Proving Installed Performance of Airframe Microwave Assemblies

Military aircraft manufacturers have accepted the practice of replacing microwave assemblies because they get damaged during installation in airframe platforms. Damaged airframe assemblies can lead to compromised signal integrity and failures over time, especially when exposed to normal flight conditions. Failures after installation result in additional costs due to re-testing, delayed production schedules, increased maintenance downtime, and ultimately microwave assembly replacement. Therefore, manufacturers need a low-risk solution that withstands the rigors 
of installation and reduces the cost of ownership.