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Digital Recording Standard (Telemetry Standards, IRIG Standard 106-20 Chapter 10, July 2020)

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Technical Report

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Range Commanders Council White Sands Missile Range United States

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A large number of unique and proprietary data structures has been developed for specific data recording applications that required unique decoding software programs. The activities of writing unique decoding software, checking the software for accuracy, and decoding the data tapes are extremely time-consuming and costly. In the late 1990s, the test ranges started to see the implementation of non-tape-based, high-data-rate recorders, the most predominant of which were solid-state memory devices. Then, as high-data-rate digital recorders were fielded and as solid-state technology began to emerge, the Telemetry Group saw the need and formed an ad hoc committee for a computer-compatible digital data acquisition and recording standard. There is a need for a digital data acquisition and recording standard that supports a broad range of requirements, including data download and interface one or more multiplexed data streams one or more single-data streams data format definitions recorder control media declassification and data interoperability.

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  • Telemetry
  • Recording and Playback Devices

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