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Dave Baker | September 07, 2017

Designing Flexible Functional Test Systems

When it comes to testing nearly any product, the person who developed the functional test system and wrote the test software code is usually not the same person performing the testing. This creates a challenge in a dynamic testing environment where the functional tests required frequently fluctuate. For these instances, a flexible functional test system is ideal, but designing one is a challenging task.

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.

Dave Baker | December 07, 2016

4 Best Practices for Scalable Test System Development

The most common mistake made in test system development is to focus on the hardware and software while ignoring infrastructure issues such as data storage, deployment, and scalability. Often, problems do not surface until the system has been deployed in production and at that point, fixing them can be very costly and time consuming. For this reason, we will focus on optimizing the production test process. 

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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