Sensor Technician

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Sensor Technician (abbrev ST) is an enlisted technical specialty or rating utilized by the Royal Manticoran Navy.

Description

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Sensor Technicians are responsible for the operation and maintenance of the various sensor systems that provide the data necessary for critical ship functions such as navigation, fire control, electronic warfare, and communications. They operate, test, and calibrate onboard radar, lidar, gravitic, and visual sensors to be certain that they function according to

specifications.[1]

Historical Overview

Originally called Sonarmen when the United States Navy began using the technology in 1943, after 1964, they were referred to as Sonar Technicians. They manipulate, control, evaluate, and interpret data, surface and submarine sonar and other oceanographic systems; operate underwater fire control systems (with associated equipment) for the solution of antisubmarine warfare problems, operate underwater communications, torpedo countermeasure equipment, depth finders for navigation, collect and disseminate bathythermograph data, calculate optimum performance; perform organizational and intermediate maintenance on surface sonar and allied equipment.[2]


TRMN Training Information

Members desiring to qualify to serve at the different skill levels within the Sensor Technician's department must pass the following exams and prerequisites:[1]

Bureau of Training Information for Sensor Technician
Course Name Course Code Prerequisite(s)

Basic Sensor Technician
"A" School
SIA-SRN-32A SIA-RMN-0001 (Basic Enlisted)[3]

Advanced Sensor Technician
"C" School
SIA-SRN-32C SIA-RMN-0002 (Basic Non-Commissioned Officer)[4]
SIA-SRN-10A (Basic Sensor Technician)

Sensor Technician Warrant Officer
"W" School
SIA-SRN-32W SIA-RMN-0011 (Warrant Officer)[5]
SIA-SRN-10C (Advanced Sensor Technician)

Sensor Technician Division Officer
"D" School
SIA-SRN-32D SIA-RMN-0101 (Ensign)[6]
SIA-SRN-10C (Advanced Sensor Technician)

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 Student Manual v2.0a (Bureau of Training) Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "BuTrain" defined multiple times with different content
  2. Sonar Technician (Wikipedia)
  3. Policy Change re TSC exam pre-requisites, posted 2 Nov 2015 in RMN - Bureau of Training Group
  4. Policy Change re TSC exam pre-requisites, posted 2 Nov 2015 in RMN - Bureau of Training Group
  5. Policy Change re TSC exam pre-requisites, posted 2 Nov 2015 in RMN - Bureau of Training Group
  6. Policy Change re TSC exam pre-requisites, posted 2 Nov 2015 in RMN - Bureau of Training Group


RMN Technical Specialties
Command: Boatswain - Master-at-Arms - Operations Specialist - Intelligence Specialist
Admin: Personnelman - Navy Counselor - Yeoman
Logistics: Steward - Storekeeper - Disbursing Clerk - Ship's Serviceman
Tactical: Fire Control - Electronic Warfare - Tracking Specialist - Sensors - Missiles - Beam Weapons - Gunner
Engineering: Impeller - Power - Gravitics - Environment - Hydroponics - Damage Control
Communications: Data Systems - Electronics - Communications
Astrogation
Flight Operations:
Helmsman - Plotting Specialist - Coxswain
Medical: Corpsman - Sick Berth Attendant