Functional and Bus Input/Output Messages and MIDS/JTRS Platform Types - ALWAYS AVAILABLE

Course length:

365 days



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  • Pre-Recorded / Self-Paced

    Complete online at your own pace (Self-paced)
    • $600.00 excl.


From a systems integration standpoint, understanding FIM/FOM, BIM/BOM, and Platform Types can be difficult. The FxM/BxM Platform Type “Crash Course” distils and simplifies these topics, explaining them in a way that makes sense by using colourful graphics and animations.

Course Outline:

• Functional Input / Output Messages

• Bus Input / Output Messages

• MIDS Platform Types Simplified

• MIDS Platform Types Detailed

• FxMs Implemented by Every Platform Type

• External Time Reference FIMs

• TACAN Control FxMs

• Navigation FxMs

• Flow Control / Data Reduction FxMs

• Other FxMs


Patrick Pierson - a retired U.S. Navy (USN) Joint Interface Control Officer (JICO), is the Managing Director of NCS. Patrick has more than 30 years of operational Tactical Data Link (TDL) experience, and has developed more than 75 TDL training courses which have been delivered to thousands of students around the globe. He is also responsible for the design of the Multi-TDL Planning System, OPTASK Link Generator, Network Design Tool, INDE Processing Program, Improved TSDF Calculator, JFAR, JCM, JAR Generator, and the Link 16 Pulse Planning System. Prior to his retirement, Patrick served as the Theatre JICO for the Commander US Naval Forces Europe and Commander US Naval Forces Sixth Fleet, and was part of the JICO teams for Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Allied Force, and dozens of Joint and Coalition exercises.


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