Concerning Low Cost Telemetry Stations,
NATIONAL AIR INTELLIGENCE CENTER WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
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For a number of years I have often heard a number of customer friends complain that telemetry equipment is too expensive. They say that telemetry equipment is not much more technical or complex than color television, video cameras and PC computers, but the price is many times more expensive, and it is not necessarily very reliable. The answer is naturally very simple The research costs are high, the cycle is long, production is in small batches, so the cost goes up. This seams to make sense, but the time when the green light is given no matter what the cost is over. Effect to cost and market competition concepts are now in style, and lowering cost is a basic factor that must be considered during equipment development. At the present time, the trends in telemetry system development are for less expensive, smaller, faster and more flexible. The customer will welcome such a system.