To run the JTIDS/MIDS interface
The following contains instructions for starting FORCES with the JTIDS/MIDS interface for Volk Field.
Because the interface uses a 1553 bus, the computer referenced here is specifically the 'sadl1' computer, which is configutred with a 1553 interface card. The 'sadl1' computer is an eData PC in a standard size tower, IP: 126.96.36.199.
As you're facing the rear of the computer, there are two 1553
connectors, however only one works - the one to the left (closest
to the motherboard). Connect the DB9 end of the cable to
(the MILSTD-1553B specification requires a 2 channel bus for redundancy. A 'lab' version of the board, as we have, is only a single channel - while we have the second connector, we don't have the guts on the board to support it).
Take the coax connector end labelled "Bus A" and connect it to a Bus Coupler on the JTIDS/MIDS bus.
... Initializing fifo socket (/tmp/fifo)
Comm Type: 1553 external
MY_CARRIER : 0
Function: Bus Monitor
Opening output file /data/JTIDS/archives//jtids_2004_Jun_17_14_29.40d1aad1 . . .
... Opened /data/JTIDS/archives//jtids_2004_Jun_17_14_29.40d1aad1
... Initializing API . . .
... BusTools_API_InitExtended returned Success.
_ _ _ BusTools_SetInternalBus
... SetInternalBus to external. . .
BusTools_BM_MessageAlloc status = 0 - actual =300
BusTools_RegisterFunction status = 0
BusTools_BM_StartStop status = 0
...waiting for I/O...
jtids_rcvr will display activity as I/O occurs on the radio
Their function is only for playback, so you may delete them at any time based on your need for playback capability.