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Dreco, Universal Synaptics Renew Fault Detection System Contract

By Staff Writer | September 1, 2017
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Universal Synaptics has renewed its deal with Lockheed Martin’s Dreco for a fault detection system, Lockheed Martin said. The Intermittent Fault Detection & Isolation System (IFDIS) and portable Voyager Intermittent Fault Detector (VIFD) can identify faults and eliminate failures during testing, according to the company.

“The IFDIS product has transformed how operators address intermittent faults,” said Kaan Tuncel, director of strategic partnerships for Dreco. “We are proud to continue our partnership with Universal Synaptics as the exclusive distributor. It allows us to provide customers with reliable and economic testing while saving them from prematurely purchasing a new unit.”

A patented intermittent fault detection circuitry continuously monitors each electrical path in the unit chassis in the system, Lockheed Martin said. During testing, any intermittent event is detected, logged and isolated. Failing circuits are then graphically displayed to the operator.

“The system can detect intermittent and other signal path errors or ‘ghost faults’ in nearly any piece of electronic equipment or wiring on any platform,” Lockheed Martin said. This includes its C-130, F-16 and Sikorsky UH-60.

Dreco and Universal Synaptics have been partnering since 2010.

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