NIAR Electromagnetic Effects Lab at Wichita State University

Section 16 – Power Input

Purpose of the Test

The tests in this section determine if the Equipment Under Test will operate properly with the fluctuations and noise seen on a typical electrical power bus in a aircraft, and determines if the equipment is adversely affecting the electrical power system. The power bus types included are 14 VDC, 28 VDC, 270 VDC, and 115 Vrms AC and 230 Vrms AC, at 400 HZ or variable frequency

Some of the tests in this section are “susceptibility” tests, meaning the units being tested are the “victims” of the environment. Other tests in this section are “emissions” tests, meaning the units being tested are the “sources” of the environment

This section does not test the electrical power system on the aircraft. It is advisable that you do know what the performance of your aircraft electrical power system is.

Our facilities have full DO-160G capability for categories A, B, and Z.

Our facilities include:

  • California Instruments AC/DC Programmable Power Supply (3 phase, 45kW)
  • Elgar SW5250 AC/DC Programmable Power Supply (1 phase, 45 Amps)
  • Techron Amplifiers - 3 Amplifiers - DC – 50kHz, 100 Amp Peak Power

Photos and Video

Description Video

References and Related Documents

RTCA DO-160

Contacts

Matthew Wills (316) 978-5776
Andrew Nguyen (316) 765-4255
Wichita State University
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