November 10, (GMT+01:00) Brussels, Copenhagen, Madrid, Paris
All of our content included in the "Live Sessions Schedule" and "On-Demand Sessions" categories below is now available on-demand. Click here to view sessions from the NI Aerospace and Defense Exchange 2020: LINK.
Live Sessions Schedule
Deploying Multichannel COMINT Systems with COTS Hardware and Software
Lars Hedlund, Novator Solutions
This session will walk you through the benefits of networked multichannel radio systems – built upon NI’s COTS hardware – compared to conventional COMINT radios. We conclude with a live demonstration of a turnkey COMINT monitoring system.
|2:30–3:00 p.m.|| |
2:30–2:45 p.m. | Demo - Wideband Spectral Monitoring Using USRP N320/1 with RF Network on Chip (RFNoC)
Jeremy Twaits, NI; Haydn Nelson, NI
This demonstration shows how you can use the USRP N320 and USRP N321 with the RF Network on Chip (RFNoC) framework to perform wideband spectrum monitoring. See four channels acquired at 250 MSps per channel with real-time inline signal processing on FPGA.
2:45–3:00 p.m. | Demo - Rapid Radar Prototyping with USRP E320 and Open Source Tools
Jeremy Twaits, NI; Haydn Nelson, NI
This demonstration shows how you can use the USRP E320 with GNU Radio and the gr-radar out of tree module to rapidly build a radar that can track both velocity and range.
Modern Radar/EW System Level Testing
Massimo Sciotti, Elettronica
Multifunctional and cognitive sensor capabilities can be operated as software-connected solutions together with functions sharing AESA antennas, enabling novel and unprecedented operational capabilities in Radar and Electronic Warfare.
In this context Research and Test & Evaluation facilities require cutting edge technologies to emulate complex electromagnetic scenarios based on wideband multichannel acquisition and generation and real-time signal processing of RF/ µW signals.
How System on Demand supports the agile development of Urban Air Mobility concepts
Frank Heidemann, SET
Time to Market is a crucial factor in the current early phase of the various Urban Air Mobility concepts and solutions, and changes in requirements are a time-critical factor in development. To enable the fast development cycles, the test infrastructure with HiL test systems and System Integration rigs must adapt to these timelines. This lecture shows, how the standardized System on Demand HiL architecture helps customers to overcome those challenges.
3:30–3:45 p.m. | Demo - High speed streaming and real time spectrum analysis with UHD 4.0
Jeremy Twaits, NI; Haydn Nelson, NI
This video walks you through two ways you can take advantage of the latest enhancements to the USRP hardware driver (UHD), version 4.0. Using a USRP N310 you’ll see how you can achieve full rate 4x4 wideband-streaming using UHD 4.0 and the Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK). You’ll also see how UHD 4.0 works with GNU Radio 3.8 and how you can use the RF Network on Chip (RFNOC) framework to easily incorporate inline signal processing on the FPGA to get more performance out of your wireless application.
3:45–4:00 p.m. | Demo - Testing ARINC 818 Communication with NI and New Wave DV
Ben Robinson, NI
ARINC 818, is a standard digital video communication bus used in commercial and defense aircraft to share flight data and display information. ARINC 818 is built on a high-speed serial or multi-gigabit serial datalink to be able to send high resolution image video with a fast update rate. Check out a solution for testing ARINC 818 and other high-speed serial-based communication protocols developed by NI and New Wave DV.
NI Aerospace & Defense Exchange Keynote Presentation:
Welcome and Introduction - Luke Schreier - Vice President and General Manager, Aerospace/Defense/Govt Business, NI
Making Test an Integral Part of Digital Transformation - Mike Santori, Technology Fellow, NI
Supply Chain Analytics and Provenance Network - Michael Schuldenfrei, Technology Fellow, NI
Aerospace and Defense organizations are looking to transform and modernize their products and processes through digital transformation. Join our keynote presentation to learn about the role of test – and test data – in digital transformation initiatives, and their importance to the fully digital product lifecycle. We will also explore ways to ensure security across the electronics supply chain through the concept of a Provenance Network.
