LOW COST, HIGHLY TRANSPORTABLE, TELEMETRY TRACKING SYSTEM FEATURING THE AUGUSTINE/SULLIVAN DISTRIBUTION AND POLARIZATION, FREQUENCY AND SPACE DIVERSITY

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Title:
LOW COST, HIGHLY TRANSPORTABLE, TELEMETRY TRACKING SYSTEM FEATURING THE AUGUSTINE/SULLIVAN DISTRIBUTION AND POLARIZATION, FREQUENCY AND SPACE DIVERSITY
Author:
Harwood, Peter; Wilson, Christopher; Sullivan, Arthur; Augustin, Eugene
Affiliation:
Bradley Electronics Ltd; Technical Systems Associates, Inc.
Issue Date:
1996-10
Rights:
Copyright © International Foundation for Telemetering
Collection Information:
Proceedings from the International Telemetering Conference are made available by the International Foundation for Telemetering and the University of Arizona Libraries. Visit http://www.telemetry.org/index.php/contact-us if you have questions about items in this collection.
Publisher:
International Foundation for Telemetering
Journal:
International Telemetering Conference Proceedings
Abstract:
The tracking system is part of a telemetry ground station being developed for the UK Ministry of Defence. The design objective is a self-contained transportable system for field use in a vehicle or workshop environment, so that the system components are required to be man portable. Comprehensive facilities are required for the reception, display and analysis of telemetry data from a remote 1430-1450MHz airborne source at ranges of up to 205km. Since tracking over water is a prime requirement the system must accommodate severe multipath fading. A detailed analysis of the link budget indicates that there is a major conflict between cost, portability, antenna size and the receiver complexity required to achieve a satisfactory performance margin. A baseline system is analysed using a four foot antenna. Methods for improving the performance are then considered including polarisation, frequency and space diversity coupled with alternative antenna types and configurations. The optimum solution utilises two six foot diameter shaped beam single axis antennas of unique design in conjunction with a receiving system which economically combines the elements of polarisation, frequency and space diversity.
Keywords:
Polarisation Diversity; Frequency Diversity; Space Diversity; Single Axis; Shaped Beam; Portability
Sponsors:
International Foundation for Telemetering
ISSN:
0884-5123; 0074-9079
Additional Links:
http://www.telemetry.org/

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titleLOW COST, HIGHLY TRANSPORTABLE, TELEMETRY TRACKING SYSTEM FEATURING THE AUGUSTINE/SULLIVAN DISTRIBUTION AND POLARIZATION, FREQUENCY AND SPACE DIVERSITYen_US
dc.contributor.authorHarwood, Peteren
dc.contributor.authorWilson, Christopheren
dc.contributor.authorSullivan, Arthuren
dc.contributor.authorAugustin, Eugeneen
dc.contributor.departmentBradley Electronics Ltden
dc.contributor.departmentTechnical Systems Associates, Inc.en
dc.date.issued1996-10en
dc.rightsCopyright © International Foundation for Telemeteringen
dc.description.collectioninformationProceedings from the International Telemetering Conference are made available by the International Foundation for Telemetering and the University of Arizona Libraries. Visit http://www.telemetry.org/index.php/contact-us if you have questions about items in this collection.en
dc.publisherInternational Foundation for Telemeteringen
dc.description.abstractThe tracking system is part of a telemetry ground station being developed for the UK Ministry of Defence. The design objective is a self-contained transportable system for field use in a vehicle or workshop environment, so that the system components are required to be man portable. Comprehensive facilities are required for the reception, display and analysis of telemetry data from a remote 1430-1450MHz airborne source at ranges of up to 205km. Since tracking over water is a prime requirement the system must accommodate severe multipath fading. A detailed analysis of the link budget indicates that there is a major conflict between cost, portability, antenna size and the receiver complexity required to achieve a satisfactory performance margin. A baseline system is analysed using a four foot antenna. Methods for improving the performance are then considered including polarisation, frequency and space diversity coupled with alternative antenna types and configurations. The optimum solution utilises two six foot diameter shaped beam single axis antennas of unique design in conjunction with a receiving system which economically combines the elements of polarisation, frequency and space diversity.en
dc.subjectPolarisation Diversityen
dc.subjectFrequency Diversityen
dc.subjectSpace Diversityen
dc.subjectSingle Axisen
dc.subjectShaped Beamen
dc.subjectPortabilityen
dc.description.sponsorshipInternational Foundation for Telemeteringen
dc.identifier.issn0884-5123en
dc.identifier.issn0074-9079en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/608364en
dc.identifier.journalInternational Telemetering Conference Proceedingsen
dc.typetexten
dc.typeProceedingsen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.telemetry.org/en
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