Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/614491
Title:
CONTROLLER - PROGRAMMER FOR TELEMETRY SYSTEMS
Author:
Daniels, R. Michael
Affiliation:
Sandia National Laboratories
Issue Date:
1989-11
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:
As a national laboratory, one of Sandia’s missions requires the development of airborne telemetry systems for acquisition and transmission of in-flight data and for control of flight vehicle functions. These telemetry systems are usually produced in small numbers and have very limited application. Before the flight test, systems undergo extensive functional and environmental testing. During the flight test, a method of sequencing through a predetermined flight program is required. To aid in the development of these telemetry systems, Controllers and Programmers have been developed. The telemeter uses an external Controller during functional and environmental testing to allow access to various internal telemeter functions. An on-board Programmer is used to manage the predetermined sequence of events throughout the flight test. Previously, such ControllerProgrammer systems have consisted of a single-purpose apparatus with limited scope. These systems would be re-designed with each telemetry system -- necessitating additional expenditures in manpower and hardware. This paper discusses an advanced Controller - Programmer system for telemetry applications. It is adaptable to a variety of telemeters and offers a number of benefits. The Controller has the ability to download flight sequence information to the Programmer via a serial communication link, even when the telemeter is assembled in the test vehicle. It also has the capability to log environmental test data and charge telemetry system batteries. Additionally, the Controller provides a user-friendly, reconfigurable method of command entry and a graphic display of telemetry parameters. The Programmer, in addition to communicating with the Controller, has the capability of flight sequence resumption after complete power failure via non-volatile storage of operating parameters. The programmer can control a virtually unlimited number of flight test functions yielding a high degree of design flexibility, and, being microcontroller based, is also power and space efficient.
Sponsors:
International Foundation for Telemetering
ISSN:
0884-5123; 0074-9079
Additional Links:
http://www.telemetry.org/

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titleCONTROLLER - PROGRAMMER FOR TELEMETRY SYSTEMSen_US
dc.contributor.authorDaniels, R. Michaelen
dc.contributor.departmentSandia National Laboratoriesen
dc.date.issued1989-11-
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.abstractAs a national laboratory, one of Sandia’s missions requires the development of airborne telemetry systems for acquisition and transmission of in-flight data and for control of flight vehicle functions. These telemetry systems are usually produced in small numbers and have very limited application. Before the flight test, systems undergo extensive functional and environmental testing. During the flight test, a method of sequencing through a predetermined flight program is required. To aid in the development of these telemetry systems, Controllers and Programmers have been developed. The telemeter uses an external Controller during functional and environmental testing to allow access to various internal telemeter functions. An on-board Programmer is used to manage the predetermined sequence of events throughout the flight test. Previously, such ControllerProgrammer systems have consisted of a single-purpose apparatus with limited scope. These systems would be re-designed with each telemetry system -- necessitating additional expenditures in manpower and hardware. This paper discusses an advanced Controller - Programmer system for telemetry applications. It is adaptable to a variety of telemeters and offers a number of benefits. The Controller has the ability to download flight sequence information to the Programmer via a serial communication link, even when the telemeter is assembled in the test vehicle. It also has the capability to log environmental test data and charge telemetry system batteries. Additionally, the Controller provides a user-friendly, reconfigurable method of command entry and a graphic display of telemetry parameters. The Programmer, in addition to communicating with the Controller, has the capability of flight sequence resumption after complete power failure via non-volatile storage of operating parameters. The programmer can control a virtually unlimited number of flight test functions yielding a high degree of design flexibility, and, being microcontroller based, is also power and space efficient.en
dc.description.sponsorshipInternational Foundation for Telemeteringen
dc.identifier.issn0884-5123-
dc.identifier.issn0074-9079-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/614491-
dc.identifier.journalInternational Telemetering Conference Proceedingsen
dc.typetexten
dc.typeProceedingsen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.telemetry.org/en
All Items in UA Campus Repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.