Accession Number:

ADA279354

Title:

Automated Sneak Circuit Analysis Technique

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ROME AIR DEVELOPMENT CENTER GRIFFISS AFB NY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

86.0

Abstract:

Standards Sneak Analysis procedures are costly from a time, money, and personnel perspective. The processing of design data available only during the latter portions of the development cycle are highly labor intensive and create difficulties in instituting a design change. Automated techniques for sneak analysis have been developed by several contractors for the workstation environment, but are either not completed or are proprietary. In fact, some of these techniques are only a subset of the sneak analysis procedure, namely design concerns. The Sneak Circuit Analysis Technique SCAT overcomes many of these deficiencies by providing a personal computer based system for real time identification during the actual design phase of sneak paths and design concerns. The tool utilizes an expert system shell to assist the analyst performance. Both sneak circuits and design concerns are targeted by this tool with both digital and analog circuits being examined. SCAT focuses the analysis at the assembly level rather than the entire system so that most sneak problems can be identified and corrected by the responsible design engineer in a timely manner

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE