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Issue 10 • Oct. 1989

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  • Diagnostics automation-a total systems approach

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):3 - 6
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    An overview is given of diagnostics automation, defined as the automated development, in-vehicle operation, and maintenance utilization of hardware/software elements directed toward the detection and identification of faults in avionic/electronic systems. An integrated support structure for diagnostics automation is described. The various elements of diagnostics automation are examined.<> View full abstract»

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  • Convergence on two-level maintenance

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):7 - 11
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
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    The US Department of Defense is seeking an integrated maintenance methodology that provides increased operational availability of weapons systems with a reduced logistics pipeline. In this context the author discusses a systems engineering methodology for newly designed systems and a transition plan for existing systems that will accommodate two levels of maintenance. The first level will encompas... View full abstract»

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  • The benefits of using ATE systems in the testing of printed circuit boards

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):12 - 16
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    An industry-based pragmatic review is provided of the economic and product-quality consequences of automatic test equipment (ATE) usage in printed circuit board testing. The company selection process, the nature of the industrial participants, and the data collection process are described. The benefits obtained by users are identified. It is demonstrated that the use of ATE systems does result in ... View full abstract»

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  • Computerizing the circuit board industry while reducing costs

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):17 - 20
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    The author examines a systems approach to automation that the printed circuit board (PCB) manufacturer can use in order to adapt today's technology for his or her individual needs. He begins with an overview of production functions. He then describes the subsystems approach, the steps leading to computerization, implementation, the bare board test system, and preprocessing.<> View full abstract»

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  • Analysis tools for the evaluation of maintenance software

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):21 - 24
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    Test packages written for built-in test (BIT) and mobile automatic test equipment (ATE) systems for the forward support of electronic and thermal imaging equipment used by the British Army are currently scrutinized and subjected to objective tests by test package evaluation and acceptance teams (TPEATs) before being accepted for field use. This is a time-consuming and costly exercise that can resu... View full abstract»

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  • Hybrid diagnostic strategy for an expert system controlled automatic test system (EXATS)

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):25 - 30
    Cited by:  Papers (1)  |  Patents (1)
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    A description of EXATS is given. A knowledge-based system is interfaced to an automatic test system (ATS) to provide a flexible test sequence, controlled by the actual fault signature. Successful diagnoses are fed back to enhance the knowledge base (KB). The reasoning process for test selection and test evaluation consults two separate KBs. The experiential knowledge about the heuristic symptom fa... View full abstract»

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