Because many installations require several remote
CTS units that can be controlled from either the
remote site or a centralized site, the FTS has been
developed to control a fully redundant automated
network of transmitters. The system can be
configured to operate as a single local site or with
up to eight remote sights over an extended range.
Each CTS unit may be controlled locally (manually),
or as part of the larger FTS system. The fully
redundant central control unit also supports either
manual or automated modes of operation.
Mission logging is performed by the Range
Monitor, an independent subsystem which monitors
commands to the CTS as well as transmitted RF tones.
All activity is recorded for post-mission analysis.
One of FTS's major strengths is its flexibility.
A fully programmable command library provides a
variety of mission-specific command tones in
addition to the required Command Destruct sequence.