DATT Summit Educational Workshop Tracks and Sessions

*Sessions and Subject Matter Expert Educators (SMEEs) are subject to change.  A registration pass that includes the educational workshops is required.

Track 1: Test/Telemetry Engineering Disciplines (TT)

  • Using EXCEL for Engineering Problems
    Using Advanced Microsoft EXCEL Techniques for Solving Engineering Problems and Analysis of Data
    Wade Nye - Ulyssix Technologies, Inc.
     

  • Telemetry System Engineering Including Data Collection and Transmission
    Hal Altan - Honeywell Aerospace Retiree & Consultant

  • Using Wireshark to Interpret Ethernet IP Packets for the NASA KSC CADIA lab for the Firing Rooms in the support of the launch of the ORION capsule and the SLS Rocket

Track 2: Airborne Telemetry Track (AT)

  • Pressure Measurements for Aerospace Applications
    Steve Carter Kulite Semiconductor Products, Inc.

  • Introduction to Piezoelectric Technology for Vibration Applications
    This will be a technical review of accelerometers – how they are made – why they are used – how to mount them – how to select them.
    Keven Westhora Dytran Instruments

  • Avionics Overview for 1553 and ARINC Data Busses
    The basics of the MIL-STD-1553 and ARINC A429 Data Bus Protocol and Physical Layers will be discussed with an emphasis on user connection and troubleshooting techniques.  Bus architecture and common misconceptions for practical use of the most widely used Avionics Data Bus types presented by one of the industry leaders in the market today.
    Harry Wild - Alta Data Technologies
     

  • ​Telemetry Transmitter Basics - What to Know
    Paul Cook Curtiss-Wright

  • The Basics of FTI Imaging for Both High-speed Camera and High-Definition Cameras​
    Russ Moore Curtiss-Wright
     

  • Migrating from Legacy systems to Networked Systems in FTI
    Pat Quinn Curtiss-Wright

Track 3: Ground Telemetry Track (GT)

  • The Transition from Patch Panels to Automated Switches 
    Norton Alderson - Universal Switching Corporation
     

  • PCM Processing 
    A Discussion from Bit Recognition and Synchronization through Frame Synchronization, PCM Decommutation and Real-Time Analysis
    Glenn Rosenthal - Ulyssix Technologies, Inc.

  • Telemetry Over IP Tutorial - Part 1
    Telemetry ranges are making the move from hardwired telemetry data distribution to network centric architectures. To prepare for and support this transition, it is important to understand the underlying networking concepts, system design decisions, potential pitfalls and troubleshooting techniques. This first part of a two-part course walks through the motivation for moving to TMoIP, provides a basic understanding of networking and Pulse Code Modulation (PCM) data concepts.
    Gary Thom - Delta Information Systems, Inc.

  • Telemetry Over IP Tutorial - Part 2 (must be signed up for Part 1 to attend Part 2)
    Telemetry ranges are making the move from hardwired telemetry data distribution to network centric architectures. To prepare for and support this transition, it is important to understand the underlying networking concepts, system design decisions, potential pitfalls and troubleshooting techniques. This second part of a two-part course walks through TMoIP system design considerations, potential problems and issues, troubleshooting, and management.
    Gary Thom - Delta Information Systems, Inc.

  • Advancement in Telemetry Receiver Technology
    Doug O'Cull - SEMCO

  • Trends in Ground Telemetry Station
    This session provides an overview of the latest trends in Telemetry ground station architecture from tracking antenna technology to TM over Ethernet at receiver. Why Single channel Monopulse (SCM) provides better tracking performances for fast moving targets and / or C-band telemetry link? How an all IP-based antenna control protocol can simplify integration and improve ground station performance? How IF & RF recording is becoming the new recording standard on TM ground station ? How the new waveform standard Space Time Coding (STC) provides the advantages of Frequency diversity for a marginal cost in bandwidth?
    Pierre Bastie - Safran Data Systems

Track 4: Ground Testing and Evaluation Track (GTE)

