• A TRANSMITTER CHIP SET FOR WIRELESS TELEMETRY APPLICATIONS

      Osgood, Karina; Moysenko, Andy; Webb, Amy; Schneider, Dennis; Colangelo, Ronald; McMullen, Kenneth; Wert, Robert; Muller, Peter; M/A-COM, Inc.; U.S. Army Simulation, Training & Instrumentation Command (STRICOM); et al. (International Foundation for Telemetering, 2001-10)
      M/A-COM, Inc. has developed a highly integrated transmitter chip set for wireless telemetry applications under a U.S. Army Development Contract. The chip set is comprised of a voltage controlled oscillator (VCO), a silicon synthesizer/phase locked loop (PLL), and a family of power amplifiers (PA's). The chip-set is designed to operate over the military L and S Band frequencies as well as the lower commercial ISM band. Using these components, M/A-COM has produced IRIG compliant transmitter modules for ballistic telemetry applications. These modules have been successfully flight tested by the Army Research Laboratory at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland. This paper reviews the transmitter system architecture and presents test data for the transmitter module and individual components.