A Basic Overview of Telemetry

Thursday, October 29th

Gary Thom, Delta Information Systems, Inc.

Course Description
This course provides a very high level introduction of basic telemetry concepts and components. The course begins with onboard vehicle under test discussing sensors, signal conditioning, commutation, modulation and transmission. It continues on the ground with receivers, data distribution, decommutation, processing and display. The course includes additional concepts like IRIG 106 Chapter 10 and 11 recording and distribution formats as well as IRIG 106 Chapter 7 packet data over PCM.

About Gary
Mr. Thom is currently president of Delta Information Systems, Inc, with responsibility for the overall operation of the corporation, which consists of three business units: Delta Digital Video which produces video compression and scan conversion products for commercial, flight test and intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (ISR) applications; GDP Space Systems / Acroamatics which produces aerospace telemetry products for flight test and launch support applications; and Ampex Data Systems Corporation which produces rugged airborne processing, recording and cyber defense systems.

Mr. Thom has been an active participant in various international standards bodies including the ITU-T, ISO and ANSI as well as US DoD standards bodies such as the Motion Imagery Standards Board (MISB) and various Interoperability Working Groups.  He has taught professional development courses through the University of Wisconsin on understanding and implementing voice, video and data over IP solutions. He has been published in the IEEE Journal on Selected Area in Communications related to this work.