Standard Operating Procedures

Antennas and Scattering Laboratory (aka Compact Range)

Standard Operating Procedures for

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1. Drilling 2. Sawing 3. Loading and unloading activity 4. Working on movable platform ladder 5. Pedestal Setup 6. Feed Setup

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Notes: The Standard Operating Procedures presented here are not exhaustive. For areas that you are in doubts, please clarify with laboratory technologist.

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1. Always start off with slow speed and gradually increased to medium and then to high as appropriate.12 Remove power supply to drilling machine and remove drill bit if no longer required.8 With the button lightly depressed and drill bit revolve slowly. reverse the drilling direction and slowly withdraw the drill bit from the material. 2 Property of Antennas & Scattering Laboratory . increasing the drilling speed by depressing the button harder.1 Utilize clamping devices such as F. 1.13 Housekeeping activity is required to be performed on the work bench and on the saw to remove debris.11 Repeat above steps if drilling on other areas are required. Drilling 1. 1. NEVER started off drilling with the highest drilling speed.3 Select required drill bit from the drill bits box. 1. 1. position it over the material and exert downward force gradually.9 Keeping up the pressure.10 After the drill penetrate the material. 1. Insert and tighten the drill bit to the drilling machine by using the locking key provided together with the drilling machine.2 1.6 1. please ensure that loose clothing like sleeves and shirts are tucked out of the working area. 1. 1.5 Personal protection equipment like ear plugs and safety goggle must be worn at all times.7 Position the drill bit above the material and over the spot to be drilled. 1.14 Pack sawing machine in it’s original kept location. 1.or G-clamp or bench vice to firmly secure the material to the work bench.4 Before operation. 1.Standard Operating Procedures 1.

Standard Operating Procedures Remarks: The drill in this lab is portable machines. It is not meant for large items and precision operation. As a safety rule of thumb. please seek Laboratory Technologist assistance. If in doubts. These activities are not for those who lack the basic understanding or have no prior experience. DO NOT use these machines if the material to be operated cannot be firmly clamp using the vice bench. 3 Property of Antennas & Scattering Laboratory .

6 Personal Protection Equipment. Select a cutting speed.9 Ensure no other persons are standing in the front when sawing start.14 Housekeeping activity is required to be performed on the work bench and on the saw to remove debris. 2. 2.7 2.Standard Operating Procedures 2. Safety Goggle. 2. Firmly secured the material using F or G clamp or bench vice as appropriate with area to be cut exposed. 2. 2. 2. ear plug must be worn at all times when machine is in operation. please ensure that loose clothing like sleeves and shirts are tucked out of the working area.5 Before operation. 2. 2. preferably using a slower velocity in the beginning.8 2.2 Locate an empty area on the material to be clamped firmly to the work desk.13 Remove power supply to sawing machine and remove blade if no longer required. Red for metallic object and Yellow for wooden materials.1 2.3 Select appropriate cutting blade.15 Pack sawing machine in it’s original kept location 4 Property of Antennas & Scattering Laboratory .10 Move the saw blade along the area to be cut and increase speed if required.11 When finishing cutting. Sawing 2. 2.12 Repeat above steps if cutting on other areas are required. please keep the saw blade in it’s final cut position and release the speed button to allow the blade to come to a complete stop before removing blade from material. 2. Place the saw and blade on the area to be cut and press the “ON” switch at the bottom of the round handle.4 Insert blade into the Saw and tighten the holding screw on the head of the handle. 2.

please seek Laboratory Technologist assistance.Standard Operating Procedures Remarks: The Sawing Machine in the lab is a portable machine. If in doubts. As a safety rule of thumb. These activities are not for those who lack the basic understanding of electrical saw operation or have no prior experience. It is not meant for large items and precision operation. DO NOT use these machines if the material to be operated cannot be firmly clamp using the vice bench. 5 Property of Antennas & Scattering Laboratory .

6 Weight of the load must be known so that proper lifting gears/slings can be used.4 3.7 The center of gravity of object must be identified so the correct position to place the slings or lifting gears can be determined to ensure good balance hoisting.1 Only trained personnel will be allowed to operate the overhead hoist.2 Authorized personnel must familiar with the pendant operation of the hoist before actual hoisting activity commence. For objects that are odd shapes.5 Helmets must be worn at all times during operation. 6 Property of Antennas & Scattering Laboratory . New trained operator must submit photocopy of their certificate for the laboratory to update the list of authorized personnel. Loading and unloading activity 3.3 Hoisting activities must be performed with at least TWO personnels exclusive of crane operator.Standard Operating Procedures 3.. 3. For additional lifting gears not supplied by the laboratory.8 All lifting and lowering activity preferably perform with slow speed. Remarks: Two types of lifting slings are provided in the laboratory for general loading and unloading activities. 3. The operator at the ground floor of the preparation hall must ensure that no other persons are allowed to be standing or working near the hoisting area. 3. 3. A safety circumference of about 5 meters must be setup. 3. 3. additional lifting gears may be use like harness or net as supplied by users. the user must ensure the gears are checked and verified to be in good working conditions complying to MOM guidelines.

