• A MODULAR RANGE INTERFACE FOR ACQUISITION AND DISTRIBUTION OF TEST RANGE DATA

      Marler, Thomas M.; Cooper, Kelly; Lake, William F.; TYBRIN Corporation; Eglin Air Force Base (International Foundation for Telemetering, 2001-10)
      A flexible, modular method is needed to connect test range data systems to central real-time computer networks. This is achieved by the development of a real-time, networked, VME-based range interface system. Flexibility is achieved by a modular hardware and software design. The modular hardware consists of standard network interfaces, COTS VME interfaces, and a VME single board computer (with an onboard PCI bus). The modular software is implemented in C++ using the VxWorks real-time operating system. This paper describes the conceptual design and development of the Modular Range Interface (ModRI).
    • AN OBJECT-ORIENTED PC-BASED SYSTEM FOR TSPI COLLECTION AND DISTRIBUTION

      Paulick, Mike; Thomas, Tim; TYBRIN Corporation; Eglin Air Force Base (International Foundation for Telemetering, 2001-10)
      The Range Instrumentation and Control System (RICS) is a PC-based client/server application designed to collect time-space position information (TSPI) from remote radar test sites and distribute it in real-time across a wide area network (WAN). The system architecture is composed of two main parts - the Data Interface Adapter (or DIA, which runs under VxWorks and is implemented using C/C++) and the RICS console PC (which runs under Windows 2000 and is implemented in Java). CORBA is used to provide communication between the RICS console and DIA. This paper describes the design of the system, focusing primarily on the DIA software.