The purpose of rtca do 160 temperature variation testing is to determine the performance characteristics of equipment operating between high and low operating temperature extremes. According to rtcado 160 section 16, there are four equipment categories a, b, d, or z that indicate the type of power used by the equipment and the type of ac andor dc power source with which the equipment is compatible. Changes from do 160f salt mist testing to do 160g salt mist testing. Certification declaration referring iso 77 rtca do 160g.
The limitations must include a note with the following statement. This document was prepared by special committee 167 of rtca, inc. Rtca do 160c pdf appendix 1 of this ac provides a summary of the changes from rtcado160c to. For additional guidance on hirf refer to the latest revision of ac 20158. Frequency range changes rtcado160f has eliminated the use of the 41 rod antenna. This article meets the minimum performance and quality control standards required by a technical standard order tso. The document includes 26 sections and three appendices. If you are traveling on a commercial airline, you may be required to provide documentation certifying that this meter meets environmental conditions and test procedures for airborne equipment rtca do 160f section 21 emission of radio frequency energy. The reverberation chamber method and the anechoic chamber method. These spikes arrive at the equipment on its power leads. Rtca do 160g, environmental conditions and test procedures for airborne equipment, is the latest version. Sort by featured name price manufacturer featured set descending direction. Radiated emissions a linearly polarized antenna is used to measure radiated rf fields over the frequency range of 100 mhz to 6 ghz.
Emission of rf energy conducted emissions 150 khz to 30 mhz radiated emissions 2 mhz to 6 ghz pass pass c test facility information na d document revision history na see discussion in each section concerning transient emissions. Jan 01, 2010 over the past few years, the standard rtca do 160, section 22 has undergone multiple revisions. Performance test times were reduced from 30 minutes to a minimum of 10 minutes. Frequency range changes rtca do 160f has eliminated the use of the 41 rod antenna. Jun 24, 2017 assessment of and recommendations for rtcado160f section radio technical committee on aeronautics us, rtcado160f, environmental. For additional guidance on hirf, refer to the latest revision of ac 20158. Coordinated with eurocae, rtca do 160g and eurocaeed14g are identically worded. Our rtca do 160 testing services from vibration testing and environmental simulation to emc testing and direct lightning strike, our laboratories provide rtca do 160 testing for virtually every type of aircraft. Do 160, environmental conditions and test procedures for airborne equipment is a standard for the environmental testing of avionics hardware. About us we believe everything in the internet must be free.
Aug 01, 2018 rtcado160g, environmental conditions and test procedures for airborne equipment, is the latest version. About us our mission is for you to accomplish your emc testing in an efficient and costeffective manner. Dot federal aviation administration, the faa strongly encourages the use of rtca do 160g for new articles. Rtca do 160e is also acceptable to meet the hirf requirements for level b and c systems when using test levels defined in the appropriate regulations as discussed in ac 20158. Rtca do 160g provides standard procedures and environmental test criteria for testing airborne equipment for the entire spectrum of aircraft from light general aviation aircraft and helicopters through the jumbo jets and sst categories of aircraft. Section description result a general eut information na b do 160d section 21 cat l. Revised testing conditions and test equipment requirements. Robust test equipment operating, not operating requirements were standardized to have. For equipment on fixed wing aircraft, either a standard or a robust vibration test may be performed. A brief synopsis of the changes is summarized below.
Dot federal aviation administration, the faa strongly encourages the use of rtcado160g for new articles. Section 3 of do 160g aligns the minimum interconnecting cable lengths for radiated emissions testing with those listed in section 21. The do 160 g was amended and now all guideline inside it are repleaced by the do. As seen in rf radiated susceptibility testing in section 20, there are two rf radiated emissions test methods allowed in rtca do 160 section 21. Appendix 1 of this ac provides a summary of the changes from rtca do 160c to rtca do 160d, version d to e, version e to f, and f to g. Dedicated to the advancement of aeronautics, rtca seeks sound technical. Rtca do160 environmental conditions and test procedures. Environmental conditions and test procedures for airborne equipment.
