Commercial Avionics Testing at D.L.S.
RTCA DO-160 defines a series of minimum test conditions (categories) and applicable test procedures for commercial airborne equipment. The purpose of these tests is to provide a laboratory means of determining the performance characteristics of airborne equipment environmental & Electromagnetic Compatibility conditions representative of those which may be encountered in airborne operation of equipment.
Some of the conditions and test procedures contained in RTCA DO-160 may be used in conjunction with applicable equipment performance standards as a minimum specification under the various conditions.
Some of the test procedures are not necessarily applicable to all airborne equipment. The selection of the appropriate test procedures is the responsibility of the writers of the performance standards for their specific equipment.
See below for our RTCA DO-160 capabilities: