The RTCA first published the DO-160 standard in 1980 to specify test conditions for electronic hardware in airborne systems. The RTCA established DO-160 Environmental Conditions and test Procedures for Airborne Equipment as a standard for sub-systems environmental qualification. CVG Strategy provides test and engineering services to the full suite of test categories outlined in the DO-160 specification. Many labs that we have worked with both here in Florida and elsewhere in the Eastern US have the capability to run these tests, depending on the size of the test item.
Section 1: Section 3: Purpose and Applicability 1
Section 4: Temperature and Altitude 1
Section 5: Temperaure Variation 1
Section 6: Humidity 1
Section 7: Operational Shocks and Crash Safety 1
Section 8: Vibration 1
Section 9: Explosion Proofness 1
Section 10: Waterproofness 1
Section 11: Fluids Susceptibility 1
Section 12: Sand and Dust 1
Section 13: Fungus Resistance 1
Section 14: Salt Fog 1
Section 15: Magnetic Effect *
Section 16: Power Input *
Section 17: Voltage Spike *
Section 18: Audio Frequency Conducted Susceptability-Power Inputs *
Section 19: Induced Signal Susceptability *
Section 20: Radio Frequency Susceptability (Radiated and Conducted) *
Section 21: Emmission of Radio Frequency Energy *
Section 22: Lightning Induced Transient Susceptability *
Section 23: Lightning Direct Effects *
Section 24: Icing1
Section 25: Electrostatic discharge *
Section 26: Fire, Flammability1
A2LA Environmental Lab Testing ; * NAVLAP EMI/RFI Lab Testing (CVG Strategy partners with a local lab)
This standard defines a series of minimum standard environmental test conditions and applicable test procedures for airborne equipment. The purpose of these tests is to determine the performance characteristics of airborne equipment in environmental conditions representative of those that may be encountered in airborne operation of the equipment.
RTCA/DO160E is published by RTCA, Inc., a global organization comprised of industry and government representatives, which develops standards to assure the safety and reliability of all Airborne Electronics (Avionics). Manufacturers of aircraft electronic equipment selling their products in the United States, Europe, and around the globe must meet RTCA requirements, including RTCA/DO-160E/F. The European Organization for Civil Aviation Electronics (EUROCAE) works jointly with RTCA in the development of standards, and publishes an identical document, EUROCAE/ED-14D.
CVG Strategy can help you get through this testing in a timely manner with the utmost attention to detail.
Experts in Aircraft RTCA DO-160 consulting and testing services.