Aircraft HIRF and Lightning Workshop

The QinetiQ Electromagnetic Environmental Effects Test & Evaluation (E3 T&E) Capability Group is a world-leading provider of consultancy and testing services to support aircraft manufacturers in gaining regulatory approvals for all aspects of Electromagnetic (EM) clearance.

Overview:

The Aircraft High Intensity Radiated Fields (HIRF) and Lightning Workshop (AHLW) is intended for anyone requiring a working knowledge of aircraft development and certification programmes. The workshop will address equipment level testing, full aircraft certification processes, HIRF test methods and Direct/Indirect Lightning Effects.

To ensure delegates receive the most comprehensive and complete content, we compliment our own in-house expertise with specialists from industry*, covering the areas below:

Cobham Technical Services – Lightning Indirect and Direct Effects testing and protection.

Prof. Nigel Carter (Consultant) – Commercial and Military standards and Routes to Compliance. Military Aircraft hardening/protection methods.

*QinetiQ reserves the right to change the industry specialists if required.

Next course: Tuesday 26 to Friday 29 September

Aircraft in sunset

Price per Delegate:

  •  Workshop price is £1,895 + VAT
  • The workshop price includes full workshop notes, refreshments for each day and a course dinner to be held on the evening of 26 September 2017.
  • All applications should be submitted by 29 August 2017
  • Workshop confirmation shall be provided by QinetiQ no later than 5 September 2017
  • Questions related to the workshop should be directed to:

Address: The Academy, QinetiQ Ltd, Cody Technology Park, Farnborough, Hants GU14 0LX, UK
Phone: +44 (0) 1252 392 211
Email: QinetiQAcademy@QinetiQ.com

 Workshop Content:

The workshop provides a balance between classroom based interactive sessions and practical demonstrations, providing a rounded understanding of full aircraft test and certification processes and chamber based equipment level testing.

Topics covered:

  • Development of the Civil and Military EM environments
  • Equipment criticality and its assessment for Civil aircraft
  • Military Aircraft Release processes
  • Equipment level EMC test techniques
  • Overview of the Military and Commercial test standards
  • Aircraft EM Certification techniques covering both low level and high level test methods
  • Data processing methods for aircraft HIRF assessments
  • Aircraft test demonstrations showing low level swept methods
  • Assessment of Armaments, Systems and Weapons
  • Introduction to Lightning Direct and Indirect effects covering protection and test methods
  • Manufacturers view of EM hardening and protection Design – Past, Present and future
  • Future challenges associated with performing HIRF testing of whole aircraft
  • Maintenance and continued airworthiness
  • Biological hazards of EM radiation and safe practices when working with RF
Aircraft flying in Lightning