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DO-160G Training

Course Description
RTCA has teamed with Wichita State University’s National Institute for Aviation Research (WSU-NIAR) to offer high quality training covering RTCA’s DO-160G, Environmental Conditions and Test Procedures for Airborne Equipment. The course will provide an understanding of the use of DO-160G and how it fits in with the greater picture of requirements, design, certification and Technical Standard Orders (TSOs).
 
Course participants will gain a clear and relevant understanding of the applicable FAA regulations, advisory material, certification procedures, design approaches/trade-offs, inspection and conformity requirements, as well as details of the necessary parts of a test plan, test report, compliance plan and compliance report. A strong focus is placed on the reduction of risk, cost and schedule throughout the design/ certification process, by use of targeted design and increased first-pass success on design and testing.
 
The course is split into two independent tracks, Track A and Track B.
          Track A: Focuses on Non-Electrical Environmental Conditions.
          Track B: Focuses on Electromagnetic, RF and Power Input Effects.
See the schedule for further details.
 
In addition to a comprehensive course manual, each training course attendee will receive a copy of RTCA’s DO-160G, Environmental Conditions and Test Procedures for Airborne Equipment, supporting material, and will participate in real-world exercises applying the knowledge learned from the class.
 
Benefits to attendees
  • System and Hardware engineers: to enable them to develop airborne systems based on a familiarity with the DO-160G requirements that will help avoid expensive redesigns to correct potential issues found late in the development process.
  • Test engineers: to enable them to develop/write the test plans/procedures (including test means/tools), and provide them with the guidelines to conduct the tests and write the Environmental Qualification report.
  • System/Environmental qualification engineers: to reinforce their knowledge and to enhance their ability to conduct Audits to ensure compliance with the Certification objectives.
  • Others: Certification specialists, project or process managers, to familiarize them with the Environmental Testing concepts and underlying principles needed to obtain approval by the regulatory authorities.

Course Fees

 

 One Track (A or B)
Two Tracks (Track A & B)
Member $1,499 $2,499
Non-member $1,999 $2,999
   

2017 Courses:

Download the Registration Form Here
 

When

  • March 14-17, 2017 @ WSU/NIAR
  • June 6-9, 2017 @ RTCA
  • September 11-14, 2017 @ WSU/NIAR
  • December 12-15, 2017 @ RTCA, Inc.
Where
The June and December training courses take place in the modern facilities of RTCA Headquarters, 1150 18th Street NW, Suite 910, Washington, DC 20036 Click here for directions to RTCA and for hotel information.

The March and September courses will take place at National Institute Aviation Research Environmental Labs @ 4174 S. Oliver, Blvd 13L/23L Wichita, KS 67210.

Course Materials
Each attendee receives:
  • Comprehensive Course Manual
  • RTCA DO-160G, Environmental Conditions and Test Procedures for Airborne Equipment
  • RTCA DO-357, User Guide: Supplement to DO-160G

Instructors

Ernie Condon
is a Senior Research Engineer at Wichita State University’s National Institute for Aviation Research with 30+ years of experience in the aircraft industry in the design, certification, and testing of aircraft, including many years as a DER. Ernie has extensive experience with HIRF/Lightning certification of carbon fiber aircraft. He has contributed to the development of industry standards, RTCA SC-135, SAE AE-4, in electrical bonding, HIRF, lightning, and state-of-the art analysis techniques for electromagnetic effects.




Billy Martin
is a Senior Research Scientist at Wichita State University’s National Institute for Aviation Research. Billy is one the world’s most renowned experts in HIRF and Lightning standards, testing, design, and certification. Billy has 30+ years of experience in the aircraft industry, most of which he has been a DER in HIRF, Lightning, and all other Electromagnetic Effects. Billy is the Chair of the SAE AE-2 Lightning Committee, and has been a major contributor to numerous other committees for 20+ years. He has been involved with RTCA since 1990, and was one of the principal technical members of SC-135.




Kyle McMullen is a Senior Research Engineer at Wichita State University’s National Institute for Aviation Research. Kyle has 12+ years of experience running RTCA DO-160 tests and writing the associated reports, including managing a DO-160 test lab for 5 of those years. He also serves on the RTCA SC-135 committee and has contributed to the development of DO-160F & G.




Course Schedule

Day 1 - Time

Track A

8:00 – 9:00 Course Introduction/Overview
9:00 – 9:15 Break
9:15 – 10:15 Advisory Circular AC 21-16G
Defintions & Conditions of Tests
10:15 – 10:30 Break
10:30 – 12:00 Requirements Managment
Criticality
Source-Path-Victim
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch
1:00 – 2:00 Section 4 Temperature and Altitude
2:00 – 2:15 Break
2:15 – 3:45 Section 5 Temperature Variation
Section 6 Humidity
Section 7 Operational Shocks and Crash Safety
 3:45 – 4:00 Break
4:00 – 5:00 Section 8 Vibration

 Day 2 - Time

Track A (continued)

8:00 – 9:00 Section 9 Explosive Atmosphere
Section 10 Waterproofness
9:00 – 9:15 Break
9:15 – 10:15 Section 11 Fluids Susceptibility
Section 12 Sand and Dust
10:15 – 10:30 Break
10:30 – 12:00 Section 13 Fungus Resistance
Section 14 Salt Fog
Section 24 Icing
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch
1:00 – 2:00 Section 26 Fire, Flammability
Qualification Test Plans and Qualification Test Reports
2:00 – 2:15 Break
2:15 – 3:15 Class Exercise
3:15 – 3:30 Break
3:30 – 5:00 Class Presentations
Wrap-up, Summary

Day 3 - Time

Track B

8:00 – 9:00   Course Introduction/Overview
9:00 – 9:15 Break
9:15 – 10:15 Advisory Circular AC 21-16G
Defintions & Conditions of Tests
10:15 – 10:30 Break
10:30 – 12:00 Requirements Managment
Criticality
Source-Path-Victim
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch
1:00 – 2:00 Section 15 Magnetic Effect
Section 16 Power Input
2:00 – 2:15 Break
2:15 – 3:45 Section 17 Voltage Spike
Section 25 Electrostatic Discharge
Electrical Bonding and Grounding
3:45 – 4:00 Break
4:00 – 5:00 Shielded wires
Section 18 Audio Frequency Susceptibility Power Inputs
Section 19 Induced Signal Susceptibility

 

Day 4 - Time

Track B (continued)

8:00 – 9:00   Section 20 Radio Frequency Susceptibility
9:00 – 9:15 Break
9:15 – 10:15 Section 21 Emission of Radio Frequency Energy
Section 22 Lightning Induced Transient Susceptibility
10:15 – 10:30 Break
10:30 – 12:00 Section 22 Lightning Induced Transient Susceptibility (cont.)
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch
1:00 – 2:00 Section 23 Lightning Direct Effects
Qualification Test Plans and Qualification Test Reports
2:00 – 2:15 Break
2:15 – 3:15 Class Exercise
3:15 – 3:30 Break
3:30 – 5:00 Class Presentations
Wrap-up, Summary

 



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