Telemetry Attributes Transfer Standard (TMATS) Handbook
Range Commanders Council White Sands Missile Range United States
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This Telemetry Attributes Transfer Standard TMATS Handbook was prepared by the Data Multiplex Committee of the Telemetry Group TG, Range Commanders Council RCC. The TMATS Handbook is a common instrumentation reference for use by organizations that produce TMATS files, by ranges that receive TMATS files, and by vendors who incorporate TMATS files into their telemetry processing systems. The use of this handbook will eliminate inconsistencies and differing interpretations of TMATS files so that all parties will benefit from its usage. This TMATS Handbook is intended to supplement Chapter 9 of RCC IRIG 106, Telemetry Standards. Practical guidance for properly generating and using TMATS files is provided and examples of some of the more commonly used TMATS features are given. Since there may be multiple ways of describing these features in TMATS, the examples are intended to illustrate best practices. The overall purpose of this handbook is to improve the use of TMATS as a standard by presenting clear guidelines and thereby eliminating any misinterpretations that may exist.