GDP Space Systems is pleased to announce that it is one of the first companies to adopt and support the new IRIG 218-20 Telemetry over Internet Protocol (TMoIP). Published in February 2020 by the Telecommunications and Timing Group of the Range Commanders Council, the protocol is an improvement to the previous IRIG 218-10 version issued in 2010. IRIG 218-20 provides ranges with a standards-based solution for the ground transport of serial streaming telemetry data and is intended to improve interoperability and cost competitiveness between vendors. TMoIP technology, in general, provides ranges with support for higher telemetry data rates while improving reliability, redundancy, and fail-over for range data distribution by transmitting serial PCM telemetry data over Internet Protocol (IP) networks such as Ethernet. Solutions scale from simple point-to-point connections to complex systems supporting hundreds of telemetry streams from geographically dispersed locations.
The Acroamatics Telemetry Data Processor (TDP) product line now offers Telemetry over IP (TMoIP) input capability. This advanced capability allows the TDP to be seamlessly integrated into your TMoIP environment, simplifying data distribution, and supporting the distribution of higher PCM data rates. The TDP TMoIP input capability is available in the flagship Model 2900 Rackmount TDP, the Model 3022 Portable TDP, the Model 2500 Compact TDP and the Decom/Processor Card Sets. The TDP systems can accept TMoIP data streams that are formatted into either IRIG 106 Chapter 10/11 (CH10/11) streams or the latest IRIG 218-20 streams. The IRIG 106 CH10/11 format allows single PCM stream per CH10 stream or multiple PCM streams per CH10 stream. When processing IRIG 218 inputs the system automatically detects and processes the legacy IRIG 218-10 packetization as well as the IRIG 218-20 packetization. Both unicast and multicast transport is supported on an individual stream basis. TDP systems can support mixed PCM data/clock inputs as well as TMoIP inputs. The TDP with TMoIP input capability allows the flawless integration of decommutation, processing and display into the GDP Space Systems and Acroamatics’ Network Centric Range Architecture.