TRADE - OFFS
When an ANCD is used for special data storage purposes, trade-offs
between the above COMSEC/FH data and SOI capacities allow the
ANCD storage capability to be tailored to specific unit requirements.
The ANCD has the ability to receive, store, and transfer up to four short
memos, each six lines in length, with 22 characters per line.
Over-The-Air-Rekey (OTAR) operations, both Automatic Keying
(AK) and Manual Keying (MK) Keying methods, are fully supported by
The method of transmitting SOI information from one location to
another electronically, known as "broadcast," is also fully supported by
COMSEC keys, FH data, and SOI information can be sent from one
location to another through use of the ANCD in conjunction with a
Secure Telephone Unit (STU).
The Precision Lightweight GPS Receiver (PLGR) can be loaded with
the required operational key through use of the ANCD.
The ANCD is a hand-held electronic device.
The ANCD is housed in a weather-resistant case that provides a fill
connector, cryptographic ignition key (CIK) port, and battery access
cover as the only external openings.
A hinged lid allows access to the ANCD LCD display.
A 35- key keypad enables the operator receive, store, transfer, and use
An internal ANCD lamp enables viewing of the display and keypad
when night goggles are employed.
The ANCD will retain stored data for up to two minutes to enable the
operator to change batteries when required
ANCD Physical Data
16.1 CM (6.3 IN).
11.2 CM (4.4 IN).
5.0 CM (2.0 IN).
The ANCD uses three 3-volt lithium batteries.
With batteries installed, the ANCD weighs approximately 2 pounds.