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AIRBORNE PCM TELEMETRY SYSTEMS 

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AIRBORNE PCM TELEMETRY SYSTEMS 

The Aero Telemetry DRV Series™ airborne data downlink systems are lightweight, portable systems that can be used to accurately acquire, transmit, and record engine and airframe performance criteria during the flight, in real-time. They are fully integrated and very user friendly. Also, they are capable of upgradeability in terms of number and type of analog inputs, range of operation, data rate, and are easily set up for high reliability, fixed base, remote data acquisition applications. Advanced users benefit from downlink system capability to process receive data and uplink commands from a ground station. GPS and variable power L or S-band video and data RF sections with supporting equipment are also available as options for advanced users. RF section supports full-color, NTSC video and telemetry data rates to 150 kHz. Other RF sections available with data rates to 30 MBPS. Call for details.

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DRV SERIES™

The Aero Telemetry DRV Series™ airborne PCM telemetry data link was designed specifically for use on Unmanned Air Vehicles. This entry level integrated air-flight data package provides UAV operators with a reliable and cost effective telemetry downlink.

Features include a proven L or S-band telemetry transmitter and receiver. Virtual "turn-key" data telemetry communication downlink system designed for error free operation in severe multipath environments. Up to 100 user accessible analog and digital data input channels, a fully integrated graphics software package, and various integrated data sensors. Variant of this system employed by joe bok on the aviator XF-11. Our sub-systems product line supports all of the telemetry systems including such items as directional and tracking antennas with controllers, microwave transmitters and receivers, and stabilized airborne video camera mounting systems. The software for the data-logger display and graphical user interface is very user friendly and compatible with all standard PC's. It allows the user to make graphs of the saved data and also allows the data to be reviewed at various speeds in the playback mode.

Other options include fully integrated GPS waypoint navigation receive station software. Linear power amplifiers available at most frequencies to 100 watts. Call for more information on your particular application.

REF: DRV-1000

  • Low cost, fully integrated PCM telemetry data link for UAV's

  • Fully compatible with onboard control systems and auto pilots

  • Integrated sensor package available

  • Complete ground support software suite with everything needed to support in-flight operations

  • System design enables user to operate UAV in IFR conditions

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SENSOR
Accelerometer
Airspeed (1000 Series)
Airspeed (Mil-Std Series)
Altitude
Analog Inputs
Barometer
Climb/Descent Rate
Engine rpm
Engine rpm
Heading RMS
GPS 
Ground Speed
Pitch
Roll
Servo Position
Temperature
Pressure
Voltage

MEASURING RANGE​
0 - 50 g full scale
0.85 Mach
20 - 200 knots
0 - 60,000 feet
0 - 5V single ended
4.10 - 30.00 in. Hg
0 - 20,000 feet
1,000 to 150,000 rpm
100 to 30,000 rpm
0° to 360°
NMEA0183 Standard Data
0 - 300 mph
±50° angle
±50° angle
±45° angle
-328° F to 2298° F
0 - 300 psi
0 - 40 volts

RESOLUTION
0.10 g's
1% accuracy
0.10 knots
±10 feet
0.10 Volt
0.01 in. Hg.
±10 - 20 feet
1% accuracy
1% accuracy
0.10°
12 channel accuracy
5 mph
0.10°
0.10°
0.10°
1° F
0.01 psi
0.30 Volts

 
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TYPICAL AIRBORNE FLIGHT DATE INTERFACE
BUS CONFIGURATIONS FOR FULLY INTEGRATED
TELEMETRY SYSTEMS

 

AERO TELEMETRY PLUG IN MODULES FOR DRV SERIES™

 

#1000-001 - Power Supply, Regulator, Filter Module
#1000-002 - Controller, Logic, Encoder, EEPROM Module
#1000-003 - 4 Ch General Purpose Analog Input Module
#1000-004 - 4 Ch Pressure (airspeed, altimeter, temperature comp, with signal conditioning) Module
#1000-005 - 1 Ch RPM Input (counter) Module
#1000-006 - 16 Ch Digital I/O Module
#1000-007 - 4 Ch Thermocouple Input Module with Signal Conditioning and Temperature Compensation
#1000-008 - 1 Ch Asynchronous Data Module with Output Port
#1000-009 - 1 Ch GPS Interface Module with Output Port
#1000-010 - 8 Place Backplane with Main Frame Hardware (5.00" x 7.00" x 2.00")
#1000-011 - 12 Place Backplane with Main Frame Hardware (6.00" x 8.00" x 3.00")

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TYPICAL AIRBORNE FLIGHT DATE INTERFACE
BUS CONFIGURATIONS FOR
FULLY INTEGRATED TELEMETRY SYSTEMS

10-Ch

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

 DRV-1000A9

Airspeed

Engine RPM

CHT Temperature
EGT Temperature

Feul Flow

Throttle Position

Battery Voltage

Altitude

Manifold Pressure

Engine Oil Pressure

20-Ch

1

2

3-7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14-18

19

20

DRV-2000

Airspeed

Engine RPM

Temperature (Type K) 4

Altitude

Battery Voltage

Rate of Climb

Heading

Pitch

Roll

Analog Inputs (0-5v) 4

Barometric Pressure

GPS Data

30-Ch

1

2

3-7

8

9

10

11-30

DRV-3000

Airspeed

Engine RPM

Temperature (Type K) 4

Altitude

Battery Voltage

Barometric Pressure

Analog Inputs (0-5v) 20

40-Ch

1

2

3-7

8

9

10

11-35

36

37

38

39

40

DRV-4000

Airspeed

Engine RPM

Temperature (Type K) 4

Altitude

Battery Voltage

Rate of Climb

Heading

Pitch

Roll

Analog Inputs (0-5v) 4

Barometric Pressure

GPS Data

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TYPICAL AIRBORNE/GROUND PACKAGES

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Specifications for individual components for the DRV-1000 Series™ can be found in the specific sub-system sections of this site. Choose from our selection of compatible sub-components to custom configure your system.

AIRBORNE STATION SUBSYSTEMS

  • DRV 1000, 16 Channel PCM Encoder signal conditioner (included)

  • Magnetometer Sensor (optional)

  • DRV Airborne Pkg 2W L-Band Video Data Transmitter (optional)

  • 20W Amplifier (optional)

  • Airborne L-Band Blade Antenna (optional)

GROUND STATION SUBSYSTEMS

  • Antenna

  • Receiver

  • Display software

  • Data log software

  • Playback software

  • Graphical User Interface Software with data display

  • Bit synchronizer (optional)

  • Demultiplexer (optional)

  • Omni Directional Antenna (optional)

  • DRV Series L-Band Portable Receiver, Single Frequency (optional)

Omni Directional Antenna (optional)

L-Band Portable Receiver, Single Frequency (optional)

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Graphical User Interface Software with data display (included)