• ARIA - An Inside Look

      Gast, Robert H., Jr.; Wright-Patterson AFB (International Foundation for Telemetering, 1977-10)
      The Advanced Range Instrumentation Aircraft (ARIA) is a mobile telemetry platform originally designed in the mid 1960s to meet the challenging voice and telemetry support requirements of the NASA Apollo Program. Since its inception, the telemetry instrumentation has been continually updated and improved. Each telemetry subsystem on the aircraft, Antenna, RF, Communications, Recording/Timing, and Data Separation is examined to provide an overview of the present capabilities. Additionally, signal processing methods employed for the realtime retransmission of analog and digital telemetry data are examined including the use of a minicomputer for digital signal processing.