1999 IEEE AUTOTESTCON Proceedings (Cat. No.99CH36323)

Aug. 30 1999-Sept. 2 1999

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  • 1999 IEEE AUTOTESTCON Proceedings (Cat. No.99CH36323)

    Publication Year: 1999
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    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):829 - 830
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  • Integrating COTS technology to address automotive test requirements

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):207 - 210
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    This paper discusses the use of Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) ATE in the automotive industry. Specifically the paper covers the use of both standard instruments and those specifically targeted at the automotive industry View full abstract»

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  • VXI synchro/resolver measurement and simulation COTS hardware for commercial airline industry ATE

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):203 - 206
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    This paper describes Rockwell Collins airline industry automatic test equipment (ATE) and a North Atlantic Instruments (NAI) VXI commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) tester card. The Collins ATE is used for testing seller furnished equipment (SFE) and buyer furnished equipment (BFE) in accordance with industry standard ARINC 608A requirements. The NAI VXI Synchro/Resolver simulation and measurement car... View full abstract»

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  • Satellite hierarchical system test using IEEE 1149.1-based COTS test tools. A case history with results and lessons

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):193 - 201
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    Hughes Space Communications applied IEEE Standard 1149.1-1990, The Standard Test Access Port and Boundary-Scan Architecture, to design a structured testing methodology for its HS601 digital global communication satellites. Previous functional test strategies were being challenged by increasing component density and rapidly increasing manufacturing volume. Structural tests written for ASICs were re... View full abstract»

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  • Pitfalls of Plug&Play

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):259 - 264
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    The VXI Plug&Play Systems Alliance sought to make VXI systems easier to build and use. However, a misleading picture may have emerged as to both the relative level of complexity and the propensity towards undesirable effects in both creating and maintaining an ATE system. This paper will attempt to identify some of the pitfalls of Plug&Play. In terms of the complexity level aspect, a misle... View full abstract»

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  • Air base to international airport: an operational challenge

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):187 - 192
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    The recently completed Austin-Bergstrom International Airport was the largest air base to commercial airport conversion in the years 1980 to 2000. It presented an ideal opportunity to modernize air traffic control facilities and equipment. Highlights of the upgraded functionality, transition problems encountered and three phase cutover are provided View full abstract»

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  • A virtual interface bus for portable PCs

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):81 - 86
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    There is a growing demand in the automatic test industry for downsized and portable test systems. As a result, laptop and hand held PCs are now becoming more common in the test arena. However, there is a need to standardize and simplify both hardware and software interfaces between the laptop PC, test equipment, and the unit under test. This paper describes the development of a Virtual Interface B... View full abstract»

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  • Emulation and enhancement of the Honeywell 2600 automatic test station

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):439 - 450
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    The Honeywell 2600 is an automatic test station deployed in the 1970's which has been used in the depot repair of C5, F-16, and F-15 avionics. With the rapid changes in technology that are occurring, the Air Force is continually upgrading test stations such as this one by retrofitting with modern equipment and software. Test program sets (TPSs) written for these test stations should require little... View full abstract»

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  • Soft-error testing of COTS DRAM components

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):821 - 827
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    The paper presents a memory-testing framework wherein an application-driven at rated speed reliability testing is possible for a wide variety of COTS memory components. The susceptibility trend of recent DRAM generations and their impacts at system level are quantified within the proposed testing framework View full abstract»

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  • A modality-independent approach for automating maintenance instructions to include virtual and human modeling

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):3 - 10
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    Current technologies and capabilities exist to develop an automation process for technical data, enabling single-point access to logistics, training and maintenance data in varying formats, media, and configurations; which will support a graceful migration towards a digital logistics information environment suitable for both DoD and commercial development of ATE and weapon systems. The rapidly evo... View full abstract»

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  • Creating an advanced diagnostic knowledge base from existing fault trees: a case study

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):153 - 159
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    The level of readiness and availability of equipment and systems is strongly affected by troubleshooting and problem resolution quality. Until recently, the most pervasive method of supporting technicians in achieving high problem resolution performance has been the creation of fault trees. It is now accepted that knowledge-based problem resolution has many advantages over the fault tree method, i... View full abstract»

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  • A dimensionality model approach to testing and improving software robustness

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):493 - 501
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    Software robustness problems may hinder the use of Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) software modules and legacy software modules in mission-critical and safety-critical applications. This research focuses on hardening COTS and legacy software modules against robustness failures triggered by exceptional inputs. An automated approach is presented that is capable of identifying the triggers of the rob... View full abstract»

