Strock, O. J. Consultant, Sarasota, Florida.
Last reviewed:January 2021
- Aerospace systems
- Industrial systems
- Space systems
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The branch of engineering, also called telemetry, which is concerned with collection of measurement data at a distant or inconvenient location, and display of the data at a convenient location. One example of a complex telemetering system is used to measure temperature, pressure, and electrical systems on board a space vehicle in flight, radio the data to a station on Earth, and present the measurements to one or several users in a useful format. A simpler form of telemetering would be measuring temperature, fuel level, battery voltage, and speed in a car, and then via a hard-wire link displaying that information on the instrument panel. Telemetering involves movement of data over great distances, as in the above example, or over just a few meters, as in monitoring activity on the rotating shaft of a gas turbine. It may involve less than 10 measurement points or more than 10,000.
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