AuthorPowell, David G.
AffiliationPacific Missile Test Center
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AbstractDuring the final stages of the AMRAAM Full Scale Development effort a requirement for a miniature warhead compatible instrumentation system was established. Internal missile volume was not available to house the system but volume was identified within the external wiring harness cover. The system was required to have significant data handling capability and encryption, and had to withstand a severe environment on a small power budget. Several technologies were developed at the Pacific Missile Test Center to meet this challenge including Application-Specific Integrated Circuits (ASIC), surface mount technology, and thick and thin film hybrid microcircuits. In addition the state-of-the art in transmitters and power converters was stretched. The result was an encrypted PCM telemeter with 2 watt transmitter and antenna all in the missile wiring harness cover (along with the wires!)
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