Aircraft Ground Support Equipment Testing

Ground support equipment capable of quickly and reliably troubleshooting and resolving network communication issues is essential to keeping aircraft mission ready. New Wave DV is proud to provide just that for our partners in the aerospace and defense industries.

Our team of technical experts are continuously researching and developing methods and solutions to revolutionize aircraft ground test equipment in ways that help solve connectivity issues faster while keeping the interfaces of our products simple and easy to use. Certified to meet customer electromagnetic compatibility and environmental requirements, our aircraft ground test equipment ensures reliable troubleshooting to keep aircraft at peak performance.

Aircraft Ground Test Equipment Designed for Ruggedness & Ease of Use

Our equipment is built to endure the challenging environments of ship decks with strong radiated emissions, salt and high humidity, to airbases in the scorching deserts or the frigid temperatures of the arctic.

The iRepeater Handheld Test Module (FW-IRB400-SK) was designed with maintenance crews in mind, delivering a handheld device with simple LED indicators for ease of troubleshooting. We aren’t just stopping with the capabilities of the iRepeater. We continually work with our customers to design aircraft ground test equipment capable of better isolating the source of faults and directing the user of where to focus their repair efforts. This type of innovation is revolutionizing the aircraft testing equipment industry by giving our clients a closer, faster look at their aircrafts’ networks, and thus minimizing costly time spent troubleshooting and resolving network connectivity issues.

Revolutionizing Aircraft Ground Test Equipment With Innovative, Intuitive Technology

At New Wave DV, we are dedicated to our process of innovation for the aircraft ground support equipment testing market. Making our products as rugged and as accessible as possible for the people who will be using them the most is of utmost importance to us, and we continue to add other groundbreaking technology to our existing equipment to better serve our clients. Military aircraft need to be ready at a moment’s notice, so simplifying the complicated debug process is essential. That’s why we design our equipment to provide the best and most reliable diagnostics. Here are a few reasons why our clients rely on our aircraft ground test equipment:

  • Device Simplicity: Designed with the maintenance crew in mind, our support equipment is designed to simply present test result information gathered by our sophisticated processing technology.
  • Environmental Ruggedness: To become certified Support Equipment, the tester must meet all the customer environmental requirements. New Wave DV is experienced with creating products, testing to, and complying with MIL environmental standards, such as MIL-STD-810.
  • Electromagnetic Compatibility: To become certified Support Equipment, the tester must meet all the customer electromagnetic compatibility requirements. New Wave DV is experienced with creating products, testing to, and complying with MIL-STD-461 and 1686, and other electromagnetic compatibility standards.
  • Support Equipment Footprint: The size and weight of the support equipment are very important parameters, especially in limited-footprint environments such as aircraft carriers. New Wave DV is experienced in creating innovative designs with optimized footprint while meeting all the customer requirements.

Customized Technological Solutions for Operative Ground Intelligence

While we do offer a standard handheld device (iRepeater Test Module, iVeriPHY and 9-Channel Bus Monitor), we also work with clients to develop custom solutions for their ground support needs. Using our application programming interface (API) and configurable parameters we work with our clients to configure and customize our test equipment to provide aircraft-specific user interfaces. Always built and tested for ultimate ruggedness, our clients know they can trust our equipment to help them keep their aircraft mission-ready. If your sustainment needs require customized support equipment, we are more than ready to help you design equipment that provides you with both a reliable and rugged solution.

 

iRepeater Handheld Test Module

This handheld module is a staple in our list of IEEE-1394b test equipment. The iRepeater (FW-IRB400T-SK) is used to quickly detect connectivity and wire harness issues via red/green light indicators. Designed with simplicity in mind, maintenance crews can easily monitor port connectivity and bit error information. Additionally, the iRepeater can be used to “repeat out” missing LRUs to allow continued maintenance of the aircraft while the LRU is being repaired or replaced.

Compact in size and extremely rugged, the iRepeater also features more than eight hours of battery life to ensure complete module replacement for a full personnel shift. If you’re looking for a simple way to diagnose network-level issues in a compact and simple design, the iRepeater is the solution you need.

 

iVeriPHY Mil1394 Handheld Test Module

The iVeriPHY is built on the success of the iRepeater and provides both point-to-point communication and network-level diagnostic capability. As with all aircraft, getting access to LRUs and wire harnesses is not simple—and with 5th-generation aircraft, it becomes even more complex and time consuming. iVeriPHY’s improved network diagnostic capability helps the maintenance personnel determine where to focus their troubleshooting efforts. iVeriPHY’s scalable architecture supports product growth through new application support. iVeriPHY comes with a 1394b Bus Monitor application that provides capabilities very similar to the iRepeater.

Two optional applications are currently available for purchase:

  • Bus Error Rate Tester (BERT): Verifies the error rates through point-to-point or multi-device network topologies.
  • Topology Viewer: Provides a visual representation of the 1394b network that can be quickly compared with expected network topology.

iVeriPHY’s 7″ touchscreen allows the user to quickly and easily navigate between all applications to view the monitor, BERT and topology information. This aircraft ground test equipment logs BERT test information to be saved as historical data. Note that no aircraft-specific information is stored.

iVeriPHY’s network diagnostics capability provides the user with the information needed to quickly determine the location of communications issues. Once localized, the user can use the iVeriPHY 1394b bus monitor application or the iRepeater to debug the specific wire harness or LRU communication issue.

 

9-Channel Bus Monitor

The 9-Channel Bus Monitor’s initial focus is Electrical, Electronic and Electromechanical (EEE) testing. The initial application monitors up to nine (9) 1394b busses for bus resets and node count. This information allows the user to quickly determine if the EEE test caused an issue with one or more of the aircraft’s Vehicle System busses. However, because the 9-Channel Bus Monitor is built upon the same scalable architecture as iVeriPHY, all iVeriPHY applications could also be supported in the multi-channel ground support equipment.

The 9-Channel Bus Monitor connects to the aircraft Vehicle System busses through three cables each supporting three (3) busses. The EEE test environment requires the 9-Channel Bus Monitor’s display to be remotely located through either a copper connection or an electrically-isolated fiber optic connection. Additionally, to help with electrical isolation, the 9-Channel Bus Monitor, fiber optic extenders, and remote display are all battery-powered.

New Wave DV is always happy to customize our aircraft ground test equipment to suit our customer’s needs—whether that means designing new software applications required to thoroughly test equipment or making adjustments to the hardware aspects of the devices. Our skilled team is ready to deliver the best solution for you. Get in touch with the New Wave DV team to start your ground testing project.

Find Your Aircraft Ground Support Equipment:

Approved Sustainment Equipment to Diagnose Aircraft 1394b Point-to-Point Wire Harness Issues

Diagnose Aircraft 1394b Point-to-Point Wire Harness & Network Communication Issues

Detect Network Communication Issues by Monitoring Up to Nine (9) 1394b Busses for Bus Resets and Node Count

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