Common Military and Commercial Specifications and Standards
Dayton T. Brown, Inc. can test to RTCA/DO-160A, B, C, D, E and F.
RTCA/DO-160 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 through to the “jumbo jet” and “supersonic transport” classes of 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 also offers state-of-the-art lightning testing as part of our RTCA/DO-160 capabilities.
RTCA/DO-160 Dynamic and Vibration Testing Services:
- Section 4, Temperature and Altitude
- Section 5, Temperature Variation
- Section 6, Humidity
- Section 7, Operational Shocks and Crash Safety
- Section 8, Vibration
- Section 9, Explosion Proofness
- Section 10, Waterproofness
- Section 11, Fluids Susceptibility
- Section 12, Sand and Dust
- Section 13, Fungus Resistance
- Section 14, Salt Spray
- Section 15, Magnetic Effects
- Section 16, Power Input
- Section 17, Voltage Spike
- Section 18, AF Conducted Susceptibility
- Section 19, Inducted Signal Susceptibility
- Section 20, Radiated and Conducted Susceptibility
- Section 21, Radiated and Conducted Emissions
- Section 22, Lightning Testing; Indirect Effects (Single Stroke, Multi-stroke and Multi-burst waveforms)
- Section 23, Lightning Direct Effects*
- Section 25, ESD
- Section 24, Icing
- Section 26, Fire, Flammability
*completed at a partner lab.
- D6-16050-4, D6-16050-5
MIL-STD-167-1 details the mechanical vibration testing requirements for shipboard equipment. Equipment designed and tested in accordance with MIL-STD-167-1 generally passes the shock requirements of MIL-S-901 with little difficulty.
Please see our
MIL SPECS Document Library to view a copy of this specification, MIL-STD-167-1.
This deals with Environmental Engineering Considerations and Laboratory Tests, which include shock testing and vibration testing. Please see our
MIL SPECS Document Library to view a copy of this specification.
MIL-STD-810 talks about a vast range of environmental testing procedures and standards that we are fully equipped to offer you (for the complete list,
please click here), but the sections that correspond specifically to our vibration testing services are:
- MIL-STD-810 F Method 513.4 Acceleration (constant acceleration)
- MIL-STD-810 F Method 516.4 Shock (Shock Response Spectrums, or Triangle/sine/square wave shocks - also transportation shock)
- MIL-STD-810 F Method 520.1 Temp, Humidity, Vibration (Traditionally sine wave pre D) - later random vibration - combined with Temperature Testing)
MIL-S-901 details the high-impact shock testing requirements for shipboard machinery, equipment, structures and systems.
The purpose of these MIL-S-901 requirements is to verify the ability of shipboard installations to withstand shock loadings, which may be incurred due to the effects of nuclear or conventional weapons.
Please see our MIL SPECS Document Library to view a copy of this specification, MIL-S-901.