1999 IEEE AUTOTESTCON Proceedings (Cat. No.99CH36323)

Aug. 30 1999-Sept. 2 1999

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  • 1999 IEEE AUTOTESTCON Proceedings (Cat. No.99CH36323)

    Publication Year: 1999
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    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):829 - 830
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  • Improved aircraft readiness through COTS

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):451 - 456
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    This paper details research performed in the development of COTS based test program sets capable of testing various avionics systems installed in operational aircraft. The basis of this program was to determine the best course of action to allow the aircraft technician to troubleshoot and verify faults encountered during normal operation. This was accomplished by first developing an expert knowled... View full abstract»

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  • Dynamic test or no-test?

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):533 - 537
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    Most of the test programs used to verify the performance of digital electronics in today's factories and repair/overhaul facilities continue to use settled state (static) testing including many programs executing on high speed test systems. The term “at speed” typically means that the rate at which new test patterns are introduced to a circuit under test matches the rate at which the c... View full abstract»

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  • Emulation and enhancement of the Honeywell 2600 automatic test station

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):439 - 450
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    The Honeywell 2600 is an automatic test station deployed in the 1970's which has been used in the depot repair of C5, F-16, and F-15 avionics. With the rapid changes in technology that are occurring, the Air Force is continually upgrading test stations such as this one by retrofitting with modern equipment and software. Test program sets (TPSs) written for these test stations should require little... View full abstract»

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  • Enhanced software design reusability in safety-critical embedded applications using automated structural test generation

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):755 - 767
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    Software reuse is an increasingly important goal of many software development strategies in the safety-critical embedded controls industry. Adaptive reuse is a commonly selected methodology to achieve this goal. As automated structural testing technology matures, it will become an essential component in many successful adaptive reuse techniques. This paper explores some of the facets of automated ... View full abstract»

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  • Avionics candidate selection process for ATE test program development projects

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):519 - 532
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    This paper has been written to clearly document the specific steps utilized to ensure the selection of the proper OTPS development candidates which will, in turn, provide the optimum support for US Navy fleet aircraft at the Intermediate or 1 level of maintenance. This process can be utilized by any organization, military or civilian, for similar selections of electronics tested on ATE that is to ... View full abstract»

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  • Cost benefits for the application of COTS ATE

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):433 - 438
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    This paper will discuss the outcomes of a study into the cost effectiveness of using COTS ATE for military equipment programs. An analysis of likely knock-on effects of the technology choice will also be discussed View full abstract»

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  • The Stimulus Hardware Emulator (SHE) proof of concept

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):747 - 751
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    The Stimulus Hardware Emulator (SHE) Proof of Concept is an R&D effort that seeks to validate the proposed plan to replace multipleConsolidated Automated Support System (CASS) stimulus instruments with a single integrated hardware asset. The proof of concept effort will comprise Research, Demonstration, and Analysis tasks to show that the system concept of a single integrated hardware asset is... View full abstract»

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  • Automated TPS rehost software

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):511 - 517
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    This paper details research performed towards the development of software to rehost test programs. Our research has been specifically targeted to support the rehost of legacy U.S. Army TPSs from the AN/USM-410, Electronic Quality Assurance Test Equipment (EQUATE) station to the AN/TSM-191, Integrated Family of Test Equipment (IFTE). This software has been designed to significantly reduce the effor... View full abstract»

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  • Migration of legacy test programs to a modern computer platform [for avionics testing]

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):293 - 298
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    Boeing, like many companies, was faced with solving test station obsolescence to preserve the investment of over two hundred fifty test programs for in-house manufacturing as well as airline customer support. Boeing needed to update the computer on a 1980s vintage Hewlett-Packard (HP) 1000 computer-based ATE. A SUN SPARC Ultra 30 computer was selected to replace this out of production HP computer.... View full abstract»

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  • Vertical test integration

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):425 - 430
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    Today most every weapon system is very electronics intensive. Digital computers are at the core of military aircraft, ship and vehicle weapons systems. Indeed, each weapon system's performance is largely determined by its digital computers and other electronics. This electronics dependency is necessary in order to provide the speed, functional compliance and accuracy to achieve the required weapon... View full abstract»

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  • A hysteresis model for magnetic materials using the Giles-Atherton model

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):803 - 808
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    The problem of determining parameters of the Giles-Atherton model used for defining hysteresis curves of magnetic materials was analyzed. Results obtained by numerical simulation of hysteresis curves of the ferromagnetic, hard magnetic core and anisotropic materials have been given. The hysteresis curve obtained is in good agreement with the curve defined for these materials in the PSpice program ... View full abstract»

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  • Specifying an IVI class for digital test instrumentation

