2000 IEEE Autotestcon Proceedings. IEEE Systems Readiness Technology Conference. Future Sustainment for Military Aerospace (Cat. No.00CH37057)

21-21 Sept. 2000

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  • 2000 IEEE Autotestcon Proceedings. IEEE Systems Readiness Technology Conference. Future Sustainment for Military Aerospace (Cat. No.00CH37057)

    Publication Year: 2000
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  • Model-based diagnosis support for satellite-based instruments

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):451 - 464
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    An accurate understanding of the current health status is an essential part of the central of highly autonomous systems. This health information is delivered by what is normally known as diagnosis systems. Due to the complexity of systems, the construction of diagnosis systems is hard. The so-called model-based approach simplifies this task as only a behavioral specification of each of the system'... View full abstract»

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  • Alternative repair support methods

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):626 - 631
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    Material support for new electronic systems has traditionally been a mixture of Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) and organic (Navy industrial/depot) repair support. The Seawolf program office decided to rely primarily on OEM support for Contractor Furnished Equipment (CFE) for the life of the system, and not develop organic capabilities unless tangible cost or mission benefits resulted. This ... View full abstract»

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  • A non-intrusive estimation of the carrier frequency in GMSK signals

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):621 - 625
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    The paper presents an efficient technique for evaluating the carrier frequency in GMSK communication systems. This technique operates in a non-intrusive way and is based on measurement of the frequency shift from the expected value. It utilizes the Learning Vector Quantisation neural network based demodulator for reconstructing the transmitted phase. From this and the received phase the mean value... View full abstract»

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  • Enhancement of system test and evaluation from birth to battlefield through technology integration with maintenance test and training

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):9 - 13
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    The premise of this paper is that there is a great need of integrating the activities associated with operational test and evaluation, maintenance testing, and training to enhance the effects of these activities and reduce the costs associated with them. It is expected that significant program activities improvements and cost savings could be made by leveraging technologies and program activities ... View full abstract»

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  • Bridging the gap [between low-cost general purpose electronic test equipment and high cost ATE]

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):614 - 620
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    This paper takes a look at some of the more common methods being used for circuit card test and repair. Examining the high and low end techniques, prepares the way to explore mid-range capabilities that can augment both. For the most part circuit card repair is carried out using low cost General Purpose Electronic Test Equipment (GPETE) or high cost Automatic Test Equipment (ATE) utilizing Test Pr... View full abstract»

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  • EAF challenge to ATE

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):1 - 8
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    The Expeditionary Aerospace Force (EAF) Concept presents a severe challenge to the test community. ATE Systems included in the support structure of this new concept must exhibit characteristics seldom if ever seen before. This paper will attempt to predict what characteristics such a forward-looking ATE system must possess It will focus on the critical aspects of ATE architecture and the importanc... View full abstract»

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  • Guided weapons test station upgrade-a cooperative effort with Taiwan

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):85 - 100
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    The Naval Air Warfare Center-Weapons Division (NAWC-WD) in cooperation with the Taiwan Chang Shun Institute of Science and Technology (CSIST) has undertaken a product improvement project to upgrade the first generation common munitions tester, the Guided Weapons Test Station (GWTS). The GWTS is mostly commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) equipment. As such it is subject to component obsolescence. The P... View full abstract»

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  • Writing test modules using standard interfaces and languages

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):339 - 341
    Cited by:  Patents (5)
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    The focus of today's test system programmer is code reusability through common test modules. To achieve the greatest reusability these modules should be written using standard interfaces, such as DLLs and ActiveX automation servers. By using these standard interfaces inside an enterprise code modules can be used across development teams and in different projects. We discuss specifically: explainin... View full abstract»

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  • Test program set rehosting

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):234 - 238
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    In this study the advantages and disadvantages of rehosting will be presented based on a real world project the critical points of a project, mainly depending on rehosting of large number of test program sets (TPS) on various automated test equipments (ATE) are covered. To name few of the topics to be presented in this study, quality of unit under test (UUT) data; quality of the former TPS to be r... View full abstract»

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  • STE and calibration.....the IPT approach

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):160 - 167
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    Times have changed: the threat today is not what it was 10 or even 5 years ago. Today the Navy has the same number of surface combatants as it did in the 1930's. Defense spending is down worldwide; yet the U.S. still represents 33% of worldwide defense spending, in contrast to Russia's now 7% representation. This has driven us to greatly extended life cycles for our systems and drives us to greatl... View full abstract»

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  • VXI synchro/resolver and phase-angle voltmeter COTS resources for F-15 AADTS program ATE

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):554 - 558
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    This paper describes the Technology Inc (MTI) F-15 AADTS (Analog Avionic Depot Test Station) system and the two NAI, Inc VXI Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) resource cards it uses: the synchro/resolver simulation and measurement card and the phase-angle voltmeter card. The MTI AADTS ATE system incorporates an open architecture VXIbus-based and GPIB-based design for test and maintenance of F-15 ana... View full abstract»

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  • Automatic test equipment (ATE) on a network (securing access to equipment and data)