Jun 22, 2011 the faa strongly encourages the use of rtca do 160g for new articles. Ac 21 16f date cancelled november 19, 2009 date issued december 20, 2005 responsible office air100 description. The temperature and altitude tests determine the performance characteristics of equipment at the applicable categories for the temperatures and altitudes specified in table 41 and at the pressures defined in table 42. I am looking for someone familiar with rtca do 160, specifically the dc ripple test of section 16. Rtca do 160e, environmental conditions and test procedures for airborne equipment, dated december 9, 2004, as containing acceptable environmental qualifications for showing compliance with certain airworthiness requirements. Coordinated with eurocae, rtcado 160g and eurocaeed14g are identically worded. According to an advisory circular dated june 22, 2011 from the u.
Changes made to section 21 rtcado160e by rtcado160f. Downloadapplications of rtcado160g to commercial avionics. Examples of tests covered include vibration, power input, radio frequency susceptibility, lightning and electrostatic discharge. Many of these changes stem from changes in construction materials used in the fabrication of airplanes. Rtca do 160f rapid decompression certification report for the apple ipad 2 kindle edition by oden, curtis. Hello everyone, i am looking for someone familiar with rtca do 160, specifically the dc ripple test of section 16. Limitations must identify any unique aspects of the installation. Separate collection for electrical and electronic equipment per ec directive 200296ec. These tests determine that the equipment does not emit undesired rf noise in excess of the levels specified below. In most cases we can perform the full suite of rtca do. Rtca sc177 did a further study of these devices and in august 1996 released rtca do 233, portable electronic devices carried onboard aircraft.
Etso authorisations are found in part 21, section a, subpart o. This report was prepared by rtca special committee 5 sc5 and approved by the rtca program management committee pmc on december 16, 2014. Rtca do 160 section 16 power input dc ripple testing jmootrey aerospace op 21 oct 15. Magnesium sulfate was adjusted to align with other ingredients. This ac applies to manufacturers and installers that use rtca do 160 for environmental qualifications of their airborne equipment. In fact the dc ripple voltage points to that audio frequency as having all the test parameters. Lightning induced transient susceptibility as many in the aerospace test industry are aware, there have been many changes to, and revisions of, do160, section 22, within the past few years. Rtcado160f has incorporated significant changes to section 21, emission of radio frequency energy, from the test methods and procedures used in rtcado160e. It is published by the radio technical commission for aeronautics rtca and supersedes do 8.
In most cases we can perform the full suite of rtca do 160 testing at one location. Rtca do 160 section 16 test equipment for rtca do 160 section 16. Rtca do 160 environmental conditions and test procedures for airborne equipment covers standard procedures and environmental test criteria for testing airborne electronic equipment and. Rtcado160d, section 22 spacecraft engineering engtips.
Apr 04, 2014 thank you for your interest in applications of rtca do 160g to commercial avionics equipment click below to begin your download. The list of accredited standards includes rtca do 160 for electromagnetic compatibility, lightning. Do 160 is a standard for environmental test on avionics equipment published by rtca, the radio technical commission for aeronautics. Section 22 provides test methodology and procedures to validate that a set of equipment is able to withstand lightning induced effects such as the emf pulse that is an indirect effect of a lightning direct hit. Founded in 1935 to be the voice of the aviation industry, rtca is chartered by the faa to operate federal advisory committees, and serves as the premier venue for developing consensus among diverse, competing interests, producing performance standards, policy and operational recommendations that are used by the government as the basis for regulations, as. These indirect effects are covered specifically in section 22 of rtca do 160. For additional guidance on gps equipment, refer to the latest revision of ac 208.
