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AUTOTESTCON '92. IEEE Systems Readiness Technology Conference, Conference Record

21-24 Sept. 1992

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  • CASS electro-optic console laser testing

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):459 - 463
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    The majority of laser target designators in the current military inventory are 1.064- mu m, Q-switched, Nd:YAG laser transmitters. In addition to its capabilities for forward looking infrared (FLIR) and camera testing, the consolidated automated support system (CASS) electrooptic (EO) configuration eliminates the need for dedicated laser transmitter testers. Using state-of-the-art instrumentation,... View full abstract»

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  • A system for fault diagnosis in electronic circuits using thermal imaging

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):455 - 458
    Cited by:  Papers (11)  |  Patents (1)
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    In many instances, the electronic state of an electronic circuit card contains insufficient information for correct fault diagnosis. Infrared thermal images, captured during the initial warmup of an electronic circuit card, are employed to enhance the available information and to assist the technician in performing the fault diagnosis. This system has proven beneficial for radar and microwave tech... View full abstract»

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  • A new approach to FLIR MRTD testing

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):449 - 453
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    A key performance parameter of thermal imaging systems is the minimum resolvable temperature difference (MRTD). The authors describe a new approach to on-platform end-to-end thermal imaging system testing which can be accomplished in an unstable field environment, and application of the technique to a superior cost effective field MRTD test system. The new approach consists of quickly establishing... View full abstract»

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  • Can industry standards satisfy DoD and service ATE standardization goals?-can a standardization policy be derived to satisfy everyone

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):437 - 445
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    The National Security Industrial Association (NSIA) Automatic Testing Committee (ATC) has completed its response to a Joint Service Automatic Test Panel (JSATP) task to provide recommendations to the US Government. The JSATP asked the ATC to provide a detailed analysis of the current Department of Defense business practices which impede efficient and effective supportability of weapon systems. The... View full abstract»

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  • Integrated diagnostic for new French fighter

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):425 - 433
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    An important logistic support function of airborne weapon systems is automatic failure detection and localization. On the new French fighter aircraft this function is being developed as a whole, taking into account the needs for all maintenance levels. O-level maintenance uses integrated monitoring and testing, which is described. The intermediate level maintenance is performed by a unique test sy... View full abstract»

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  • Winning the explanation game; providing user explanations for a model-based expert system

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):415 - 421
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    The authors develop an approach to organizing the presentation of large amounts of model-based data in an interactive format patterned after a model of human-human explanatory and argumentative discourse. Portions of this interface were implemented for Honeywell and the Air Force's model-based flight control maintenance and diagnostic system (FCMDS). It is concluded that sufficient information exi... View full abstract»

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  • A portable maintenance aid applied to battle damage assessment

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):407 - 413
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    Battle damage assessment (BDA) of US Navy aircraft on an aircraft carrier requires quick response, the coordination of multiple skill groups, and effective interchange of complex information. A realistic working demonstration of this capability is described. The BDA demonstration combines concepts for electronic technical manual presentation, data structuring for search and retrieval, computer pro... View full abstract»

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  • Comparison of paper and automated fault isolation techniques

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):401 - 405
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    Current flight line maintenance troubleshooting uses static fault isolation trees contained in paper based technical manuals. Future troubleshooting trends will automate the flight line diagnosis of system failures using portable maintenance aides (PMAs). The authors compare and contrast the future automated diagnostic approach to the paper based methodology of today. Field experiment results are ... View full abstract»

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  • Shielded aircraft cabling importance of verifying capacitance

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):395 - 399
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    The need to advance wiring analyzers with the ability to analyze the interconnects now used in modern aircraft is discussed. In particular, twisted and shielded cabling is considered that is used to provide protection against electromagnetic interference (EMI), nuclear-induced electromagnetic pulses (ENPs), and high-speed data buses such as MIL-STD-1553B. Also discussed are common failures of shie... View full abstract»

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  • US Navy 2M/ATE program: fleet self-sufficiency, readiness and progressive maintenance

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):383 - 387
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    The US Navy's 2M/ATE (miniature/microminiature/automatic test equipment) program is intended to provide the fleet with high reliability electronic module test, diagnostic, and miniature/microminiature (2M) repair capabilities. The author covers the program's current status and future directions and plans. The goal is to increase fleet self-sufficiency, readiness, and cost reduction. The 2M/ATE pro... View full abstract»

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  • Vertical commonality is successful for the Army TACMS missile

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):379 - 382
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    Vertical test equipment commonality implemented in support of two level maintenance for the Army TACMS missile led to a concurrently engineered development program. The customer prime contractor and subcontractors united as a team in pursuing an integrated concurrent design. The author concentrates more on the factors that govern the integrated design rather than on the design itself. A brief desc... View full abstract»

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  • Army aviation readies for the twenty-first century

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):373 - 378
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    The automatic test equipment (ATE) test program set (TPS) Support Center acts as the US Army Aviation Systems Command (AVSCOM) focal point for all aviation automatic testing. The authors discuss both the present operations and future roles of the ATE/TPS support center. The staff provides both technical and program management support. The staff's expertise covers the disciplines of systems enginee... View full abstract»

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  • Knowledge-based decision support for ATE acquisition

