The Replacement Lamp Monitoring System (RLMS), (FAA Type FA-10724) is a unique system that will reliably monitor, under all operational conditions, the lights of a Dual Mode High Intensity Approach Lighting System (ALSF-2/SSALR). The elements of the RLMS were developed by NBP and qualified by the FAA under contract DTFA0l-93-Y-0I014 for the next generation ALSF-2/SSALR. The RLMS consists of two self-contained stand alone cabinets that are installed in the ALSF-2 substation. The RLMS transceiver/shorting device replaces the existing shorting device in each lamp housing. Complete modification to an existing system consists of simply connecting the test connector located inside the CM assembly to the RLMS control unit, as well as replacing the existing shorting device in each lamp housing.
The RLMS was developed as a Service Life Extension Program (SLEP) for the FAA. RLMS extends the life of old ALSF/SSALR systems and adds substantial saving in both operation and maintenance to the system. RLMS is implemented as a retrofit kit consisting of three air-cooled 50KW Constant Current Regulators (CCR) and one RLMS.
RLMS is a unique system that will reliably monitor the lights of an older model ALSF system.