ATE Engineering Department

The ATE Engineering Department was created in 1989 to support the growing number of In-House ATE. Working with avionics technicians, our engineers maintain, update and create new automated and semi-automated test equipment and Test Program Sets (TPS).

AERO acquired the Martron Systems test equipment from Lockheed Martin in the first quarter of 1996. The ATE Engineering Department, having experience in TPS development and the maintenance of 3 Martron 12000 ATE’s, made the acquisition of Martron Systems a natural transition.

ATE platforms in use at AERO include:

  • Teradyne Spectrum CTS
  • BAE ATS-182A
  • Collins ITS-700

  • ATEC 5000
  • 4 RADA Smart CATS
  • 5 IRIS 2000's

  • 6 Martron's
  • RACAL Freedom Series
  • Numerous OEM Specific Dedicated ATE

In order to maintain and improve the various ATE platforms, our staff is experienced in numerous hardware and software systems. Software can be designed in ATLAS, HP BASIC, Visual C++, and LabView to run on operating systems including Windows 3.1 / 95 / 98 / ME / NT / 2000, O/S 2, UNIX, and VAX VMS.

Hardware configurations can range from simple semi-automatic tests using a desktop computers serial RS-232 port, to full scale ATE development using the latest in bus architectures. These architectures include VXI, GPIB, internal IBM cards, full rack mount system, or any combination of these as the testing requirements warrant. We also have the resources available to design and fabricate circuit boards, run circuit emulation's with SPICE, and build custom test panels in house.

It is through the use of ATE and testing advances combined with our knowledgeable, experienced technicians that AERO can offer rapid service while maintaining the highest level of quality, dependability and reliability that our customers have come to expect.