Accession Number : ADA134923
Title : Automated Acceptance Test Procedures for Wideband Microwave Synthesized Signal Generator Testing
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC
Personal Author(s) : O'Neill, J J ; Gattis, T H
PDF Url : ADA134923
Report Date : 30 Sep 1983
Pagination or Media Count : 91
Abstract : Standardized acceptance test procedures have been developed to enable the Navy to check precisely the performance characteristics of its new synthesized microwave signal generators which operate over a frequency range of 0.1 to 26.5 GHz (gigahertz). Extensive use of IEEE-488 bus-controlled instrumentation and a central processor/computer allows most of the measurements to be done automatically. Details of the individual tests performed and the hardware and software used to implement the tests are given. Test time has been reduced by at least a factor of five (conservative estimate), and test accuracy and repeatability have been enhanced significantly.
Descriptors : *MICROWAVE EQUIPMENT, *SIGNAL GENERATORS, ACCEPTANCE TESTS, ACCURACY, AUTOMATION, CENTRAL PROCESSING UNITS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, INSTRUMENTATION, RANGE(EXTREMES), TEST METHODS, TIME
Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE