Basic TMATS Support Module - Graphical User Interface & TMATS Editor
The OTIS-9 graphical user interface (GUI) module is the foundation of the
OTIS product family. It provides support for the hierarchical TMATS structure
including all of the standard's defined attributes groups. When
importing a TMATS
file, OTIS-9 presents the user with an easy to read and understand windowed
display of the information contained in this file. At this point the user may
modify these attributes using a simple "fill-in-the-blank" and "pull-down-menu"
interface. Once modification has been completed, the user may save his/her new
TMATS file from the OTIS-9 file menu. This file is saved in the standard TMATS
format. Of course, telemetry attributes may be defined from scratch using this
GUI and saved as a standard TMATS file.
The OTIS-9 GUI is an interactive editor that allows a user to create or edit
TMATS files. OTIS-9 is a Microsoft Windows(TM) application. The two
of using the OTIS-9 editor are ease of use and data verification.
A typical TMATS file can be a long, almost impossible file to manually edit
and comprehend. OTIS-9 solves this problem by presenting data stored in a TMATS
file using easy to understand "forms" and graphics. Various attributes found
within a TMATS file are often hard to comprehend visually. Such items as PCM or
1553 format definitions, are difficult to visualize in TMATS. OTIS-9
problem by presenting these definitions using a graphical interface that shows
definitions in a visually appealing and easy to understand format. Changes to
these definitions can be made using simple point-and-click commands with the
A TMATS file is structured as an ASCII database. Each section is linked
together, and changes in one field can often require corresponding changes in
other fields. Small and hard to find errors can result in an invalid TMATS
definition. OTIS-9 solves this problem by extensive error checking
Any changes made to the TMATS file once loaded into OTIS-9 are verified before
being saved. This insures that any user changes in a particular section of a
TMATS file will be correctly referenced in the rest of the file.
Although a TMATS file must contain all fields necessary for a complete
definition, there is no requirement that the fields be in any order within the
file. Similarly, numerous TMATS commands can be placed on the same line in the
file. This can further increase the problems associated with editing
a TMATS file
manually. OTIS-9 solves this problem by two methods:
First, when a TMATS file is loaded into OTIS-9, it is broken down into the
basic building blocks that make up the file. For a typical TMATS file with 10
sections defined, each section will be extracted and maintained
OTIS-9. Since each section of a TMATS file may contain more than one
each definition within a section is further broken down to the individual
definition. This allows for easier and faster searching, and makes
the TMATS file easier to manage.
Second, a TMATS file created or saved using the OTIS-9 product is re-ordered
according to sections, and commands within each section. This ensures that a
TMATS file will be saved in a more logical order, with all similar data stored
OTIS-9 Report Generation Option
The OTIS-9 Report Generation Option provides the user with a variety of reports
regarding the TMATS file which is currently open and active within OTIS. The
Report Types include:
PCM Format Attributes
As shown in the screen display above, reports are available in a variety
of options for the convenience of the user. These include:
The ability to print to a file, the printer, or the screen.
The ability to output a delimited ASCII file to be used by other
The ability to select numerous formatting options for printing,
such as Font,
Headers/Footers, and Page Numbering.
The user may select the information he/she wants to be presented in the
Measurement List Report.
Measurements may be sorted by Name or Frame Word Position/Frame Number
OTIS-9 Calibration Support
Also included in the Reports Option is full support for Calibration Data Entry
by entering the calibration data pair sets in the form of Raw Counts along with
the associated Engineering Units (EU) Value.
Features of the OTIS-9 Calibration Support include:
Graph Engineering Units Calibration against actual Calibration Data.
Select the Order of the EU Fit desired.
Correlation Coefficient and RMS Calculations presented to determine the
accuracy of the fit.
Identify Zero and R-Cal Points
Print a Graph Report once the Calibration is Satisfactory.
Select Coefficients, Pair Sets, or Pair Sets with Cal for output to TMATS