Dave Baker | January 12, 2017

5 Mistakes in Aerospace and Defense Test System Design

Aerospace and defense test is a complicated business. A lot goes into ensuring helicopters stay in the air, spacecraft stay pressurized, and passenger airplanes land safely every time. It’s a business full of complex elements—custom test fixtures, multiple technical compliance guidelines, and a ton of customer requirements. After more than two decades of designing hundreds of aerospace and defense test systems at G Systems, we have learned a thing or two about what it takes to design a successful mission-critical system… and seen some key design mistakes that nearly guarantee failure when designing aerospace and defense applications.

Amy Principe | November 17, 2016

Recent Article in Military Embedded Systems features G Systems VP of Engineering

The September issue of Military Embedded Systems magazine features an article on hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) simulation testing for defense and aerospace testing systems. Written by the magazine's Associate Editor, Mariana Iriarte, the column includes interviews with several industry experts -- including G Systems Vice President of Engineering, Dave Baker. 

Russell Blake | July 13, 2016

Refueling in Flight

Imagine you’re testing a system that has a long startup time, and you find a small change that needs to be made. Now you have to make the software change, rebuild the executable, shut down the application, deploy the new executable, and go through the long startup period again. What a waste of time!!! Wouldn’t it be great if you could avoid having to stop and restart the entire application? It would be like refueling in flight. Well, you can…!

Dave Baker | July 13, 2016

Designing Rugged Test Systems for the Harshest Environments

When it comes to performing tests and acquiring data in harsh environments, such as in the desert in a Humvee, on an oil rig offshore, or in the cargo compartment of an aircraft or ship, standard test systems just won’t do. Conditions ranging from high temperatures and humidity to intense vibrations and pressures require the use of extremely rugged and portable test systems.

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