Accession Number : ADA137394

Title :   Army Digital Test Requirements Analytic Report.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Oct 82-Jul 83,


Personal Author(s) : Schmitt,W ; Kelly,M

PDF Url : ADA137394

Report Date : Jul 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 122

Abstract : During the past decade, both the capabilities and technology of Army electronic equipment have rapidly advanced with the advent of microprocessor-based systems and complex VLSI chips. The testing of these existing microprocessor-based systems/boards is presently straining the existing Army ATE assets in that expensive interface adaptors must be used for testing the microprocessor bidirectional data bus. Also, the digital pattern rate is at or above the upper limit of Army ATE and excessive test times are required because of limited bit pattern depth in existing Army ATE. This report deals with an analytic approach taken to identify the analysis of the Army digital test requirements of the next 5-8 years (1988-1991). An envelope of digital technology parameters was developed after an analysis of data extracted from ten military systems, six commercial systems, trade journals, conferences, technical manuals and ATE industry surveys. The report also addresses the premises that will be used to identify ATE requirements for the maintenance support of the present and future Army equipment. These premises will be used as a basis to generate a second report on ATE test requirements. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Microprocessors, *Chips(Electronics), Test equipment, Digital systems, Integrated circuits, Digital simulation, Military requirements, Army equipment

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE