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Beginning with version 11, the TEAMS software suite introduced Unicode fonts support. This allows users to add content in any language supported by their currently installed Unicode fonts. Once a model has been exported to a TEAMS-RDS server, translators may add several end-user translations of the model’s diagnosis content via a web interface.
In order to view Unicode characters in other languages, a Unicode font supporting the required ranges must be installed on the computer. These fonts are used to display character data in the reports generated by the TEAMS software suite. One such popular font is the MS Arial Unicode font; it supports a wide range of Unicode characters. By default, it is installed as part of the Microsoft Office setup. It may also be bought separately from Microsoft; a quick web search will provide the necessary link.
The Arial Unicode MS (ARIALUNI.TTF) font allows the display of characters in most languages. QSI software does not bundle the Arial Unicode font. If you are developing models in international languages, such as Chinese, we recommend installing this font (if not already installed on your system). Unicode fonts are required to view the Unicode characters properly in the PDF reports generated as part of the TEAMS-Designer analyses. This font is installed as part of the Microsoft Office setup, it is also available for purchase online.
In order to generate the PDF diagnostic tree, Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 32-bit must be installed on your computer. If it;s not installed, it is available by Microsoft at http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30653.
The FMECA (Failure-mode, effects and criticality analysis) add-on includes the following additional features over the standard edition of TEAMS-Designer.
Load TEAMS-FMECA model
Additional FMECA attributes such as: failure rate source, criticality, damage modes, compensating provisions and failure mode causes
Supported failure rate distributions for failure modes
|Exponential||Exponential, Normal, Log-normal, Weibull|
Additional object timing attributes such as: module execution time, link delays, time to criticality.
Analysis and Optimization with multi-objective optimization of configurations across multiple metrics
Minimal Cut-Set Report (Size 1 -> 5)
Probabilistic Risk Assessment data export for SAPHIRE
Support to export data to LMI
Ability to enter "power", "volume" and "weight" for modules.
The TEAMS system can scale up to handle extremely large and complex systems. For example, the complete model of a system-of-systems setup, such as the Launch System at NASA Kennedy Space Center (KSC) is likely to involve models with 50,000 failure modes and 50,000 tests. TEAMS-RDS can diagnose such systems in real-time, as has been demonstrated on the Launch Control Systems at KSC. TEAMS-RT can also scale down to small-scale flight computers and process over 10,000 tests per seconds, as would be typical in a complex space vehicle. TEAMS-Designer can model and analyze such systems on a typical desktop computer. As a point of reference, most of our commercial customers have systems that typically have on order-of-magnitude less number of failure modes and tests for their systems. Thus most customers will never run into any scalability limitations with the TEAMS soluton.
Yes, many of our customers use TEAMS to manage very complex mechanical and fluidic systems. The requirement for TEAMS is twofold. First, that the instrument is equipped with electronic sensors or observations to identify component failures or degraded performance and second, that this information can be passed to either an agent or directly to the TEAMS system. This can be run remotely using TEAMS-RDS.
The best way to send a model to someone is to export it as a xml file. Open the model and click on File -> Export Model as XML File. The model will be saved as a compressed archieve using the tmsx extension. An alternative approach is to compress the model’s folder using a compression utility. Just remember to un-compress before opening with TEAMS-Designer.
The Test-Designer panel may be accessed by right-clicking on a test-point. Move the cursor over Test-Designer and a list of tests contained within the test-point will be displayed. Click on a test and the Test-Designer panel will be displayed for the test.
The minimum system requirements are as follows:
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows 8 and later|
|Processor||2 GHz or faster processor with multiple cores|
|Physical Memory||4 GB|
|Disk Space||10 GB plus storage for models|
|Display||1280 x 800|
*Note: Additional memory may be required for working with larger models.
**Note: ODBC drivers are required to connected to a TEAMS-RDS database.