Nowadays, many defense programs’ duration will go beyond the typical life cycle of products, thus creating challenges for the engineers responsible for maintaining such programs. NI’s platform has made it possible for large companies like Harris Corporation to have a 74% decrease in the cost of testing and a remarkable 83% reduction in floor spaces. Since this is an issue relevant to many aerospace and defense companies, here are three best practices to refer to when dealing with production testing.
Synchronized operation of simultaneous, multiple, and wideband is the foundation of various new RF systems in a diverse spectrum of operations from Multiple-Input and Multiple-Output (MIMO) communications to electronic warfare systems.
Electromechanical systems are present in a wide range of complex and sophisticated vehicles such as ships, ground vehicles, aircraft, and the like. The way such standard systems work is through the software that operates on a controller. The physical components and mechanics are thus regulated by the controller, enabling the vehicles’ moving parts.
HIL testing replicates actuality by transmitting real signals into a system from the controller into a simulated product. The controller operates at a typical pattern and does not change its behavior, rehearsing the pretended real-system process. Such a method enables sophisticated and high-risk equipment such as modern aircraft to conduct abundant tests before achieving the required high safety standards. These tests save time, money, and above all, make the equipment safer.
SIGINT’s (Signals Intelligence) current operational environment often requires rapid development of waveforms, protocols, and devices to dependably function in different environments. The best solutions for such functions are Software Defined Radios (SDR), which are the principal solution to prototype wireless communication systems leading to better solutions quickly. NI has adequately identified the following requirements to fulfill client needs and specifications:
Distance learning is all the rage in our modern era, with almost every college and university hopping on the bandwagon. In addition, many institutions have arisen that focus exclusively on providing quality distance education for students and others needing additional training.
The ongoing transformation of existing cellular communication networks to fully operational 5G status seems to be progressing at a snail’s pace. Of course, when users dream of the promised data streaming speeds with virtually no latency and comprehensive coverage, it cannot happen fast enough. 5G absolutely has the potential to unleash a veritable new industrial revolution, as well as improved communications on every level.
While the current COVID-19 pandemic has caused numerous problems and restrictive measures, it has also triggered unprecedented cooperative efforts between government, education, and the private sector. Such efforts are reminiscent of the days following the attack on Pearl Harbor that sparked America’s entrance into World War II.
The current COVID-19 pandemic has triggered unprecedented changes to American society and to many other nations across the globe. Many businesses have been forced to close in order to comply with social distancing recommendations from the CDC; these have even been mandated by several states. Some companies have the capability for employees to work from home via the Internet.
Few things are more irritating than cumbersome stacks of differing electronic equipment that must be realigned and reconnected in order to perform routine tasks. The endless racks of boxes and miles of winding cable can be like navigating the Amazon jungle. It’s a small wonder that such common testing scenarios are prompting company engineers to search for better solutions.