March 27th, 2002
Here's the new mounting board for the basic EPIC modules. On the main mounting plate the first expansion module is mounted along with the terminal strips used to break out the 16 analog channels and the main input matrix (32x8) for the EPIC. The daughter board contains the 32 point output module and is linked to the expansion module via a EPIC BUS cable. This gives you a better idea how it's laid out. The white globs on the wiring is left-over hot-glue that was used when all these cable assemblies were mounted on the plywood test board. Here it sits in it's permanent home. A radar processing module used to be installed in this space. The red, white & black wires you see are the control wiring from the potentiometers that are connected to the flight controls. As you can see, the fit is very nice. At least one other EPIC module will be mounted on this panel. Wiring paths will definately be a challenge here. The wires need to be routed to produce the least amount of bending stress and cannot rub against any bare metal edges. Nylon Castle Grommets can be very handy in situations like this.