Tektronix to Supply 5,000 Oscilloscopes for US Navy Test EquipmentAug 31, 2009 14:29 UTC by Defense Industry Daily staff
Tektronix in Beaverton, OR won a $10.8 million firm-fixed-price requirements contract for manufacture of 5,000 oscilloscopes to support the US Navy’s general purpose electronic test equipment (GPETE) weapons system. The GPETE program supports the procurement of test equipment for performing corrective and preventative maintenance to ensure optimum fire control, navigation and communications systems operation.
Tektronix will manufacture the TDS3012C-NV 100 Mhz oscilloscopes at its facility in Beaverton and expects to complete the order by August 2014. This contract was competitively procured, with 11 proposals solicited and 3 offers received by the Naval Inventory Control Point (N00104-09-D-D014).
The Tektronix TDS3012C-NV 100 Mhz oscilloscope is a graph-displaying device…
The TDS3012C-NV draws a graph of an electrical signal. In most applications, the graph shows how signals change over time. The oscilloscope’s graph can tell the person performing the test a number of things about an electrical signal, such as:
- the time and voltage values of a signal,
- the frequency of an oscillating signal,
- the “moving parts” of a circuit represented by the signal,
- the frequency with which a particular portion of the signal is occurring relative to other portions,
- whether or not a malfunctioning component is distorting the signal,
- how much of a signal is direct current (DC) or alternating current (AC), and
- how much of the signal is noise and whether the noise is changing with time.