  • Introduction to Signal Conditioning and Sensors
    This course will cover the basics of signal conditioning including different types of Analog-to-Digital Converters (ADC’s), defining filters, sample rates and preventing aliasing and how they should be used in conjunction with different sensor and measurement types.  The types of ADC’s that will be covered are Sigma-Delta and SAR/OSAR ADC’s.  The different types of sensors that will be covered include: voltage sensors, full bridge sensors, quarter bridge sensors, potentiometers, IEPE sensors, thermocouples, RTD sensors, and LVDT’s.  This course is focused on users newer to data acquisition and sensors and intended to provide users with a broad understanding of the principles of different data acquisition systems and sensors.
    Dave Gallop - DEWESoft LLC
     

  • Introduction to DEWESoft Power and Power Quality Analysis
    This course will introduce power and power quality analysis using DEWESoft instruments.  The power analysis includes efficiency and high-precision power measurements of generators, batteries, DC/AC conversions, etc. The power quality analysis incorporates standards such as IEC 61000-4-30 Class A which defines measurement methods for specific power quality parameters to obtain reliable, repeatable and comparable results over time.  This analysis is in accordance with ABD0100.1.8 which is established to define limits for harmonics in ranges up to 150 kHz.
    John Miller - DEWESoft LLC

Track 5: Telemetry Techniques of Active Programs on the Ranges (AP)

  • Telemetry Integration
    Pitfalls and advantages for using commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) telemetry equipment for real-time telemetry support.
    Tim Clinger - NASA LSP Telemetry Systems Lead, Hangar AE a.i.solutions
     

  • New NASA Rocket Launch Telemetry Standard 
    Walter Wehner - NASA
     

  • Real-time Implementation of Chapter 7 Telemetry Data at Redstone Arsenal
    Ryan Chandler, Lead Engineer, AFTD - Redstone Arsenal

  • NASA's Partnership with Commercial Spaceflight Industry
    Nicole Dawkins - NASA Branch Chief

Track 6: GPS/Timing/Video (GTV)

  • Video and Video Compression Tutorial Part 1 – Video Basics
    With the growing complexity of flight test programs and the improved efficiency of compression algorithms, video is an ever-increasing component of flight test data collection. This first part of a two-part course will provide a basic understanding of video, video signal and video interfaces. It will also set the stage for part two by discussing the motivations for video compression. This will include a discussion of the signals, formats, resolutions and frame rates.
    Gary Thom - Delta Information Systems, Inc.

  • Video and Video Compression Tutorial Part 2 – Video Compression
    (must be signed up for Part 1 to attend Part 2)
    With the growing complexity of flight test programs and the improved efficiency of compression algorithms, video is an ever-increasing component of flight test data collection. This second part of a two-part course will present a high-level description of how video compression works and the trade-offs that can be made when selecting and implementing video compression components. It will also examine the effects of video compression on video quality and investigate some of the causes and resolutions of quality problems.
    Gary Thom - Delta Information Systems, Inc.

  • ​The Importance and Uses of Accurate Time and Frequency for Defense Telemetry Infrastructure
    Evolving telemetry requirements fundamentally rely on distributed accurate time and frequency for effective operation.  This discussion reviews legacy, modern, and future implementations for providing and meeting appropriate synchronization requirements within defense infrastructure.
    John Clark - Masterclock

Track 7: Telemetry Fundamentals and Methods (TFM)

  • Overview of CCSDS Protocols with Reference to the SLS/ORION Programs
    Tony Carta - NASA KSC
     

  • IRIG Chapter 7 - Part 1
    Johnny Pappas - Safran Data Systems
     

  • IRIG Chapter 7 - Part 2 (must be signed up for Part 1 to attend Part 2)
    Johnny Pappas - Safran Data Systems
     

  • Principles and Implementation of the IRIG106 Chapter 10/11 Digital Recording Standard
    This workshop will present an in-depth look of the IRIG106 Chapter 10/11 Digital Recording Standard covering each section along with implementation, compliancy, interoperability, data processing, and validation methods. Lessons learned and insight into development and applications of Chapter 10/11 systems and software throughout the test and operational communities will also be presented.
    Mark Buckley - Telspan Data

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