Aerospace/Defense Applications Demand High Performance, Density, and Reliability

May 3, 2022
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Automated test systems for aerospace/defense programs require instruments, programmable power supplies and loads, and high-density switching systems designed for reliability, performance, and flexibility. AMETEK Programmable Power and AMETEK VTI Instruments stand ready to assist the aerospace/defense community in implementing its core testing strategy. Previously, the industry had deployed a dedicated test station for each device under test (DUT). In contrast, the core testing strategy deploys one universal test station that can test various types of DUTs. The universal test station includes large switching systems that interconnect a superset of the instruments that can test all the target DUTs.


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IEPE Interface from VTI Maximizes Sensor Performance

August 7, 2019

Many accelerometers used for measuring vibration include a built-in preamplifier to transform the high impedance charge output of the piezoelectric sensor into a low impedance voltage signal, typically 100-300 ohms, that can be transmitted over longer distances. To power this preamplifier, many VTI Instruments products provide an interface that complies with the Integrated Electronics Piezo Electric, or IEPE standard. Using this standard interface ensures that you can connect sensors with an IEPE interface to a VTI instrument and get good results.


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