Model-Based Systems Engineering for Increased Efficiency (45 minutes)
Chris Bakker, Tech180; Frank Heidemann, SET
In aerospace and defense, duplicate engineering to meet test coverage requirements has led to a drag on efficiency industry-wide. As a product moves through its lifecycle phases, test systems are built over and over, resulting in an enormous amount of work and cost with little added value. To keep pace in the rapidly evolving aerospace technology frontier, the industry must get faster and leaner to develop and test these products in a more efficient way. Model-based systems engineering is part of the solution, but getting it deployed to real hardware at scale has not been implemented until now.
Tech180, in collaboration with SET and NI, can transform standard product and system interface definitions into test system requirements for any lifecycle phase. This allows test coverage to be implemented by all stakeholders using common methods and IP, resulting in decreased NRE for the life of the product.
Accelerate Business Impact Through Test
Chad Ruwe, NI
To optimize performance, business are looking to get the most value of their test organizations. Whether value may be expressed in lowering cost of test or shortening time to market, it often means looking for new & collaborative ways to help transform the test function. Gain insight into some of the best practices for identifying strategic value and how NI is structuring our Services organization to accelerate your efforts.
Merging Model-Based Engineering and Testing to Master Risk
Dr. Edward Kraft, USAF Retired
The principles and practices of Digital Engineering will be introduced and applied to transforming T&E using model-based engineering and uncertainty quantification to enable authoritative decisioning to master risk. New concepts will be introduced for transforming T&E using Digital Engineering to produce a digital Test & Evaluation Master Plan, calibrate authoritative digital surrogate models, quantify performance-based system maturity metrics, optimize test campaigns, and apply test digital twins to make T&E more efficient and effective.
|6:00–6:30 p.m.|| |
Reduce the Risk and Cost of Structural Test with NI
Steve Summers, NI
Structural tests of aircraft, launch vehicles, and weapons systems are expensive and highly visible to the rest of the organization. Test engineering teams are tasked with minimizing the risk of failure in these tests while managing tight test budgets. NI has a distributed, rugged test platform for structural test that helps meet these challenges. NI's approach maximizes instrument performance and data integrity while providing flexibility to connect to load control systems and data systems for advanced analytics. NI's partnerships provide additional capabilities for analysis and integration to digital engineering approaches.
Why Test Standardizations Fail, And What To Do About It
Allen Howard, NI
More test standardizations fail than succeed in reaching their intended business impacts. In this session, we will analyze the most common reasons for these failures, and explore countermeasures and best practices to ensure success.
Leveraging Automated Test to Fully Enable Digital Engineering
Dr Edward Kraft, USAF Retired
Joe Burnside, Sandia National Labs
Paul Barnard, MathWorks
Mike Santori, NI
Digital Engineering provides state-of-the-art concepts for driving down development and manufacturing costs, reducing time-to-market, and improving product quality. Model-based Engineering, Digital Twins, and Digital Threads are becoming more common within engineering workflows, but automated test is not as well integrated into these digital workflows as it needs to be. This panel will focus on leading-edge progress, challenges, and future visions for making test an integral part of the Aerospace & Defense Digital Engineering ecosystem. You will hear from a panel of industry experts with backgrounds in developing Digital Engineering strategy, implementing test in model-based programs, and manufacturing model-based tools and test systems.
