2950 – SDR telemetry receivers demonstration for the next-gen CSG launcher tracking stations

Quentin Lacoste – CNES France

This paper presents the developpement of an SDR telemetry receiver with state of the art performances developped internally by CNES.

We describe :

– the station architecture, secured internet connexion, modular software, etc.

– the CPU implementation issues and solutions,

– the multysymbol viterbi demodulation of CPFSK telemetry,

– the soft reed solomon decoding algorithm presented in another paper for improved performances. »

8828 – UK National Spectrum Centre in Wales to Accelerate Spectrum Innovation and Testing – an update 3 years on

Anil Shukla & Andy King – Qinetiq Syeda Jilani – Aberystwyth University

Access to radio spectrum is critical for social and economic growth of the nations to support sustainability e.g. remote experimentation and new applications, such as autonomous vehicles, the Internet of Things (IoT), Telemetry, Tracking and Command (TTC) systems etc.

To accelerate radio spectrum innovations, that may go on to contribute to sustainability and support, testing and applications, and to address the global challenge of spectrum access for testing and experimentation, QinetiQ, in partnership with Aberystwyth University, are in the process of developing the concept of a UK National Spectrum Centre (NSC) in mid Wales.

The NSC aim is to create an ecosystem between academia, government and industry to maximise experimentation, testing, education, research and technology development. The aim is to provide a combination of technical expertise, cutting-edge facilities and assisted access to spectrum across a variety of different geographical locations and radio environments.

This presentation will outline how the concept could support sustainability, and then summarise the progress made to date on the centre’s development. The presentation will cover aspects such as education (MSc course), experimentation plans, highlight some of experimentation sites identified, and describe some of the spectrum monitoring kit purchased and measurements conducted and being experiments being planned. Future plans will also be described.

Acknowledgement: The authors acknowledge the support of UK’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) for their support on this contract. «

8528 – 5G Cellular Airborne Transceiver for AMT

Achilles Kogiantis, Joseph Landi, Paul Toliver – Peraton Labs United States

A novel 5G airborne transceiver has been designed and developed to support 5G cellular-based aeronautical mobile telemetry (AMT). To support operation at speeds to be encountered in airborne telemetry, the transceiver implements the Velocite solution for on-board Doppler pre-compensation. The unit is designed for meet the 5G-enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB) service objectives. An overview is given of the airborne transceiver’s overall design approach that includes a commercial 5G mobile modem and a field-programmable gate array (FPGA)-based Doppler compensator. A description is given of the progress on the planned capabilities of the transceiver and the ground network architecture needed to support cellular telemetry, as well as system-level operation aspects. Finally, details are provided of specific design aspects and trade-offs to be considered for AMT, including a ruggedized design for integration with the test airframe to support AMT at the testing range.

5549 – Telemetry Spectrum Encroachment Update

Luc Falga – International Consortium of Telemetry Spectrum

A review of spectrum issues that can encroach on the future use of RF telemetry. The International Consortium for Telemetry Spectrum will review current status of agenda items that address telemetry to be presented at the 2023 World Radiocommunication Conference that telemetry vendors and users need to be aware of and potentially engage with their national administrations.

  • Date : 13/06/2023
  • Time : 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm (UTC+2)
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