TQS successfully delivered the first in a series of Intermittent Fault Detection and Isolation System (IFDIS) Test Program Sets (TPSs) under a sole-source Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract to support the F-16 and F/A-18 weapon system readiness improvement program. The latest TPS delivery enables IFDIS testing of the F-16 Commercial Fire Control Computer (CFCC) chassis assembly by supplying TQS’s innovative TPS software and Interface Test Adapter (ITA).TQS’s designed and delivered IFDIS provides a unique capability to test avionics chassis for intermittent failures in an operationally relevant environment (vibration, temperature extremes, and Gs) that are not found by traditional avionics Automatic Test Equipment (ATE) and precisely pinpoints failure locations so repairs can be made by Depot technicians. Repairs of these IFDIS-found intermittent connection failures are usually easy to accomplish once their exact locations are known, and the payback in increased time-on-wing has been demonstrated to be huge – many times tripling the Time-On-Wing operating hours they had previously been experiencing, while avoiding significant supply chain cost. TQS’s sole source, award-winning IFDIS is the result of a competitively awarded SBIR funded project TQS began developing in 2001 and has since delivered six IFDIS systems and 14 TPSs to the DoD which have provided improved operational reliability for the Warfighter.
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