Leukhin Ivan Borisovich

Deputy Head of Department
Ivan Leukhin was born in Arzamas-16 into a family of research scientists on February 12, 1985.
He graduated with honors from Physics and Mathematics Lyceum #3 in 2002. Then he studied at the Moscow State University named after M.V. Lomonosov, where he received a diploma with honors in Physics in 2008.
After the graduation, he worked as a technical support engineer at National Instruments for 2 years.
Since September 2010, he worked as a technical consultant at the Sales Department, and in 2011, he was transferred to the position of National Instruments’Project Coordinator in the Moscow Region.
During the years of work for National Instruments, Ivan actively participated in numerous exhibitions, conferences, forums devoted to test, measurement automation and APCS.
He gained extensive experience of cooperation with Roscosmos, MD, scientific research institutes in projects on developing verification and checkout equipment systems for testing electronic components, devices, functional units of radio-electronic systems.


“SPHERE” CONGRESS SECTION Satellite Communication and Broadcasting Systems
«Enhancing the development of advanced subscriber space communications devices by meeting the challenges of functional verification at various stages of the life cycle»
Increasing complexity of satellite communication terminal devices lead to development of advanced modern devices may take several years, while the market dictates its own requirements. Every year, foreign companies update their product line, and new players come to the market. Since the fall of 2020, the first commercial low-orbit constellation has been operating in beta testing mode. Some players are in the process of forming a critical mass of satellites. To keep up with the times, the development cycle of the new devices from project to market launch should be less than 2 years. Such a significant effect can be achieved only through the use of modern development models, reducing non-core developments-transferring them to expert organizations, as well as the use of commercial technologies (COTS).
Improving the design efficiency of new systems and hardware requires development verification-checking that the results obtained at individual design stages meet the requirements and restrictions set for them at previous stages. The report discusses functional verification-checking the compliance of design results with functional requirements.
Functional verification is one of the most expensive and difficult stages of testing electronic devices. It is necessary to design and implement a series of test procedures for components, subsystems and systems for compliance with the validity criteria. It is not advisable to choose different testing tools for each of the stages of device integration. Modern approaches dictate the choice of a single test platform for functional control at all stages of product verification.
By the example of testing the components of subscriber communication devices at different stages of the life cycle, an increase in the development efficiency due to the use of modern technologies for designing test benches is demonstrated.