Tacan Beacon Simulator.

VINTAGE AVIONICS

vintage Tacan simulator

TACAN Beacon Simulators were quite big in 1955, like this one from Hoffman.

The cabinet is about 5 feet tall ( 1.7m).

 

The simulator replaces the antenna of the airborne set under test, and can transmit and receive on all 126 X channels.

Any bearing can be set, even a slowly changing bearing.

Any range can be simulated as well, including a changing range at up to 4000 knots.

The reply efficiency can be varied from 0 to 100%.

 

More info:

Circuit Diagrams

The Manual

Interior of the video module

 

A similar testset was made by Stromberg-Carlson, the AN/ARM-22

 

Click the picture for a larger version.

 

Hoffman HLI-103 Tacan Beacon Simulator