• Accommodating Telemetry Data Acquisition Systems

      Shelley, Larry; McCauley, Bob; Computer Sciences Corporation (International Foundation for Telemetering, 1987-10)
      The Telemetry Systems Operation (TSO) of CSC in Lompoc, California, has been developing telemetry systems since October 1981. Three major turnkey systems have been developed as well as several smaller derivative systems. Each system, built for a different end-user, was custom fit to support unique requirements and often represented several different techniques for accommodating similar problems within different system architectures. This paper describes the evolution of TM system architectures developed by TSO Lompoc, and the special engineering problems solved in the course of their development to provide the user with accommodating telemetry systems that are responsive, expandable, and cost-effective.
    • The Real-Time Telemetry Processing System III

      Shelley, Larry R.; Computer Sciences Corporation (International Foundation for Telemetering, 1987-10)
      The Navy's Real-time Telemetry Processing System (RTPS III) is a third generation system. Designed and built by Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), RTPS III will support the demands of the Navy flight test community well into the 1990's. The RTPS III is custom-crafted using CSC's system development methodology which blends the best features of the current Navy RTPS system and previously proven CSC systems. A major objective of CSC's RTPS III design is the continuation of existing Navy user interfaces. The transition from the existing system to the integrated RTPS III has also been facilitated by the incorporation of common interfaces to Navy applications software, thus ensuring "new system" acceptance. RTPS III is designed to include a powerful front-end capable of Engineering Unit conversions at more than 200,000 samples per second (sps) per telemetry stream with expansion to 500,000 sps. It will include networking concepts which allow the simple addition of additional subsystems should expansion be required. RTPS III also supports both secure and integrated modes of operation for classified and unclassified processing. The CSC design, a custom combination of proven and new development, results in a Navy system which meets tomorrow's flight test requirements today. Other benefits to NATC are a modular, cost-effective solution with lower life-cycle costs, and a broader range of possibilities for evolving and reconfiguring the system to service new applications and users.