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):490 - 496
    Cited by:  Papers (1)  |  Patents (7)
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    Integrating ATE into a network allows faster software upgrades to operating systems and Test Program Sets (TPS) for ATE systems. Upgrades to operating systems can be made to several ATE stations at one time from one computer TPS can be stored onto a sewer that can be shared by all the ATE stations. This allows upgrades to TPS at one location and not across ad of the ATE stations. Test data, calibr... View full abstract»

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  • Test engineering education: a guide to a successful curriculum

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):273 - 283
    Cited by:  Papers (8)  |  Patents (1)
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    An extensive curriculum in test engineering was presented to approximately 20 beginning and intermediate engineers with Bachelors and Masters degrees in Electrical and Electronics Engineering. Over a period of 33 weeks these engineers were taught the rigors of test engineering, including such subjects as Test Program Set (TPS) Development, ATLAS, Building an ATE, Instrumentation and ATE Architectu... View full abstract»

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  • Useful features of automated test systems in the R&D laboratory

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):601 - 613
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    This paper lists, describes, and justifies features that a research and development engineer or technician would benefit from having in his or her automated test system. Features are presented relating to data acquisition, stimulus, control, user interface design, configuring measurements, documentation, storage, analysis, and system integrity. This paper can serve as a guide in designing features... View full abstract»

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  • Boundary-scan bursts into the modern production facility

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):184 - 186
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    The IEEE 1149.1 boundary-scan standard was adopted ten years ago to solve anticipated problems in printed circuit board testing as board densities and complexities continued to escalate. We can see today that the foresight of the original JTAG committee was excellent. For the first several years after adoption of the standard, relatively few users had implemented boundary-scan solutions in their p... View full abstract»

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  • Common test-platform family for module, board, and sub-assembly level test

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):79 - 84
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    As defense industry procurement budgets continue to decrease and contractor consolidation increases, the demand for cost effective and timely product testing and efficient test facility utilization increases. To reduce the product test cost and cycle-time and test-facility space requirements, the Raytheon Missile Systems Test-Systems-Design-Center (TSDC) developed and implemented the Standard Test... View full abstract»

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  • New support perspectives and contracting methodologies for the consolidated automated support system (CASS)

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):142 - 146
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    Development of novel and innovative ATE support concepts is evidenced by the Consolidated Automated Support System (CASS) Maintenance Support Pool (MSP), Direct Vendor Delivery (DVD), and Consolidated Support Pool (CSP) programs. These initiatives have simultaneously reduced total ownership costs to the Navy, improved operational readiness, and provided sufficient return on investment for the cont... View full abstract»

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  • Test software design techniques for reuse and portability

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):334 - 338
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    A test station software, developed using LabWindowsTM/CVITM, was implemented using a flexible architecture and modular design techniques in order to facilitate reuse and portability during the various stages of product development. The various software components-User Interface, Instrument Control, Data Collection, and Results Analysis-were partitioned into independent sub-un... View full abstract»

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  • IEEE 1394: a growing computer connectivity standard for automated test

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):398 - 402
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    This paper describes the latest trends in the IEEE 1394 (“firewireTM” or “iLinkTM”) standards and why it is becoming the connectivity standard of choice for automatic test applications. Why move to IEEE 1394, what are the possible risks with doing so what are some of the myths associated with IEEE 1394 and a practical example of an automatic test appli... View full abstract»

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  • Automating legacy off-load efforts

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):229 - 233
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    The Department of Defense is funding a number of substantial efforts to reduce the number of older legacy test stations and replacing them with standard more modern test systems. This will require a re-host of several hundred Units Under Test (UUTs) to the newer test systems. Several million lines of legacy source code will require analysis, while several million lines of new source code will be g... View full abstract»

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  • Robotically enhanced LASAR guided probe

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):644 - 653
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    Guided probe testing is the method of choice for troubleshooting complex digital circuit cards. Programs require certain time dependent and manual operations that can vary in length, add complexity and introduce errors. This results in increased time to isolate faults and the need for retest due to introduction of errors by human operators. Adding robotics has the potential to speed-up the process... View full abstract»

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  • Testing multiple laser systems on the Chameleon EO system: a single target approach

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):31 - 39
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    Over the last few decades, laser weapon systems have evolved rapidly. This evolution has resulted in a proliferation of many different laser system types. In the past, nearly all weapons systems contained primarily Ng:Yag lasers. Today, a wide range of lasers including eyesafe lasers and long wavelength CO2 lasers are commonplace. When these lasers are integrated into weapon systems the... View full abstract»

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  • Networked diagnostic communications in avionics support

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):505 - 512
    Cited by:  Papers (2)  |  Patents (2)
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    Accurate diagnosis of avionics failures is being complicated by increasing complexity in the prime system, combined with COTS maintenance documentation and software that tend to be less comprehensive and more difficult to keep current, when compared to that of specially developed systems. These complications, and their potentially negative impact on diagnostic effectiveness and mission readiness, ... View full abstract»

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  • The Raytheon missile systems test systems development process

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):154 - 159
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    This document describes the Raytheon Missile Systems' Test Systems Development Process, which is a formal, step-by-step process, utilized by Raytheon missile systems to develop test equipment systems for its products. The process represents a flow-down and tailoring of the company's integrated product development process and has been recognized as an industry best practice by the Navy's center of ... View full abstract»

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