Accession Number:

AD0867788

Title:

Pulse Characteristics of a Typical Missile Ground System Cable,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY MISSILE RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING LAB REDSTONE ARSENAL AL GUI DANCE AND CONTROL DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1970-01-07

Pagination or Media Count:

65.0

Abstract:

With the growing use of digital systems and other systems using pulse signals, the requirements placed on data transmission circuits are increasing severely. This is the case when, for example, a digital ground computer must communicate with a digital guidance computer in a missile system where one or both were once analog computers. In this report, a typical missile ground system molded cable assembly is examined for its pulse transmission characteristics. The tests also surveyed the effects of grounded and floated shields, cross-talk energy, and techniques of measurement of significant cable parameters. Significant results include the findings that the cable does act similar to a radio frequency transmission line, that noticeable waveform distortion can be incurred by grounding shields, and that cross talk can be significantly reduced even in unshielded wires by a nearby grounded conductor. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Guided Missile Launching and Basing Support
  • Non-Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE