DO-160 was published by the Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics (RTCA) to provide standard procedures and environmental test criteria for testing airborne equipment for the complete spectrum of aircraft (light general aviation aircraft, helicopters, "jumbo jets", SST categories of aircraft, etc.). This standard was developed to simulate environmental conditions in a controlled laboratory environment to establish the performance stability of aircraft electronics. DO-160 standard requirements ensure aircraft can fly through blizzards and withstand lightning strikes while still retaining full functionality of the installed navigation and communications equipment. Aircraft tested to meet these requirements will usually also meet requirements set by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and other regulatory bodies for commercial aircraft. Twenty-six different sections make up the DO-160 standard with different requirements to meet each specific section.
Avalon Test Equipment carries a variety of equipment to meet test requirements as defined in DO-160. Rent or purchase from Avalon and Test With Confidence®.
The EM Test ESD NX30 is an ESD tester to simulate ESD pulses at higher voltages up to 30 kV in both air and contact discharge mode. It satisfies requirements exceeding the EN/IEC 61000-4-2 test levels and complies with automotive test applications.
Haefely ONYX 16 ESD Simulator/Gun, 16kV has been specially designed to meet all latest international standards, including IEC61000-4-2 edition 2, and are the most ergonomic battery and AC power operated 16kV guns on the market.
The Haefely ONYX 30 ESD Simulator/Gun, 30kV has been specially designed to meet all latest international standards, including IEC61000-4-2 edition 2, and are the most ergonomic battery and AC power operated 30kV guns on the market. Test with confidence®.
Thermo Scientific D566-L5 LTS Surge Network Module; produces waveforms 1 and 4 to level 5 lightning testing. This module does pin injection, single stroke, multiple stroke, and test capability to level 5.