On-Demand Sessions - Access Anytime
Technology Trends and Test Challenges of Future Digital AESA Architectures
Christopher Behnke, NI
Raffaele Fiengo, NI
Harnessing the electromagnetic spectrum continues to be an important component in a variety of mission critical assets in the modern Aerospace and Defense market. Technology innovations in this space range from higher power, more efficient circuit design, more efficient spectrum usage, and software defined modular antenna architectures. Fundamental to all of these applications is the continuing innovation and investment in the Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA). In this session learn about the technology trend driving, and the test challenges facing these cutting edge architectures.
|Reduce Schedule Risk and Manage Costs Through Consulting Services|
Brandon Treece, NI
Aerospace and defense organizations are being asked to learn and integrate new technologies, manage new corporate and government mandates, and maintain legacy test equipment for years longer than originally planned. That's a lot to take on, but NI is here to help. Our consulting services provide cross-industry expertise to help evaluate the root cause of business inefficiencies, quantify the ROI of a new approach, and build a practical execution plan to achieve business outcomes. Learn more about how to partner with NI to reduce schedule risk and cost.
|Using NI RFmx to Make a Software Model for your LV FPGA Project|
Terry Stratoudakis, ALE Consultants
RF applications with high throughput and low latency requirements can be very challenging and pose high risks when being developed on any FPGA platform. Long compile times impact development efforts that include high level synthesis tools such as NI LabVIEW FPGA. The development of a software model helps mitigate these risks by allowing for a better understanding of how data changes as it flows through the system. The NI RFmx library can be used without hardware to help to designer understand the algorithm and the waveforms that are generated at each stage.
|Reconfigurable High Order FIR Filters|
Terry Stratoudakis, ALE Consultants
Filters are fundamental components of RF systems. LabVIEW FPGA helps enable reconfigurable high order filters. A case study is presented where a user interface allows for rapid and intuitive specification of a filter. The NI Digital Filter Design toolkit for LabVIEW is used to generate coefficients. The coefficients are loaded into a high order pole Xilinx FIR Compiler running on a NI FPGA card. The NI TDMS file format is used to retrieve data and continuously stream it through the filter allowing live feedback on filter performance.
|Charge Up Your Systems: Electrification in Aerospace and Defense|
Marcos Cardoso , ETAS NI Systems GmbH & Co. KG
Matthew Eurich, WTI Operations, A CertTech Company
Michel Guenat, Spherea Group
Jean-Pierre Quemard, Spherea Group
Alan Soltis, Opal-RT Technologies
Alex Western, NI
|This is an interactive conversation on how electrification is empowering new technology in aerospace and defense including electronic actuation systems and hybrid or fully electric powered propulsion systems.|
We will discuss with our panel how test strategy is adapting to meet the challenges that come with these new forms of technology, and what we can learn from advancements in transportation to accelerate development in new aerospace and defense systems.
|Envisioning the Future of Tactical Radio Field Test|
Randy Schnell, Astronics
Organizations that deploy tactical radios are facing multiple challenges today: reliable testing of the radios and networks in the field, maintaining mixed generations of radios throughout a fleet, and meeting the maintenance needs of emerging multi-waveform and electronic-warfare-resilient tactical radio technologies. Astronics Test Systems and NI have brought their respective strengths together to deliver test systems that meet these challenges with support for virtually all SINCGARS, airborne with multi-waveform, and modern software-defined tactical radios built on an industry-standard, COTS, modular instrumentation platform.
|Is FlexRIO Right for You?|
Austin Stanton, NI
|For almost 10 years, FlexRIO has consistently helped engineers and scientists prototype and deploy solutions with the latest FPGA and converter technologies. Join us to learn more about the FlexRIO product line and how it compares to NI’s other LabVIEW-programmable FPGA products such as R-Series and CompactRIO.|
|What's New in PXI|
Austin Stanton, NI
NI is the market leader for PXI test and measurement, and no other vendor can provide the same quality of PXI hardware with the same breadth of I/O options needed for evolving test requirements. Join us to learn more about our latest PXI and Modular Instrumentation products and how they complement our existing offerings.
