• Video Bus Integrated Telemetry System

      Diehl, Michael; Kuipers, Steven; Swain, Jason; Tiaden, Ryan; Nelson, Wil; Wilcos, Tab; U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground (International Foundation for Telemetering, 2014-10)
      Yuma Proving Ground (YPG) personnel developed the Video Bus Integrated Telemetry System (VBITS) for air delivery testing at YPG. The system consists of a common rack for mounting both video and telemetry equipment, which makes installation easier and more time efficient. Prior to the one-rack concept, the video, TSPI, and telemetry were all installed as separate entities competing for space, power, and time. Requirements to downlink High-Definition (HD) video from the aircraft prompted research into technological improvements in transmitters, onboard encoders, and recorders. These advances allowed the integration of video, analog sensors, and aircraft bus data into a single telemetry stream. Future advancements will include combining multiple HD video sources in a single downlink.