Lightning Testing

Lightning Simulation Test System: Lightning testing

We can test your electrical systems or their component parts for damage tolerance from the transients created when struck by lightning.

Our lightning simulation test system from HV Technologies is capable of generating a wide range of single stroke, multi-stroke and multi-burst waveforms as required by the latest national and international aviation test standards

DTB’s Indirect lightning strike effects testing capabilities include:

  • Testing in compliance with RTCA/DO-160E, Section 22

  • Multiple burst / multiple stroke lightning per SAE ARP5412, EUROCEA/ED-14E, FAA AC:20-136, SAE AE4L, MIL-STD-1757

  • Testing for specific Boeing and Airbus requirements

DTB also provides both single stroke and MS-MB pin injection testing and cable injection testing services on equipment with complex digital circuitry. Whether the damaging effects of lightning are a routine, occasional or an infrequent risk, we can minimize the effects on your systems, giving your products the lightning protection required for dependable performance.


RTCA/DO-160 Testing

Dayton T. Brown, Inc. can test to all the latest RTCA/DO-160 criteria. RTCA/DO-160 testing covers standard procedures and environmental test criteria for testing airborne electronic equipment, (avionics), for the entire spectrum of aircraft, from light general aviation aircraft and helicopters, Business Jet and VIP aircraft through Regional and Commercial aircraft. Coordinated with EUROCAE (European Organization for Civil Aviation Equipment), RTCA/DO-160D and its European twin, EUROCAE/ED-14D, are worded identically.

We can perform Emissions and Susceptibility testing to 40 GHz. Our equipment can generate Radiated Susceptibility fields well in excess of 200 V/m across the frequency range of 10 kHz to 40 GHz.

We are A2LA accredited for RTCA/DO-160 testing, and have large anechoic test chambers, with high current DC and AC sources available.

DTB now offers state-of-the-art lightning testing as part of our RTCA/DO-160 capabilities.

RTCA/DO-160 Testing Capabilities:

* completed at a partner lab.

Examples of some subsystems we have performed aerospace testing on include:

  • Flight Controls
  • Landing Gear
  • Gear Trains
  • Airframes
  • Oxygen Systems
  • Entertainment Systems

  • Cabin Interior Lighting Products
  • Safety Gear
  • Communications
  • Rotor Systems
  • Drive Systems

Our aerospace testing capabilities have benefited a long list of aircraft, including:


Business Jet

  • Boeing 787
  • Airbus A380
  • Boeing: 747, 777, 767
  • Boeing: 757, 737
  • Airbus A319, A320
  • Bombardier
  • Embraer
  • Gulfstream
  • (Galaxy, IAI)
  • Bombardier
  • Learjet
  • Cessna
  • Dassault Falcon Jet, (aftermarket)
  • Embraer


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