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Morgan Tinsley | April 06, 2017

Wanted: Reliable, Resolute, and Rugged Test System

Designing Test Systems for the Harshest Environments

Top tier Aerospace and Defense manufacturer seeks test solution boasting full customization and integration capabilities, durable enough to gracefully withstand all environmental challenges encountered. 

Solution must meet Department of Defense standard MIL-STD-810, including criteria for low pressure for altitude testing; exposure to extreme high/low temperatures, plus temperature shock; moisture; humidity; fungus and salt fog for rust testing; sand and dust exposure; explosive atmospheres; leakage; acceleration; transport shock; gunfire vibration; and random vibration. MIL-PRF-28800 performance standard for electrical and electronic equipment, as well as NFPA 70—a regional standard for the safe installation of electrical wiring and equipment, specifically in explosive or flammable environments—are additional non-negotiable expectations.

RESPONSE:

You’ve met your match! G Systems test solutions offer more than just a handsome exterior, but also a rugged and condition-resistant interior – all the way down to individual component-levels. Attention to detail is our test solution strength; we incorporate environment-secure cables, connectors, interior structures, and external casings designed and built to withstand any condition. We perform lab qualification testing to simulate extreme environmental conditions, ensuring the system functions properly while maintaining applicable standard compliance. Hazardous location compliance is achieved through critical component testing and field testing, and non-incendiary evaluations ensure optimal functionality is maintained in harsh environments. To ensure longevity, we intentionally choose system components for their lifespan and ability to maintain functionality. G Systems test solutions feature a desirable ability to remotely access data and software, as well as retrieve non-transferred data from the device in the unlikely instance the system goes down, acting as a fail-secure safety net.

With a proven track record of successful design, integration, and solution, ITAR-compliant G Systems is a great candidate. Partnering with us leads to reliable, resolute, and rugged test systems for all your test development needs. Let us help foster your success in even the harshest environments.

Learn more about why we may be a good fit. Read this case study about a portable, rugged military test instrument we designed for Lockheed Martin. Contact us with any questions or to learn more.

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