AbstractsComputer Science

Evaluation of FPGA based Test Systems

by Marcus Stavström

Institution: Linköping University
Year: 2015
Keywords: fpga; test system; oscilloscope; function generator; labview; Engineering and Technology; Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering; Computer Systems; Teknik och teknologier; Elektroteknik och elektronik; Datorsystem; Examensarbete i Datorteknik; Computer Engineering
Record ID: 1357096
Full text PDF: http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-119094


This master thesis report covers an investigation of how FPGA based hardware can be used to create customizable measurement instruments, for test of electrical equipment in JAS 39 Gripen. The investigation is done at Saab Support and Services in Arboga. Electrical equipment are gradually replacing functions, which previously have been obtained by other systems, in safety critical environments. Since the functions are safety critical, they require regular testing in order to verify proper operation. The aircraft JAS 39 Gripen, which is manufactured and developed by Saab, is an example of such system. Proper operation of the avionics in it are essential in order to maintain flying safety. There already exist systems today that can verify the functionality of electronics in JAS 39 Gripen. However, there are a number of scenarios where those test systems are somewhat inflexible. More flexible test systems are often desired. This flexibility can be obtained by using congurable hardware, suggestively with FPGAs. This approach is investigated in this master thesis.