• A PROPOSED REVISION TO IRIG 218 BASED ON REAL WORLD EXPERIENCE

      Thom, Gary A.; GDP Space Systems (International Foundation for Telemetering, 2017-10)
      The Range Commanders Council has been attempting to standardize Telemetry over IP (TMoIP) for many years now. While the attempt has been valiant, the outcome to date has not been very successful. As a result, many vendors have implemented their own proprietary methods for sending PCM data over IP networks resulting in a lack of interoperability. As telemetry ground stations are finally making the move toward network centric architectures, it is worth considering the lessons learned over the previous 10 years of designing, installing, troubleshooting and optimizing telemetry data distribution over IP networks. This paper describes a proposed revision to IRIG 218 based on these real life experiences. It discusses the critical decisions and architectural decisions to be made and some of the pitfalls to be avoid.