“U.S. Naval and Marine Corp aircraft such as the FA-18 Hornet, V22 Osprey, AV-8B Harrier, and EA-6B Prowler must be maintained in a constant state of mission-readiness. When an aircraft electronic or avionic system fails, technicians typically analyze the potentially malfunctioning assembly by running a series of Test Program Sets (TPS) on an Automated Test System (ATS). The U.S. Navy’s premier ATS is Consolidated Automated Support System (CASS), which is used in Naval repair depots, aboard aircraft carriers, and in Marine Corp mobile facilities. In this article, Cameron McNatt, an electrical engineer at Eagle Systems and contractor for Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), describes how he used MATLAB to create software to aid the development of Vectorized Test Program Sets (VTPS).”
By Cameron McNatt, Eagle Systems, Inc.
This article appeared in The MathWorks News & Notes, June 2007