Telemetering systems and applications have moved far beyond the space flight telemetry most people have heard of to cutting-edge uses across a broad range of disciplines, including industry, medicine, and meteorology. To fully understand and participate in the acquisition of data this technology makes possible, scientists in these fields along with engineers new to telemetering require some background in the concepts, hardware, and software that makes the technology so valuable.

Introduction to PCM Telemetering Systems, Second Edition summarizes the techniques and terminology used in sending data and control information between users and the instruments that collect and process the data. It gives an overall systems introduction to the relevant topics in three primary areas: system interfaces; data transport, timing, and synchronization; and data transmission techniques. The topics addressed include sensor characteristics, user interface design, data filtering, data framing, statistical analysis, telemetry standards, time code standards, modulation techniques, and radio propagation. To reinforce understanding, each chapter includes exercises.

Rather than focusing on design specifics, which can change so rapidly with evolving technologies, the author centers his discussions on concepts and standards. This edition incorporates the latest standards, LabVIEW-based examples of telemetry and command processing, and simulations using multiSim and Commsim.

chapter 1|9 pages


section 1|155 pages

System Interfaces

chapter 2|34 pages

Sensor Technology

chapter 3|40 pages

Modeling and Calibration

chapter 4|28 pages

Computer Systems

chapter 5|51 pages

Signal Processing

section 2|136 pages

Data Transport, Timing, and Synchronization

chapter 6|46 pages

Telemetry Frames and Packets

chapter 7|33 pages

Telemetry Data Synchronization

chapter 8|29 pages

Time and Position Determination

chapter 9|24 pages

Command Systems

section 3|50 pages

Data Transmission Techniques

chapter 10|48 pages

Modulation Techniques

chapter 11|55 pages

Microwave Transmission