Portable Automatic Receiver Test System (parts)

Period of Performance: 01/01/1988 - 12/31/1988

$479K

Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Scientific Engineering Instrument, Inc.
1275 Kleppe Ln - Ste 14
Sparks, NV 89431
Principal Investigator

Abstract

AN ANALYSIS OF FLEET OPERATIONAL MAINTENANCE STRUCTURES SUGGESTS AN IMPORTANT AN IMMEDIATE REQUIREMENT FOR A PORTABLE ELECTRONIC AUTOMATIC TEST EQUIPMENT (ATE) SYSTEM FOR GO/NO-GO SCREENING OF MICROWAVE RECEIVER UNITS AT INTERMEDIATE AND ORGANIZATIONAL MAINTENANCE ACTIVITIES. THIS REQUIREMENT CAN ONLY BE ADDRESSED BY ADVANCED MODULAR TEST INSTRUMENT ARCHITECTURES WHICH REDUCE SIZE, WEIGHT AND REDUNDANCY OVER CONVENTION RACK-AND-STACK SYSTEMS. A DC TO 18 GHz RECEIVER TEST SYSTEM BASED ON HIGHLY MODULAR TEST INSTRUMENTS AND ON AN ADVANCED GRAPHICS WINDOW TEST PROGRAM SOFTWARE GENERATION ENVIRONMENT IS PROPOSED. THE PORTABLE AUTOMATIC RECEIVER TEST SYSTEM (PARTS) CONTAINS A MICROWAVE INSTRUMENT UNIT (MIU), ANALOG INSTRUMENT UNIT (AIU), PROGRAMMABLE DC POWER UNIT (DCPU) AND 80386 BASED IBM PC-COMPATIBLE HOST COMPUTER UNIT (HCU). THE SYSTEM INCLUDES A MODULAR SPECTRUM ANALYZER TO 22 GHz, SYNTHESIZED SIGNAL SOURCE/TRACKING GENERATOR TO 18 GHz, MICROWAVE POWER METER, HIGH SPEED DIGITIZER, PROGRAMMABLE NOISE SOURCE, MICROWAVE SWITCHING MODULE, DMM, FUNCTION UTILIZES VISUAL PROGRAMMING AND AUTOMATIC CODE GENERATION, DOCUMENTATION AND MAINTENANCE FACILITIES.