White Paper: Test & Measurement

Test Engineering Insights: Aerospace, Defense, and Government


Better test strategies mitigate risk and win programs.

Whether you’re putting pencil to paper for your next program bid, assessing the mass-migration costs to move your teams and testers to Windows 10, or portfolio-managing software engineers to support a growing inventory of legacy testers, you are consistently evaluated on your ability to manage cost and risk.

Aerospace and defense organizations across the world are being asked to learn and integrate new technologies, manage new and often unbudgeted corporate or government mandates, and maintain legacy test equipment for years longer than originally planned. The test and verification of avionics systems are integral to ensuring the reliability, availability, and quality of aerospace and defense assets. Organizations depend on modern software analysis, test, and verification tools to help speed up the availability, certification, and deployment of mission-critical systems. As programs evolve through their active lifespans, companies must balance the desire to adopt new technologies while preserving support for legacy assets with long lifecycles.

This white paper shares some of the insights and best practices NI has identified working with thousands of engineers and leadership teams to manage risk and ultimately generate a sustainable market advantage for you through advancements in test engineering and operational support.

Topics include:

  • Gaining a competitive edge through test
  • Calculating total cost of ownership
  • Using total cost of ownership to justify test investment
  • Manage program risk: COTS versus custom
  • Drive operational performance with system and data management
  • Minimize test maintenance costs

As a test and measurement expert for more than 40 years, NI has helped thousands of companies across various industries undertake similar integration efforts. In addition to offering the world’s most flexible test and measurement platform, NI has the expertise to help assess your current practices, facilitate manager forums and business discussions, and recommend areas for optimization. With commitment and collaboration, you can transform test from a roadblock into a competitive edge for your business.

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