Crowdfunding: DTSoft – Decom Telemetry Software

August 18, 2015 by  
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DTSoft – Decom  Telemetry Software


Supporting software development for TM systems

DTSoft designs and manufactures telemetry products for the flight test and antenna tracking communities. DTSoft intends to demonstrate its products at the prestigious International Telemetry Conference, ITC USA 2015, Oct 26 – Oct 29, at Bally’s in Las Vegas.

DTSoft provides a way to get data to and from the outside world.  For the decoder side, it can even replace a piece of hardware (the framesync/decom).  Likewise with the encoder side. The use of the gateway products coupled with the power of the DTSoft software, gives you a quite reasonably priced (relatively speaking),  method to play with data, as well as a more universal method.  Even the cabling is cheaper.

DTSoft will explore TMoIP, telemetry over IP.  Instead of just another trend it heralds the future for the industry.  Like everything else, telemetry data transport is going to the network and computers, once it gets out of the air (or before it gets into the air, as the case may be).  Very akin to VOIP (voice over IP that many phones are now, teleconferencing systems, etc.).

Some gateways can take the network data and reproduce the clock and data (e.g. IPtec TNP-100).  This lends itself to another product from DtSoft, the TDynaSim.  This is a full software PCM encoder, capable of creating async embedded streams, as well as the generation of PRN patterns.  This would give you the complete package from the encoder side of things through the decoder side of the house.  RF included if so desired.

The results is that you have the ability to take the data directly from whatever source that created the clock/data and get it into a form you can use in the PC.  For instance:

  • Bitsync – From a single bitsync, to a bitsync farm
  • PCM Encoder – Take the clock/data lines directly from your vehicle PCM encoder.
  • RF Receiver – For range receiver types (e.g. Quasonix Gen 2, Lumistar Ls-35, Semco), take the data right from the clock/data outputs to put into the gateway.  Now you’ve just eliminated the need for a framesync/decom card.
  • Data recorder that doesn’t put out network packets, but does put out clock/data.

This way one is able to go to a test range, in the peanut gallery, taking just your laptop and a gateway, and being able to plug into the range complex’s clock/data line and process/view the data as you see fit.  (Many ranges provide a clock/data source in the viewing gallery).

Take your laptop on-board a vehicle under test, in flight, tie into the PCM encoder, and monitor/analyze the data in real time. Take your laptop and a reverse gateway and play back a flight test recording, into a system you’ll be running a live flight on later, or perform a BERT or CRC check on that system prior to the expensive flight test itself.

Support this project and get this enhancement in the field.