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Aug 31, 2020

Test Connections August 2020

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Adam Wells

Feb 02, 2021

Data Collection and Storage, Testing Today – Predicting Tomorrow

How is it we put a man on the moon in 1969, but today we still can’t figure out when an aircraft electrical system is about to fail? Electrical failures are unique, as I’ve seen aircraft fail in flight on their first mission, even though they passed operational testing the day before. How can this be, since it just PASSED?  Read more...

Adam Wells

Jan 21, 2021

Robust Construction, Built for Combat

Have you ever wondered if the engineer who designed a system to be utilized on a military flightline has in fact, ever been on a flightline? I know I have, from installing difficult gun systems on fighter aircraft to using Vietnam-era support equipment on fifth generation aircraft, I’ve wondered “Who designed this?” The same can be said for test sets. The truth is, many test sets which are employed on flightlines around the world made me cringe at the thought of having to use them.  Read more...

Adam Wells

Nov 17, 2020

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Speed – Speed – Speed, Test Results at the Speed of Operations

What if you learned it takes nearly three hours to complete one F-16 armament scheduled functional check? Then what if you learned approximately 30,000 man hours are used to complete all F-16 armament schedule maintenance testing each year? Now what if I told you this could be slashed to just 7,000 hours annually, which is over a 75% man hour reduction?  Read more...

Adam Wells

Nov 04, 2020

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Power Source That Fits in Your Pocket

Batteries - alkaline, lithium, lithium-ion, mercury, silver oxide, zinc air, lead acid, nickel-cadmium, nickel metal hydride, and the list goes on.  Read more...

Jon Semancik

Oct 28, 2020

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5G / mmWave 53 GHz Production Test Performance

mmWave beamforming devices are essential for implementing phased array and mmWave antennas, and with the emergence of 5G networks the demand for these devices continues to grow.  Production test of these devices has been both complicated and slow, especially with the emergence of multi-port beamforming devices (5, 9 and even 17 mmWave ports) designed for 5G NR networks.   Read more...

Adam Wells

Oct 10, 2020

Active vs Passive Testing, Closing the Armament Test Gap

Observe or interact, what would be the preferred method if the required result is full understanding of a scenario? This is the question users must look at when selecting a test method.  Read more...

Adam Wells

Oct 10, 2020

Test Fidelity vs Test Results: The Truth Behind the Results

Have you ever wondered what is going on, or went on, when the test set you are using only provides you with a green or red light result?   Read more...

Adam Wells

Jul 25, 2020

Emulation Testing, Be the Munitions

When you hear simulation, emulation, or real-device-testing does it mean anything, or are they just fancy engineering terms? Well, the fact is these terms have meaning which can greatly affect your test result outcomes within a digital environment, and create a large test gap.  Read more...

Adam Wells

Jun 23, 2020

Power of a Test Report, Seeing is Believing

I wonder what my test set actually does. All I know is that I get a red light or green light resulting in a longer or shorter day. And why does a test pass when I run it once and sometimes fails during the second or third attempt?   Read more...

Adam Wells

May 20, 2020

The Challenges of Fighter Armament Testing

Testing today’s fighter aircraft weapons digital communication systems is challenging, but when attempted by non-proficient and ill-equipped maintainers the task becomes nearly impossible. Two major challenges will be examined which are being faced by many units operating fighter aircraft with Smart (digital) munitions.   Read more...