This is a study of practical and economic applications of automated testing in Bendix’s electronics manufacturing plant. In addition to automatic functional testing of a variety of assemblies, some automated troubleshooting and automatic circuit calibration has been accomplished.
A major production test facility, based on the AN/GJQ-9 programmer-comparator was established during the past three years.
An Automatic Fault Isolation Test System has completed initial development and is undergoing evaluation in the production facility. This computer-controlled system uses guarded measurement techniques and a novel test fixture for making in-circuit component tests.
A new facility, in the planning stage, will incorporate the new Bendix computer-controlled M-200 automatic test system. This is the key element in an overall plan to reduce redundant development of test equipment, programming, and troubleshooting techniques between the factory, aircraft manufacturer, and airline maintenance shop.