Tom Sarfi, the company's director of product development, said that VTI's signal-switching products already were used on LMSTAR, RTCASS, eCASS, and VDATS
Leduc continued, "As the focus of AUTOTEST is still primarily military/aerospace test, we will be exhibiting many of our instruments that are used in key MIL ATE systems such as Army NGATS, Navy eCASS, Air Force VDATS
, and Marine Corps VIPER/T.
Air Force: Versatile Depot Automatic Test Station (VDATS
), B1 Advanced Radar/Electronic Warfare Test Stations (ARTS)
Since 2007, the versatile depot automatic test station (VDATS) has been the favored ATS for any new Air Force weapon system.
Separately, Geotest-Marvin Test Systems has developed the PXI-based GBATS ATS (Figure 3) with similar capabilities to VDATS and RT-CASS.
To avoid further proliferation, the base developed the versatile depot automatic test station (VDATS).
The present VDATS includes a general-purpose RF switching assembly supplied by Giga-tronics.
"We suggested using a common-core based solution from the Series 8800 family that supports the existing VDATS RF switching capability but also provides a modular platform that can be scaled and reconfigured in a number of ways: