Lockheed Martin Space Systems chooses Marvin's GENASYS test equipment for satellite electronics
IRVINE, Calif., 10 Feb. 2015. Engineers at the Lockheed Martin Corp. Space Systems segment in Denver needed performance-testing equipment for high-reliability space electronics designs. They found their solution from Marvin Test Solutions Inc. in Irvine, Calif.
Lockheed Martin is using the Marvin TS-323 GENASYS test equipment to ensure the reliability of space launch and orbiting satellite equipment. GENASYS is a PXI-based test & measurement system for mission-critical applications that require performance functional testing.
GENASYS features a high-density, multiplexed switching subsystem with any-pin-to-any-resource architecture and switch management software that provides automated, end-to-end signal routing, Marvin officials say. Lockheed Martin will use the system to test satellite systems and subsystems.
The PXI digital subsystem addresses a range of avionics data bus test requirements including 1553, 429, RS-232, and custom or parallel digital buses. In addition, the multiplexed pin architecture of the GENASYS supports more than 6,000 UUT pin connections. With hybrid pin capability, both analog and digital tests can be performed at the pin level.
The test equipment is for high-value, mission-critical electronics applications at the board, box, or system level. Applications include testing for satellite payloads, platform management systems, armament electronics, and flight management.
GENASYS also includes a digital subsystem that supports as many as 512 I/O pins with several timing sets and per-pin PMU capability.
Lockheed Martin's test requirements for future applications include an open architecture, a functional test platform that is configurable and scalable, and the capability to support more than 4,000 I/O test points. GENASYS provides Lockheed Martin with the functionality to support their legacy and future test needs, Marvin officials say.
GENASYS features the GX7016 modular switching subsystem with SwitchEasy software for testing complex, high I/O count, and mixed-signal applications including those for complex electronic systems.
SwitchEasy software enables test engineers monitor relays automatically, rather than manually routing individual signals, Marvin officials say. GENASYS includes software tools to help migrate existing applications to GENASYS.
For new, mission-critical test needs, the GENASYS offers test engineers advanced software tools with system and UUT simulation capabilities, and user-defined FPGA instrumentation for the support of custom control interfaces.