Robust telemetry system for future launchers

Jani Puttonen, Jie Zhang, Oleksandr Puchko, Janne Kurjenniemi, Paolo Salaris, Aldo Masci, Roberto Romanato, Domenico Di Lanzo, Stefano Falzini, Neil Buchanan, Haesik Kim, Henna Paaso, Janne Seppänen, Pertti Järvensivu, Gianluca Martini, Alberto Pagnani, Ignacio Aguilar Sánchez

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    Abstract

    This article presents a consideration of a new robust telemetry (TM) system for future launchers. The main target is to increase the maximum data rate of TM system to at least 5 Mbps with improvements such as more efficient physical layer, advanced antenna solutions, lossless data compression, satellite relays, and adaptive coding and modulation (ACM). An extension module for Network Simulator 3 (ns-3) for launch vehicle (LV) TM communications was developed, which is capable of evaluating the system performance and potential gains of the proposed enhancements. The results show that the proposed telemetry system can reach close to the target capacity with new physical layer modulation and coding scheme and the performance may be further improved with retrodirective antenna array and satellite relays.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2016 International Workshop on Tracking, Telemetry and Command Systems for Space Applications (TTC)
    PublisherEuropean Space Agency (ESA)
    ISBN (Electronic)978-9-0815-8398-5
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4673-9731-5
    Publication statusPublished - 2016
    MoE publication typeB3 Non-refereed article in conference proceedings
    Event7th ESA International Workshop on Tracking, Telemetry and Command Systems for Space Applications, TTC 2016 - Noordwijk, Netherlands
    Duration: 13 Sep 201616 Sep 2016

    Conference

    Conference7th ESA International Workshop on Tracking, Telemetry and Command Systems for Space Applications, TTC 2016
    Abbreviated titleTTC 2016
    Country/TerritoryNetherlands
    CityNoordwijk
    Period13/09/1616/09/16

    Keywords

    • launch vehicle
    • telemetry
    • system simulator
    • network simulator 3
    • ns-3
    • performance analysis
    • consultative committee for space data systems
    • CCSDS
    • european space agency
    • ESA

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