ITTC Project

High-Rate High-Speed Forward Error Correction Architectures for Aeronautical Telemetry (HFEC)

Project Award Date: 05-15-2009


Forward error correction (FEC) coding schemes are commonly used in communication systems to improve link reliability and increase operating range. In aeronautical telemetry, FEC codes are integral to the developing integrated Network Enhanced Telemetry (iNET). iNET supports more elaborate test scenarios while conserving RF spectrum.

ITTC research will develop and implement hardware reference prototypes for spectrally efficient, high bit rate, high performance FEC codes for use with current and future telemetry waveforms. These reference prototypes fill a current technology shortfall by providing hardware that will enable a more widespread deployment of FEC in existing serial streaming telemetry (SST) links. Additionally, the ITTC prototypes will fill a future technology shortfall by providing hardware to support and enable ongoing development of iNET.


Faculty Investigator(s): Erik Perrins (PI), Andrew Gill

Student Investigator(s): Tristan Bull, Raina Rahman, Gino Rea Zanabria, Brett Werling, Sayak Bose, Seyed Mohammad Ehsan Hosseini, Andrew Farmer, Bowe Neuenschwander, Cenk Sahin, Muharrem Tunc

Project Sponsors

Primary Sponsor(s): Department of Defense

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Companies with a technology need that can be satisfied with ITTC's resources can look to us for assistance. We can develop a relationship with interested partners that will provide for the development of a technology suited for commercialization.

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ITTC resources, including computers and software systems, may be made available to Kansas companies in accordance with the Center's mission and applicable Regents and University policies.

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