• CONVERTING ASYNCHRONOUS DATA INTO A STANDARD IRIG TELEMETRY FORMAT

      Peart, David E.; Talbert, Jim; Lockheed Martin Vought Systems (International Foundation for Telemetering, 1997-10)
      In recent years we have seen an increase in the use of MIL-STD-1553 buses and other asynchronous data sources used in new missile and launcher designs. The application of multiplexed asynchronous buses in missiles and launchers is very common today. With increasing application of asynchronous data sources into very complex systems the need to acquire, analyze, and present one hundred percent of the bus traffic in real time or near real time has become especially important during testing and diagnostic operations. This paper discusses ways of converting asynchronous data, including MIL-STD-1553, into a telemetry format that is suitable for encryption, telemetering, recording, and presenting with Inter Range Instrumentation Group (IRIG) compatible off-the-shelf hardware. The importance of these designs is to provide the capability to conserve data bandwidth and to maximize the use of existing hardware. In addition, this paper will discuss a unique decode and time tagging design that conserves data storage when compared to the methods in IRIG Standard 106-96 and still maintains a very accurate time tag.