Aerospace test applications run the gamut from electronic warfare (EW) to in-flight entertainment. Challenges extend from simulation, modeling, and data acquisition at the design and prototyping phases to manufacturing test and finally on to depot and flightline test. Equipment able to serve aerospace test applications extends from handheld instruments to complete systems comprising hardware and software. Key companies serve one or more aspects of aerospace test.
For example, Marvin Test Solutions (MTS) serves most aerospace application areas including satellites, avionics, cockpit displays, communications, radar, and ruggedized flightline armament test, according to Jon Semancik, marketing director at the company. “MTS is a vertically integrated aerospace test and measurement company,” he said. “As an aerospace test and measurement company with a solution-centric focus, our portfolio of PXI hardware, test software, and complete automated test systems offers the performance, flexibility, innovation, and value demanded by our customers. From our standalone test executive and development software to our custom, turnkey systems, MTS’ product portfolio offers superior capabilities and delivers faster results, while ultimately reducing maintenance and sustainment costs. By leveraging our design and development expertise, we are able to take challenging test requirements and deliver test solutions that are easy to use, simple to maintain, and enable our customers to achieve high levels of mission readiness.”