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Dave Baker | September 12, 2017

[Infographic] Developing a F-35 VSIF DAQ System

G Systems developed an integrated aerospace testing system that can acquire various types of data, including analog, digital, video, and additional data transferred from other systems through reflective memory for Lockheed Martin Aeronautics to use in the F-35 Vehicle Systems Integration Facility (VSIF), also known as “Iron Bird.” This system monitors aircraft sub-system integration tests.

James Duvall | June 07, 2017

G Systems' Aircraft Radome Test System Helps Ensure that Passengers Soar Safely

This video shows how G Systems' radome test system validates accurate radome repair and ensures aircraft passengers are safe

An airplane radome often serves as the nose cone of the aircraft, performing two crucial functions: first, to be aerodynamic and, second, to be transparent to the plane’s weather radar. What happens, however, when aircraft radomes don't function correctly? To borrow a phrase that originated in aerospace, "Houston, we have a problem." G Systems recently designed a solution. 

Russell Blake | May 01, 2017

5 Considerations for Designing Successful High-Channel-Count Systems

If you are considering performing tests and acquiring data from a complex, large structure, like a space capsule or aircraft, then you will most likely acquire data from a high-channel count system that has hundreds or even thousands of acquisition channels. A solution designed for less than a hundred channels will not just easily scale by simply adding more channels. There are many considerations beyond just adding more channels when designing, testing, and deploying successful high-channel-count systems. Let’s look at five best practices that you will consider during the design phase of the project and take advantage of throughout the life of the test system.

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. 

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.