|NI and MathWorks ™ Collaborating to Accelerate Aerospace Engineering Productivity|
Haydn Nelson, NI
Chris Daughters, NI
Chris Blanchard, NI
|Many developers use both NI and mathworks tools such as MatLab and LabVIEW. In this session we'll discuss the partnership between NI and the Mathworks and how we are working together to enable easier use of these tools from test, to embedded systems, to model based engineering to wireless prototyping.|
|Build a Web App for your Test system in 30 Minutes|
Daniel Parrott, NI
|Learn how to build a modern, flexible web application for your LabVIEW 2014 + or C# test system in 30 minutes. We'll show you step-by-step how to create a WebVI for your existing LabVIEW application, and get it published on the web for colleagues to see. WebVIs run entirely in the browser, don’t need extra installs, and adapt to any screen size. All you need to create WebVIs are your LabVIEW skills and the LabVIEW NXG Web Module, no web development knowledge required.|
|What’s New in LabVIEW|
Daniel Parrott, NI
|Discover all of the new features added to the latest LabVIEW releases, LabVIEW NXG 5.0 and LabVIEW 2020. With LabVIEW NXG 5.0, you can test smarter with initial CompactRIO with DAQmx support, improved Python integration, and additional report generation capabilities. Increase your workflow efficiency with tools in LabVIEW 2020 that improve large application development, web connectivity security, and continuous integration workflows.|
|Data Acquisition 101: How to Spec and Select Your Next DAQ System|
Derek Burrows, NI
|If you're looking to build a better DAQ system, start here! We’ve curated a DAQ checklist to ensure you think of everything for your next test. In this webinar, we'll review the basics of data acquisition and provide expert tips to refine your hardware and software selection. You'll learn how resolution impacts your data and how sample rates might not always be what they seem. We'll also highlight NI's hardware and software options for DAQ, and help you choose the right fit for your needs and budget.|
HIL Model Integration with VeriStand
Margaret Barrett, NI
Kristoffer Iversen, NI
|Hardware in the loop (HIL) is a robust testing methodology for embedded software that relies on a model to accurately simulate real-world testing conditions. Integrating the model, code under test, and real I/O is critical for fully vetting embedded software. VeriStand is NI’s application software for validation and is the way that models are integrated into the NI toolchain. This video walks through an example of integrating a model, exploring a stimulus profile, manipulating VeriStand elements on the fly, and bringing in physical hardware.|
Resist rebuilding test systems: how to reduce time to test with a re-usable framework
Trent Weaver, NI
Kristoffer Iverson, NI
|Building test stations is no trivial task and can be very time-consuming. In many cases, we tend to develop not only the test steps, but re-create common functions that are needed for every test systems--the sequencer, database and MES connectors, limits loading, report generation, and much more. It is time-consuming to develop the same functionality over-and-over again, and it is a nightmare to maintain. What could you do with the extra time if you could re-use functions rather than rebuild them? Join us to learn how TestStand can eliminate redundant work, act as a common framework across all your testers, and can natively call code written in Python, C, LabVIEW, and .NET. Spend one hour with us to gain back days.|
Test Operations and the Role of NI's SystemLink Enterprise Software
Penny Merian, NI
Matt Todhunter, NI
Allen Hsu, NI
Josh Prewitt, NI
|Test is often considered an unavoidable and necessary expense. What if you could re-imagine test such that it becomes a strategic advantage, driving operational efficiencies and real-time decisioning? In this session, we will introduce SystemLink - NI's enterprise system and data management software and discuss how SystemLink can address inefficiencies in every step of your Test Operations workflow.|
|Developing High Throughput Data Links|
Hardik Asawa, NI
|Robust communication links between systems such as Data Links and Telemetry, Telecommand and Control are crucial for successful operation of systems in various domains including space applications, electronic warfare, and military communications. In this session, we will explore how SDR platforms can be used to prototype and build robust links.|
|Performance Evaluation of TT&C and Data Links|
Vinit Bansal, NI
|Robust communication links between systems such as Data Links and Telemetry, Telecommand and Control are crucial for successful operation of systems in various domains including space applications, electronic warfare, and military communications. In this session, we will explore how we can validate data links against recorded data and vulnerabilities using channel emulation.|
|HILS for Validation of ELINT Receiver Systems|
Tarun Gupta, NI
|Functional measurements on the EW receiver system can ascertain the hardware performance limits but not the efficacy of the software algorithms and integrated performance of hardware and software components. Further, when the EW receivers are integrated along with deployment platform, the operational environment changes affecting the performance of the receivers. It is imperative to eliminate this uncertainty and one way to do that is by evaluating the performance of EW sensors in emulated operational environment. This presentation talks about how to simulate a near-real engagement scenario to test the integrated system performance and effectiveness of the EW receivers.|
|EW System Design and Validation with Recorded Data|
Samah Chazbeck, NI
|Electronics Intelligence or ELINT receivers have become more tactical in recent times. They need to capture wide bandwidth of signals several times from multiple sources and record and process the data for extracting relevant information to take applicable measures. This session will explore the technical considerations to stream and playbackk wide-bandwidth recorded or simulated environmental data to validate EW receivers.|
|Design and Prototyping of Cognitive Radar Systems|
Jeremy Twaits, NI
|Radar systems are experiencing considerable technology disruption in the rapidly changing electromagnetic battlespace. Active electronically scanned arrays, ultra-wideband technology, and cognitive radar systems present new design and test challenges. In the session, explore how NI's software-defined, FPGA-based platforms can be used to design and prototype cognitive radar systems.|
|Radar Components Test and Parameteric Analysis|
Brandon Treece, NI
|Radar systems are experiencing considerable technology disruption in the rapidly changing electromagnetic battlespace. Active electronically scanned arrays, ultra-wideband technology, and cognitive radar systems present new design and test challenges. In the session, explore how NI's PXI platform can be used to perform parametric measurements and analysis to test radar components.|
|HILS for Radar Validation with Target Simulation|
Bob Sandage, NI
|Radar systems are experiencing considerable technology disruption in the rapidly changing electromagnetic battlespace. Active electronically scanned arrays, ultra-wideband technology, and cognitive radar systems present new design and test challenges. In the session, explore how NI's software-defined, FPGA-based platform can be used to validate system-level radar performance with real-time, closed-loop target simulation.|
|Building Spectrum Monitoring and Direction Finding Systems using SDRs|
Raghunandan N.V., NI
|As threats evolve, RF spectrum monitoring and SIGINT systems must have higher performance, wider bandwidths, and faster response speeds while adapting to emerging needs and operating for the long term. The combination of wideband front ends and powerful processors makes software defined radios an ideal platform for rapid prototyping of signals intelligence applications such as direction finding and spectral monitoring receivers. In the session we will go over market trends, High level SDR Architecture, software workflows for algorithm development and deployment optimized formfactors.|
|HILS for Validation of COMINT Receiver Systems|
Tarun Gupta, NI
|A real operational environment for ComInt Receivers consists of multiple communication emitters with their own waveforms, trajectories, antenna types and deployment scenarios. The system level design of ComInt receivers cannot be operationally cleared till the performance is evaluated against such an operational environment. In the past this ultimate edge of testing has been field trials but often these field trials are time consuming and expensive. One way to reduce this time and effort during field trials is to have a Hardware -in-Loop test facility where the ComInt receivers can be subjected to a simulated operational environment in a lab. This presentation talks about how a HIL facility for testing ComInt receivers be designed using PXI Express Platform.|
|SDR Solutions with NI Hardware and MathWorks Software|
Jeremy Twaits, NI
|In this talk, you’ll hear about how NI and MathWorks have been collaborating on SDR solutions for over a decade. You’ll discover how to use NI hardware and MathWorks software to perform workflows as simple as over-the-air data capture and as complex as partitioning a hardware/software design. The session will discuss the example application of verifying a deep learning network in a signals intelligence scenario.|
|FPGA-Based Digital Interfacing for Design Verification and Production Test|
Brandon Treece, NI
|Learn about the advantages of using FPGAs for implementing digital interfacing in your automated test systems, and see how using commercial off-the-shelf FPGA modules can mitigate the risk and cost of maintaining custom hardware and internally managed IP. This session introduces NI’s FPGA-based digital modules and FPGA development tools to help you quickly implement custom protocols and more easily integrate digital communication into your test system.|
