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.
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.
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.
Technological advances that help with educating the world’s children are always an important goal. Technology is not only important to increase engagement in educational activities, but it can also improve the learning process for students and instructors. For example, in one unique case, technology from National Instruments is being used in a large, comprehensive research project to evaluate the manual dexterity and cognitive capacity of numerous children.
The National Instruments CompactRIO Controller, cRIO-9074, is an embedded controller that is perfect for advanced monitoring and control. Since it is an electronic device, the cRIO-9074 requires a DC power supply to work. The ideal power supply for this purpose is the PS-15.
The PS-15 is an industrial power supply that is used to power CompactRIO systems, CompactDAQ systems, and many more. This component takes in an input of 100 VAC to 240 VAC and supplies an output of 24 VDC, 5 A to the cRIO-9074. However, for this setup to work, you need to carry out all the connections properly.
This blog post covers the process of setting up and powering the PS-15, and subsequently, the cRIO-9074.
As consumers demand more and more electronic features to enhance the driving experience, automakers are scrambling to implement the latest and best innovations in each new model. Incredibly, this means that most new vehicles use close to 100 CPUs to operate the vast array of electric equipment that is included.
Particle Accelerators are used in complex research that reveals much of what we know about basic matter in our universe. A particle accelerator is an enclosed machine that accelerates elementary particles (electrons and protons) to fast speeds and energy levels. After the beam is moving quickly, targets are positioned in the path of the beam, as well as measurement devices, to observe and record information about how the beam and the target respond upon collision.
Particle accelerators touch our lives in a variety of ways, but the population at large is likely ignorant of their purpose or operation. Since their inception in the 1890s, these complex tools have been integral to important discoveries in basic science, scientific and medical research, the defense industry, and even many consumer products. National Instruments provides a beam position monitoring and electronics control solution that aids in the commercial use of particle accelerators.
Electric vehicles are swiftly becoming reality as more automakers are choosing to jump on board with manufacturing and testing their own models. As with any pioneering technology, other new technologies must follow, and this includes new methods of testing and measurement. National Instruments is at the front of the pack with innovative products that can be easily adapted for use with electric vehicles.