Aerospace & Transportation

Yokogawa is a leader in the Aerospace and Homeland Security Industries. We take pride and honor in partnering with industry giants such as Airbus and Boeing. We strive to meet our customer's unique needs by developing highly precise measuring instruments that test to the prescribed industry standards and meet the rigorous demands of emerging technologies.

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Measuring efficiency with high precision: simultaneous measurement of input and output

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Lack of reliable high-speed internet access in rural regions, due to complicated logistics and the considerable costs involved to extend land-based networks to these areas, has inspired a wave of next-generation applications that will provide greater accessibility and reliability. Making use of “space laser” networks, these revolutionary solutions can relay digital traffic via low Earth orbit (LEO) satellite systems to provide low-latency, high-speed broadband services to communities typically beyond the reach of standard wireless and fiber networks.

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Observation of Inverter Switching Waveforms

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Using the OR trigger and Dual Capture, it is easy to trap and record failure conditions on electrical harnessses (wiring interconnects) over a long duration test.

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The accuracy of a measurement instrument varies with the range over which a reading is measured. Not all instrument manufacturers specify accuracy and ranges in the same manner. This article explores the impact of range definitions on measurement accuracy and how one can be mindful when comparing accuracy across instruments.

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What is an Oscilloscope? Oscilloscopes, also called digital storage oscilloscopes (DSOs) or mixed signal oscilloscopes (MSOs), are common test instruments used to display, analyze, and troubleshoot electrical or physical signals.

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What is a Power Analyzer? Power analyzers and power meters measure electrical power in devices that generate, transform, or consume electricity.

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A ScopeCorder is a powerful portable data acquisition recorder that combines features of a multi-channel digital oscilloscope and a high-performance oscillographic recorder. As such, it can capture and analyze both short-term transient events and long-term trends for periods up to 200 days.

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With increased focus on reducing energy consumption and compliance with efficiency standards, this app note provides an overview on the types of measurements needed for efficiency and power quality, and the instruments that take them.

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To best utilize SiC devices for improved energy efficiency in equipment, it is important to optimize the internal device peripheral circuits in the inverter according to the device characteristics.

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Evaluation of Wireless Charging System for EV/PHV

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Surge Waveform Recording & Power Monitoring

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Measuring Conversion Efficiency of Power Conditioner

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Evaluating Magnetic Components

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Characteristics of Transient Response from Industrial Robots

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Reference equipment for power calibration

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Capture and recreate waveforms with a DLM2000 and FG420

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  • Power consumption/quality measurements for product design and test
  • Design, compliance, and customer information
  • Best practices
  • Instruments and components
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One of the main responsibilities of engineers and technicians is data analysis, and this article will show how multi-touch technologies can be used to improve the performance of this and other related tasks.

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In this application note you will learn when and how to use different methods to connect a current transformer to a power analyzer.

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How can I capture data from motion sensors synchronized with other analog data? The Yokogawa ScopeCorder series of instruments feature input modules and functions to make this possible. 

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How to use built-in calculations to analyze motor rotor position of Brushless DC motors (BLDC) and Permanent Magnet Synchronous Machines (PMSM) and find the relative angle between the rotor and position sensors such as encoders or resolvers 

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RTCA Inc, (Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics) Washington, DC, is a non-profit corporation that functions as a Federal Advisory Committee to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).  Its recommendations serve as the basis for policy, program and regulatory decisions.  Sub-committee SC-135 produces the RTCA/DO-160E document titled Environmental Conditions and Test Procedures for Airborne Equipment.  This document defines the test conditions and procedures for testing airborne equipment and is the standard by which Boeing, Airbus and other manufacturers require avionic components and sub-systems to be tested.

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The DL850 Scopecorder can take engineers to a new level of efficiency in the development of everything from green devices to complex advanced systems.

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The request for lower uncertainties in power measurements are increasing,especially in the transformer industries. Their role is to ensure that the electricity is distributed in an efficient and reliable way. 

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This article looks at some of the factors that can affect the accuracy of power measurements and shows how users can address the challenges presented by the need for accurate energy-efficiency testing.

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The objective of this paper is to show the close relationship between efficiency and power quality, and provide education on the causes of power quality, types of power quality issues, and provide guidance on measurement considerations.

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  • Motor testing, variable speed drive testing procedure
  • AC, DC, and power measurement
  • Precision measurements on motors and VFD systems
  • How to calculate energy efficiency 

 

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This white paper describes the WT1800, a precision power analyzer that has been replaced by the WT1800E, a unit with numerous improvements including better accuracy. Please visit the WT1800E product page to learn more about the WT1800E.

To keep pace with the increasing speed of switching devices in inverters, Yokogawa has developed the WT1800 precision power analyzer with 10 times faster sampling speed and 5 times wider frequency bandwidth compared with previous models. Its basic accuracy is 0.15% and the frequency bandwidth of voltage and current is 0.1 Hz to 5 MHz (-3 dB, Typical) including the DC component. With up to six inputs, a single WT1800 unit can measure the efficiency of three-phase inverters. In addition, the high-speed data capturing mode allows the WT1800 to measure transient power. This paper describes the high-speed, real-time power measurement technologies underlying these functions.

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Part 17 - Part 20 of the Yokogawa Test&Measurement IS8000 Integrated Test and Measurement Software Platform training module series. These videos provide information on some additional features including PTP synchronization, report generation, screen capture, and high-speed camera synchronization. 

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Part 8 - Part 16 of the Yokogawa Test&Measurement IS8000 Integrated Test and Measurement Software Platform 20-video training module series. These trainings detail waveform display settings and analysis options.

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Part 1 - Part 7 of the Yokogawa Test&Measurement IS8000 Integrated Test and Measurement Software Platform training module series. These videos provide a big picture look at the software.

