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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
Current national priorities have led to the unprecedented deployment of trace contraband detection instruments to airports, government complexes, national monuments, and other security checkpoints. NIST is working with industry and other government agencies to provide tools for fundamental metrology of explosives and narcotics screening, create standardized testing methods and materials for trace contraband detectors, improve current security screening technology and sampling protocols, and develop next-generation sampling technology. At this session, get an overview of the NIST program in explosives and narcotics detection and learn how NI hardware and software have been critical to the success of NIST's research.
In-flight wireless service is an increasing focus for aircraft use. Certification of this service requires specialized testing to verify that devices used by passengers and crew don't interfere with flight-critical electronics. At this session, observe how you can use a portable distributed real-time RF transmitter system to screen any type of passenger aircraft for compliance with standard wireless services. This system supports FAA-published testing (including gate-to-gate requirements) to RTCA standards covering the majority of worldwide wireless formats, including Wi-Fi, Cellular, and Bluetooth. This single-person-portable system features the LabVIEW Real-Time Module and RF PXI modules.
G Systems developed a control system for the R&D testing of high-rpm helicopter drive system assemblies. The test stand installation is an electrical regenerative system designed to test main rotor and reduction gearboxes for aircraft drive system installations. Due to the mission-critical nature of these systems, a real-time PXI solution running LabVIEW Real-Time with NI-DAQmx and an ABB variable frequency drive was selected to control industrial cooling, lube pumps, hydraulic pumps, and motor speed and torque. At this session, G Systems offers real-world insights on controlling mission-critical aircraft gearboxes using NI software and hardware.
Learn about recent efforts to overcome classic hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) limitations by combining hardware emulation and distributed electrical and thermal hardware to make an integrated electrical and thermal subsystem. The high cost of hardware-based aerospace testing is making real-time HIL more important for research and development. At this session, explore how to develop a system where emulation, simulation, and hardware components are located in different physical locations, which requires remote GPS synchronization of data acquisition and data sharing. Hear about the many challenges overcome-including data latencies, model correctness, and differing communication protocols-to achieve a complete, real-time system.
Pulsed radar is an important technology used in both commercial and military aircraft. Recent events have shown the importance of working transponders in maintaining location information. At this session, learn how you can configure software-defined instrumentation using LabVIEW and commercial off-the-shelf PXI RF instrumentation to simulate and test different types of pulsed radar. Also, through a case study on TACAN beacon emulation by NI Alliance Partner CertTech, examine the fundamentals of pulse generation and analysis as well as advanced techniques such as the simulation of secondary radars that require real-time interrogation handling and response generation.
Traditionally spacecraft have been built using components that have undergone vibration testing. This is essential to ensuring sufficient ruggedness to survive launch conditions. Recent advances in large-scale multiaxis vibration testing allow for more comprehensive testing. Three laboratories currently under construction will soon be able to test the whole spacecraft as a single comprehensive system. At this session, explore the control systems for these test facilities: NASA Plum Brook for the Orion spacecraft, NASA Goddard for the James Webb Space Telescope, and Redstone Arsenal for undisclosed military hardware.
The systems integration lab (SIL) presents unique systems integration challenges. Program goals stress the successful integration of end-system components, but you also must meet supplemental equipment requirements. This equipment supports the SIL by providing the DAQ, control, simulation, analysis, and test capabilities you need to achieve mission-critical objectives. At this session, discover how you can use NI products to effectively meet program capability requirements while impacting a large percentage of SIL activities. NI and partners like Bloomy offer the opportunity for SIL teams to develop cost-effective, unified interfaces to perform a wide variety of laboratory tasks.
Taking commercially available hardware and software into extreme military and commercial environments is complex and requires the right stuff from your NI district sales manager. Serco, an NI Alliance Partner with over 100,000 employees worldwide, has successfully deployed more than 80 rugged systems based on NI PXI hardware into harsh environments. Winning the business required far-reaching collaboration with NI UK staff and extensive qualification testing (sometimes to destruction). At this session, explore the challenges of deploying systems for harsh and secure applications, from EMC/environmental testing to security integrity of systems containing NI hardware and software, including locking down Windows and NI TestStand and LabVIEW for security and protection from end users.