NI is introducing a suite of software-connected aerospace and defense products at the Farnborough Air Show

FARNBOROUGH, England–(BUSINESS WIRE)–NI (NASDAQ: NATI), a leader in aerospace and defense testing and validation, is unveiling its next generation of products and solutions at the Farnborough Air Show designed to help companies achieve new levels of performance to reach.

NI, which has helped the aerospace and defense industry for decades optimize their test strategies to meet increasingly complex requirements, will demonstrate how it drives Performance and shorter time to market for the top aerospace manufacturers with its Satellite Link Emulator (SLE) and T&E Scenario Generator.


July 18-22, 2022


Farnborough Air Show, Hall 1, Stand 1028


To schedule media briefings and solution demonstrations, contact Heather Gioco, NI PR

T&E scenario generator

As defense platforms and the combat environment become more complex and congested, the methodology for testing and validating systems and subsystems of these platforms must evolve. Organizations must now consider how to test these components, subsystems, systems and system-of-systems together in an environment that is as close to the real world as possible. Unfortunately, testing these solely in the real environment is not only time-consuming and costly, but also presents challenges, including:

  • The ability to accurately represent the environment and a variety of elements such as weather, terrain, and red and blue forces

  • The potential to reveal information through outdoor testing

The T&E Scenario Generator brings together simulated environments, models and real systems at different levels of accuracy. The Farnborough Air Show demonstration will show how industry standards such as DIS and HLA, traditionally used in training environments and Live Virtual Constructive (LVC) systems, can be leveraged by test systems to provide more accurate and complex test stimuli for real systems. and high-fidelity models for training environments.

Satellite link emulator

The rapid commercialization of Low Earth Orbit (LEO) and Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) has led to the introduction of modern satellite-based applications such as Non-Terrestrial Networks (NTN) and high-resolution remote sensing and imaging. The satellite constellations, ground equipment and supporting launch vehicles developed to support these new services create new challenges in design, system validation and production testing.

NI’s Satellite Link Emulation Demonstrator shows engineers how to effectively address some of these challenges. The SLE is designed to validate next-generation satellite data links by combining simulation software with real-time hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) testing. With the integration of the Ansys STK, the simulated links between satellites and ground stations allow channel model parameters to be updated in real time.

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