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):741 - 745
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    This paper presents an overview of the work being done by Teradyne in conjunction with the IVI Foundation to specify an IVI class for digital instrumentation. The interchangeable Virtual Instruments (IVI) Foundation was formed in August of 1997 to define standard specifications for programming common test instrument capabilities. The paper presents the major architectural aspects of digital test i... View full abstract»

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  • Structured architecture for test systems (SATS) hardware interface standards

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):707 - 718
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    The Structured Architecture Test System (SATS) is the culmination of several years of study to define a more structured approach to integrating VXI, PXI VME, IEC, RFI subset standards into a cohesive system solution. This is done primarily to preserve test program rehostability, equipment reconfigurability, and technology evolution requirements. It further reduces customization/augmentation, test ... View full abstract»

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  • A systems engineering view of TPS rehosting

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):503 - 510
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    The TPS test design process results in UUT detailed test strategy that is independent of its eventual implementation in source code or on a specific ATS. It is test strategy, not source code, that embodies the critical metrics of UUT fault detection and isolation. Source code implementation is the first step in a design chain that finally results in signal-information flow across the test interfac... View full abstract»

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  • Digital test program portability to VXI-based testing environments

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):289 - 292
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    This paper addresses the portability of existing test program sets (TPS) created using digital automatic test program generation (ATPG) tools with respect to their potential for transition from older, obsolete or non-supported automatic test equipment to modem VXlbus testers. Specifically, we examine this subject with respect to the technical issues and problems associated with the reuse of the or... View full abstract»

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  • VXI synchro/resolver measurement and simulation COTS hardware for commercial airline industry ATE

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):203 - 206
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    This paper describes Rockwell Collins airline industry automatic test equipment (ATE) and a North Atlantic Instruments (NAI) VXI commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) tester card. The Collins ATE is used for testing seller furnished equipment (SFE) and buyer furnished equipment (BFE) in accordance with industry standard ARINC 608A requirements. The NAI VXI Synchro/Resolver simulation and measurement car... View full abstract»

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  • Project manager's guide to achieving testability

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):419 - 424
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    The UK Ministry of Defence has relied on an interim Defence Standard, serial No 00-13, to mandate that all electrical/electronic equipment procured by Her Majesty's Government is inherently testable. This paper argues that the prescriptive approach, determining how Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) are to manufacture equipment, is untenable and a new methodology is required. In particular, t... View full abstract»

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  • Delivering diagnostic solutions with COTS expert systems; a case study

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):367 - 371
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    More and more organizations are realizing the tremendous cost involved in the maintenance of increasingly complex equipment. Developing diagnostic solutions in-house is highly challenging and very expensive task and the only way to support the development is to re-use tools in many different projects. In recent years, COTS solutions have appeared and proved their mettle in actual use. Serviceabili... View full abstract»

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  • Receiver Fixture Interface (RFI) IEEE P1505 system standard

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):787 - 799
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    The Receiver Fixture Interface IEEE P1505 Standard is to improve ease of use and maintain RFI as a true, open multivendor architecture at the system level under the IEEE Standards Organization per the P1505 Standards and elements of the VXI Consortium and VXI plug&play specifications. Areas specified, but not mandated, include; Receiver/Fixture framework; connectors/contacts; pin mapping; fixt... View full abstract»

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  • Soft-error testing of COTS DRAM components

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):821 - 827
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    The paper presents a memory-testing framework wherein an application-driven at rated speed reliability testing is possible for a wide variety of COTS memory components. The susceptibility trend of recent DRAM generations and their impacts at system level are quantified within the proposed testing framework View full abstract»

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  • Software architecture requirements for DoD automatic test systems

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):731 - 739
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    The DoD has achieved success with recent Automatic Test Equipment (ATE) families, as evidenced by the Navy's Consolidated Automated Support System (CASS) and the Army's Integrated Family of Test Equipment (IFTE) programs. However, as these Systems age, the increased requirements for technology insertion due to instrument obsolescence and the demands of advanced electronics are becoming evident. Ad... View full abstract»

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  • A laptop based test system [for MIL-STD-1760 interfaces]

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):601 - 606
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    The purpose of this paper is to provide a detailed conceptual description of a laptop based testing system. This laptop tester's purpose is to augment the present, sometimes cumbersome, battery of testers that are used today. The architecture of this design is based on the utilization of COTS devices to keep down the cost as well as to further assure availability of the system components. The tech... View full abstract»

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  • Java-based automated test systems: management considerations for an open architecture for test

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):699 - 706
    Cited by:  Papers (3)  |  Patents (2)
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    The advent of Sun's Java Platform is the culmination of years of research and evolution in multiple areas of software technology. This paper will propose an architecture with an open framework for ATS systems based on the emergence of Java as an open-systems, object-oriented computing environment. Java blends the features of a platform-independent runtime environment with object-oriented architect... View full abstract»

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