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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
    Cited by:  Papers (4)
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Managing concurrent development-a systems engineering approach

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):248 - 255
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    Schedule constraints force concurrent engineering effort into the vast majority of ATE development programs. This is certainly true in the development of the replacement Minuteman III MK-12/12A Reentry System Test Set (RSTS). This paper describes the systems engineering processes implemented to reduce risk associated with the numerous parallel efforts required to develop the replacement RSTS. One ... View full abstract»

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  • Prognostics Framework-UPDATE II

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):497 - 504
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    The “Prognostics Framework” is a generic software tool set with an open architecture capability to integrate various prognostic mechanisms, and to provide operational and logistic decision-making information. The Prognostics Framework is a horizontal technology and is user-tailorable to apply to any new or existing system. The overall approach will save time and money and is the fastes... View full abstract»

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  • Adding user unique capabilities to `LtoM'

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):223 - 228
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    The introduction of the M9-Series test instrument and the Re-Configurable Transportable Consolidated Automated Support System (RTCASS) required the development of a process to migrate CASS L-Series Digital Test Program code to the RTCASS M-Series Instrument. The RTCASS DTI development team utilized Teradyne LtoM Translation Software, supporting CShell dynamic linked library and user written suppor... View full abstract»

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  • Simulation-based techniques for calculating fault resolution and false removal statistics

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):465 - 480
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    This paper discusses the use of diagnostic simulations to generate the Fault Resolution metric for a system or equipment. Simulation-based calculations are free of some of the biases that inhere within traditional, math-based approaches. Moreover, a simulation-based evaluation of the replacement of failed items also provides a basis for the calculation of the effect of diagnostic ambiguity upon fa... 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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  • Integration of commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) video stimulus instrument with fielded automated test system (ATS)

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):539 - 543
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    This paper describes the incorporation of a Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) video stimulus instrument in the Navy's Consolidated Automated Support System (CASS) ATS. Included are COTS instrument selection, CASS software modifications, CASS modifications, and product enhancements, which evolved out of the effort. The video stimulus requirement of the U.S Navy's Consolidated Automated Support System... View full abstract»

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  • JET Engine Test Strategy-system design

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):290 - 299
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    JET Engine Test Strategy (JETS) is an innovative program for improving existing Air Force jet engine test cells. Automated Jet Engine Test System (AJETS) is the hardware and software installed in test cells. JETS encompasses AJETS, the network, and ancillary equipment initiatives. This paper describes the design features of AJETS and the network that will allow improved engine test data, diagnosti... View full abstract»

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  • TPS rehosting at the station interface

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):243 - 247
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    This paper shows how a well planned systems design approach to TPS rehosting can be successful. The combination of a customer clearly defining his expectations and the willingness of the design team to reuse existing items can lead to an efficient process. By treating the ITA as part of the UUT, it was possible to work with code as the conversion baselines rather than the UUT test requirements 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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  • Migration of legacy test programs to modern programming environments

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):217 - 222
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    As we prepare to enter the new millennium, very valuable software programs written decades ago have become antiquated as new hardware has been developed and as software theories and management theories have changed. One area of software that has been greatly affected by these changes is the area of test programs (TPs). These programs often contain tens of thousands of lines of code and have been w... View full abstract»

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  • Nanotechnology-based molecular test equipment (MTE) for circuit board test

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):129 - 134
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    This paper describes original research efforts in the design, simulation, and development of nanotechnology-based molecular test equipment (MTE). This is a research effort for testing printed circuit boards independent of traditional automatic test equipment (ATE) through the fabrication of MTE within integrated circuits (ICs). The MTE is embedded within the IC substrate and encapsulated within na... View full abstract»

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  • A vision of guided weapons ATS standardization-a synergistic, cooperative approach

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):68 - 78
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    Standardization of Automatic Test Systems (ATS) has demonstrated significant cost savings and performance benefits for all armed service branches across a variety of weapons system types. Noticeable by its absence is the application of standard ATS to guided munitions testing. This paper reviews the background of guided munitions ATS and examines a vision for its future. A future which most addres... View full abstract»

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  • Modeling analog chips as if they are digital

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):197 - 204
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    While generating Test Program Sets (TPS) for HYBRID electronic boards, test engineers can choose from: 1. Generating analog tests by ATLAS or a similar language for the analog part of the Unit Under Test (UUT) and generating digital tests by LASAR for the digital part of the UUT. 2. Generating a single test by ATLAS for both the analog and the digital parts of the UUT. This paper presents another ... View full abstract»

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  • VXI synchro/resolver measurement and simulation COTS hardware for Turkish Airforce F-16 depot program ATE

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):534 - 538
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    This paper describes the WesTest Engineering Corp. automatic test equipment (ATE) system, and the NAI, Inc VXI commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) synchro/resolver resource card, used in the Turkish Airforce F-16 Depot Maintenance Program. The WesTest ATE system incorporates an open architecture VXIbus-based design and provides a general-purpose test capability for analog, digital, and hybrid assembli... View full abstract»

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  • JET Engine Test Strategy-program overview and objectives

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):284 - 289
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    JET Engine Test Strategy (JETS) is an innovative program for improving existing Air Force jet engine test cells. This paper describes the key elements of the JETS and discusses the phased approach for its implementation and realization of the benefits. The proposed system components for implementation of JETS benefits are contained in the Automated Jet Engine Test System (AJETS), which includes th... View full abstract»

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  • Visual testing software environment using object-oriented programming

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):328 - 333
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    Object-oriented programming is an alternative to deal with the problems associated in the development, maintenance and update of large software for measurement applications. But many applications in the computer-automated testing system depend critically on the simplicity, flexibility and efficiency of the implementation. This paper is about the object-oriented approach to solve the problem of the... 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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  • Information-based standards and diagnostic component technology

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):425 - 433
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    Software development methods have evolved over the years from structured design of procedural code, to object oriented design, to component-based design. Recent requirements by industry and government have resulted in the development of interface specifications and standards designed to facilitate acquisition of large systems based on the concepts of component technology. In this paper, we discuss... View full abstract»

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  • Lowering the cost of legacy systems upgrades

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):239 - 242
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    Program managers are continually faced with the decision whether to maintain working legacy test systems or develop new test systems with greater capability. Maintaining older legacy systems allows the preservation of proven software with decreasing overall test capability as new systems and requirements arise. Developing new systems provides increased capability while suffering from the burden of... View full abstract»

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  • A software approach for a common munitions test architecture

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):108 - 119
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    A common munitions test architecture is required to support the testing of sophisticated weapon systems from production in the factory through flight test. The architecture establishes basic building blocks that form the foundation for test systems across the component, intermediate, and munitions levels. It must be modular, adaptable, and configurable to meet the ever-increasing demands of today'... View full abstract»

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