The evolution of E and H fields on aircraft struck by lightning is a complex process. An October 2014 in-flight lightning strike is reviewed in this article as an example that inspires a fresh look at how lightning E and H fields should be considered for indirect effects certification.
SAE International has recently published ARP60493, a Guide to Civil Aircraft Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC). The guide details information, guidance, and methods for demonstrating EMC on civil aircraft.
Manufacturers supplying the aerospace industry face the decision whether to become AS 9100 certified.
The Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has endorsed a proposal that will ban, on an interim basis, the shipment of lithium-ion batteries aboard passenger aircraft. According to a... Read More...
Simulating HIRF and Lightning Effects Electromagnetic environments as, for instance, high intensity radiated fields (HIRF) and lightning can degenerate aircraft safe operation and even cause catastrophic effec... Read More...
NAV CANADA has finalized the implementation of the Controller Pilot Data Link Communications (CPDLC) program. The program allows air traffic controllers and pilots to communicate via data link or text-based messages instead of by voice when flying aircraft above 29,000 feet.
Electromagnetic compatibility of wireless communications and sensor networks with mission critical electronic equipment is assessed for below-deck spaces on ships and submarines. With intentional wireless emission of radio-frequency (RF) energy into the reverberant spaces, it is necessary to measure and characterize the statistical electromagnetic environment (EME) and to predict maximum electric field strengths to a specified confidence level.