetron power to the transmitting system. In the
receiving system, a failure of the parametric amplifier will
not cause a complete system failure. Under these conditions,
the radar system still has limited operational capabilities.
amplitron and/or parametric amplifier service fails in both
channels at the same time, the radar will continue to operate
but a loss of coverage will be experienced. The Technical
Operations technician will immediately advise the ARTCC OMIC
of any failure. Following this, the technician will provide an
estimate of the shortest period of time required to restore
normal service to one channel and will estimate how much time,
if any, could be saved by a complete radar shutdown. The OMIC
must determine the course of action to be followed. The
Technical Operations technician will abide by the OMIC's
decision and proceed accordingly.
OMIC must contact the associated FSS, which will then issue a
NOTAM as required.
7-2-3. ELECTRONIC ATTACK (EA)
joint-use radar locations, EA activity can subsequently result
in a request to apply EA videos to the radar system, which may
necessitate the decertification of the narrowband search
radar. The SE should be consulted concerning the effect of EA
on the operational use of the radar (narrowband/broadband)
prior to approving/disapproving a request to conduct EA