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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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  • 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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  • Common test architecture development for munitions level best platforms

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):101 - 107
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    A need for a common munitions test architecture emerged with the development of sophisticated weapon systems and the need to support those weapon systems from the production floor in the factory through night test. With the cost of test soaring, more and more money was being spent on special test equipment and less and less on the procurement of weapon systems. A common architecture for hardware a... View full abstract»

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  • IEEE 1232 and P1522 standards

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):388 - 397
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    The 1232 family of standards were developed to provide standard exchange formats and software services for reasoning systems used in system test and diagnosis. The exchange formats and services am based on a model of information required to support test and diagnosis. The standards were developed by the Diagnostic and Maintenance Control (D&MC) subcommittee of IEEE SCC20. The current efforts b... 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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  • Iconic test programming a tool for test program interoperability

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):187 - 192
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    This paper presents a methodology that significantly reduces the cost of test program set development through Iconic Programming Software and in addition simplifies portability between different ATE. The method achieves these goals through a user-friendly interface, which is largely independent of the ATE but can still produce a standardized test specification if required. This method is based on ... 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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  • Test requirements model (TeRM) overview and status

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):380 - 387
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    Test requirements are a specification for a test program. Currently, most methods for capturing test requirements do not support machine processing. Test requirements, therefore, tend to add little value to the engineering process for tasks such as test development. The result is a reduced incentive to use, or even generate, test requirements. Even when generated, test requirements are often diffi... View full abstract»

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  • Case study: modular ATE system design

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):576 - 583
    Cited by:  Papers (1)  |  Patents (3)
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    Faced with ever-increasing constraints of budget reductions and fight schedules, test engineers are looking for faster, more cost-efficient ways to get automatic test equipment (ATE) systems up and running. This case study examines a process known as FreedomTM Series, developed by Racal Instruments, illustrating how the principles of design reuse and automation, applied to ATE systems, ... 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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  • 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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  • Hardware emulation and test at the flightline

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):135 - 140
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    Confirming mission readiness is the most critical function flightline testers perform. Ideally, pre-night mission readiness assessments would exercise and verify every critical function of the weapon system that could be called upon in battle. No existing flightline test system can provide this level of readiness assessment. So what is wrong with today's testers? First, it is not practical to perf... 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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  • 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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  • What's a TIF, anyway? Why should TPS developers flock to it? What's the big deal?

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):205 - 209
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    This paper shares the capabilities, functionality and lessons learned in using a Test Integration Facility (TIF) for test program set (TPS) development. The TIF is of interest to all parties associated with automatic test equipment (ATE) TPS development in general and in particular, CASS TPS developers. This paper will explain the concept of a TIF and the advantages and rewards in using it. It wil... 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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  • A flexible automatic test system for turbine machinery

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):313 - 320
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    The objective of this paper is to discuss the general development of a Flexible Automatic Test System For Turbine Machinery (FATSFTM). In order to meet the test needs of a large and diverse community of turbine machinery, the automatic test system should have a contemporary windows interface, have graphical interaction and be easily configured to include the functions required by current and emerg... 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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  • Using IVI drivers to increase test system performance

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):375 - 379
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    Instrument driver technology has evolved tremendously during 1990s. Initiatives such as SCPI and VXIplug&play have simplified remote instrument programming with standardized command messages and high-level utility functions. The latest such initiative is the Interchangeable Virtual Instrument (IVI) Foundation. IVI defines standards for instrument drivers that offer many benefits to provide hig... View full abstract»

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  • Distributed and concurrent test environments on popular COTS platforms

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):544 - 553
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    Today's automatic test system implementations likely require some aspect of real-time performance, concurrency, and network connectivity. Users expect responsive, efficient operation, both at the local operator interface as well as remotely via a LAN or the Internet. Distributed, concurrent COTS software systems, such as Sun Microsystem's Java and Microsoft's Win32 are a natural fit to these requi... View full abstract»

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  • Architecting production test systems

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):572 - 575
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    Choosing the right test platform is essential when developing production test systems. In this paper we evaluate basics of PXI, computer based instrumentation, switching and fixturing. Different configurations of automatic test systems are presented, and methods of optimizing timing and synchronization between different instruments are evaluated. Hybrid systems the seamless integration of multiple... View full abstract»

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  • Keeping the tiger in the army's tanks an approach to commercialize military maintenance

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):632 - 643
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    For the majority of the twentieth century, the U.S. military maintenance posture depended upon a large investment in facilities, equipment, and people comprising a vast collection of military depots. In recent years, defense reductions resulted in inadequate funds to sustain the existing depot infrastructure. The ensuing reductions in force, base closures, and disposal of surplus equipment greatly... 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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  • 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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