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AUTOTESTCON 2003. IEEE Systems Readiness Technology Conference. Proceedings

Date 25-25 Sept. 2003

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  • AUTOTESTCON 2003. Proceedings. IEEE Systems Readiness Technology Conference. Future Sustainment for Military and Aerospace (Cat. No.03CH37447)

    Publication Year: 2003
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    The following topics are dealt with: aviation maintenance ATS; systems level test; test systems architecture; COTS applications; RF testing; increasing fidelity of test through closed loop diagnostics; test development methods; test requirements; test standards; TPS design techniques and management; diagnostic and prognostic techniques; instrumentation technology; virtual/synthetic instruments; VX... View full abstract»

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  • Walter E. Peterson Award [2002]

    Publication Year: 2003 , Page(s): xiv
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  • David M. Goodman Award [2002]

    Publication Year: 2003 , Page(s): xiv
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    Publication Year: 2003 , Page(s): xxviii - xxxi
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  • Advanced multi-functional testing via virtual instrumentation [communication testing]

    Publication Year: 2003 , Page(s): 452 - 454
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    The increase for requirements in reusability and flexibility has created new challenges in broadband communication systems development. Signal analysis and generation is now available using a broad range of input/output hardware configurations with very large instantaneous bandwidths. These broadband signals can be buffered into large memory banks - providing a means for complex virtual analysis a... View full abstract»

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  • Enhancing diagnostics through the visualization of air vehicle data [military aircraft]

    Publication Year: 2003 , Page(s): 708 - 712
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    To achieve an affordable system, the JSF is implementing autonomic logistics capability which includes a diagnostics function to review flight collected data and correlate fault event to flight maneuvers. This flight recreation capability provides, for example a maintainer, the capability to recreate a flight based on the data stored by the air vehicle. The recreation of a flight consists of provi... View full abstract»

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  • Infrared laser imaging for circuit board and IC failure detection

    Publication Year: 2003 , Page(s): 399 - 405
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    This paper describes research and development efforts in the use of infrared (IR) laser beams for detecting failures in integrated circuits resident on printed circuit boards. This work involves taking advantage of the transparency of the silicon substrate of ICs to radiation in the near infrared (NIR) spectrum to devise a non-invasive method for imaging the component circuitry of the IC. The impl... View full abstract»

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  • Universal high speed RF/microwave test system

    Publication Year: 2003 , Page(s): 161 - 171
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    This paper describes a high speed and high performance RF test system targeted for a moderate to high quantity manufacturing environment, integrating state of the art capabilities in high speed RF testing, microwave synthetic instrument measurement techniques, product interfacing and calibration. The RF Multi-function Test System (RFMTS) was developed to support a wide variety of RF test demands, ... View full abstract»

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  • Non line of sight boresight based on inertial measurement technology

    Publication Year: 2003 , Page(s): 527 - 533
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    Military aircraft and ground vehicles require precise angular alignment of on-board weapons and sensors in order to ensure mission effectiveness. The alignment process, known as boresighting, has historically been an expensive and time-consuming maintenance activity. The use of inertial measurement technology can eliminate the elaborate and time-consuming set up required by traditional boresightin... View full abstract»

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  • Minimizing lifecycle cost of ATS solutions through COTS software design

    Publication Year: 2003 , Page(s): 129 - 133
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    This paper identifies the design features of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) software that impact the lifecycle costs of automatic test systems (ATSs) and provides a set of design guidelines. It demonstrates that the architecture of COTS software must be modular, based on correct functional allocation, should possess distribution capabilities and contain open interfaces that are backwards compatib... View full abstract»

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  • Autonomics as applied to test stations [test IT infrastructures]

    Publication Year: 2003 , Page(s): 100 - 102
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    As test stations have grown more complex and distributed, the associated logistics for maintaining these systems has increased. This increase causes the customer to spend more money on the secondary goals of keeping the test stations ready by having large information technology (IT) infrastructures. IT infrastructures require large staffs of highly skilled employees to maintain and expand them. To... View full abstract»

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  • ATE obsolescence solutions; costs and benefits [military equipment]

    Publication Year: 2003 , Page(s): 623 - 628
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    Test equipment obsolescence is a serious problem in DoD automated test equipment (ATE) systems today. Test instruments are routinely integrated into ATE that are used by the services at all maintenance levels from flight lines for routine maintenance to depots for major overhauls and factories for production and acceptance testing. Often ATE systems are required to operate for years, sometimes dec... View full abstract»

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  • Instrument connectivity through mixed I/O test systems

    Publication Year: 2003 , Page(s): 502 - 504
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    As common PC buses make their way into the test & measurement arena, engineers increasingly use these buses along with the traditional instrumentation buses for connecting to and communicating with instruments. The result is instrument connectivity through mixed I/O test systems. In this paper we explore this topic by first surveying and contrasting the most popular traditional instrumentation bus... View full abstract»