|Implementing Abstraction Layers with NI Software Tools|
Ben Robinson, NI
|Abstraction layers are critical to long-term sustainable test software architectures. In this session we will share how the test engineering teams at NI built hardware and measurement abstraction layers with LabVIEW and TestStand. We'll share some of the decision crietria to undergo this project and some lessons learned along the way.|
|Demo - Addressing Pulse to Pulse Stability Test Challenges in Aerospace & Defense Semiconductor Test Applications|
Samah Chazbeck, NI
|Modern radar systems are rapidly advancing with an increased complexity and higher demand for better signal stability and precision. One of the most important characteristics of radar components and modules is pulse to pulse stability. In this demo, learn about the importance of pulse to pulse stability, and how using NI’s solution for component level parametric and functional test offers competitive business benefits including lower cost of test, and faster test times.|
|Demo - Extending The VST to Include S-Parameter Measurements for Aerospace & Defense Semiconductor Test Applications|
Samah Chazbeck, NI
|S-Parameters are a key measurement in the parametric analysis of RF components. Traditionally, these measurements require expensive vector network analyzers, but in this demonstration, see how using a Vector Signal Transceiver can be used creating a more competitive solution that lowers the cost of test.|
|Demo - Addressing Power Added Efficiency Test Challenges in Aerospace & Defense Semiconductor Test Applications|
Szabolcs Berki, NI
|Modern radar systems are rapidly advancing with an increased complexity and higher demand for better signal stability and precision. One of the most common measurements for a power amplifier is power added efficiency (PAE). In this demo, learn about the challenges associated with PAE, and how using NI’s solution for component level parametric and functional test offers competitive business benefits including lower cost of test, and faster test times.|
|Optimizing Receiver Architectures for SIGINT and Direction Finding|
Bertalan Eged, Sagax Communications
The presentation will introduce the possible receiver architectures and summarize the basic and some additional receiver performance parameters for Signal Intelligence (SIGINT) application point of view.
As such applications usually requires precise geo-location of non-cooperating target emitters even with single station, the Direction Finding (DF) capability should be important feature of the receiver.
The presentation introduces of basic Direction Finding techniques and continues with the performance testing of that functionality. Practical results of the conducted performance test for VHF/UHF Direction Finding receiver is presented.
Telemetry Channel Emulator with STK integration
Niranjan Malode, Captronic Systems
This session will explain the concept of an RF Channel Emulator and why is it important in testing ground telemetry systems. It will explain the Telemetry Channel Emulator developed by Captronic Systems for modeling wireless communication channels using NI PXIe, LabVIEW, and AGI STK simulation platforms. The system acts as hardware-in-loop simulation for preparing and validating ground telemetry systems for a given flight profile and link parameters. Using AGI-STK, the system simulates a scenario of the article flight with respect to the ground system by obeying laws of physics corresponding to various channel and flight effects.
This session describes the important features that the telemetry channel emulator offers, various analyses that it can perform, different modes in which the system can be used, and its data recording and playback features.
The session concludes with an explanation of the process of conception to realization of such complex test systems and the various options available in the Channel Emulation Category.
Reduce Program Timelines with Concurrent Test Development
Kyle Mozdyn, NI
|With the vast set of technology trends spanning the satellite and launch vehicle markets, there is one consistent challenge customers are facing - shorter program and technology insertion timelines. Let's discuss a test approach that helps you rapidly adapt to changing requirements and move away from custom test solutions to a COTS based approach that can span the product development and test design cycle.|
Demo - NI LRU HIL
Brandon Steele, NI
|This session will highlight the benefits of NI’s HIL Reference Architecture as shown in NI’s Landing Gear Demonstration Unit. This demonstration unit is designed to show the modular approach to I/O, signal conditioning and fault insertion of the NI PXI and SLSC platforms. For an open discussion around this demo or Hardware In The Loop architectures, please attend the breakout sessions named “Hardware In The Loop Test”. |
Need for Advanced M&S and T&E for Modern Radars (Part 1/3)
Dr. Joseph R. Guerci, ISL Inc.
