Press: Invitation to attend the Joint Services Wiring Action Group (JSWAG) Meeting





Universal Synaptics Receives Invitation to Attend


Joint Services Wiring Action Group (JSWAG) Meeting


Ogden, Utah. January 2011 – Universal Synaptics Corp. announces that the Joint Services Action Wiring Group (JSWAG) has extended an invitation to attend the annual meeting for the second straight year, held in Virginia Beach March 2011.  The joint service forum provides an opportunity to meet and discuss the advancements in safety, reliability, maintainability and readiness of all DoD aircraft by improving their electrical wire and fiber optic cable systems and resolving wiring, interconnect systems and fiber optic system problems.

Universal Synaptics Corp. is the industry leader in detecting and isolating intermittent / No Fault Found (NFF) which is a leading contributor to low reliability, maintainability and readiness in aircraft wiring and Line Replaceable Units (LRUs).  Approximately 40% to 60% of all pilot reported system malfunctions go undetected in follow on ground testing in large part due to conventional automated test equipment serial scanning and digital testing limitations.   

    “We are very pleased to receive another invitation to attend this years JSWAG meeting” said Ken Anderson, Universal Synaptics Corp., Vice President of Sales & Business Development “our advanced testing technology,  specifically designed to detect and isolate intermittent faults and reduce NFF in aircraft wiring and LRUs is a perfect fit for the JSWAG meeting attendees and fits perfectly within the working groups stated goals of improving reliability, reducing inventory, reducing cycle time and reducing total ownership cost”.        

             Since 1996, Universal Synaptics Corporation, based in Ogden, UT., has been an industry leader in detecting and isolating elusive intermittent faults, and spent years in the "trenches" researching and solving complex diagnostic and testing problems. Their research into the primary root causes of intermittent / No Fault Found (NFF) problems and the massive digital testing void that exists today with conventional scanning test equipment, led to the development of the patented Intermittent Fault Detector (IFD™), hardware neural network and all-lines-all-the-time wiring / circuit analyzer test solutions.  For more information, please contact Universal Synaptics (801) 731-8508 #1

The Intermittent Fault Detection & Isolation System (IFDIS™) was selected as the Department of Defense Maintenance Symposium “Great Ideas” Winner 2010 and The Tibbetts Award winner 2011; The Tibbetts Award is given by the U.S. Small Business Administration, to honor outstanding small businesses who participate in the SBA’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program.

Additional information regarding the Intermittent Fault Detection & Isolation System (IFDIS™):

At the heart of the IFDIS™ is patented* state of the art intermittent fault detection circuitry from Universal Synaptics which continuously and simultaneously monitors every single electrical path in the chassis, while the UUT is exposed to the simulated operational environment.  The IFD™, intermittent fault detector’s analog neural network circuitry will detect and isolate when any intermittent event, as short as *50 nanoseconds (0.00000005 seconds), occurs in any chassis circuit, and it identifies and logs in which circuit the intermittent event occurred.  In addition to detecting and isolating intermittent faults, the IFDIS will also automatically interrogate and store the as-designed wiring configuration for a good unit and then based on that “gold” configuration, detect any open, short, ohmic, impedance, drift or miswiring problem in subsequent tested UUTs.

The IFDIS™ includes an environmental chamber capable of subjecting a Unit Under Test (UUT) to a thermal environment of -100 degrees F to 350 degrees F in a precisely controlled manner.  A 2,205 lbf vibration platform with a 2 inch peak to peak displacement and 78 inch / second velocity that includes a trunnion mounting, 13 inch diameter table, degauss coil, active suspension system and cooling blower with a 12 foot flex duct.  

The IFDIS™ also includes custom Interface Test Adaptation (ITA) which electrically connects the IFD™ circuitry to all the chassis connections.  The ITA includes Form, Fit & Interface replicas of the UUT electronic modules.  Tying the system together is a master control PC, color laser printer, uninterruptable power supplies, a shaker expander head, hardware to interface the shaker and chamber, interconnecting wiring, miscellaneous hardware, and master control software which includes UUT configuration and environmental stress profiles.

Installed in 256 test point modules increments, the IFDIS™ test range expandability is virtually unlimited.

Patented, with additional U.S and foreign patents pending.

*Intermittent fault detection speed measured using Hewlett-Packard 8111A Pulse/Function Generator

For more information, please contact Ken Anderson at Universal Synaptics:

(801) 731-8508 #1

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