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AUTOTESTCON '96, Test Technology and Commercialization. Conference Record

16-19 Sept. 1996

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  • Conference Record. AUTOTESTCON '96

    Publication Year: 1996
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  • A modular ATS concept for the Swedish GRIPEN aircraft

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):218 - 222
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    The ATS concept developed for test of all electronics in the Swedish multi-role combat aircraft JAS 39 Gripen, has been successfully delivered to the Swedish Air Force. All major requirements originally set up, has been fulfilled-although not necessarily in the way it was planned some 10 years ago. C/ATLAS has been used for analog test in combination with VETO for dynamic digital test. Coordinatio... View full abstract»

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  • A view of the AI-ESTATE architecture and the ABBET(TM) upper layers

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):213 - 217
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    Work in the IEEE Standards Coordinating Committee 20 (SCC20) to develop standards for A Broad Based Environment for Test (ABBET) and for supporting intelligent diagnostics in test environments (AI-ESTATE) is coming to fruition. The ABBET subcommittee is preparing to ballot the “full-use” version of its architecture standard (P1226), and the AI-ESTATE subcommittee has published its arch... View full abstract»

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  • Implementing reusable, instrument independent test programs in the factory

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):206 - 212
    Cited by:  Papers (2)  |  Patents (3)
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    Development of computer programs that control test sequences on automatic test equipment (ATE) is costly and time consuming. Test programs are usually written by specifying the instruments to be used in the ATE and the sequence of the setup and measurement parameters for these instruments. Reuse of test program software on other ATE is usually not possible without rewriting, revalidating and re-re... View full abstract»

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  • Diagnostic reasoning systems data representation: IEEE P1232.1 artificial intelligence tie to automatic test equipment (AI-ESTATE) data and knowledge standard

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):73 - 76
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    The proliferation of diagnostic reasoning tools, coupled with a need in those tools to use existing design, test, and maintenance data has led to incompatibilities between data formats, and an inability to communicate diagnostic information. The IEEE P1232.1 AI-ESTATE Data and Knowledge Specification has been created to address this need, by establishing a standard format consisting of diagnostic ... View full abstract»

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  • Implementing the IEEE A Broad Based Environment for Test (ABBET) standard using an object technology-based approach

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):199 - 205
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    In May 1996, the evolved IEEE ABBET standard was approved to be balloted as a full-use standard replacing the 1226-1993 trial use version that was focused on an Ada Language centric-implementation approach. A major change in the revised ABBET Standard was its reflection of a hardware/software implementation-independent approach to the creation of test programs. No particular methodology and/or tec... View full abstract»

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  • Application scenarios for AI-ESTATE services

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):68 - 72
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    One of the principal objectives of the P1232 AI-ESTATE standardization project is the development of a standard set of services to be provided by a diagnostic reasoner within a test environment. Recently, considerable progress has been made defining an initial set of services for P1232.2 AI-ESTATE Service specification. In this paper, we provide several possible scenarios under which such services... View full abstract»

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  • ABBET and industry-how to apply ABBET principles and make money doing it!

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):194 - 198
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    A Broad Based Environment for Test (ABBET) is a set of related standards being developed by industry and government experts to produce several results in the rapidly changing product test context. Specifically, the goals of the ABBET standards are to: (1) Reduce test program development time. (2) Increase test program accuracy and effectiveness. (3) Provide reusability of test code from one test s... View full abstract»

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  • An overview of IEEE P1232 AI-ESTATE. The standard for intelligent reasoning based systems test and diagnosis arrives

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):61 - 67
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    Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology promises to ease cost and improve the supportability of new and existing systems. Many products are available which use AI techniques to assist in test and diagnosis of system malfunctions. The US military is currently deploying support equipment and primary systems which make use of AI in meeting their mission requirements. However, the lack of standard int... View full abstract»

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  • Comparing and contrasting IEEE ATLAS 95 and ARINC 626-3

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):186 - 193
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    The two major users of the ATLAS test language are the US Department of Defense and its NATO allies and the commercial airlines. Each of these communities use different standards to define and maintain their languages. The DOD and NATO use IEEE ATLAS 716 while the commercial airlines use ARINC Standard 626. Current events present an opportunity to converge these two standards or, at a minimum, pre... View full abstract»

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  • Maintenance and Repair Support System (MARSS)

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):336 - 343
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    The MARSS is the first integration of soldier and machine optimized for maintenance. It is a lightweight, open architecture, wearable personal computer with object oriented software that controls and integrates plug-in measurement instrumentation, diagnostics processes, interactive electronic technical manuals, and logistic databases for the soldier. Input and output to the system is by means of a... View full abstract»

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  • New standards-based software enhances real-time I/O performance

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):120 - 128
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    Today's data acquisition and control system designers are being challenged by ever-increasing channel counts, higher scan rates end the demand for faster real-time performance in the systems that they must configure. To meet these needs, KineticSystems Corporation has derived the Reality software package through technology transfer from the Department of Energy. This paper describes the open clien... View full abstract»

