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TRANSFORMER­ A device composed of two or more
SYNCHRO­ A small motorlike analog device that
coils, linked by magnetic lines of force, used to
operates like a variable transformer and is used
primarily for the rapid and accurate transmission of
transfer energy from one circuit to another.
data among equipments and stations.
TROUBLE INDICATORS­ Signal lights used to aid
SYNCHRO SYSTEM­ Two or more synchros
maintenance personnel in locating troubles quickly.
interconnected electrically. The system is used to
TROUBLE TABLES­ Tables of trouble symptoms and
transmit data among equipments and stations.
probable causes, furnished by many manufacturers
SYNCHRO TROUBLESHOOTING­ The locating or
to help technicians isolate problems.
diagnosing of synchro malfunctions or breakdowns
TROUBLESHOOTING­ The process of locating and
by means of systematic checking or analysis.
diagnosing faults in equipment by means of
SYNCHRONIZER­ A circuit that supplies timing
systematic checking or analysis.
signals to other radar components.
TURNING GEAR­ See JACKING GEAR.
SYNCHRONOUS­ A type of teletypewriter operation
UNIT­ (1) An assembly or any combination of parts,
where both transmitter and receiver operate
subassemblies, and assemblies mounted together.
continuously.
Normally capable of independent operation. (2) A
SYSTEM­ A combination of sets, units, assemblies,
single object or thing.
subassemblies, and parts joined together to form a
UNIT IDENTIFICATION CODE (UIC)­ A
specific operational function or several functions.
three-character alpha/numeric code representing
SYSTEM INTERRELATION­ Specific individual
the Naval Aviation Maintenance Program (NAMP)
operations in one system affecting the operation in
3-M organization code for the respective
another system.
customer/laboratory.
TACHOMETER GENERATOR­ A device for con-
VOLT­ The unit of electromotive force or electrical
verting rotational speed into an electrical quantity
pressure. One volt is the pressure required to send 1
or signal.
ampere of current through a resistance of 1 ohm.
TEST POINT­ A position in a circuit where
WATCH STATION­ Duties, assignments, or
instruments can be inserted for test purposes.
responsibilities that an individual or group of
THRESHOLD­ The least value of current or voltage
individuals may be called upon to carry out; not
that produces the minimum detectable response.
necessarily a normally manned position with a
watch bill assignment.
TOLERANCE­ An allowable deviation from a
specification or standard.
WAVEFORM­ The shape of the wave obtained when
instantaneous values of an ac quantity are plotted
TRACKING­ One object or device moving with or
against time in rectangular coordinates.
following another object or device.
ZEROING­ The process of adjusting a synchro to its
TRANSDUCER­ A device that converts a mechanical
electrical zero position.
input signal into an electrical output signal.
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