• Flight Test Results from C-Band Missile Telemetry Project

      Kujiraoka, Scott; Felder, Russ; Johnson, Ben (International Foundation for Telemetering, 2014-10)
      Over the past few years, papers have been presented relating to the design and development of a telemetry section used to compare the performance between S-Band and C-Band telemetry links. In addition, the flight test plans to make this comparison have been discussed. Captive Carry Test Flights (on a F-18 fighter jet) over the NAVAIR Sea and Land Ranges at Point Mugu and China Lake were conducted during the April-July 2014 timeframe. In addition a Live Fire Test Flight over the Land Range of the specially outfitted missile was performed in July 2014 as well. This paper will discuss these series of flights tests and provide a performance assessment of the data quality between the C-Band and S-Band telemetry data links. In addition, lessons learned from the various test flights will be included as well. Due to publication deadlines, the results will be summarized at the actual conference.