Telemetry Ground Systems


Telemetry Receivers / Combiners 

Lumistar designs and manufactures telemetry products for the flight test and antenna tracking communities. Board level products are manufactured with PCI, PCIe, cPCI bus interfaces as well as continuing support of ISA and VME legacy products.

Lumistar also provide standalone systems that do not require a PC . Serial, USB or Ethernet interfaces are used for control. Well documented application software with example code allows users to write their own applications for integration of Lumistar products into their telemetry systems.

NEW LS-28-DRSM Modular Dual-Channel Receiver/Combiner with CH10 Ethernet Data

The LS-28-DRSM is an advanced technology Dual-Channel Receiver/Combiner employing sophisticated “fifth generation” Digital Signal Processing (DSP) technologies. The LS-28-DRSM supports independent two-channel reception and/or combining of up to six RF bands including E, S, Lower-L, Upper-L, P, C, (as well as customer defined bands from 250 MHz to 6 GHz). Each RF input is converted to a fixed 70 MHz intermediate frequency (IF). These IF signals are then digitized by a two-channel digital receiver. The IF receiver provides optional combining as well as 2-channel independent mode operation. The unit has provision for direct PCM bit-synchonization from external sources as well for Combined or Independent channel data. Digital multi-mode demodulation options include Multi-Symbol PCM/FM, SOQPSK, BPSK, QPSK, OQPSK, SQPSK, AQPSK, AUQPSK, PCM/PM, and Multi-H CPM. Sub-carrier(s) demodulation can also be provided. In addition to the digital FM demodulation, traditional analog single-symbol FM demodulation is included. PCM code converted output data is provided simultaneously to TTL and high speed differential (RS422/485 signal standards). Optional IRIG Chapter10 UDP time stamped data outputs are available. Standard user features such as O-scope Eye Pattern and Constellation diagram displays, IF spectral displays at 70 MHz, Bit Error Rate Reader and a very powerful “onboard 70 MHz signal modulator” are included at no additional cost. The LS-28-DRSM is compatible with any Operating System and is controlled and statused either serially (USB or 232) or via Ethernet. All Ethernet receiver command and status controls are TCP, and the resulting user displays and data streaming is via UDP ethernet. The unit has the ability to optionally record up to 128GB of demodualted data (minor frame time stamped) for each channel (CH1/CH2/Combined).

Tracking Antenna  

WTW, Germany design and manufacture autotracking telemetry antenna for the L, S and C bands.

WTW manufacture both traditional carbon fibre Parabolic antenna and compact portable Planar antenna.


This portable light weight two axis Telemetry auto tracking Antenna for mobile and stationary applications is perfect for drone (UAV), missile and general flight tests.

Weighing less than 30Kg, the WTW -20 is easily transported.  

All antennas are IP64, therefore no Radom is needed. The antenna is shipped safely in a robust shipping case. On first power-up the antenna calibrates the encoders on both axis, after which no further calibration is required.

An embedded Webpage controls the Antenna and allows up to 4 operators to look at the Antenna Parameters through High Speed Ethernet (GigaBit) and/or secured WIFI with a PC, Laptop, Tablet or Smartphone. WTW have developed the first 3D animated Antenna GUI in the world that was first shown at the ITC 2014 Show in San Diego.