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AUTOTESTCON '91. IEEE Systems Readiness Technology Conference. Improving Systems Effectiveness in the Changing Environment of the '90s, Conference Record.

Date 24-26 Sept. 1991

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  • Conference Record. AUTOTESTCON '91. IEEE Systems Readiness Technology Conference. Improving Systems Effectiveness in the Changing Environment of the '90s (Cat. No.91CH2941-3)

    Publication Year: 1991
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  • Trends in test: A vision for the 1990s

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):415 - 423
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    The IEEE-488.2, SCPI, and VXI standards and plug-in data acquisition boards are examined. It is shown that the main options for building high-quality, reliable test systems can be categorized into three distinct types of instruments: IEEE-488 instruments, VXIbus instruments, and plug-in data acquisition boards. IEEE-488.2 and SCPI provide a new level of growth for the tried and true IEEE-488 syste... View full abstract»

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  • Design and development of an automated geotechnical dynamic triaxial testing system

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):405 - 409
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    A dynamic triaxial testing apparatus for conducting geotechnical engineering laboratory tests was upgraded. An 80386-microcomputer-based data acquisition and control system was developed and incorporated into the input and output systems of the apparatus. This automated geotechnical dynamic triaxial testing system (AGDTTS) can be used to conduct geotechnical engineering laboratory tests with high ... View full abstract»

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  • Built-in test IC provides automatic test equipment capabilities

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):293 - 300
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    An approach to implementing built-in test (BIT) and built-in test equipment (BITE) is introduced. It consists of an IC that was designed to be used with any digital circuit. Called built-in test exerciser and sensor or BITES, the chip furnishes all stimuli generation and response measurements needed to monitor performance. It also detects and isolates faults in digital systems, circuit boards, and... View full abstract»

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  • Applying automation to the DoD-STD 2167 documentation development task

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):117 - 124
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    The DoD-STD-2167 development process is addressed. Each requirement is discussed, and those areas that were automated and those areas in which automation was not applicable are identified. The discussion includes the general methodologies involved in the automatic process. In each of these areas any tradeoffs driven by automating that particular task are identified View full abstract»

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  • The PCB circuit analysis system based on AI

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):399 - 403
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    A parallel printed circuit board test system with artificial intelligence technique is discussed, and the algorithms for the intragroup test and the intergroup test are described. The basic idea is to read the standard connection status and compare it with the connection status of the test board. The concept of the expert system with the statistical analysis of the fault database is used to reduce... View full abstract»

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  • Operating system interface for MATE (OSIM): A technical overview

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):441 - 448
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    Four areas of the OSIM (operating system interface for MATE) concept are discussed. The OSIM system architecture is described. OSIM's functional objectives, including OSIM's relationship to the POSIX standard, MCSS (MATE control and support software) rehost requirements, technical benefits in terms of technology insertion, and OSIM's impact on MATE systems performance, are discussed. It is shown t... View full abstract»

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  • Testing a mixed signal board using cost effective VXI bus test technologies-A case study

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):287 - 291
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    A VXIbus system consisting of digital functional test modules and a high-speed oscilloscope was evaluated as a primary test platform. Bus emulation was used to apply test vectors over the high-speed bus to the graphics card under test. Test vectors were generated using the design simulation and prototype hardware. The process of developing the tests is reviewed, and the pros and cons of this metho... View full abstract»

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  • Test concepts applied to French Army equipment in the field from 1990 to 2000

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):67 - 72
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    The author presents the maintenance solutions that will be implemented by the French Army for intermediate-level equipment for the 1990-2000 generation. After summarizing the experience acquired from the preceding generation, the author describes the procedure applied to arrive at the definition of the requirement and the characteristics of the resulting test system View full abstract»

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  • Accurate radiometric calibration of thermal sources

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):47 - 50
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    Methods for achieving accurate radiometric calibration of thermal imaging test equipment, using a combination of measurement technique and closed-loop control of thermal source radiance are presented. These and other advancements are to be implemented in the Navy's consolidated automated support system (CASS) electrooptical subsystem (EOSS) View full abstract»

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  • Standardizing operational flight data handling

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):113 - 115
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    Improving system effectiveness through standardization of data transfer operations required to support avionics systems is an objective of the San Antonio Air Logistics Center (SA-ALC). The Digital Computer System (DCS) was developed in response to this objective. This automated support system standardizes the loading, unloading, and verification of operational flight information transferred to an... View full abstract»

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  • RICK: A DFT advisor for digital circuit design

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):393 - 398
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    Design for testability (DFT) requires digital circuit designers to address the issues of testability during the design phase. To simplify this task, a number of knowledge-based DFT expert systems have been suggested. A DFT advisor which can offer testability advice to the designer at all the stages of the design phase is described. It is implemented using the constraint programming language Galile... View full abstract»

