7.3 Transitioning to C Band
- ettc2020 - European Test and Telemetry Conference
2020-06-23 - 2020-06-25
- 7. Spectrum management & Coding
- P. Cook - Curtiss-Wright, Dublin (Ireland)
- 216 - 219
With the sell-off of the standard telemetry frequency bands, the transition to C-band in the USA has been slow in adopting the new requirement. Several flight test ranges have moved to C-band but most of the USA has not. As a result, all three frequency bands, L, S, and C, are still being used for flight test despite the government ruling. To address the multiband utilization, several transmitter suppliers have developed a tri-band transmitter to support the frequency allocation on demand approach. This paper reviews the Curtiss Wright’s tri-band transmitter development, performance results and the support for space-time processing, forward error correction, and thermal management.