The design and analysis of a digital missile telemetry unit controller
In order to ascertain the performance of air launched missiles used during test missions, important flight data is monitored, encoded and transmitted by a missile telemetry system to a ground receiving station for analysis. This report describes the functions that the controller circuit for this type of telemetry system must perform in order to control the analog sampling of a 60 channel system and the subsequent conversion to a digital Pulse Code Modulated signal. Design tradeoffs are discussed that relate to the selection of the sampling rate and transmission bit rate, and a method of accommodating high speed data channels in an economical manner is shown. The final design configuration, including the analog to digital conversion section, is discussed in detail. The results of a computer simulation study are presented, along with the test results of the prototype board.
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Master of Science (M.S.)
College of Engineering
Electrical Engineering and Communication Sciences
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Masters Thesis (Open Access)
Dissertations, Academic -- Engineering; Engineering -- Dissertations, Academic
Rosson, Jeffrey K., "The design and analysis of a digital missile telemetry unit controller" (1990). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 4071.