UAV functional testing nEUROn programme

CASSIDIAN / Embedded system testing: Bespoke test systems (2013)

AERTEC Solutions is involved in the nEUROn Programme, an international project in which it interacts with Dassault, Alenia, Saab and Thales.

AERTEC’s work is centred on: Ground Control Station (GCS), as well as on Ground Data Link Management Systems (GDLMS) and Air Data Link Management Systems (ADLMS).

The overall project management is undertaken by Dassault, to whom Cassidian is responsible for the delivery of the different software systems. AERTEC is in charge of a range of key tasks prior to this SW delivery.

AERTEC is the last link in the chain before reaching the end client.

AERTEC performs the following tasks:
¬ Definition of test bench functionalities and capabilities for their subsequent electrical and mechanical design. The interfaces required with the systems to be integrated and how their communications are to be spied on, opening communication loops to simulate equipment as well as inputs and outputs, are defined. All of the above is done at the level of both HW and SW.
¬ Conducting ATPs (Acceptance Test Procedures) and drafting ATRs (Acceptance Test Reports) after the test bench and various pieces of equipment have been manufactured and installed.
¬ On the basis of system requirements (RFTs – Request For Testing), drawing up TPs (Test Procedures) that would allow the proper functioning of systems to be validated in both stand-alone mode and when they are integrated with the rest of the systems.
¬ Conducting TPs.
¬ Drawing up TRs (Test Reports) based on the tests, analysing the recordings made during the TPs.
¬ Investigating any possible equipment errors, making correlations with requirements and providing support to each system’s department when troubleshooting the origin of an error. Regarding this process, AERTEC is in charge of the documentation associated to the flow of these PRs (Problem Reports) and for closing the problem (after conducting tests on the test bench) once it has been resolved by Systems.
¬ Development of SW tools to conduct tests, including: small scripts, complete applications, Excel macros and others.

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