Test Connections - December 2013

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Bridging the Armament Test Gap

Test Deficiencies on 4th and 5th Generation Aircraft.

The U.S. Air Force (USAF) took delivery of its first F-15A in November 1974, nearly 40 years ago. Soon after the A-10A and the F-16A, followed years later by the F-15E, joined Tactical Air Command’s (TAC) fleet of war fighters and rounded out the current 4th generation fighter aircraft. The advanced Smart armament and munitions employed on today’s fighter aircraft, combined with obsolete or inadequate O-level test equipment deployed on the flightline, has created an armament test gap for maintaining armament and munitions.
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Modernizing USAF A-10/C Flightline Test Sets with
a PXI-Based Ultra-Rugged Platform

The A-10/C Thunderbolt II, also known as "Warthog," is the premier attack aircraft used by the United States Air Force for close air support. In 2008, the A-10/A aircraft received upgraded digital avionics and precision weapons capabilities, and was given the new designation "A-10/C." With the new modern avionics suite, the A-10/C needed advanced flightline test functionality with troubleshooting capabilities. The A-10 Systems Program Office (SPO) turned to the 309th Software Maintenance Group (SMXG) at Hill Air Force Base to develop a solution that would meet the aircraft’s flightline test requirements. Using Marvin Test Solutions’ MTS-207 PXI platform, Hill AFB developed the Portable Automated Test Set (PATS)-70 for supporting the A-10/C’s avionics test needs. Marvin
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ATEasy 9.0 Preview

Get a jump start on test with ATEasy 9. ATEasy's new hardware and software simulation capability enables test engineers to perform test functions with partial or no hardware. Similar to previous versions, ATEasy retains compatibility with previous versions - allowing users to preserve their investment in existing test programs and applications. ATEasy serves both as a COTS stand-alone product as well as a key building block for MTS’s vertically-integrated solutions for aerospace test and measurement applications. Since its introduction in 1991, virtually all of MTS’ test solutions have incorporated ATEasy - providing a proven and supportable test platform for thousands of functional test applications among worldwide customers.ATEasy 9.0
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Newsworthy Happenings at Marvin Test Solutions

  • Congratulations Dan Kageff from Yazaki North America for winning the first iPad giveway
  • Marvin Test Solutions has recently updated several software packages
  • Marvin Test Solutions signs distributorship with Aero Precision
  • See us at upcoming industry conferences and trade events
  • Trade publication news
Newsworthy Happening at Marvin Test Solutions
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