Design of TM/TC data protocol of Military Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

군용 무인기의 TM/TC 데이터 프로토콜 설계

  • Hong, Su-woon (Satellite.Datalink Team, Hanwha Systems) ;
  • Kim, Young-kil (Division of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ajou University)
  • Received : 2017.08.04
  • Accepted : 2018.01.31
  • Published : 2018.03.28


Unmanned aerial vehicles(UAVs) operating in the military for various purposes are designed to transmit information collected according to the purpose to GCS(Ground Control System), and to transmit/receive the vehicle's operational control and status information using wireless communication(or datalink). Currently, the military UAV systems in operation in Korea use unique communication methods, protocols, and message structures for each system. Among these, the Division UAV is designed to transmit fixed size TM/TC data repeatedly and the Corps UAV is designed to transmit aperiodic TM/TC data to the variable length of the message-based. In this paper, we analyze the TM/TC data protocol of existing military UAV systems and present data protocol design method which is considered to be more efficient in wireless communication environment applied to equipment under development. And we will discuss issues to be considered for standardization of technology for ensuring interoperability with many UAVs or newly introduced UAV systems.


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