TRW MEAD has established a design-factory-depot family of tri-service compliant test systems configurable to meet integrated avionics test requirements. The Modular Automatic Avionics Test System (MAATS) features a full complement of diagnostic software, automated state-of-the-art control software, automated RF measurements capability, and an integrated real time digital subsystem. It will provide a comprehensive analog, digital, and RF test capability compatible with all major automatic test equipment programs. The system provides tools to achieve concurrent engineering which enables the design team to develop test programs and, when complete, can be transitioned directly to manufacturing for test of production units.
The test system concept consists of a turnkey, modular system with a reconfigurable, expandable, and transportable open architecture. It contains a quality and statistical analysis package and has complete digital, analog, and RF/microwave capabilities. Vertical commonality with common test fixtures and common test program sets will also be featured.