Telemetry Acquisition & Simulation Transforming Automobiles

By: | November 7th, 2015


Telemetry (Image Courtesy

Telemetry Use in Real & Virtual Environments

Telemetry uses wireless transmission and reception to remotely monitor and record equipment parameters, environmental variables, and even human physiology including body and skin temperature and heart and respiration rates. A relatively new use of telemetry is transmitting vehicle information such as autopilot information, wheel speed, wind resistance, etc., from a wide range of vehicle sensors. This technology is key to helping driverless automobile technology achieve its huge potential and promise.

Adopting Technologies From Military Applications

As the image above shows, virtual telemetry is now widely used across a wide range of industries but has long been used in military applications. According to Command and Control Technologies (CCTCorp), major features of these systems include:

  • Fully integrated simulation environment that can model the continuous or discrete time behavior of any external system.
  • Dynamic data is commutated into a telemetry transmission stream in real-time.
  • Mission scenarios are easy to define and organize.
  • Simple, user-friendly operation makes TelSim™ ideal for supporting all phases of testing and training.
  • Ground systems test/verification.
  • Interactive operations crew training (nominal & non-nominal dynamics).
  • End-to-end mission simulations and dress rehearsals.

The following video shows GE Telemetry Monitoring:

David Russell Schilling

David enjoys writing about high technology and its potential to make life better for all who inhabit planet earth.

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