Built-in Test Equipment (BITE)
The launch vehicle is equipped with various items of built-in test equipment to
monitor, test and fault find on the electrical and hydraulic systems. The BITE system
is split into two sections, one being found on the launch frame electrical control
enclosure and is explained in 2.4.6. The other is integrated into the operators
interface control enclosure, and shows potential primary faults such as filter blockage
Operators Interface Control Enclosure
The operators interface control enclosure is mounted on the right side of the launch
the launch frame electrical control enclosure.
The enclosure contains all the switches and push buttons required to deploy and
retrieve the A-Frame (1). It contains:
Circuit breakers, which protect the internal circuits of the cabinet (2).
A lamp test button (3).
Panel illumination switch (4) to allow the illumination to be changed from bright,
dim or off.
The E-STOP reset button (6) and an E-STOP button.
The PTO override controls (7) and an hours run meter (8) to record the PTO