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  • VXI based solutions for flight controls test and simulation

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):272 - 276
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    The rapid growth and evolution of VXI has provided new solutions to test and measurement applications. By providing multivendor standards, smaller size, and high performance, VXI has become an excellent platform for a variety of applications. VXI has proven to be a powerful and flexible solution for a new application involving the F-16 fighter aircraft View full abstract»

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  • Development of a TPS reuse library using COTS tools

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):56 - 60
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    In the past, functional test requirements (FTR) or test requirement documents (TRD) and test program sets (TPS) were standalone items developed by individual engineers. In some cases one engineer would write the FTR/TRD and another would develop the TPS. Commercial ATLAS FTRs are prepared in ARINC 616 and 626 ATLAS. Military TRDs are written in IEEE ATLAS 716 versions. Previous test reuse attempts... View full abstract»

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  • LabVIEW-based spreadsheet interpreter simplifies TPS generation

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):179 - 185
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    Controlling test hardware with user-friendly test scripts, instead of obscure test languages, lowers the cost of TPS generation and maintenance. Writing the test scripts with a COTS spreadsheet program and programming the script interpreter in LabVIEW produces a flexible, low development cost test environment. This environment is ideally suited for rapid prototyping on new test systems as well as ... View full abstract»

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  • Graphical user interface for the universal avionics tester

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):329 - 335
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    The current drive for a 2-level maintenance approach creates the requirement at the depots of not only testing and repairing Shop Replaceable Units or Assemblies (SRUs or SRAs), but also to test and repair Line Replaceable Units or Weapon Replaceable Units (LRUs or WRAs). The current Automatic Test Equipment (ATE) systems at the depots are older technology which are, or are becoming, obsolete and ... View full abstract»

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  • Test and maintenance information management standard

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):390 - 399
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    The extensive collection of data documenting equipment maintenance history by piece, type, end component type could provide helpful information for both future maintenance and design modification. Providing the data collection was comprehensive enough, and included the individual test results obtained during diagnosis, a complete dependency model (giving the relationship between failure modes and ... View full abstract»

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  • Design automation tools for built-in self-test implementations

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):113 - 119
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    A suite of computer-aided design (CAD) tools is described which were developed for the automatic insertion of three different versions of circular built-in self-test (BIST) in digital circuit designs. The CAD tools operate either on a netlist or VHDL description of the circuit such that the final circuit description, complete with the circular BIST logic, can be implemented in digital application ... View full abstract»

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  • F-22 CATS application to the thermal cycling stress screen of self-testing, liquid flow-through LRMs

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):429 - 435
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    The application of the F-22 Common Automated Test Station (CATS) standards to the development of an effective thermal cycling stress screening (TCSS) system for the Line Replaceable Modules (LRMs) of the F-22 Common Integrated Processor (CIP) demonstrated the versatility of this COTS open architecture approach in the solution of this uncommon ATE requirement. The liquid flow-through cooling approa... View full abstract»

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  • Conversion of MIL-T-28800 to a performance specification

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):266 - 271
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    MIL-T-28800 is a specification for the environmental requirements or test equipment. Authorization was obtained to convert MIL-T-28800 to a performance specification and reissue it as MIL-PRF-28800F to conform with the guidance provided for Acquisition Reform. The conversion was completed in June 1996. Major aspects of the conversion are discussed including the replacement of Military specificatio... View full abstract»

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  • A Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) solution to Air Force aircraft engine test requirements

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):281 - 291
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    The Air Force currently uses three test systems to test aircraft engines-the Automated Ground Engine Test System (AGETS), the Engine Test/Trim Automated System (ETTAS), and the Pacer Comet III. All three are based on 1970's and early 1980's technology, and are therefore aging and becoming more difficult to maintain. This is due to obsolescent hardware, some proprietary hardware, and, in some cases... View full abstract»

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  • A system for the test of a space electronics device

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):46 - 55
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    This paper describes the design of a test system that is used to test a power conditioning unit that has been developed for a new generation of commercial telecommunications satellite. The paper details how the various problems associated with test of this space electronics product were solved, end how by mixing both manual and automatic test capabilities within the test system design. It has been... View full abstract»

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  • Test programming in an ABBET signal-oriented environment

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):36 - 39
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    After programming instruments for 10 years and prototyping the ABBET (IEEE-1226) signal-oriented architecture for 1 year, several side effects of programming in the ABBET environment beyond the direct benefits of instrument independence have come to light. Programming test algorithms in terms of signals and their properties is made easier through a more logical division between testing algorithms ... View full abstract»

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  • Test program set software development using the rational Booch method

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):173 - 178
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    This paper discusses the use of the Booch object-oriented design method to model Test Program Set (TPS) software. A brief discussion of the Booch method will be provided. A discussion on how to define and create TPS objects is included. The discussion on modeling includes the analysis and design of the TPS architecture using the TPS objects. This paper also discusses implementing objects using Ada... View full abstract»

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