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24 August 2015 A primer for telemetry interfacing in accordance with NASA standards using low cost FPGAs
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Photon counting detector systems on sounding rocket payloads often require interfacing asynchronous outputs with a synchronously clocked telemetry stream. Though this can be handled with an on-board computer, there are several low cost alternatives including custom hardware, microcontrollers, and Field-Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs). This paper outlines how a telemetry interface for detectors on a sounding rocket with asynchronous parallel digital output can be implemented using low cost FPGAs and minimal custom hardware. It also discusses how this system can be tested with a simulated telemetry chain in the small laboratory setting.
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Jake McCoy, Ted Schultz, James Tutt, Thomas Rogers, Drew Miles, and Randall McEntaffer "A primer for telemetry interfacing in accordance with NASA standards using low cost FPGAs", Proc. SPIE 9601, UV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Space Instrumentation for Astronomy XIX, 960106 (24 August 2015); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2186455
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