Electromechanical systems are becoming increasingly complex, so they require more sophisticated test methods to stay within project schedule and budget constraints. Testers must also be maintained over multidecade-program lifetimes to fulfill maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) service contracts and accommodate system upgrade testing.
Supporting increasingly complex devices under test (DUTs) and test systems over these long program life cycles is challenging, especially with limited resources. A flexible platform-based approach to test facilitates the development of a unified test architecture to address these challenges. Unifying on a single test architecture presents several benefits including reduced test development time and minimized effort replication in test teams working in different groups across the development cycle or across programs.
A unified test architecture for electromechanical systems should
Service test needs across the design cycle
Support model-based control and simulation
Integrate a wide variety of I/O and third-party devices
Provide enterprise-level and IT-friendly data and systems management
We’ve put together a white paper to help you understand the advantages of a platform-based approach compared to full in-house custom development or turnkey outsourcing.