4. Working on movable platform ladder 4. 4.6 All users will be required to evacuate from the ladder when ladder is being pushed or in motion.5 The total mass exerted on the tip of the platform should not exceed 200kg for both weights of test objects and users. 4.1 Movable platform ladder (hereafter refer to as ladder) will be pushed to the required location. Remarks: At no time should the user be allowed to step beyond the yellow lines drawn on the tip of the platform. Users who have medical reasons like hypertension and Acrophobia (phobia with height) should not attend to climb the ladder. user must wear safety harness supplied.2 The locking screw at the right side of the ladder will be tightened to bolt the ladder to the required location. 4.Standard Operating Procedures 4. 7 Property of Antennas & Scattering Laboratory .3 Once ladder is secured. This activity is highly unsuitable for Female users who are wearing skirts or high heels. 4.4 For working near the tip of the platform. user will climbed up the ladder by accessing the tilted stair with both hands.

X27 & X23 with PP1/2 switched to PP1. X30. 5.9 Replace the RAM blocks and ensure that maximum floor area are being covered by RAM. 8 Property of Antennas & Scattering Laboratory . 5. Hoist operator must be on the authorized list of personnel that are allowed to operate the overhead hoist. For PP1 (RCS) Pedestal: 5.6 The connectors on the rear of the Positional controller (in control room) connected to X31. Position 1 (for elevation) and position 2 (for azimuth) . 5. Pedestal Setup Pre-checks Functional and validity checks on Slings and control pendant of overhead hoist must be verified before actual operation. PP1 pedestal (for RCS) and PP2 pedestal (for Antenna) will be hoisted to the outermost tracks and pushed into the empty chamber. PPE such as Mask.5 The Control cables will be connected to the pedestal.1 Carbon paper Radar Absorbing Material (RAM) along the moving tracks further away from the collimator must be removed.2 5. 5. 5. X29. Depending on type of measurement.3 All control cables must be tucked nicely away from the pedestal and tracks. 5.8 Place level gauge on the test object support and tighten the 3 screws to achieve a balanced setting for the gauge. 5. Arm sleeves and Talcum powder should be used. All mains must be switched off.7 Power up the Positional Controller (in control room. the four screws on the pedestal will be tightened on the shoe housings supplied until the wheels just managed to roll freely. vary only 3 screws with 1 fixed.4 Once pedestal in place. beside AcquirePC) and zeroed the mechanical Azimuth and Elevation axis by using the controller manual override.Standard Operating Procedures 5.

beside AcquirePC) and zeroed the mechanical Azimuth and Elevation axis by using the controller manual override. 5. o The Laboratory will ensure that all these lifting gears and equipment supplied complied with the recommendations of the equipment manufacturer and the requirements stipulated by Ministry of Manpower. o Users are advised to check with a certified profession (eg.13 3 of the 4 screws will be adjustable to achieve balance of the air bubble in the gauges. Paper mask are supplied as alternative to those who have problem breathing in N95 mask.10 he connectors on the rear of the Positional controller (in control room) connected to X31. Overhead hoist and slings. X28. Position 1 (for azimuth) and position 2 (for elevation). X30.14 Once balance is achieved. Two units of pre-adjusted precision level gauges. Remarks: o Users have to perform visual checks on the integrity and physical condition of the slings and hoisting aids before operation. However. Tools required: At least two wrenches with 16” and 17” sockets. 5. the scattering net will be pulled back down to cover the pedestal. X26 & X24 with PP1/2 switched to PP2. 5. doctor) whether they are suitable to use the N95 mask.11 Power up the Positional Controller (in control room. 9 Property of Antennas & Scattering Laboratory .Standard Operating Procedures For PP2 (Antenna) Pedestal: 5. Two pre-adjustable gauge set to +9 minutes placed parallel and -17 minutes placed perpendicular to the collimator.12 Fold over the fibre glass scattering net from the front part of the pedestal and placed the two zero gauges perpendicular to each other as indicated on the pedestal. 5. please be advised that paper mask will not provide sufficient coverage to the user.

However.5mm connectors.8 6.7 Insert two guiding pins onto the feed installation plate. 6. The feed assemblies will be placed in position on the feed housing area via the two guiding pins inserted earlier. 6. doctor) whether they are suitable to use the N95 mask.4mm and 3.6 6. Feed Setup 6.9 Wing nuts will be used to tighten feed assemblies on the feed housing. Connect the appropriate RF cable into the waveguide adaptor. 6. 6.4 6. The appropriate feeds to be used can be consulted using the system software in the acquire PC or the system manual. please be advised that paper mask will not provide sufficient coverage to the user.5 Place feed assemblies on the floor near the feed housing.10 The horizontal and vertical position of the feed(s) can be checked and adjusted by using the level gauge.Standard Operating Procedures 6.2 User has to determine the test frequency (frequencies). Remarks: o Users have to perform visual checks on the integrity and physical condition of the feeds to be used by ensuring the feeds apertures are intact and in good condition. Microwave assemblies torque wrench for 2. 6. Paper mask are supplied as alternative to those who have problem breathing in N95 mask.3 Extract the feeds and support from the shelves and placed it on the working bench for assembling. o Users are advised to check with a certified profession (eg. 10 Property of Antennas & Scattering Laboratory . Use two hands to flip open the feed housing with care exercising to prevent the housing floor topping over.1 6. Tools required: Digital or bubble level gauge.