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.
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:
The aerospace and defense (A&D) industries have long been a recognized leader when it comes to adopting new, innovative technologies. Digital transformation has naturally been part of that process over time. In fact, A&D were early converts to digital design and manufacturing processes. As A&D industries are tapped to produce ever-evolving technological systems for growing needs, digital transformation will be a crucial factor contributing to success.
This is part 3 of our National Instruments SCC blog series. This part will describe the SCC Panelettes, Signal Conditioning Enclosures, 5B Series, Signal Conditioning Accessories, and Digital Input Modules.
In August 2019, ResearchMoz released their Global VXI Testing Equipment Market, Insights, and Forecast to 2025 report, which provides both data and estimates for the worldwide market of VXI Testing Equipment. In this study, seven top manufacturers are included, as well as an examination of their VXI testing equipment, broken down by type, application, production by region, and consumption by region. For the purposes of this study, 2018 was considered as the base year, with a market history of 2014 – 2018 and a forecast timeframe of 2019 – 2015.
Women have been involved in notable historical events all through history, and their contributions, even while opposed and persecuted, have led to significant progress. Efforts to explore outer space also include female participants who refused to stand on the sidelines. Recently, NASA celebrated the Apollo 11 space mission to the moon that occurred 50 years ago this year. They also celebrated another of the inspiring women in space tech, JoAnn Morgan.
This is part 7 in our blog series about the National Instruments SCXI platform! Part 7 will discuss the remaining front-mounting SCXI terminal blocks not previously discussed in part 6. If you are new to our blog, you can read the previous 6 blog posts about NI SCXI before continuing!
This is the third part in our series about the National Instruments SCXI Series. There are several types of switches in the SCXI series. The first type is the Multiplexer/Matrix Switch Module. One of these Multiplexer/Matrix Modules is the SCXI-1127 (electromechanical relay). Another example is the SCXI-1128 (solid-state relay). Both are devices that function as multiplexer or matrix modules. As a multiplexer, they can operate in different multiplexing modes, such as 1-wire for resistive measurements including RTDs and low-resistance measurements. With the SCXI-1332 front-mounting terminal block, the SCXI-1127 and SCXI-1128 become a 4×8 2-wire matrix. Expanding the multiplexer or matrix channel count is as easy as adding additional modules.
Over the next few weeks, we will be adding blog posts about the National Instruments SCXI platform. This first post in the series will cover the analog input modules.