|Modern radar and electronic warfare (EW) systems are evolving to embrace advanced adaptivity and AI methods to meet ever more challenging operating conditions. This has resulted in cognitive and fully adaptive radar (CoFAR) and EW systems that require much more sophisticated modeling, simulation, testing and evaluation methods and techniques.|
Advanced Radar/RF M&S: RFView (Part 2/3)
Dr. Sandeep Gogineni, ISL Inc.
|This session will provide an overview of high-fidelity physics-based site-specific modeling and simulation tool RFView that can accurately emulate any Radar/RF scenario. Several simulation scenarios will be demonstrated across a multitude of applications.|
Real-Time Radar HWIL T&E (Part 3/3)
David Kirk, ISL Inc.
|RTEMES (Real-Time Electromagnetic Environment Simulator) provides a capability to use the high-fidelity RF simulations from RFView for hardware-in-loop (HWIL) testing of RF systems. This allows for virtual, real-time flight testing without leaving the laboratory in a complex real-world environment. Effect include site-specific terrain scattering, multipath, and interference sources.|
Acclimating College Graduates for Successful Engineering Careers
Steve Spielman, BAE
7 Must Haves in Missile Test Design
Mark Krause, G Systems
|A behind the scenes look into missile test design covering 3 decades of evolution in missile testing from unique perspectives of a former US Marine and a missile test Engineer. This session covers missile testing and includes elements of design, security, obsolescence and modernization, self-test, and self calibration.|
Common Core Automatic Test Systems
Charles Kohfeldt, Astronics Test Systems
|The advanced capabilities of today’s military and aerospace platforms rely on a wide variety of electronics systems and circuit cards. These technologies require system performance verification, factory test, and long-term support. Learn how a modular, scalable, and configurable approach to the development of support system hardware and software are helping original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), integrators, and end users expedite system-level integration, simplify obsolescence management, reduce long-term logistics, and minimize support costs.|
We Got Tired of Reinventing the Wheel—So Now We Build SILs Using COTS Technologies! Find Out How!
Bill Eccles, Bloomy
|As an inaugural NI HIL Specialty Partner and developer of the Bloomy SLSC-Enabled aerospace HIL architecture, Bloomy has designed and built dozens of simulation systems in the last two years for prime aerospace and defense contractor system integration labs using this transformational new technology. In order to streamline development and integration of multiple concurrent simulation system projects, Bloomy developed a framework which promotes efficient design, development and integration of these projects. Bill Eccles, Bloomy’s Principal Engineer and a primary collaborator with NI on SLSC standards, will present Bloomy’s rapid development framework which is based on several simple but key innovations such as templatized designs, COTS hardware, and techniques from the agile software development methodology. By using this framework, Bloomy's systems project teams have been able to reduce system development times from months to weeks—if not days! Listen in to learn how you, too, can build your SILs more efficiently!|
|Digital Transformation: Turning Vision into Reality|
Mike Weir, NI
|Many companies are looking to harvest the promise of digital transformation, but this can take years to perfect and gains can be elusive. There are many achievable projects that can help transform the workforce to utilize existing tools and achieve the gains promised by this digital revolution. This presentation shares an NI manufacturing use case and the journey of translating manufacturing transformation into tangible ROI.|
|Modernizing Your Test Engineering Software Develoment Process|
Nancy Henson, NI
|Many test organizations are exploring how to weave Agile practices into a Waterfall infrastructure. In this session you will learn how to incorporate key Agile processes to reduce test software NRE.|
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Build vs. Buy: How can I add LabVIEW development capacity to my team?
Facilitated by Nancy Henson, NI
|NI facilitated discussion of strategies for adding and growing NI developer expertise.|
Facilitated by Brandon Steele, NI
Join this breakout session to connect with other colleagues building Hardware In The Loop validation systems. In this session we'll share how NI's HIL Architecture can reduce time and cost of test and would love to have a discussion on how you are addressing these challenges of HIL testing. Be sure to join the session "LRU HIL Demonstration" before this breakout.
