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IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement

Issue 2 • Date June 1978

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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s): c1
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  • IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s): c2
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  • Introduction to the Special Issue on ATE

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s): 121
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  • The Third Generation of ATE

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s):122 - 126
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    This paper discusses the objectives that motivate continued development of integrated automatic test systems. It identifies three key elements commonly associated with so-called third-generation systems: computer involvement in stimulus generation and resolution of measurement characteristics; programmable interface units; and on-line software systems. This paper delineates how and why these featu... View full abstract»

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  • Depot ATE Architecture and Instrumentation Considerations

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s):126 - 132
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    To make effective use of the resources available at large test and diagnostic centers, to reduce costs, and to provide timely and adequate service, automatic test equipment (ATE) must be so designed that it can solve many of the unique problems facing these centers. These problems include: support of many priorgeneration, semiautomatic, and ATE's of varying design; high-throughput requirements and... View full abstract»

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  • Considerations for, and Impact of, the ATE/UUT Interface

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s):132 - 136
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    This paper discusses the motivations for establishing a centralized interface for ATE and the problems which emanate from implementing that decision. The theme developed is that the advantages of centralized highly capable interface are bought dearly most often with compromise of performance and risk of obsolescence. Discussion elements include: advantages of grouped versus distributed mechanical ... View full abstract»

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  • Use of a Microprocessor in Digital Testing

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s):137 - 140
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    The use of a microprocessor as a controller in digital testing is usually restricted by the relatively low operating speed of the microprocessor. Two different approaches to building a microprocessor-based digital test system are discussed and compared in this paper. It is found that if a high-speed test pattern repetition rate is not a necessary requirement, the semidynamic approach which tests a... View full abstract»

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  • A Programmable Display Test Unit

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s):140 - 146
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    The present approach to testing and aligning complex avionic information display systems such as those in the F-14A, E-2C, and S-3A aircraft has been highly specialized, and military experience with this approach reveals that it is complicated, time-consuming, and often seriously compromises test effectiveness. Attempts to use general-purpose automatic test equipment (ATE) for display testing also... View full abstract»

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  • On-Site Microprocessor-Controlled Portable Module Testers

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s):147 - 151
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    This paper treats the problem of large module pipelines, spares support, and storage in field locations where available workspace is at a premium. The emergence of microprocessor-controlled portable module testers is considered as a viable instrument to alleviate this problem. A digital module tester (DMT) described in this paper is the first step towards this new portable test technology. It inco... View full abstract»

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  • Microprocessor-Based Solar Cell Measurement System

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s):152 - 156
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    A microprocessor-based solar cell standard characteristics measurement system is described. Data aquisition and digital conversion of the current-to-voltage characteristics and the spectral response allows the performance of several operations as averaging, storage, minicomputer connection, and parameter determination of the theoretical models introduced. Several results are shown concerning the a... View full abstract»

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  • Programmable Automatic Multimeter Calibration System

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s):156 - 159
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    This paper describes a programmable automatic ac and dc multimeter calibration system consisting of a remotely programmed precise source of ac and dc voltage and current as well as resistance and a desk calculator. The calculator is used not only to sequence the source through different test conditions but also to display information, determine conformity to limits, and record data. Emphasis is pl... View full abstract»

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  • Broad-Band Discriminators for ATE Measurement of Sideband Noise

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s):160 - 165
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    Techniques for measurement of carrier noise sidebands are analyzed relative to their applicability to automated test equipment. Resonant cavity discriminators are shown to be useful for narrow-band high sensitivity requirements at microwave frequencies. Interferometer discriminators cover the 10 MHz to 18 GHz spectrum with only four bridges. Two transmission lines provide -120 dBc/Hz sensitivity. ... View full abstract»

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  • Automatic Bolometer Bridge Using an Adaptive Control Technique for RE Power Measurement

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s):166 - 169
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    When RF power is measured using a bolometer bridge, generally its accuracy depends on the power level to be measured and the sensitivity of the bolometer mount in use. The former is principally due to the accuracy of bridge current measurement and the latter is due to an imperfection of bridge control. These are the dominant errors of the bridge measurement system. The objective of this paper is t... View full abstract»

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  • An Automatic Digital Q-Meter: New Approach to the Digital Measurement of Magnification Factor

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s):169 - 171
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    Few procedures, known so far, for the design of a digital Q-meter, were based on the ratio between the reactive and the nonreactive components of measured circuit elements or on the determination of the corresponding logarithmic decrement in that circuit. In the first procedure, the ratio of two voltages, proportional to the above mentioned components, has to be found and numerically displayed, wh... View full abstract»

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  • Intelligent Strategy with Distributed Database for High-Volume LSI Testing

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s):172 - 178
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    As semiconductor technology has matured, the advent of LSI chips such as microprocessors with substantially increased device functionality and complexity has created unparalleled challenges to test philosophy. Most traditional screening techniques become inadequate in defining the worst cases of test patterns and test sequences out of an enormous number of sequential-combinational candidates and i... View full abstract»

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  • Experiences with ATE Providing Testability of Microprocessor Boards

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s):178 - 181
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    This paper describes studies of microprocessor board testing and specific experiences with boards containing the 8080 microprocessor being tested on GenRad's 1795 Logic Test System or high-speed 1796 Digital/Analog Test System. We have performed testing of microprocessor boards, based upon simulation using high-level functional models. The recommended test strategy is first to partition test activ... View full abstract»

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  • ATE and Avionics Display Systems

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s):182 - 188
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    Sophisticated avionics display systems are rapidly replacing the multitude of indicating panel meters and CRT displays of the past. With this sophistication of avionics display systems necessarily comes the sophistication of display testing techniques. This paper addresses the types of systems to be tested in addition to past and present testing methods. A projection of future display testing requ... View full abstract»

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  • Instrumentation for Testing and Control of Laboratory Model Turbogenerator

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s):188 - 192
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    This paper describes an automated measurement system for a micromachine, which is a laboratory model of a large turbogenerator, used for practical evaluation of proposed new control schemes involving on-line computer control. Rotor angle, slip, and various electrical quantities have to be measured rapidly and accurately, with immediate graphical display of outputs, and frequent updating for contro... View full abstract»

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  • Frequency Domain Fault Detection and Diagnosis in Hybrid Control Systems: A Feasibility Study

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s):193 - 199
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    This paper is concerned with detection and diagnosis of faults in feedback control systems in which the conventional analogue controller is replaced by a digital filter. The difficulties associated with locating faults in such a hybrid control system using well established frequency domain test techniques are examined. Digital and analogue/hybrid computer simulations are used to investigate phenom... View full abstract»

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  • Contributors

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s):200 - 202
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  • An invitation to membership

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s):202a - 202b
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  • IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s): 202-c
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  • Institutional listings

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s): 202d
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