• 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.
    • HIGH SPEED DOUBLE DENSITY RECORDING

      Schoeck, Kenneth O.; Western Space and Missile Center (International Foundation for Telemetering, 1986-10)
      The Western Space and Missile Center has requirements to record high bit rate PCM telemetry data in both predetection and post-detection formats. Recording time is inadequate using standard wideband instrumentation magnetic tape recorder/reproducers. Using double density recording technology, recording time can be doubled, but results in some degradation in recorder performance. This paper discusses the effects of double density recording on recorder performance and on the quality of high bit rate telemetry data.
    • A UNIVERSAL RANGE TIMING SYSTEM USING NAVSTAR GPS

      McConnell, John B.; Hoefener, Carl E.; Western Space and Missile Center; Interstate Electronics Corporation (International Foundation for Telemetering, 1986-10)
      The NAVSTAR Global Positioning System (GPS) allows extremely accurate global determination of time as well as position and velocity. Currently, the DoD test and training ranges of the United States are working towards using GPS to obtain position and velocity information and recently attention has been given to using GPS for precise range timing. This paper provides background information, discusses the advantages of using GPS for range timing, and describes two timing system configurations using Tri-Service GPS range equipment.