Replace large COTS-based manually controlled tester with a fully custom, integrated handheld test tool to evaluate Boeing proprietary IntelliBus™ performance and troubleshoot hardware installations on aircraft.
Ball Systems designed a small custom handheld test platform based around the National Instruments single-board RIO deployable embedded device, adding additional circuitry and packaging. Ultimately developing a tool that fully evaluates bus health, performance, layout, power, and bandwidth utilization and providing a consistent and reliable problem diagnosis.
The result is a portable, battery powered system that performs high level bus functions including bus device inventory, bus delay testing, address scanning, bus monitoring, bus traffic storage, and the ability to simulate a downstream bus to an upstream controller. The system also performs physical layer testing including cable resistance measurement, bus bias voltage measurement, bus power (voltage and current), and signal margin measurement.
Ball Systems designs, develops, and delivers custom test systems and produces comprehensive build-to-print systems for companies creating or manufacturing critical electronic or electro-mechanical components for automotive, aerospace and defense and consumer appliance applications.