Advances in Telemetry Capability as Demonstrated on an Affordable Precision Mortar

Report No. ARL-RP-378
Authors: Michael L. Don
Date/Pages: June 2012; 14 pages
Abstract: This report presents three telemetry techniques demonstrated on an affordable precision mortar that allowed the guidance, navigation, and control (GNC) system to be effectively analyzed. The first is a technique for the real-time integration and extraction of GPS data into a sensor telemetry stream. The second is a method for increasing telemetry bandwidth by saving a short period of high rate data and then broadcasting it over the rest of the flight test. Lastly an on-board data storage implementation using a MicroSD card is presented.
Distribution: Approved for public release
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Last Update / Reviewed: June 1, 2012