Flight Control End-of-Line Tester
TALOS designed and built a custom ATE (Automated Test Equipment) for functional testing of a commercial airline’s control yoke. The automated test system software uses step-by-step instructions to walk an operator through the test sequence. The test parameters are software configurable to allow fine-tuning and customization based on tested product. The system also reports real-time test information on-screen to the user and logs test results and parameters to a data file for review and analysis. In addition to testing the UUT’s (Unit Under Test) range of motion, actuation force, and feedback results, the system verifies dielectric strength, insulation resistance, wire continuity, and ground bonding.