• Configuration of Flight Test Telemetry Frame Formats

      Samaan, Mouna M.; Cook, Stephen C.; University of South Australia (International Foundation for Telemetering, 1995-11)
      The production of flight test plans have received attention from many research workers due to increasing complexity of testing facilities, the complex demands proposed by customers and the large volume of data required from test flights. The paper opens with a review of research work conducted by other authors who have contributed to ameliorating the preparation of flight test plans and processing the resulting data. This is followed by a description of a specific problem area; efficiently configuring the flight test data telemetry format (defined by the relevant standards while meeting user requirements of sampling rate and PCM word length). Following a description of a current semi-automated system, the authors propose an enhanced approach and demonstrate its efficiency through two case studies.