ARMY TM 9-6675-349-12&P
MARINE CORPS TM 11039A-12&P
SECTION II. DESCRIPTION AND DATA
1-7. Purpose of IPADS.
The IPADS is a self-contained inertial surveying system capable of rapidly determining accurate position,
altitude, and azimuth when used in either ground or airborne survey operations. The system may be installed in
and operate from an M998, M1097, or M1123 series high-mobility multi-purpose wheeled vehicle (HMMWV)
and M973 series small utility support vehicle (SUSV). It may also be mounted on a UH-60 utility helicopter
(Blackhawk) or transported by a CH-47 cargo helicopter (by sling loading the land vehicle). IPADS may be
utilized within any vehicle (ground or air) capable of carrying it, supplying required power, and making
periodic stops at five or ten minute intervals. IPADS is used to conduct field artillery surveys critical to the
fire-control function, providing a common survey for weapons and target acquisition systems. It will determine
the true or grid azimuth lines used to orient weapons and target acquisition systems.
There is only one model of the IPADS.
110. Capabilities and Features.
Mobile (may be used with land vehicles or helicopter)
Builtin selftest circuits
1-11. Tabulated Data.
A list of components required for use of IPADS in helicopter and ground vehicles is given in table 1-1. IPADS
characteristics and performance data are given in table 1-2.
1-12. Items Comprising Operable Equipment.
All items illustrated and listed in figure 1-1 through figure 1-8 are required for operable equipment.