An Overview of Aerospace Battery Compliance

The United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has published requirements that require testing for all battery devices that are a part of the aircraft itself. This testing is heavily based on standards published by RTCA and includes primary and secondary lithium, nickel, and sealed lead chemistries.

Recognized Components and Ethical Compliance Obligations

This paper provides an overview on the importance of ethical obligations to help ensure end-product safety and its certifications effectively address and satisfy component level application considerations. These are known as “Conditions of Acceptability” for most North American certification reports and “Application Considerations” for most European Union certification authority reports.

The Importance of High Frequency Measurements

Before diving too deep into the nitty gritty of high frequency probing techniques, it’s imperative to understand a few basics, as described in the remaining portion of this article. The basics include probe calibration and null measurements and a description of the various types of voltage probes available, including their strengths and weaknesses.