Solving Tomorrow's Obsolescence Management Challenges with System Design
October 25, 2019
Test engineers spend as much as 50 percent of their time (or even more in some cases) actively dealing with obsolescence in their test program sets. Read about best practices in operations...
Test systems built to manufacture and support aerospace and defense platforms generally need to remain in service for the lifetime of that platform, or at least long enough to perform planned sustainment over 20 or 30 years. Yet, most test systems are not built in a way that includes sustainment engineering as part of the initial design.
This white paper includes best practices in operations implementation, hardware acquisition, and software design to reduce the sustainment burden of handling obsolescence in test systems long before the equipment goes end of life. Following these best practices can cut the number of engineering hours by half, or more, and reduce associated costs by hundreds of thousands, or even millions, of dollars over the lifetime of the test system.