• 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).