High Speed Digital Fiber-Optic Links for Control, Video and RF Telemetry Data from Remote Locations

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/608831
Title:
High Speed Digital Fiber-Optic Links for Control, Video and RF Telemetry Data from Remote Locations
Author:
Blake, George R.
Affiliation:
Electro-Magnetic, Processes, Inc.
Issue Date:
1993-10
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:
With the advent of high-speed parallel-to-serial conversion interface standards reaching the 1.6 gigabit per second region, it is now possible to remote entire telemetry tracking systems over long distances without the need to maintain receivers, combiners, computers and antenna control units at the pedestal. In addition, it will soon be possible to digitize the RF signal(s) with high-speed flash-video analog-to-digital converters and transfer the data over these same links. This coupled with the improvements in fiber-optic L.E.D. and laser transmitters/ receivers and the constantly decreasing cost of fiber-optic cable, will allow for the eventual elimination of copper cabling for these interfaces. This will net a cost savings for the end user, provide for easier installations and increase the reliability of the overall system. This paper gives a brief history of the development of high-speed fiber-optic interface links, then expands into current interface standards and their utilization (such as MIL-STD-1553B, fiber data distributed interface (FDDI), HIPPI, etc.). Finally, a glimpse into the future of telemetry systems and the possibilities to soon be realized as major manufacturers of fiber-optic interfaces push well into the gigabit region. Topics include: • Replacement of existing copper cables between controller and pedestal using fiber-optic cable with interfaces that are not software-based intensive (black boxes); • Multiplexing pedestal control and status lines, RF feed commands, scan reference signals, and boresite video camera control; • Connecting and controlling multiple controllers and/or pedestals through one common interface cable; • Operating multiple tracking stations through one remote antenna controller; • Digitized RF telemetry signals sent along with pedestal, feed, video commands and status.
Keywords:
Fiber Optics; High Speed; Digital; Pedestal Control; Video; RF Telemetry Data
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.titleHigh Speed Digital Fiber-Optic Links for Control, Video and RF Telemetry Data from Remote Locationsen_US
dc.contributor.authorBlake, George R.en
dc.contributor.departmentElectro-Magnetic, Processes, Inc.en
dc.date.issued1993-10en
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.abstractWith the advent of high-speed parallel-to-serial conversion interface standards reaching the 1.6 gigabit per second region, it is now possible to remote entire telemetry tracking systems over long distances without the need to maintain receivers, combiners, computers and antenna control units at the pedestal. In addition, it will soon be possible to digitize the RF signal(s) with high-speed flash-video analog-to-digital converters and transfer the data over these same links. This coupled with the improvements in fiber-optic L.E.D. and laser transmitters/ receivers and the constantly decreasing cost of fiber-optic cable, will allow for the eventual elimination of copper cabling for these interfaces. This will net a cost savings for the end user, provide for easier installations and increase the reliability of the overall system. This paper gives a brief history of the development of high-speed fiber-optic interface links, then expands into current interface standards and their utilization (such as MIL-STD-1553B, fiber data distributed interface (FDDI), HIPPI, etc.). Finally, a glimpse into the future of telemetry systems and the possibilities to soon be realized as major manufacturers of fiber-optic interfaces push well into the gigabit region. Topics include: • Replacement of existing copper cables between controller and pedestal using fiber-optic cable with interfaces that are not software-based intensive (black boxes); • Multiplexing pedestal control and status lines, RF feed commands, scan reference signals, and boresite video camera control; • Connecting and controlling multiple controllers and/or pedestals through one common interface cable; • Operating multiple tracking stations through one remote antenna controller; • Digitized RF telemetry signals sent along with pedestal, feed, video commands and status.en
dc.subjectFiber Opticsen
dc.subjectHigh Speeden
dc.subjectDigitalen
dc.subjectPedestal Controlen
dc.subjectVideoen
dc.subjectRF Telemetry Dataen
dc.description.sponsorshipInternational Foundation for Telemeteringen
dc.identifier.issn0884-5123en
dc.identifier.issn0074-9079en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/608831en
dc.identifier.journalInternational Telemetering Conference Proceedingsen
dc.typetexten
dc.typeProceedingsen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.telemetry.org/en
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