Hiller Measurements

Hiller Measurements provides a unique set of capabilities, scale, history, and staff experience ideally suited for several technology categories, this includes; Electronics Obsolescence, Test Set Improvement and Obsolescence, Obsolescence Solution Development (Process and Requirements), Cable Harness Supportability, Circuit Card Supportability, Software Based Reverse Engineering, Materials to Support Repair and Procurement (design and improvements), and Reverse Engineering Capability. Services offered by Hiller Measurements include:

  • Build to Print or Design Test Systems
  • Engineering and TPS design
  • Support/Service Contracts
  • Software Application Programming
  • Instrument Driver Development
  • On-Site Training/Programming
  • Assembly
  • Test Fixture Design and Fabrication
  • Support Equipment Design and Fabrication
  • Design for Testability Reviews
  • Product Test Strategy Plan Preparation

Hiller Measurements designs and manufactures circuit cards, chassis assemblies, cables, fixtures and systems designed to meet their customer’s unique requirements. We specialize in the design of RF/microwave and high-speed analog assemblies to augment the capabilities of our customers. Typical assemblies include:

  • RF/microwave circuit cards with signal frequencies to 18GHz
  • RF/microwave chassis assemblies with signal frequencies to 76GHz
  • Wide bandwidth, fast settling analog circuitry
  • PXI and VXI modules, LAN and USB control
  • RF/microwave circuit design, modeling and Monte Carlo analysis

Typical designs have included:

  • Circuit Card Assembly (CCA): 6GHz up & down converter with -70dB spurious, ultra-stable frequency accuracy
  • CCA: 100MHz – 15GHz, +30dBm amplifier with 5dB NF, 80dB digital gain control
  • CCA: Low phase noise distribution amplifier, external GPS/Rubidium locking with clean up oscillator
  • Chassis: 100MHz – 40GHz, 1W, multi-port RFIU, LAN and USB control
  • System: 100MHz – 50GHz, RF component test, vector and scale measurements.


Featured Technology

ATE/TPS Obsolescence Mitigation and Modernization

The amount of work associated with Test Program Set (TPS) development, maintenance, and migration in the DOD has grown significantly. This is due to the introduction of the DOD standard family of test systems. Because of the increase in TPS workload, TPS software development/maintenance “business as usual” is no longer possible. The DOD already has a broad ranging development and standardization effort in motion to advance Automated Test System (ATS) development and reduce escalating Total Ownership Costs (TOC). To meet the new requirements, we will have to make TPS software processes and practices more visible and more disciplined. Additionally, we must immediately begin to establish a formal TPS Quality and Training Programs. Our demonstration will discuss the pitfalls of business as usual, and propose a model for TPS Quality Assurance, training, and a certification plan. It will describe the state-of-the-art of TP software development/maintenance and provide a glimpse into the pitfalls that lie ahead. In addition, it describes the more general area of TP software maintenance, different process models, and characteristics. It analyzes TP software maintenance and investigates how the characteristics of automated test systems affect TP software development and maintenance, and then describes the typical problems and issues in maintenance.

David Carey