• Sanitization of IRIG 106 Chapter 10 Storage Media

      Berard, Alfredo; Cogan, Catherine; Klein, Lorin; Massey, Heath; Williams, Rick; Eglin Air Force Base (International Foundation for Telemetering, 2008-10)
      For the last 30-years, magnetic tape systems have served as the primary means of recording data from airborne instrumentation systems. The IRIG 106 Chapter 10 Digital Recording standard [1] introduced and developed by the Range Commanders Council (RCC) Telemetry Group (TG) has served as a common ground for industry to develop technology for replacing those tape-based recording systems with digital systems and recording data onto Solid State Devices. Data assurance and validation has been paramount in the development. This paper examines the challenge of sanitizing and downgrading media that is Commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) and is utilized by test organization in the operational communities as well as the Major Range Test Facility Base (MRTFB) and other test ranges.
    • Wireless Sensor System for Airborne Applications

      Pellarin, Steve; Grossman, Hy; Musteric, Steven; Teletronics Technology Corporation; Eglin Air Force Base (International Foundation for Telemetering, 2008-10)
      Adding an instrumentation / telemetry system to a test article has historically required an intrusive installation. Power, wiring, and available space typically present significant challenges. There has been a long-standing need in the test and training community for a non-intrusive, flexible and modular instrumentation and telemetry system that can be installed on an aircraft or other test article without the need for permanent modifications. In addition, as available space in aircraft weapon bays, small weapons, and unmanned vehicles becomes a premium, the miniaturization of remote sensors and telemetry units becomes critical. This paper describes the current status of the Advanced Subminiature Telemetry System (ASMT) Initial Test Capability Project. It discusses the progress to date in fielding an operational, wireless sensor system that may be installed on the aircraft skin using an Electro-Cleavable adhesive as an alternative to conventional mounting methods. The wireless sensor utilizes the Wireless Communications Standard for Wireless Personal Area Network™ (WPAN™) IEEE 802.15 Working Group standard (commonly referred to as Bluetooth) to establish communication between the sensor and controller modules. Results of aircraft ground testing for EMI compatibility with aircraft systems will be presented. It is also expected that actual flight test results will be available by the time the paper goes to publication.