Experience the NIWeek Aerospace and Defense Summit held on Tuesday and Wednesday, August 6 and 7 and visit the Aerospace and Defense Pavilion located on the Exhibit Floor.Register today
System design using commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) equipment accelerates platform development, reduces total program cost and lowers program risk. Learn how to address the entire life cycle of aerospace and defense using graphical system design tools to develop systems ranging from software defined test systems to deployed real-time embedded systems for control, monitoring, and operation.
Systems engineers, Test System developers, Test Program Managers, Embedded Systems Designers, Researchers
With the appropriate software and advances in analog-to-digital converters, high-speed data buses (PCI Express), and high-performance computing, modular test systems can be configured to create software-based tests or measurements and the user interface for most RF test requirements. At this session, review advances in synthetic and software-defined instrumentation (SI/SDI) with an emphasis on PXI-based SI/SDI architectures and the performance, size, cost, and software development associated with the implementation of various measurement modes for RF and microwave applications.
Examine the development of an automated test and calibration system for energy-mass spectrometers used to investigate the solar system during Russian space missions like Fobos, Luna-Glob, and Luna-Resurs. The system is built on LabVIEW, PXI, and NI FlexRIO and provides automated tests of assembled devices and separate tests of each subsystem-electronics, microchannel plate, electron optics, and so on. Learn how to use NI FlexRIO FPGA hardware for the real-time processing of measured signals.
Discuss the challenges aerospace developers face when deploying new aerospace systems for commercial and military aircraft. Also learn how to develop the equipment you need to validate these systems in the lab before integrating them in the aircraft.
Explore thehigh-performance modular architecture of acquisition and control (HPMAAC) command system, which tests aeronautic electrical systems.
German NI Alliance Partner S.E.A. specializes in wind tunnel control and measurement systems for the aerospace and automotive industries. At this session, get an update on the European Transonic Wind Tunnel (ETW) facility including the model positioning and liquid nitrogen control system. The applied approach is based on a reusable, flexible software concept featuring NI PXI and the LabVIEW Real-Time Module. A major challenge of this legacy control system update is minimum risk and interference with ongoing ETW operations.
Learn how to rapidly develop a smaller, lighter, and rugged prototype long-range hail and warning system while maintaining failsafe remote control over safety-critical components by combining the LabVIEW Real-Time and LabVIEW FPGA modules, CompactRIO, and NI start-up consulting services. This system was developed for the DSLA-Lite system in less than two man-months because the commercial off-the-shelf nature of CompactRIO eliminated custom electronic design and manufacturing.
Upgrading obsolete hardware is a lucrative business for LabVIEW developers, but it is poorly documented and many engineers waste time trying to understand it. The more cost-effective approach is to treat the obsolete hardware as a "black box" and emulate its functionality with NI R Series multifunction reconfigurable I/O (RIO) devices and LabVIEW FPGA software. At this session, explore case studies for which complex, obsolete hardware was re-created with a single NI PXI-7811R module in just a few weeks.
Explore the NI GNSS Simulation Toolkit featuring a combined GNSS receiver and GNSS signal generator based on the NI vector signal transceiver. Discover how to assess the key performances of both GNSS generation and reception systems and take advantage of the full control and repeatability required for advanced testing. Also learn how this flexible approach helps with record and replay applications, real-time signal generation including interference generation, and receiver measurements.
In a high-throughput data-logging application involving multiple independent DAQ systems, synchronizing acquired data is challenging. Through an example application for an aerospace system integration lab, learn how to use an IRIG generation unit to produce a highly accurate time code that is transmitted and shared by multiple systems.
Lubrication loss causes many gear and bearing system failures, so finding the most effective and efficient method to detect it in a closed mechanical lubrication system is important. At this session, examine tests performed on two ground vehicle differentials to determine if a vibration sensor and an NI DAQ system could detect lubrication levels. The tests showed a correlation between the vibration and lubrication levels. Learn how you can determine the lubrication level of the differential by monitoring these vibrations.