EMC, Environmental Simulation, Radio and Electrical Safety testing for Aircraft and Spacecraft

Mankind’s dream of flying has inspired an enormous amount of research into aviation – and led to today’s highly developed aircraft and spacecraft industries.

As technology has advanced, so have the qualitatively and regulatory requirements imposed on aircraft, spacecraft and aviation as a whole. The main issues range from electromagnetic interference (EMI) to environmental factors such as air pressure, temperature and the direct and indirect effects of lightning, to vibration stresses on materials, components, and entire systems. In addition, the market now demands the use of novel materials in aircraft hulls. These offer higher stability combined with lower weight, and drive down costs in comparison to metals.

In our DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025 accredited Testlabs we perform EMC testing, environmental testing, radio testing and electrical safety testing according to relevant standards like RTCA/DO-160, MIL, DEF and many more.

The three main causes of EMC (electromagnetic compatibility) issues are:

  • Thunderstorms
  • Heavy electromagnetic interference in air and space
  • Mutual electromagnetic interference between parts of a system
EMCC Aviation lightning as emi issue

Due to the increased use of carbon fibre, the fuselage no longer acts as a Faraday cage, protecting against direct and indirect effects of lightning. Furthermore, system reliability under any conditions is of paramount importance – for example, during thunderstorms or heavy electromagnetic interference. Flight safety cannot be guaranteed unless all airborne equipment – from components to entire systems – has passed stringent tests.

Core EMC (electromagnetic compatibility) tests include

  • EMP (Electro-Magnetic Pulse ) testing
  • HERF (High Electric Radiated Fields) testing
  • HIRF (High Intensity Radiated Fields) testing
  • Indirect and direct effects of lightning testing
  • LEMP (Lightning Electromagnetic Pulse) testing
  • NEMP (Nuclear Electromagnetic Pulse) testing
EMCC Aircraft and Spacecraft Industry

We offer comprehensive services in accordance with manufacturers‘ specifications and/or the following standards:

  • AIRBUS: ABD0007, ABD0013, ABD0100, ABD0100.1.2, ABD0100.1.8, A400M, AMD-24
  • AIRBUS HELICOPTERS: SPX 902 A 0002 E01
  • DEF: DEF-STAN 59-41, DEF-STAN 59-411, DEF-STAN 59-113
  • DIN: EN 2282
  • BOEING: D6-16050-2, D6-16050-4, D6-16050-5, D200Z001
  • ED-105/SAE 5416
  • EUROFIGHTER: SPE-J-000-E-1000: 1991-02
  • EUROCAE: ED-14, ED-107, ED-130
  • FAA: AC NO 20-158
  • GAM: GAM-EG-13
  • MIL: MIL-STD-331, MIL-STD-461, MIL-STD-462, MIL-STD-464, MIL-STD-704, MIL-STD-1275
  • NATO: AECTP 250, AECTP 500
  • NH90: TN N 000 A 0503 E01 / E11
  • RTCA: RTCA/DO-160
  • TIGER: H 000 M 0920 F05
  • SAE: ARP5583
  • SAE AE4L
  • STANAG: STANAG 1307, STANAG 4234, STANAG 4235, STANAG 4324
  • VG: VG 95370, VG 95373, VG 96916

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