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Introduction to PCM Telemetering Systems

2nd Edition

By Stephen Horan

CRC Press

448 pages | 225 B/W Illus.

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Description

Telemetering systems and applications have moved far beyond the space flight telemetry most people have heard of to cutting-edge uses across a broad range of disciplines, including industry, medicine, and meteorology. To fully understand and participate in the acquisition of data this technology makes possible, scientists in these fields along with engineers new to telemetering require some background in the concepts, hardware, and software that makes the technology so valuable.

Introduction to PCM Telemetering Systems, Second Edition summarizes the techniques and terminology used in sending data and control information between users and the instruments that collect and process the data. It gives an overall systems introduction to the relevant topics in three primary areas: system interfaces; data transport, timing, and synchronization; and data transmission techniques. The topics addressed include sensor characteristics, user interface design, data filtering, data framing, statistical analysis, telemetry standards, time code standards, modulation techniques, and radio propagation. To reinforce understanding, each chapter includes exercises.

Rather than focusing on design specifics, which can change so rapidly with evolving technologies, the author centers his discussions on concepts and standards. This edition incorporates the latest standards, LabVIEW-based examples of telemetry and command processing, and simulations using multiSim and Commsim.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

Basic Definitions

Organization of the Text

SECTION I - SYSTEM INTERFACES

SENSOR TECHNOLOGY

Introduction

Objectives

Measurement Environment

Representative Sensor Technology

Smart Sensor Technology

MODELING AND CALIBRATION

Background

Objectives

Basics

Error Types

Statistical Concepts

Least Squares Fitting

COMPUTER SYSTEMS

Introduction

Objectives

Telemetry Database

User Interface Systems

Computer Organization

SIGNAL PROCESSING

Introduction

Objectives

Sampled versus Continuous Data

Signal Types

Bandlimiting

Sampling Theorem

Filter Design

Software Filter Design

Quantization

Sampling Hardware

SECTION II - DATA TRANSPORT, TIMING, AND SYNCHRONIZATION

TELEMETRY FRAMES AND PACKETS

Introduction

Objectives

Background

Telemetry Frames

Synchronization Codes

Telemetry Frame Design

Packet Telemetry

MIL-STD-1553 Packets

CCSDS Packets

Data Networking Packets

Command Processor Interface

Formatting for Transmission

TELEMETRY DATA SYNCHRONIZATION

Introduction

Objectives

Synchronization Process

Carrier Synchronization

Bit Synchronization

Frame Synchronization

Error Detection

Data Sequencing

TIME AND POSITION DETERMINATION

Introduction

Objectives

Definition of Time

Time Code Formats

Global Positioning System: Determining Time and Position

COMMAND SYSTEMS

Introduction

Objectives

Command Composition

Command Strategies

Verify-and-Execute Command Protocol

Operational Considerations

Packet Command Systems

SECTION III - DATA TRANSMISSION TECHNIQUES

MODULATION TECHNIQUES

Introduction

Objectives

Analog Modulation

Digital Modulation

Bandwidth Estimates

System Planning

Digital Transmission with Analog Modulators

MICROWAVE TRANSMISSION

Introduction

Objectives

Background

Antenna Basics

Free Space Propagation

Atmospheric, Sun, and Ground Effects

Rain Effects Modeling

Mobile Propagation

Each chapter also contains References and Problems

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TEC064000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Sensors