Telemetering Systems
Technical Elective for ECE
Catalog Data: 

Description:  3 units.  Sensor technology, sampling, quantization, and data encoding. Data structures and formats, telemetry frames and packets, frame and packet synchronization, and command systems. Digital modulation techniques, bit error rates, spectrum utilization, antenna basics, and radio wave propagation effects.

May be convened with:  ECE 585D.
Usually offered:  Spring.

ECE 310 and ECE 340A and ECE 381A.

Introduction to PCM Telemetering Systems, 2nd Ed. by Stephen Horan, CRC Press, 2002

Course Learning Outcomes: 

By the end of this course, the student will be able to recognize and work with:

  1. Sensor technology
  2. Sampling, quantization, and data encoding
  3. Data structures and formats
  4. Telemetry frames and packets
  5. Frame and packet synchronization, and command systems Digital modulation techniques
  6. Bit error rates
  7. Spectrum utilization
  8. Antenna basics
  9. Radio wave propagation effects
Course Topics: 
  • Introduction to Telemetering Systems
  • Sensor Technology
  • Modeling and Calibration
  • Computer Systems
  • Signal Processing
  • Telemetry Frames and Packets
  • Telemetry Data Synchronization
  • Time and Position Determination
  • Command Systems
  • Modulation Techniques
  • Microwave Transmission
Class/Laboratory Schedule: 

Three 50-minute lecture sessions per week.
Approximately eight homework problem sets during semester.
Two in-class examinations plus a final examination.

Relationship to Student Outcomes: 

a)  an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering (Medium)
c)  an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints
     such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and
     sustainability  (Medium)
d)  an ability to function on multi-disciplinary terms (Medium)
e)  an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems (Medium)
f)   an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility (Low)
g)  an ability to communicate effectively (Medium)
i)   a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning (Low)
j)   a knowledge of contemporary issues (Low)
k)  an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.  (High)

Prepared by: 
Dr. Michael Marcellin
Prepared Date: 

University of Arizona College of Engineering