Direct effect LIGHTNING test

DNB Engineering Inc. offers a brand new, full-service  Direct Effect Lightning test facility in Anaheim, the heart of Southern California.           Our custom built, state-of-the-art equipment generates all of the waveforms necessary to meet today’s stringent testing standards for lightning threats to both aircraft and earth-bound equipment.

The indoor Direct Lightning Test Facility features a large ground plane (32x64 feet) for high voltage attachment testing. The facility also includes a unique Environmentally Controlled Darkroom that is used for both photographic and ignitable mixture (flammable gas) test methods. Another notable feature of the facility is the dedicated Customer Viewing Area where DNB Engineering’s clients can safely watch their tests being conducted.

Our Capabilities Include
High Voltage Attachment Testing
SW wept Channel Attachment Testing
High Current Physical Damage Testing
Structural Testing
Component Testing
Fuel System Testing
Ignitable Mixture Test Method
Photographic Test Method
Connector Testing

WE PERFORM ALL DIRECT EFFECT TESTING ACCORDING TO THE FOLLOWING SPECIFICATIONS OR REQUIREMENTS:

  • RTCA DO-160, Section 23
  • SAE ARP5412, ARP5413, ARP5414, ARP5415, ARP5416
  • SAE AE4L
  • SAE AE2
  • MIL-STD-1757 (T01, T02, T03, T04, T05)
  • MIL-STD-464
  • Meets FAA AC 20-136
  • EUROCAE ED-14D, ED-105
  • AC/AMJ20-53B, AS5830
  • Near Strike Lightning
  • High Voltage Waveforms
    • 1000kV/µs rise time
    • 50 x 250 µs rise time
    • 1.2 x 50 µs rise time

FULLY FUNCTIONAL DIRECT STRIKE LABORATORY

  • Component A, B, C, D
  • 200KA Current component
  • 3.0MV High Voltage test
  • 3.0MV Marx Generator

CAN BUILD ANY CUSTOM WAVEFORMS FOR SPECIFIC PROGRAMS