• ADVANCED TELEMETRY PROCESSING AND DISPLAY SYSTEM (ATPDS)

      Leichner, Ted; Nicolo, Stephen J.; Snyder, Ed; Stacy, Mark; Ziegler, Charles; GDP Space Systems (International Foundation for Telemetering, 2000-10)
      This paper describes a PC-based Advanced Telemetry Processing and Display System (ATPDS)- a highend, real-time telemetry processing and display system implemented on a COTS PC platform. for A network-centric architecture was chosen from candidate architectures as the most viable for the ATPDS. The network-centric architecture is Windows NT-based, client/server based, supporting clients and servers on both local or remote PC workstations. The architecture supports distributing processing loads across multiple workstations, optimizing mission processing requirements. The advantage of this system is its flexibility and expandability with low acquisition and life-cycle support costs. The ATPDS allows the user to configure one or more small systems into a larger high-end system based on varying mission requirements.
    • A SYSTEM ARCHITECTURE FOR THE DISTRIBUTION OF REAL-TIME TSPI

      Wright, Rob; Paulick, Mike; Eglin Air Force Base; Tybrin Corporation (International Foundation for Telemetering, 2000-10)
      The Range Instrumentation and Control System (RICS) is the twenty-first century replacement for an aging time-space-position information (TSPI) distribution and collection system used by the 46th Test Wing at Eglin AFB, Florida. The purpose of the RICS is to collect TSPI and distribute it across a wide area network in real-time. It will utilize a multi-threaded C++ program on VxWorks (a real-time operating system by Wind River Systems) to acquire TSPI from a radar system. The acquired data will be multicast to several local area networks where the data will be recorded and displayed in real-time using a Java program on the Linux operating system. This paper describes the design process and design rationale for developing a distributed, real-time, heterogeneous system.