1-13 Equipment Functioning - Continued
Transmitter/Controller (T/C) (4). While T/C is used at the landing site (or
carried by a parachutist) to provide the homing and control signals for the
AGU. When operate(l in the vertical position, the T/C antenna radiates a
horizontal "doughnut" pattern. Very little energy is radiated along the axis
of the antenna. When operating, the T/C continuously transmits a code on
the RF carrier of the programmed channel. The transmitted digital data
contains the control information to:
Select a particular AGU from I to 6 for manual control.
(2) Manually steer the selected parachute.
Manually brake the parachute.
Initiate accessory function. on a selected AGU, if so equipped.
Initiate landing "flare" on a selected AGU.