Tag: DO-160

Induced Signal Susceptibility DO-160 Section 19

The Issue: Induced signal susceptibility has been a factor in electronic equipment performance since the dawning of voltage and current.  Often referred to as crosstalk, the undesired coupling of one circuit’s signals to another may result in interference that degrades the integrity of either signal.  This article examines the testing process prescribed by RTCA DO-160 […]

Review of Magnetic Effects Testing—DO-160 Section 15

The Issue From the beginning of aviation, knowledge of the aircraft direction during flight has been critical to locating destinations. The magnetic compass was used for centuries in shipping, and naturally, it was adopted for aircraft use. Without visible signposts or landmarks, direction relies on the compass to provide the necessary information. The compass aligns […]