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The Telemetry Laboratory was founded by a generous grant from the International Foundation for Telemetering (IFT) to support educational programs in telemetry and to foster a cooperative effort between test ranges, industry, and academia to strengthen the telemetering community. Since then, funding from the ARTM Program, T&E/S&T Program, NASA, and TRMC has supported a variety of activities relevant to the telemetering community.

Projects

Narrowband Channel Modeling

Wideband Channel Modeling

Space-Time Coding

Multipath Mitigation

Telemetry Lab News

Prof. Rice awarded &T/T&E grant

Michael Rice and collaborators from the Unitersity of Texas at Dallas, Morgan State University, and the University of Kansas, received a $1.4 million contract from the Test Resource Management Center (TRMC) to demonstrate the effectiveness of advanced equalization techiques in an aeronatical telemetry setting. The project, known as "PAQ," started in March 2013 and runs through July 2015.

BYU authors win Best Paper Award at ITC 2010

Michael Rice and Oluwasegun Tinubi received the "Best Paper Award" for the paper "The Range Area Network: A New Approach for Aeronautical Telemetry." This paper describes the use of small, inexpensive radio nodes to form a ground-based sensor network that captures telemetry packets transmitted from an airborne test article (think iNET) and relays the packets to the data center. The analysis shows that this appraoch eleminates the need for large (and expensive) tracking antennas, eliminates multipath path interference, and reduces the transmitter power required on the airborne test article.

Rice and Jensen awarded S&T/T&E grant

Profs. Michael Rice and Michael Jensen were awarded approximately $673,000 contract from the Test Resource Management Center (TRMC) to model wideband multipath propgation using multiple antennas in aeronautical telemetry environments. The project, known as "M4A," ran from April 2009 through December 2012.

Prof. Michael Rice Wins ITC 2007 Best Paper Award

Prof. Michael Rice won the "Best Paper" award at the 2007 International Telemetering Conference held in October in Las Vegas, NV. The paper, "Differential Encoding Revealed: An Explanation of the Tier-1 Differential Encoding in IRIG 106," derives the differential encoding and decoding equations published in Appendix M of the IRIG 106 standard.

Xiaoyu Dang Wins Student Paper Award at ITC 2007

Xiaoyu Dang won first place in the graduate category of the student paper contest at the 2007 International Telemetering Conference held in October in Las Vegas, NV, for the paper "An Optimum Dtector for Space-Time Trellis coded Differential MSK." The paper describes the application of waveform orthogonalization in a multi-antenna system that both reduces the complexity of OQPSK (MSK is the example) and improves performance.

Tom Nelson receives Student Paper Award at ITC 2006

Tom Nelson won second place in the graduate category of the student paper contest at the 2006 International Telemetering Conference held in October in San Deigo, CA, for the paper "Reduced Complexity Trellis Detection of SOQPSK-TG." The paper describes a low-complexity technique for SOQPSK detection. The detector reduces the complexity of the maximum likelihood detector by a factor of 128 with a performance loss of only 0.2 dB.

Mason Wardle receives Student Paper Award at ITC 2005

Mason Wardle won second place in the graduate category of the student paper contest at the International Telemetering Conference held in October in Las Vegas, NV, for the paper "EFTS Receiver With Improved Performance." The paper describes a low-complexity technique for coherent detection of the modulation used in the Enhanced Flight Termination Systems.

BYU authors win Best Paper Award at ITC 2005

Prof. Michael Rice and PhD students Tom Nelson and Erik Perrins won the "Best Paper" award at the 2005 International Telemetering Conference held in October in Las Vegas, NV. The paper, "Common Detectors for Tier 1 Modulations," describes methods for acheiving near optimal detector performance for the three modulations defined as interoperable waveforms in the ARTM Tier-1 standards in aeronautical telemetry. The novelty of the approach is that the demodulator does not have to "know" which waveform is used by the transmitter.

Jensen and Rice awarded DoD Grant to Advance Flight Testing

Dr. Jensen and Dr. Rice were awarded nearly $1 million in grant money to improve air-to-ground communications during Air Force flight tests. Also reported in BYU News and Deseret News. Photo courtesy of Air Combat Command.

BYU authors win Best Paper Award at ITC 2004

Michael Jensen, Michael Rice, Tom Nelson, and Adam Anderson coauthored a paper which was presented October 20, 2004 at the International Telemetering Conference in San Diego, California. Their winning paper described the use of space-time coding to overcome self-interference created the use of dual transmit antennas in aeronautical telemetry.

PhD student Erik Perrins wins student paper contest

Erik Perrins won first place in the graduate student category of the student paper contest at the International Telemetering Conference. His paper describes a modification to an existing standard in aeronautical telemetry that increases the detection efficiency. Dr. Michael Rice is Erik's advisor.
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