New electronic features in automobiles put great pressures on test engineers who must ensure that they work properly. In this issue, you'll learn more about what test engineers are doing and how they're testing electronic systems and using electronics to test mechanical components.
Digital Data Acquisition Has Changed Our jobs
Digital systems require more teamwork among engineers and technicians than analog systems do, but the benefits outweigh the costs.
John J. Jachman, Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, MI
Signal Processing Improves Regulator Testing
Using digital signal processing techniques to test voltage regulators removes analog uncertainties from many test circuits and ensures precise results.
Franz Forstner, SZ Testsysteme, Amerang, Germany
Capture Images of Fast-Moving Parts
Taking digital images of moving parts lets you quickly analyze motion and correct problems.
Steve Heywood, Eastman Kodak Co., San Diego, CA
Seat Testing Enhances Comfort and Durability
Measurements help engineers create computer models of a seat's performance.
Jet Engines Need Custom EMI Chambers
Environmental issues are critical in this special test facility.
Testing Eliminates Squeaks and Rattles
By testing an instrument panel, you can uncover sources of noise.
EU Updates Available Through Subscription SAE Provides Auto News over the Internet Results Available for Side-Impact Tests Test Service Opens in Toronto How to Contact T&MW Editor's Desk SAE Updates Diagnostics Standards Manual Master Product Catalog Available in Three Formats Calendar
Automotive Test Products
Editorial Masthead and Editorial Charter Sales Staff Advertiser Index