The Rapic Receiver was a dedicated receiving and processing benchtop cabinet
and an associated high quality RGB monitor.
Inside the cabinet was a power supply and four printed circuit cards plugged into a card cage utilising the multibus standard.
These cards were
The specification of the Rapic Receiver
|Input Data: Digital 2400Baud, synchronous RS232C|
Resolution: Range2km, * Angular 1 degree
|Power:240vac, 50Hz, 50watts|
|Raster generated 512 X 512 grid PPI, displayed on colour monitor from Red, Green, Blue and Sync signals|
Ranges;125, 250, 500km selectable
00000 nautical miles
Overlays; user selectable, Maps(3) with text stored in eproms, Range rings
Background colour plus 6 precipation colours (selective rainfall level display)
Time of update, radar site, elevation angle displayed
Rainfall level legend
Time lapse sequence