• INSTRUMENTING AN ETHERNET AVIONICS BUS FOR APACHE TESTING

      Cuevas, Vannesa; Diehl, Michael; Wilcox, Tab; Air Combat Systems Directorate, U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground (International Foundation for Telemetering, 2017-10)
      Last year, the U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground (YPG) faced a short suspense requirement to instrument an Apache's Ethernet bus. YPG was able to implement an effective method to satisfy this requirement; however, more capable and effective methodologies could not be developed and utilized due to time constraints. While continuing to support ongoing Apache testing, YPG is working to implement more efficient methods to capture and utilize the Ethernet data. This paper will discuss YPG’s initial implementation and the follow-on efforts being pursued.
    • A TRADE STUDY TO DETERMINE THE BEST LOCATION FOR TM RECEIVERS

      Diehl, Michael; Fraser, Ryan; Green, Jonathan; Swain, Jason; Air Combat Systems Directorate, U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground (International Foundation for Telemetering, 2017-10)
      As part of a larger effort to improve telemetry link availability, the U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground (YPG) is currently in the process of upgrading its telemetry receivers. As YPG begins integrating new receivers into existing range infrastructure, the question of where to place these receivers to provide maximum benefit must be considered. Should the receivers be placed at each of the remote antennas or should they be centrally located at the primary telemetry site? Although many Telemetry-over-Internet Protocol (TMoIP) and radio frequency (RF) over fiber solutions exist to transport these data, there are numerous concerns including network and Cybersecurity limitations to consider when implementing either of these approaches. This paper will document the trade study conducted at YPG to explore the benefits of each approach.