Telemetry For High-Latency, Error-Prone Networks

Monday October 25th

Robert Ritter, IMI/RT Logic

Course Description
Global telemetry networks present many challenges with high-latency and error-prone transport conditions.  This tutorial will present detailed information on packet-based telemetry standards that are designed to operate reliably in such conditions, with emphasis on RF systems, Forward Error Correction, delivery assurance, efficient packet structures in asymmetric links, Internet Protocol considerations, security, interoperability and more.  With practical applications for ground, sea, air and space telemetry systems, much of the emphasis will be on Consultative Committee for Space Data Systems (CCSDS) standards, and how those standards (and select elements) can be considered for more broad telemetry applications.  This course provides a protocol stack depiction of these concepts with reference to the common OSI stack.  Students should have a general technical competency and understanding of communications theory, protocols and systems.

About Robert
Mr. Ritter is the Chief Engineer and a partner in the manufacturer’s representation firm, IMI, and was formerly the Director of Communication Systems Engineering for RT Logic.  He has 30 years of experience in designing ground system architectures for various mission vehicles, and data communication networks.  Robert has been involved in many programs integrating both domestic and international data networks, and he has worked closely with DoD, Space, Range and other agency personnel to find practical means for standards adaptation and co-utilization of assets.  He has designed boards for communications and signal processing, has written signal processing and simulation software, and has taught numerous courses in the past.  Mr. Ritter has a BSEE from the University of Virginia, an MSEE from Virginia Tech, and an MBA from George Mason University.  He is also an opera singer and performer in the Mid-Atlantic region, with over 20 years of professional appearances.