• GPS TIMING INTEGRATION AT WSMC

      McConnell, John B.; Baker, Robert L.; Flowers, Harold; Western Space and Missile Center; ITT-Federal Electric Corporation (International Foundation for Telemetering, 1986-10)
      The Western Space and Missile Center (WSMC) plans to precisely synchronize remote instrumentation site timing on the Western Test Range (WTR) using Global Positioning System (GPS) equipment being developed for Tri-Service range applications. This paper describes background information, current WTR timing capability, remote site synchronization requirements, a proposed GPS timing system configuration, and testing approach.
    • TELEMETRY MEASUREMENT ATTRIBUTES PROCESSING AT THE WESTERN TEST RANGE

      Lingerfelt, C. W.; ITT-Federal Electric Corporation (International Foundation for Telemetering, 1986-10)
      The processing of telemetry data received at the Western Test Range (WTR) requires the use of user supplied measurement attributes information. The telemetry streams currently being presented for support are from technologically advanced test vehicles which often involve complex measurement definition schemes. This document describes some of the current definition schemes and the processing required to obtain and utilize the data. The chaotic state of this environment is in no small part due to the lack of standardization of the measurement definition scheme and its media. The trend has been, and will continue to be, a condition of ever increasing complexity and variety unless some standardization is applied.