• ADVANCED SUBMINIATURE TELEMETRY: A NEXT GENERATION INSTRUMENTATION SYSTEM

      Harrison, William D.; Copeland, Frank S.; Eglin Air Force Base (International Foundation for Telemetering, 2000-10)
      In performing its mission, the Air Force SEEK EAGLE Office (AFSEO) conducts a wide variety of tests with heavy emphasis on open-air flight tests. As budget pressures drive a reduction in the number of test sorties, maximizing the amount of quality data from each flight test is of paramount importance. This paper describes an AFSEO effort to develop a low cost, intelligent, subminiature telemetry and sensor system based on modern commercial wireless technologies. The instrumentation system is completely self-contained and can be externally mounted, thus eliminating the requirement for extensive aircraft modifications and minimizing the need for specially instrumented test aircraft. The system will make maximum use of Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) components to reduce cost and insure availability. MicroElectroMechanical Systems (MEMS) technology will be incorporated as the technology matures.
    • INTRODUCTORY SYSTEM DESIGN OF THE ADVANCED SUBMINIATURE TELEMETRY SYSTEM

      Dacus, Farron L.; Hendrix, Steven P.; Bouchez, Joseph J.; Cleveland Medical Devices, Inc. (International Foundation for Telemetering, 2000-10)
      The Advanced SubMiniature Telemetry System (ASMT) with Wireless Sensor extension is an ambitious program aimed at incorporating modern wireless system and electronic design methods into a two way, miniature, low cost, modular, and completely software controlled wireless data acquisition system. The program was conceived and is sponsored by the U.S. Air Force SEEK EAGLE Office as a means of both lowering test cost and increasing test effectiveness. This article shall present the fundamental system design challenges of the program and how modern design methods can provide a new standard of cost effectiveness, mission capability, and high spectral efficiency.