ARMY TM 9-6675-349-12&P
MARINE CORPS TM 11039A-12&P
3-27. Recording IPADS Data.
Mark. Record point name, mark identifier, PAE code, zone, easting, northing, altitude, grid azimuth (if
measured), and distance for each position marked.
(1) Record all mean-horizontal angles, vertical angles, and offset distances measured.
(2) Also record all malfunctions which occur during the survey mission.
IPADS does not adjust distances or azimuths.
Update. After any update (except the initial one), recall and record all adjusted data stored since the last
update. The assistant operator should check all data.
For examples of recording IPADS data, refer to FM 6-2, chapter 8.
IPADS prompts PRESS Y TO DELETE DISPLAYED POINTS; OTHER KEY
TO CANCEL when F5 (DEL ALL) is pressed. Pressing Y permanently deletes
all points in displayed list.
!!! SURVEY CONTROL POINT (SCP) NAME LENGTH LIMITATION !!!
There is a known issue in FOS that limits the length of the Survey Control Point (SCP) Name to 8 characters.
IPADS and FOS will accept, process, and transmit SCP names of up to 15 characters. But when the SCP
message is received at AFATDS from FOS, the SCP names will be truncated (shortened) to the first 8
characters. IPADS can automatically generate 15-character long SCP names, but they look identical when
shortened to 8 characters. To prevent the loss of SCP name data, the following solution is recommended:
AT THE IPADS AND FOS, LIMIT YOUR SURVEY CONTROL POINT NAMES TO 8 CHARACTERS OR
LESS. CHANGE IPADS GENERATED 15-CHARACTER SCP NAMES TO YOUR OWN CHOICE OF
NAMES UP TO 8 CHARACTERS LONG BEFORE TRANSMITING TO AFATDS.