Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/608431
Title:
DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT OF A FIBER OPTIC TELEMETRY PACKAGE
Author:
Griffith, Jerry A.; Rowan, Herman K.; Huber, August J.
Affiliation:
USAF Air Armament Center; USAF Guided Weapons Evaluation Facility
Issue Date:
1999-10
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 Guided Weapons Evaluation Facility (GWEF) at Eglin Air Force Base is the Air Force’s premiere munitions hardware-in-the-loop (HITL) simulation facility. HITL simulation testing is a ground based tool used to evaluate the performance of a weapon system at a fraction of the cost of free flight testing. The weapon system is stimulated in a laboratory setting with the electromagnetic environment and physical motion it would experience in an operational setting. The system’s responses to that environment are measured to provide various measures of performance including target tracking ability and miss distance. Electrical interfaces are required in order to control the weapon’s guidance system and to receive and inject signals from the HITL simulation computer system to the weapon under test. These interfaces are usually developed using external control circuits and copper cabling to the guidance unit. The GWEF had a requirement to develop a missile interface with no external copper wires or antennas to support a unique test configuration. The requirement led to the development of a Fiber Optic Telemetry (FOTM) package which would be contained completely within the missile body cavity. The constraints on the FOTM design were considerable. Lack of a suitable commercial off-the-shelf fiber optic telemetry package led to the eventual in house design and fabrication of the FOTM. This paper describes the requirements, design constraints and results achieved in the FOTM design. Although not classical telemetry it does share similarities with conventional telemetry units used for open air weapons testing including size constraints, data rates and thermal considerations.
Keywords:
Fiber Optics; Hardware-in-the-Loop; Simulation; Laboratory Interface; Munitions Test and Evaluation; Infrared Missiles
Sponsors:
International Foundation for Telemetering
ISSN:
0884-5123; 0074-9079
Additional Links:
http://www.telemetry.org/

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titleDESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT OF A FIBER OPTIC TELEMETRY PACKAGEen_US
dc.contributor.authorGriffith, Jerry A.en
dc.contributor.authorRowan, Herman K.en
dc.contributor.authorHuber, August J.en
dc.contributor.departmentUSAF Air Armament Centeren
dc.contributor.departmentUSAF Guided Weapons Evaluation Facilityen
dc.date.issued1999-10en
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 Guided Weapons Evaluation Facility (GWEF) at Eglin Air Force Base is the Air Force’s premiere munitions hardware-in-the-loop (HITL) simulation facility. HITL simulation testing is a ground based tool used to evaluate the performance of a weapon system at a fraction of the cost of free flight testing. The weapon system is stimulated in a laboratory setting with the electromagnetic environment and physical motion it would experience in an operational setting. The system’s responses to that environment are measured to provide various measures of performance including target tracking ability and miss distance. Electrical interfaces are required in order to control the weapon’s guidance system and to receive and inject signals from the HITL simulation computer system to the weapon under test. These interfaces are usually developed using external control circuits and copper cabling to the guidance unit. The GWEF had a requirement to develop a missile interface with no external copper wires or antennas to support a unique test configuration. The requirement led to the development of a Fiber Optic Telemetry (FOTM) package which would be contained completely within the missile body cavity. The constraints on the FOTM design were considerable. Lack of a suitable commercial off-the-shelf fiber optic telemetry package led to the eventual in house design and fabrication of the FOTM. This paper describes the requirements, design constraints and results achieved in the FOTM design. Although not classical telemetry it does share similarities with conventional telemetry units used for open air weapons testing including size constraints, data rates and thermal considerations.en
dc.subjectFiber Opticsen
dc.subjectHardware-in-the-Loopen
dc.subjectSimulationen
dc.subjectLaboratory Interfaceen
dc.subjectMunitions Test and Evaluationen
dc.subjectInfrared Missilesen
dc.description.sponsorshipInternational Foundation for Telemeteringen
dc.identifier.issn0884-5123en
dc.identifier.issn0074-9079en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/608431en
dc.identifier.journalInternational Telemetering Conference Proceedingsen
dc.typetexten
dc.typeProceedingsen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.telemetry.org/en
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