- Price: $1,999
- Price: $2,999
Next Start Date
- April 18, 2022
- October 17, 2022
- December 5, 2022
- 5 Days
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.
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.
- Comprehensive Course Manual
- Introductory Book
- RTCA DO-160G, Environmental Conditions and Test Procedures for Airborne Equipment
- RTCA DO-357
|One Track (A or B)||Both Tracks (A & B)|
- Course Introduction/Overview
- Advisory Circular AC 21-16G
- Definitions and Conditions of Tests
- Requirements Management
- Temperature and Altitude
- Temperature Variation
- Operational Shocks and Crash Safety
- Explosive Atmosphere
- Fluids Susceptibility
- Sand and Dust
- Fungus Resistance
- Salt Fog
- Fire, Flammability
- Qualification Test Plans and Qualification Test Reports
- Class Exercise
- Wrap-Up, Summary
- Introduction for Electromagnetic Effects
- Electrical Bonding and Grounding
- Shielded Wires
- Magnetic Effect
- Voltage Spike
- Electrostatic Discharge
- Power Input
- Audio Frequency
- Susceptible Power Inputs
- Induced Signal
- Radio Frequency
- Emission Radio
- Frequency Energy
- Lightning Induced
- Transient: Susceptibility
- Lightning Direct Effects
- Class Exercise
Billy MartinSenior Research Scientist
Billy Martin is a Senior Research Scientist at Wichita State University’s National Institute for Aviation Research. Billy is one the world’s…Learn more
Ernie CondonTraining Manager
Ernie Condon is a Senior Research Engineer at Wichita State University’s National Institute for Aviation Research with 30+ years of experience…Learn more
Kyle McMullenSenior Research Engineer
Kyle McMullen is a Senior Research Engineer at Wichita State University’s National Institute for Aviation Research. Kyle has 12+ years of…Learn more