Marking requirements for the issue of european technical standard order. Lightning induced transient susceptibility as many in the aerospace test industry are aware, there have been many changes to, and revisions of, do 160, section 22, within the past few years. Section description result a general eut information na b do160d section 21 cat l. On our website you can find only some abstracts of the document, for the full text of the guideline you have to purchased it from rtca. The do 160 g was amended and now all guideline inside it are replaced by the do 357. This article is intended to introduce the requirements of do 160, section 22, and to address some of those fundamental questions. Military test system with plugins for milstd461 or do160 tests. High intensity radiated field hirf testing, found in section 20 of do 160, is applicable to aircraft external components and many flight critical components being placed on composite skinned, commercial aircraft. Michael hopkins rtca do 160 rtca is the radio technical commission for aeronautics publishes do 160 latest is do 160f, issued in december 2007 and now available for downloading. Rtca do 160 december 16, 2014 environmental conditions and test procedures for airborne equipment foreword this report was prepared by rtca special committee 5 sc5 and approved by the rtca program management committee pmc on december 16, 2014. Ac 2116g rtca document do160 versions d, e, f, and g. We offer weekly, monthly and longer term rentals, along with no rental charges during 2 days of transit time, you only pay for the time that you have the equipment.
Changes from do 160e vibration testing to do 160f vibration testing. Rtca do 160 defines a series of minimum test conditions categories and applicable test procedures for commercial airborne equipment. Section 3 also requires the use of special purpose software to place equipment in its most susceptible mode during environmental testing. Note that rtca do 160, section 23 is a separate section that. The findings and conclusions from these two studies helped the faa establish policy which allows the use of nontransmitting peds during noncritical phases of. Rtcado160e is also acceptable to meet the hirf requirements for level b and c systems when using test levels defined in the appropriate regulations as discussed in ac 20158. Please, call rtca for price and ordering information. Rtcado160g is latest version for testing of airborne. The faa strongly encourages the use of rtca do 160g for new articles. The total number of documents purchased is limited to twenty documents per day. For those who are new to the requirements, many questions are left unanswered. Rtca do 160 g is the current version of this standard. These tests determine whether the materials used in the construction of the equipment can.
The need to do the high level short duration test is dependent upon the equipment performance requirements. For equipment on helicopters, only a robust test may be performed. The test seems identical to the audio frequency testing. Keyword, title, document number, category, committee, or issue date. Rtca do160g provides standard procedures and environmental test criteria for testing airborne equipment for the entire spectrum of aircraft from light general aviation aircraft and helicopters through the jumbo jets and sst categories of aircraft. Rtca, incorporated is a notforprofit corporation formed to advance the art and science of aviation and aviation electronic systems for the benefit of the public. Important aircraft navigation and communications systems must be durable enough to withstand the diverse environmental conditions they may be subject to during the course of a flight. Rtca do 160d, section 22 irstuff aerospace 7 apr 16 18. The information in the table will assist you in determining if a particular version of rtca do 160 is acceptable. Over the past few years, the standard rtca do 160, section 22 has undergone multiple revisions. Rtca is an association of aeronautical organizations of the united states of america from both government and industry. Rtca do160f lightning testing the world leader in serving science overview, updates, changes and whats coming next. Rtca do 160 section 20 has been updated to reflect the requirements of the new faa rule for high intensity radiated fields testing, also known as hirf testing, which is a form of emc testing applicable to equipment that is subject to extreme electromagnetic environments andor missioncritical equipment whose failure would be hazardous to human. As one of the largest testing providers in the global aerospace sector, element are a singlesource partner for every section of rtca do 160 testing.
Rtca do 160f has incorporated significant changes to section 21, emission of radio frequency energy, from the test methods and procedures used in rtca do 160e. Technical standard order adsb for general aviation. Changed term salt spray to salt fog throughout this section. Rtca do160 section 16 power input dc ripple testing. The notches specified in the radiated emissions limits are included to protect aircraft rf sensors operating frequencies. Changes from do 160e humidity testing to do 160f humidity testing. Changes from do 160e fungus testing to do 160f fungus testing. Founded in 1935 to be the voice of the aviation industry, rtca is chartered by the faa to operate federal advisory committees, and serves as the premier venue for developing consensus among diverse, competing interests, producing performance standards, policy and operational recommendations that are used by the government as the basis for regulations, as well as priorities for. The following items can be easily searched by using the online store search box. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets.169 1079 1152 308 1102 517 640 1391 1119 665 732 1260 294 405 669 895 570 1004 968 984 380 240 417 877 221 921 1351 1387 852 891 801 1512 423 237 1089 440 214 112 502 388 1366