• 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.