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  • Measurement hardware emulator: synthetic instrumentation and CASS

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):725 - 730
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    Synthetic Instrumentation is a class of test devices, including measurers and stimulators, implemented primarily with software and supported with minimal hardware conditioning for the test signals. This philosophy permits frequent reuse of the hardware elements (processors, A/Ds, D/As, signal conditioners and switches) when commanding different instrument functions. Substantially lower purchase co... View full abstract»

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  • Elevating interface device design in the test program set development process

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):253 - 258
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    This paper describes a Test Program Set (TPS) Interface Device development process which will improve signal performance, lower cost, and enhance maintainability. Hardware is designed as modular components and can be tested prior to incorporation into an interface device. Automated software tools ensure accurate Unit Under Test (UUT) data entry and optimize the use of modular hardware. Once establ... View full abstract»

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  • Electrocontact microdisplacement testing subsystem

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):373 - 376
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    The subsystem relates to control, testing and measurement instrumentation with closed digital control loop structure. It may be used for testing and measurement of smooth displacements resulting from, for example, force or temperature deformation of an object, or for detection of charges in geometric dimensions of an object while monitoring its airtightness; in particular, when monitoring airtight... View full abstract»

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  • Speech signal recovery in packet-switched communication networks

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):179 - 182
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    The interpolation approaches to the shape recovery of a speech signal in transmission over packet switched communications networks are proposed. The samples of a signal fragments are mixed and transmitted in correspondence with standard procedure of packet-switched transmission. After reception a reverse permutation is made. In the case of packet losses missing samples are separated by several sam... View full abstract»

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  • Cost and benefit considerations for implementing an open systems approach to integrated diagnostics

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):391 - 404
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    The Department of Defense recently completed a study that recommended an information-based approach to implementing an open architecture for integrating diagnostic functions as a critical and enabling step towards achieving the Department's strategic goals of reducing total ownership cost, shortening cycle time for technology insertion and increasing interoperability of fielded systems. There are,... View full abstract»

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  • Coding and on-line transmitting system for medical research

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):73 - 77
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    A distributed data acquisition system is proposed. It provides parallel and simultaneous coding and on-line transmission of signals. This system has high accuracy of measurements and performance in sampling and transmission comparing with known analogs View full abstract»

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  • Cost benefits for the application of COTS ATE

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):433 - 438
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    This paper will discuss the outcomes of a study into the cost effectiveness of using COTS ATE for military equipment programs. An analysis of likely knock-on effects of the technology choice will also be discussed View full abstract»

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  • US Navy standard missile “COTS” expert solution!

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):587 - 592
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    This presentation details how the US Navy and it's contractor WDT&A partnered and is building a series of intelligent electronic support tools for missile hardware, production, depot and Intermediate Level test equipment. The missile manufacturer, Raytheon Missile Systems Company is expected to join in the project later this year, (1999). By adopting and using a third-party COTS expert system ... View full abstract»

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  • Measurement of alcohol gas with low concentration in porous silicon sensors by UV light

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):815 - 819
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    Capacitance-type alcohol gas sensors using porous silicon (PS) layer as sensitive film were fabricated to measure low alcohol gas concentration. Though sensors using PS layer have shown high sensitivity by large internal surface area, there is still much room for improvement to measure low breath alcohol concentration especially at room temperature. In this work, we measured the variation of the c... View full abstract»

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  • A Java based test program set development environment

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):775 - 785
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    A relatively new, but well accepted, object oriented language called Java is supported with rigorous standards and a strong stance, via Virtual Machine (VM) techniques for platform independence. This platform independence property gives rise to the possibility of developing platform independent test program development environment, system executive (control) software, as well as test programs that... View full abstract»

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  • Using windows messaging to control automatic test equipment

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):147 - 149
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    Traditionally, Test Program Sets (TPSs), written in ATLAS for Automatic Test Equipment (ATE), were developed for use with sequential, single tasking systems. For the F-16 Analog Test Station Sustainment (FATSS) project, TPSs were implemented in a separate thread enabling the operator to activate controls on the Test Executive while the TPS thread executes. When the operator activates a control on ... View full abstract»

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  • Testing for Year 2000 readiness-technical and management issues

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):483 - 489
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    The approach of the Year 2000 (Y2K) has called into question the condition of readiness of computer systems upon which organizations depend. Will these systems operate reliably after midnight, January 1, 2000, or will problems associated with date calculations cause failures that adversely affect users? This question has caused organizations to identify their critical systems, test these systems f... View full abstract»

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