RTCA DO-160 defines a series of minimum test conditions (categories) and applicable test procedures for commercial airborne equipment. The purpose of these tests is to provide a laboratory means of determining the performance characteristics of airborne equipment for Environmental & Electromagnetic Compatibility conditions, representative of those which may be encountered in airborne operation of equipment.
D.L.S. offers RTCA DO-160 compliance testing on Aviation and Avionics platform applications for EMI/EMC, Environmental, Power Quality, and other applicable testing services. Some of the conditions and test procedures contained in RTCA DO-160 may be used in conjunction with applicable equipment performance standards as a minimum specification under various conditions.
Some of the test procedures in RTCA DO-160 are not necessarily applicable to all airborne equipment. The selection of the appropriate test procedures is the responsibility of the writers of the performance standards for their specific equipment. Testing requirements are specific to electrical, electronic, electromechanical equipment, materials and sub systems for exterior, surface and interior aircraft applications, along with related support equipment.
D.L.S. has RTCA DO-160 testing experience with communications equipment, lighting, passenger entertainment systems, cockpit equipment and displays, aircraft control and safety equipment, electric power inputs, equipment racks, waste systems, galley equipment, seating systems, aviation related materials and sub components.
D.L.S. offers specially equipped larger testing chambers to support complex systems and equipment, and can provide support equipment such as shielded load rooms, self-contained ethylene glycol and cooling fluids, air conditioning to support unique temperature extremes, ability to control vehicle and related engine exhaust.
D.L.S. supports RTCA DO-160 testing services with one of the largest iNARTE certified engineering staffs in the industry, experienced in all aspects of testing support, mitigation, troubleshooting, as well as test plan and procedure preparation. D.L.S. supports STC and other replacement product requirements as well.