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  • A unique system for automated, generic testing of hydraulic UUT's

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):263 - 267
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    The IMAGE system is used to test a variety of hydraulic components in many commercial and military aircraft. The test system executes under control of the run time system and permits the prescribed testing sequence to occur. The IMAGE system operates in three modes and can be executed if a valid UUT unit under test definition and appropriate transducers have been specified. The modes of operation ... View full abstract»

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  • Intelligent-battery analyzer/charger systems

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):435 - 439
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    A brief description is given of electrochemistry technology. Current techniques, the unique and advanced nature of IBAC (intelligent battery analyzer charger) system technologies, and different IBAC architectures or implementations are discussed View full abstract»

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  • The B-2 radar

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):17 - 33
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    The B-2 radar's on-platform contribution to system effectiveness is described. The author provides that information which can be released about the B-2 radar, including derivation of its design requirements, description of the radar hardware and software, some of the radar's development history and transition to production. An illustration of how early development of built-in test (BIT) can signif... View full abstract»

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  • Automatic production test equipment (APTE) for the B-2

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):73 - 77
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    The automatic production test equipment (APTE) was developed to provide an integrated capability for seven test conductors and one chief test conductor to interactively test a system with bus architecture. Each test conductor has access to 35 data buses and a centralized database to generate stimuli and monitor responses from the vehicle subsystem. The chief test conductor resolves potential resou... View full abstract»

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  • A new methodology for test program set generation and re-housing

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):279 - 285
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    A methodology for significantly improving the consistency, reliability, and transportability of test program sets (TPSs) is presented. This methodology utilizes the proposed IEEE tester-independent data standards and resource-independent standardized test methods to automate the TPS development process. Automating this process greatly reduces the costs associated with TPS development and provides ... View full abstract»

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  • INTELSAT VI satellite test program

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):57 - 61
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    The INTELSAT VI satellite test program was designed around repetitive ground testing and no onboard integrated diagnostics. The ultimate design goal was to maximize both communications capacity and operational lifetime by minimizing the satellite dry weight (i.e. satellite without propellants). On board integrated diagnostic increase cost, reduct operational lifetime, and decrease reliability beca... View full abstract»

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  • An artificial neural network printed circuit board diagnostic system based on infrared energy emissions

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):41 - 45
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    A diagnostic method based on the infrared emissions of an electronic system is presented. Steps required to acquire thermal information reduce it to a manageable size, and form diagnostic decisions are discussed. The shortfalls of conventional ATE which may be improved by this approach are identified View full abstract»

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  • The emergence of Air Force Material Command and automatic test equipment (ATE) acquisition

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):363 - 367
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    The acquisition of automatic test equipment (ATE) should change when Air Force Logistics Command (AFLC) and Air Force Systems Command (AFSC) become a single entity. ATE is purchased by both commands, but many differences exist such as: type of equipment purchased, types of monies utilized, and the number and expertise of those involved in acquisition guidance. The author explores the differences b... View full abstract»

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  • Resolving conflict in system requirements

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):349 - 354
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    This study builds upon traditional systems engineering methods: analyzing system requirements, performing functional allocation, exercising the tradeoff issues, synthesizing requirements, and verifying that they are achievable. The importance of interactions between requirements and their corresponding implementations is emphasized. Understanding and documenting these interactions is proposed as a... View full abstract»

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  • Integrating VXIbus-based RF test systems

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):105 - 110
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    VXIbus has received widespread acceptance as a means of improving performance and downsizing automatic test and measurement systems. However, there has been some reluctance to adopt it for all applications, particularly high-performance RF and microwave. A complete line of RF products featuring low-noise, highly shielded designs which offer the user a new spectrum of potential VXIbus applications ... View full abstract»

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  • Partitioning large diagnostic problems

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):329 - 335
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    A basic approach to modeling large diagnostic problems, such as Space Station Freedom or the ATF avionics, is presented. For this approach, the authors present three techniques for developing submodels to create an interacting network of submodels of reasonable size. Specifically, they discuss: partitioning by articulation points; partitioning by logical cut points; and partitioning at arbitrary p... View full abstract»

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  • Fast, wideband search for spurious responses

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):383 - 391
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    A high-speed, wideband, low-level spur test technique is presented, and its basic characteristics are described and compared with those of traditional test methods; i.e., sweeping or stepping a narrowband receiver. The system consists of a wideband tunable receiver whose IF output is analyzed by a high-speed, wideband tunable filter bank analyzer. The example system uses a wideband Tektronix 2756P... View full abstract»

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  • Results so far: A report of a diagnostic expert implementation

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):259 - 260
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    The application of expert system technology to solve a demonstrated maintenance deficiency is presented. All phases of the process are discussed, including available knowledge sources and the implementation procedure itself. Productivity data are discussed View full abstract»

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