APPLICATION OF RANGE COMMANDERS COUNCIL DOCUMENT 118-71 TEST METHODS TO RANGE MANAGEMENT-SAMTEC
AuthorRadom, Stanley R.
AffiliationVandenberg Air Force Base
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AbstractRange management techniques utilized by the SAMTEC enable telemetry system and subsystems to be validated for operational support readiness. Application of test methods from Range Commanders council Document 118-71 are described for solar calibration of the telemetry receiving system, PCM bit error rate and FM noise power ratio testing. Limitations of noise power ratio testing is described including need for additional range user performance requirements. The use of test results provides SAMTEC range management with a near realtime certification of telemetry system performance accuracies. System performance levels are established which provide a “red flag” indicator to alert range management that systems are below the norms expected. Application of the test methods and the use of the red flag provides the SAMTEC range management the decision making information required to employ minimal telemetry systems and manpower resources in the effective achievement of range user program support requirements. These test methods will be used to establish the data base for scoring the range technical support contractors performance incentive fee. An additional benefit of the test methods is their application for the test and acceptance of new telemetry systems and subsystem.
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