IRIG 106, RF Technologies

 

 

Level 1: Manager

Level 2: Engineers (Basic)

Level 3: Engineers (Advanced)

Scheduled for:

3h

2 x 3h

4 x 3h

Target of Course

Overview, basic understanding

Basic knowledge, able to

work with trained knowledge

advanced knowledge, able to design and maintain trained knowledge

Content:

Introduction to TM systems and their operation philosophy

Basic system design consi-derations, interfaces and operational aspects

Telemetry RF systems, their key parameters and performance, design & operational details and applied standards

Frequency spectrum & regulations

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National & international (ITU-R) regulations, coordination of in-band services, role of the ICTS

TM transmission link

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Data acquisition requirements, key elements, RF link design, channel capacity & quality

Modulation & coding

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Continuous (FM/PM) and digital (FSK / nPSK, CPM) modulation techniques, signal power vs. bandwidth efficiency, inter-symbol interference (ISI) and OFDM, redundant coding schemes

TM components & systems

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Frame specs onboard antennae and transmitters & ground systems, data acquisition & processing interfaces

Operations & test environment

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Flight profile, interference & noise environment, local propagation criteria & countermeasures, target tracking philosophy, test & evaluation procedures

Applied standards

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“RCC TG 106”, Chapter 2: RF Standards.Interference-free use of AMT bands, framework for range interoper-ability. App.A: Guidance on spectrally efficient ways of

utilizing AMT bands. App.M: Properties of a differential encoder for OQPSK. App.N: TM transmitter command & control protocol. Chapter 3: Frequency division multiplexing TM standards.