• META-DATA VERSIONING

      Adamski, Greg; L-3 Communications (International Foundation for Telemetering, 2007-10)
      Telemetry missions spanning multiple years of tests often require access to archived configuration data for replay and analysis purposes. The needs for versioning vary from simple file-naming conventions to advanced global database versioning based on the scale and complexity of the mission. This paper focuses on a flexible approach to allow access to current and past versions of multiple test article configurations. Specifically, this paper discusses the characteristics of a versioning system for user-friendly and feature-rich solutions. It analyzes the tradeoffs of various versioning options to meet the needs of a given mission and provides a simple framework for users to identify their versioning requirements and implementation.
    • UNLEASHING THE POWER OF XML

      Corry, Diarmuid; ACRA CONTROL Inc (International Foundation for Telemetering, 2007-10)
      Over the last few years XML has been growing in importance as a language for describing the meta-data associated with a complete flight test. Three years ago ACRA CONTROL introduced XidML as an open, published XML standard describing flight test data acquisition from the air to the ground. Recently, XML has been adopted by the TMATS RCC committee and is currently being studied by iNET. While many papers have focused on what XML is and why it is a powerful language, few have related this to practical benefits for the end user. This paper attempts to address this gap. The paper describes simple cost effective tools for generating XML through an intuitive GUI, validating XML information against a schema and transforming XML into useful reports. In particular a suite of value added tools for XidML is described.