Military and aerospace transient immunity generators reproduce the effects of indirect lightning on airplanes, ships, automobiles, submarines and spacecraft. Lightning strikes, systems fail, and surges travel indirectly though vehicles. In some vehicles, airplane cables are bundled and electricity from lightning is conducted freely cable to cable and throughout an entire electrical system. A military and aerospace transient immunity generator allows personnel to test individual components and cable bundles, demonstrating whether each part of a vehicle is immune to fluctuations in current.
Transient generators simulate the transients, or random surges of energy, caused by lightning to replicate real world conditions. When activated, a transient generator will generate a short pulse, mimicking a specific real-world source of interference. Conducted spike susceptibility testing is one such method. To be fit for defense industry use, a vehicle needs to meet the requirements of MIL-STD-461G the military’s EMC test standard, and aircraft must comply with the requirements of standard DO-160.
Advanced Test Equipment Corporation offers calibration services for military and aerospace transient generators.
Military & Aerospace Conducted Immunity Standards