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DO-160G Training, Environmental Conditions and Test Procedures for Airborne Equipment

DO-160G, officially titled Environmental Conditions and Test Procedures for Airborne Equipment, is a living document of environmental testing standards for airborne equipment. DO-160G is maintained and published by the Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics or RTCA.

Although it isn’t a government standard or regulation, DO-160G has been adopted by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) since its initial publication in 1975.

The document includes 26 Sections and three Appendices. Examples of tests covered include vibration, power input, radio frequency susceptibility, lightning and electrostatic discharge.

DO-160 environmental testing isn’t a hard-and-fast requirement for equipment used in or on aircraft. It’s merely a standard; however, it has been adopted not only by government entities but by numerous equipment suppliers, airlines and compliance testing facilities to establish an industrywide consensus on the quality and reliability of airborne equipment.

With this standardization, aerospace suppliers can produce products that more easily get certified on multiple aircraft.

Experts in this area believe that with the advent and adoption of RTCA/DO-160, airlines, suppliers, testing facilities and airlines all benefit from the standardization of testing. These benefits include:

  • Airlines are not required to maintain test standards, methods and procedures
  • Suppliers can produce products that comply with multiple aircraft platforms
  • Test Facilities become more efficient and familiar with one set of testing
  • Airlines recognize test pedigrees from a common standard

DO-160G Training, Environmental Conditions and Test Procedures for Airborne Equipment Training

DO-160G training, covers RTCA’s DO-160G standard for Environmental Conditions and Test Procedures for Airborne Equipment. DO-160G training course  provides the knowledge applied to DO-160G and how its role in systems engineering processes including requirements, design, product certification and Technical Standard Orders.

RTCA/DO-160 has been used as a standard for environmental testing since 1958 and it defines standard environmental test conditions (categories) and applicable test procedures for airborne equipment.

RTCA/DO-160 (or its precursor, RTCA/DO-138) is the standard for
environmental testing since 1958. It defines standard environmental test conditions (categories) and applicable test procedures for airborne equipment.

Learn how you can perform DO-160G tests as a way of demonstrating the performance characteristics of airborne equipment in environmental conditions that may be
encountered in operation of the equipment in aircraft.

System and Hardware engineers, Test engineers, System qualification engineers, environmental specialists, specialists, project or process managers

Who Should Attend

Upon completion of DO-160G training course, the attendees will be able to:

  • Describe Environmental Testing concepts and underlying principles
  • List DO-160G requirements applied airborne systems
  • List steps to obtain approval by the regulatory authorities
  • List relevant applicable FAA regulations, advisory material, certification procedures
  • Discuss tools to develop and write the test plans and procedures
  • Describe guidelines to conduct the tests and write the Environmental Qualification report
  • Discuss design approaches and system trade-offs
  • Describe techniques for inspection and conformity requirements
  • Describe Non-Electrical Environmental Conditions
  • List Electromagnetic, RF and Power Input Effects
  • Discuss how to create test plans, test reports, compliance plans and compliance reports

Course Topics and Agenda

Introduction to Environmental Conditions and Test Procedures for Airborne Equipment

  • What is DO-160G?
  • EUROCAE, RTCA/DO-160F and EUROCAE/ED-14F
  • Standard procedures and environmental test
  • Criteria for testing airborne equipment
  • Entire spectrum of aircraft from light general aviation aircraft
  • Helicopters
  • “Jumbo Jets”
  • SST categories of aircraft
  • Conduct Audits to ensure compliance with the Certification objectives
  • Examples of tests covered
  • Vibration, power input, radio frequency susceptibility, lightning and electrostatic discharge

DO-160G Tests

  • Environmental Conditions and Test Procedures for Airborne Equipment
  • Laboratory means of demonstrating performance
  • characteristics of airborne equipment in environmental conditions
  • Certification of Aircraft Electrical and Electronic Systems
  • Operation in the High-Intensity Radiated Fields (HIRF) Environment
  • Using RTCA/DO-160 for Installers
  • Requirements Management Criticality

Airborne Requirements for Testing

  • Aircraft Electrical Systems
  • Aircraft Electrical Power Systems
  • Aircraft Mechanical Systems
  • Testing Requirements Summary
  • Qualification Test Plans
  • Qualification Test Reports
  • Temperature and Altitude
  • Humidity and Vibration
  • Applicability of Test Results
  • Effects of Lightning
  • Configuration for Susceptibility Tests
  • Temperature Test
  • Operating Low Temperature
  • Ground Survival
  • High Temperature Test and Short Term Operating
  • Temperature Variation
  • Humidity
  • Operational Shocks and Crash Safety
  • Vibration
  • Explosion Proofness
  • Fuel mixture calculation
  • Waterproofness
  • Test step that verifies absence
  • Fluids Susceptibility
  • Sand and Dust
  • Fungus
  • Resistance
  • Salt Fog
  • Magnetic Effect
  • Power Input
  • Voltage Spike
  • Audio Frequency
  • Conducted Susceptibility
  • Power Inputs
  • Induced Signal Susceptibility
  • Radio Frequency Susceptibility (Radiated and Conducted)
  • Emission of Radio Frequency Energy
  • Lightning Transient Susceptibility
  • Lightning Direct Effects
  • Icing
  • Fire, Flammability

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