Limitation of the 2-Antennas Problem for Aircraft Telemetry by Using a Blind Equalizer
AffiliationZodiac Data Systems
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AbstractThe emission of the telemetry signal is required over minimum two different antennas to keep the telemetry link available during a maneuver of a flying object. If nothing is made at the transmitter side, the telemetry link can be fully lost as both signals may have an opposite phase. We here propose a simple solution based on delay diversity to solve this problem. The basic idea is to introduce a delay between both emitted signals to guarantee a non-destructive signal recombination. We then exploit the ability of the blind equalizer developed by ZDS for the PCM/FM modulation to correctly equalize this signal and to recover the initial data. This solution does not require any modification of the on-board and floor set-ups except the introduction of a delay line between both transmitting antennas. It also does not need any pilot sequence and is natively robust to multipath perturbations.
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