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):369 - 372
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    To meet the need for a computer-based tool to aid acquisition program managers, a knowledge-based acquisition program management aid was developed. This system, the Acquisition Program Manager's Aide (APMA), maintains existing expertise in automatic test system acquisitions. The APMA system is composed of four main components: a generic acquisition program diagram, a graphics-oriented, menu-driven... View full abstract»

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  • Simulation-based analysis for real-time systems development

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):361 - 366
    Cited by:  Papers (4)  |  Patents (1)
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    The research approach presented focuses on the investigation of real-time distributed (RTD) systems development and simulation. The authors are developing a formalized simulation method for performance modeling and analysis of RTD systems. In more specific terms, a system model is defined as an abstraction of the RTD system, which consists of both a conceptual and physical model. The conceptual mo... View full abstract»

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  • Automated modeling and prototyping approach for failure detection and isolation

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):355 - 360
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    The authors describe a systems modeling approach for design and analysis of failure prevention, detection, and isolation. The modeling approach was applied to the (Boeing 747-400 airplane) to study its effectiveness in accurately representing various on-board systems and analyzing their failure detection, isolation, and propagation. The modeling approach is based on use of state transition diagram... View full abstract»

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  • Automated boundary-scan diagnostics: adding value to interconnect testing

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):347 - 354
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    The author presents a cohesive set of heuristic algorithms that can be used with boundary-scan logic to diagnose interconnect faults. The terms that are used, a brief overview of the boundary-scan architecture, and the boundary-scan test generator requirements are given. The interconnect diagnostics and the heuristic algorithms that are used during the processing are discussed. A well-thought-out ... View full abstract»

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  • Knowledge and information interface standard for test and diagnosis applications of knowledge-based systems

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):339 - 343
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    The author describes work being performed in the IEEE Standards Coordinating Committee 20 (SCC-20) P1232 committee related to the development of standards for interchange between knowledge and information sources and knowledge-based systems used in test and diagnosis applications. The goals, philosophy, and direction of the P1232 knowledge and information interface component standard, which encomp... View full abstract»

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  • An artificially intelligent-human interface for test/diagnosis

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):335 - 337
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    The author discusses artificial intelligence (AI) applications for the human interface of the test/diagnosis environment. The human interface can contain speech recognition, understanding, and response and visual perception of the test environment. The areas of focus for the human interface are described. The intelligent diagnostic functions available at the human interface provide complete automa... View full abstract»

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  • IEEE P1232 AI-ESTATE: the standard for test related AI applications takes shape

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):329 - 334
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    In February 1990, the IEEE approved Project Authorization Request (PAR) 1232, authorizing the IEEE SCC-20 (ATLAS) Committee to begin development of a new test standard, AI-ESTATE. AI-ESTATE stands for the artificial intelligence-expert system tie to automatic test equipment. The author defines AI-ESTATE and discusses its background, long-term goals, and architecture, its current status, and the co... View full abstract»

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  • Ada source code analysis for automatic test case generation

    Publication Year: 1992
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    Summary form only given, as follows. A multipurpose semantic analyzer front-end for Ada has been developed to meet a variety of Ada source code analysis needs. One of those needs is the automatic generation of glass-box test cases. Glass-box test case generation requires control and data flow information in conjunction with semantic information on subprogram interfaces and local declarations. Cont... View full abstract»

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  • Onboard diagnostics of avionics for fault tolerance and maintenance

    Publication Year: 1992
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    Summary form only given. Emerging modular avionics systems will require excellent onboard fault diagnosis, both to support flight critical functions and to provide for cost effective maintenance. The approach to fault isolation discussed makes use of multiple indications of failures, known as failure signatures or syndromes. A computer-aided design tool that can analyze the architecture and genera... View full abstract»

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  • Modular avionics systems architecture (MASA) test and diagnostics

    Publication Year: 1992
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    Summary form only given. The US Air Force's Modular Avionics Systems Architecture (MASA) Support Requirements document delineates some stringent testability requirements that must be met to succeed in reducing logistics support costs through modular avionics. A modular avionics handbook has been developed to provide guidelines for effective application of modular avionics. The author examines thes... View full abstract»

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  • Engineering-to-manufacturing-to-field test strategies status report 1992

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):313 - 318
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    This study is an interim status report on implementation of a company wide continuous quality improvement (CQI) total quality management (TQM) initiative dealing with cost, technology, and organizational problems associated with development and transfer of electronics/avionics test strategies from prime equipment design to manufacturing test and subsequently to depot level maintenance. This interi... View full abstract»

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  • Creating a concurrent engineering environment to enhance supportability of the F/A-18E/F aircraft

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):307 - 312
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    McDonnell Aircraft Company has implemented improved procedures and developed new CAE tools to enhance the supportability of the new and modified equipment under development for the F/A-18E/F program. These procedures and tools were designed to reduce or eliminate support equipment requirements, ensure compatibility with automatic test equipment, and enhance equipment testability and thereby reduce... View full abstract»

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  • Concurrent engineering control without complexity

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):301 - 305
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    The need to design diagnostic systems in parallel with prime systems has become commonplace. During one such program, an approach to defining and sharing needed information that is both simple and effective was found. Accomplishment in parallel of operational system and automated test equipment (ATE) designs in a concurrent engineering environment requires continuous identification and management ... View full abstract»

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