• AN INEXPENSIVE DATA ACQUISITION SYSTEM FOR MEASURING TELEMETRY SIGNALS ON TEST RANGES TO ESTIMATE CHANNEL CHARACTERISTICS

      Horne, Lyman D.; Dye, Ricky G.; Brigham Young University (International Foundation for Telemetering, 1995-11)
      In an effort to determine a more accurate characterization of the multipath fading effects on telemetry signals, the BYU telemetering group is implementing an inexpensive data acquisition system to measure these effects. It is designed to measure important signals in a diversity combining system. The received RF envelope, AGC signal, and the weighting signal for each beam, as well as the IRIG B time stamp will be sampled and stored. This system is based on an 80x86 platform for simplicity, compactness, and ease of use. The design is robust and portable to accommodate measurements in a variety of locations including aircraft, ground, and mobile environments.