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In research published by the Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS) Department of the University of California, Berkeley, the Yokogawa Test&Measurement WT5000 Precision Power Analyzer's high accuracy and modular architecture were used to perform calculations on efficiency, pulse width modulations, and harmonic content.

Product Overviews

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    From visible light to telecommunication bands and even up to applications in the 2000nm region, optical testing professionals count on the Yokogawa Test&Measurement optical testing family of products. For decades, these precision-based optical measuring instruments have met and exceeded the needs of many customers’ experimental requirements. Applicable to a range of uses in R&D, manufacturing, and academia, Yokogawa Test&Measurement OSAs, OTDRs, OWMs, modular manufacturing test systems, and more deliver quality, consistency, ease of use, and market leadership for all manner of optical test applications.

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    Introducing the new Yokogawa Test&Measurement AQ6380 Optical Spectrum Analyzer. This new OSA includes many sought-after features including:

    • An unprecedented 5 pm wavelength resolution
    • ±5 pm wavelength accuracy
    • 1200 nm to 1650 nm wavelength range
    • 65 dB wide close-in dynamic range
    • 80 dB stray light suppression
    • Automated wavelength calibration
    • Gas purging
    • DUT-oriented interface and test apps
    • Backward-compatible remote interface
    • 10.4in intuitive touchscreen
    • Up to 20x faster measurement
    • Remote operation capabilities

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    Test and measurement engineering work groups can have differing priorities and requirements, which often results in multiple instrumentation systems and data file formats, as well as incompatible reporting. This lack of effective communication between groups and instruments causes decreased efficiency and quality and increased spending and time to market. Unify test and measurement instrumentation, software, and data across engineering teams with a suite of solutions that caters to the different needs of engineering work groups, including accurate power data, fast sampling rates, long recordings of multiple different input types, and insights into waveform data.

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    • Yokogawa DL350 Scopecorder
    • Video: Features and Applications
    • Related Industries, Products, and Solutions

How-tos

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    In this video we demonstrate the GPS data logging capability of the DL350 Portable ScopeCorder. Recording Position, Velocity, and Altitude simultaneously with accelerometers or other analog inputs is simple with the DL350's built-in features.

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    We are going live on YouTube to answer your questions about the Yokogawa Test&Measurement DL950 ScopeCorder. Join us as we discuss how to make the most of this versatile instrument based on your application needs. Whether you’ve worked with a ScopeCorder for years or curious if it is a good fit for your engineering work group, this live stream can help.

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    This video demonstrates how to measure transient phenomena on power signals using the Yokogawa Test&Measurement PX8000 Precision Power Scope.

    In several applications, especially those testing AC power to a standard such as IEC61000-3-11, the voltage and current signals must be monitored to confirm there are no major dips and/or swells in the signal. This can be done with instruments capable of reporting rms values, including power analyzers, traditional oscilloscopes, and some data acquisition systems.

    To test to a standard, however, the instrument must have an accuracy spec that is traceable back to a national standard of calibration such as ISO17025 or NIST.

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    Having multiple memory options allows engineering groups to optimize how data is stored, no matter if you need to record for a long time at slower sampling rates, do a fast capture at high sampling rates, or anything in between.

    The Yokogawa Test&Measurement DL950 ScopeCorder operates as an oscilloscope and incorporates the ability to record data for long periods of time like a data acquisition recorder. There are four memory types on the DL950 ScopeCorder: internal memory, solid state drive, flash memory, and PC storage through the IS8000 Integrated Test and Measurement Software Platform. This videos talks about the advantages of each of these and how to pick the best data recording method for you.

Webinars

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    Increasing demands for greater network bandwidth and expansion of 5G wireless backhaul has driven data rates to 400G, 800G, and beyond. Starting with the physical layer of the optical network stack, precision measurement of these light speed signals is crucial.

    This webinar covers a range of alternatives used to evaluate test parameters for DWDM, OSNR, SMSR, and EDFA, and includes a discussion on interesting applications like the use of high-energy lasers across space satellite mesh networks.

    Key topics include:

    • Key test methods and technologies
    • Traditional and new applications
    • Common testing oversights
    • Measuring against industry standards
    • Ensuring network element performance and reliability
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    Why should you be concerned with your product’s power system voltage and current harmonics?

    From an engineering perspective, harmonics produce excessive heat in equipment that causes significant damage and results in inefficient operation. From a business perspective, compliance is an absolute requirement for entry into global markets. To minimize or eliminate these issues and establish acceptable levels of harmonics, numerous power quality standards with specifications and limits for harmonic distortion, such as IEEE 519-2014 and IEC61000-3-2, have been introduced.

    During this webinar, attendees will gain knowledge on the inner workings of harmonics, learn best practices for accurately measuring harmonics, learn to recognize and distinguish the critical difference between DFT and FFT, and discover important measurement tradeoffs across various test equipment.

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    While DC power measurements are relatively straight forward, AC power measurements that include distorted waveforms, varying power factors, and multiple phases can add complexity to an otherwise simple measurement. During this webinar, we cover multiple fundamentals of power measurement.

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    • Multi-phase measurements
    • Measurement techniques
    • Measurement applications
    • Real-world examples and more
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    Continual improvements and innovations in motor and inverter technologies are key to furthering the goal of global decarbonization in the transportation industry.

    During this webinar, engineering professionals who develop motor and inverter systems will learn how to more effectively benchmark data for and troubleshoot issues with energy efficiency in EV powertrains.

    Key topics include:

    • Baselines for system efficiency and inverter control signal analysis at the systems level
    • Critical measurements to benchmark inverter input, inverter output, and motor output
    • Analysis of motor control signals like torque control variables, positional sensors, and PWM and torque measurements

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