Boeing Recognizes AEi Systems Achievement
on GPS IIF Clock Worst Case Circuit Analysis
During 2012, representatives from Boeing visited AEi Systems’ offices in Los Angeles in order to recognize AEi Systems’ achievement with respect to its worst case circuit analyses assessment of Excelitas’ Rubidium Frequency Standard (RFS) atomic clock, a critical portion of the U.S. Air Force’s Global Positioning System (GPS IIF).
The Boeing-led team developing GPS IIF completed the program’s worst case assessment on schedule, and is now proceeding rapidly in the program’s manufacturing phase.
“AEi Systems is very pleased to have supported the GPS IIF team and performed the analysis, modeling, and testing of such an important piece of the GPSIIF satellite,” noted Charles Hymowitz, managing director of AEi Systems. “We are also pleased to continue our tradition of close cooperation with Excelitas, Boeing, and all other subcontractors involved with this exciting project and look forward to assisting on future versions of the GPS program.”
GPS IIF supports the current GPS II infrastructure, including position, navigation and timing services for more than 750 million users around the globe. The Excelitas designed and manufactured RFS is a critical portion of the GPSIIF program because GPS satellite technology is inherently dependent on the availability of an extremely accurate and highly stable onboard frequency source.
WCCA is performed to improve design reliability and to establish that a product’s performance has a design capable of meeting its specifications throughout its entire operational life. In addition to WCCA, AEi Systems specializes in circuit stress and derating analysis, failure mode effects criticality analysis (FMECA), reliability/mean time between failures (MTBF) analysis, and SPICE modeling, especially in the area of power systems and devices for applications in the medical, military, space, nuclear, and other industries where high reliability is required.
AEi Systems is the world leader in SPICE modeling; worst case, failure, and reliability analysis; and power systems analysis and design. Founded in 1995, AEi Systems has a hard-earned reputation for delivering its products and services on time, under budget, and to customer specifications, and serves nearly every significant IC and aerospace manufacturer and many of their customers.