Knowledge. Knowledge is mandatory of application and theory of electronics including solid state components and digital techniques, integrated circuits, transistors, microminiature components, fiber optics, amplifiers, waveguide components, traveling wave tubes; principles of computers, networks, cryogenics, spread spectrum techniques, and satellite tracking; theory of instrumentation and telemetry systems; pulse and continuous modulation, synchros; servo drives; high power transmission systems and associated environmental control systems; space systems equipment operational procedures; data transmission; orbital mechanics; analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog conversion and hydraulics; data analysis; interpreting publications, blueprints and schematics; communications theory; principles of wideband and satellite earth terminal systems and equipment, and their operational procedures; satellite orbital mechanics; test equipment and circuit analysis; principles of multiplexing, digital data transmission; networks associated with multichannel equipment; installing and testing practices; atomic frequency generating devices; voice and data communication equipment including Defense Information Systems Agency technical and satellite control and testing procedures and interpretation of technical data; military specifications and standards; and Air Force maintenance management and supply procedures; application of mathematics, including algebraic formulas and physics to instrumentation and telemetry systems.
Education. For entry into this specialty, completion of high school with courses in algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and physics is desirable.
Training. Completion of the following training is mandatory for award of the AFSC indicated:
2E131. A basic satellite, wideband and telemetry systems course.
2E171. The communications-electronics career advancement course.
Experience. The following experience is mandatory for award of the AFSC indicated: (Note: See
Explanation of Air Force Specialty Codes).
2E151. Qualification in and possession of AFSC 2E131. Also, experience in functions such as analyzing, testing, calibrating, or maintaining satellite systems equipment, assembly, installation, repair, modification, and operation of instrumentation and telemetry systems; adjusting and calibrating instrumentation components; replacing defective parts; or repairing faulty components; installing, maintaining, repairing, modifying or operating wideband and satellite earth terminal communications systems.
2E171. Qualification in and possession of AFSC 2E151. Also, experience performing or supervising satellite systems maintenance, instrumentation and telemetry systems, or wideband and satellite earth terminal communications systems. Also, experience in performing or supervising functions such as: assembly, installation, repair, modification, and operation of instrumentation and telemetry systems; repairing test equipment; adjusting and calibrating instrumentation components; replacing defective parts; or repairing faulty components.
Other. The following are mandatory as indicated:
For entry into this specialty, normal color vision as defined in AFI 48-123, Medical Examination and Standards.
For award and retention of AFSCs 2E131/51/71, eligibility for a Secret security clearance, according to AFI 31-501, Personnel Security Program Management.
Strength Req : J
Physical Profile: 333233
Required Appitude Score : E-67 (Changed to E-70, effective 1 Jul 04).
Course #: L3AQR2E131 481
Length (Days): 48
Course #: E5ABA2E131 000
Length (Days): 88