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  • An XML-based test system management environment

    Publication Year: 2003 , Page(s): 670 - 672
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    Test system resource management is an important aspect of test asset maintenance and configuration control. It is a key requirement in all ATS procurement activities and affects a number of disciplines from TPS developers to calibration and maintenance personal. Teradyne's TestStudio test operating environment software provides a set of services for specifying and viewing test system contents, con... View full abstract»

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  • Measurement analysis and anomaly detection [military avionics testing]

    Publication Year: 2003 , Page(s): 226 - 237
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    A nominal value variance anomaly is an analog measurement whereby the measured value is within the 'passing' range for a given test but has departed from the nominal value significantly such that a problem may exist. The occurrence of this anomaly could indicate a test implementation problem if the anomaly is occurring during test program set (TPS) development. Manual discovery of a nominal value ... View full abstract»

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  • An object-oriented framework for automatic test systems

    Publication Year: 2003 , Page(s): 407 - 410
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    After analyzing the features and requirements of automatic test systems, the object model and dynamic model of the test systems are presented, which are described with the unified modeling language (UML). Thus, an object-oriented framework comes into being for assisting in the development of automatic test systems. In contrast to the conventionally function-based representation model, this framewo... View full abstract»

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  • Incorporating ATML interface standards within an ATE software architecture

    Publication Year: 2003 , Page(s): 48 - 51
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    This paper examines the automatic test system (ATS) interface standards being developed by the new automatic test markup language (ATML) standards group. The intent of the ATML group is to define standards for ATS interfaces using extensible markup language (XML). The group was formed out of a desire to promote open systems for common ATS software components. A description of the eight proposed in... View full abstract»

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  • Honeywell's missiles universal test set: an automated, Windows™-based, test station providing simultaneous system testing capability

    Publication Year: 2003 , Page(s): 11 - 18
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    The missiles universal test set (MUTS) was developed by Honeywell test equipment engineers as the solution to the high costs associated with designing test sets customized to individual program needs. By assembling the most common test set features into a generic hardware baseline, and incorporating test software that was modular and not device specific, the resulting test set is applicable to man... View full abstract»

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  • Probabilities associated with a built-in-test system, focus on false alarms

    Publication Year: 2003 , Page(s): 643 - 645
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    This paper shows that some built-in-test (BIT) systems have an intrinsic 50 percent false alarm rate. The paper also shows how Bayes' theorem can be used to analyze how variation of BIT characteristics can increase or decrease the intrinsic false alarm rate. View full abstract»

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  • Computer network and system remote management

    Publication Year: 2003 , Page(s): 535 - 540
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    This article contains information about computer network and system remote management technologies such as SNMP, DMI and WBM, including an architectural overview and mutual comparison. There is also a look in a practical usage of these technologies as well as in management problems. In the main, it describes the author's provided management mechanism based on SNMP modifications. Finally, several p... View full abstract»

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  • Smart Test Program Set (TPS)

    Publication Year: 2003 , Page(s): 183 - 186
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    The Boeing Company has several research and development efforts focused on improving interoperability of the test station with other external systems as well as the interoperability within the test station itself. This includes integrating UUT data, test setup, test execution, test results, repair and replace actions with other systems to provide a "closed-loop" system. One example of the "closed-... View full abstract»

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  • Use of intelligent mezzanine carriers for legacy instrument replacement in VXI systems

    Publication Year: 2003 , Page(s): 460 - 465
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    Military and commercial automated test equipment (ATE) users are facing significant problems keeping their ATE supportable for the life cycle of the products they are being used to test. Further, the cost of completely replacing the system is often insignificant compared to the cost of replicating and re-certifying the test program software. As a result, requirements have increasingly surfaced to ... View full abstract»

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  • Next generation COTS test systems

    Publication Year: 2003 , Page(s): 134 - 138
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    This paper surveys card-to-card coordination, synchronization, triggering, and cross triggering in PCI extensions for instrumentation (PXI) commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) systems. It provides an overview with some design guidelines for COTS designers and offers some suggestions to system integrators. View full abstract»

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  • Enhanced integrated satellite factory test environment

    Publication Year: 2003 , Page(s): 597 - 603
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    Boeing Satellite Systems (BSS) is developing a forward-looking project to resolve issues of proliferation of assets and excessive non-compatible software applications and databases. This project has been in the planning stages for two and one-half years. Funding is now being allocated to procure and implement solutions that fit into the context of the integrated satellite factory (ISF) test enviro... View full abstract»

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  • An analysis of golden unit versus parametric testing of digital radios

    Publication Year: 2003 , Page(s): 456 - 459
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    Golden modems, transmitters and receivers are commonly used in production test of digital radio systems. Golden standards can provide an inexpensive reference for functional test of major subassemblies. However these simplistic custom built test fixtures often provide little insight into the performance level of the device under test, and if used improperly can lead to disastrous conclusions, part... View full abstract»

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