System and Data Management
Facilitated by Penny Merian, NI; Ray Hsu, NI
|Join this breakout session to connect with experts in the field of test systems and data management. Discuss challenges and solutions for asset tracking, automating software deployments, test result analysis, data normalization, and realtime reporting. Learn best practices for improving overall test operations efficiency.|
SDR in Defense: A discussion on Application to Implementation
Facilitated by Haydn Nelson, NI
|Join this breakout session to connect with other colleagues building RF systems for Radar, Communications, and EW using software defined radio technology. We'll have several SDR experts from NI to have an open discussion on your questions, feedback and ambitions for wireless technology.|
Supply Chain Assurance and the Provenance Network
Facilitated by Michael Schuldenfrei, NI
|Join this breakout session to continue the discussion around the provenance network concept introduced in the keynote. We'll discuss the challenges and solution and we would love to hear your opinion on how best to achieve product assurance in a world of zero-trust.|
Obsolesence Management Strategies
Facilitated by Ben Robinson, NI
|In this breakout we will discuss some of the challenges of managing aging test sets. We encourage you to come with specific best practices and questions to share with other attendees.|
System Integration Laboratory (SIL) Challenges
Facilitated by our sponsor Bloomy
|BLOOMY facilitated discussion of strategies and problems associated with SIL design, construction, and integration. |
Design and Test Challenges for Cognitive EW Systems
Facilitated by Rob Bauer, NI
|Join this breakout to connect with experts looking at design and test methodologies for next generation, cognitive and adaptive EW systems.|
FPGA-based High Speed Digital Tools
Facilitated by Kyle Mozdzyn, NI
|Join this breakout to connect with experts and colleagues using NI's highest-performance FPGA-based digital tools to solve unique test and prototyping challenges, traditionally only achievable using FPGA eval boards or custom electronics. |
Digital Engineering Breakout
Facilitated by Barron Stone, NI
Join this breakout session to discuss your Digital Engineering plans, strategy, and goals. Share ideas, gain perspectives, and explore the intersection of Digital Engineering and test.
The Last Mile of Digital Transformation
Facilitated by Mike Weir, NI
|Related to the session "Digital Transformation: Turning Vision into Reality," this discussion will focus on achieving the full value of your Digital Transformation efforts.|
Agile Development In a Waterfall World
Facilitated by Nancy Henson, NI
|NI facilitated discussion amongst customers and partners who have or are considering adopting an Agile development methodology.|
Discussion on signal storage and playback technology with RADX technology.
Facilitated by Haydn Nelson, NI
|Are you needing to record high speed signals for offline analysis and possibly record and play back said signals? Join this session to share your challenge and discuss solutions with NI and RADX Technologies. |
Getting System Cybersecurity Approved Through the RMF Process
Facilitated by Steve Summers, NI
|Join this breakout to discuss the RMF process, the steps involved with completing the associated paperwork, and how to get the information you need from NI for your products. We will have a company on hand that is an expert in generating this paperwork to assist with questions.|
A Discussion on 5G for Defense Applications
Facilitated by Phillip Henson, NI
|5G Wireless is here and is set to change the way we communicate and how machines communicate. In this breakout we'll discuss how the Defense Industry intends to leverage 5G for communication and how it could also be a concern for coexistance with existing critical communications and sensor systems.|
A discussion on the challenges of Radar Test and Target Generation
Facilitated by Rick Overdof, NI
|Join this breakout session to connect with experts in the field of Radar system level validation and test. Be sure to join the session "Real-Time Radar HWIL T&E" presented by Information Systems Lab, the speakers from ISL will join this discussion to share their experience using NI technology for Radar Test and Validation. |
Facilitated by Chris Blanchard, NI
|Join this breakout session to connect with other satellite engineers/enthusiasts, to discuss satellite test strategies, and to provide open feedback on how NI can further support your satellite iniatives. |