Technical Reports

PTC 220 MHz Radio: Interoperable Train Control Radio Manufacturing Test Plan: Wayside, Base and Locomotive Radios

  • 04
  • Jan
  • 2013
AUTHOR: Meteorcomm LLC
SUBJECT: Positive Train Control, Signal and Train Control, Grants & Financial Assistance
KEYWORDS: Railroad Safety Technology Grants
ABSTRACT: This document outlines the test strategy and testing required for the ITC Wayside Radio, Base Radio, and the Locomotive Radio at the Contract Manufacturers (CM). The testing is based on demonstration that each product shipped form the CM is properly configured and calibrated, meets product specifications, and is free of defects. The primary purpose of the PCBA functional test system and unit test system is to support manufacturing; the secondary purpose is to support repair at the Railroad Central Repair Facilities (CRFs). This is a living document; it will be updated periodically to reflect the work in progress with the CM and evolving test development. This test plan addresses the testing of the UUT during and following the manufacturing process. The tests outlined with this document are intended to detect process problems within manufacturing. These tests are not intended to be “type” tests. Therefore, embedded product software and algorithms are not tested by the test methods outlined within this test plan. However, the unit test does check functionality of the software in the product. This test plan also addresses the equipment used to repair boards and radios at the CRFs.
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