The Kratos Flight Termination System (FTS) is a turnkey system capable of transmitting MONITOR, ARM, and TERMINATE flight termination encoded command signals, as well as 20 individual IRIG tones (up to 6 simultaneously). The system can be manually or automatically switched between transmitters, and it includes fault monitoring, audio alarms, data recording, system time stamping, and full remote control operation and configuration. The system is ready for installation in E.I.A. 19 inch standard racks for mobile platforms or in transportable cases for high portability.
The redundant transmitter system generates a 1000W Wideband FM signal that can be routed to two pedestal antennas for full redundant operation. FTS commands are initiated either at the Command Control Unit (CCU) front panel when in Local Mode or from the remotely located Master Control Module via Ethernet link when in Remote Mode. The initiated command signals are IRIG-319 compliant and compatible with IRIG standard Flight Termination Receivers (FTR).
The FTS also includes a command verification Receiver Monitor Unit (RMU), complete with an Omni-antenna kit for monitoring transmitted commands from a remote location. The RMU interfaces to the FTS via Ethernet link for data recording and time stamping capability.