Boeing D6-16050-4 contains the electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) requirements of electrical/electronic equipment selected for installation on Boeing commercial transport airplanes. Transient, audio frequency, and radio frequency limits of emissions and susceptibility are specified for the equipment. Typical test set-ups, test procedures, approved measuring equipment and test provisions are included along with designer’s notes to assist in proper interpretation of design and test requirements.
In addition, EMC Test Procedure and Test Report data requirements are specified in Boeing D6-16050-4. Many test procedures have been updated and clarified, with additional attention given to requirements for supporting documentation.
Electromagnetic compatibility requires that each system in an airplane performs its intended function in the airplane electromagnetic environment, and that the operation of such system does not interfere or degrade the performance of other airplane systems. Airplane electromagnetic compatibility requires appropriate airplane structural design, equipment installation, wiring installation, and equipment qualification. The limits of emissions and susceptibility thresholds contained in this document are a means of assuring that the design objectives will be achieved when compliant equipment is installed on an airplane.
Each supplier has full responsibility for the EMC design, construction and testing of furnished equipment. This effort shall be in accordance with the applicable procurement specification and Boeing D6-16050-4. This shall include the responsibility to design into all circuitry and associated packaging proven and effective techniques for control of emissions and susceptibilities.
Although the test procedures and methods detailed herein are standardized, each supplier has the responsibility of demonstrating that the performance of each unit is tested and exercised with the hardware, interfaces, software, and modes of operation representative of the actual in-service installation. Test equipment and load simulation units shall be designed for RF immunity and susceptibility-free monitoring to ensure accuracy of measurements.
Products Used in Testing:
Empower 2208 Solid State Pulse Amplifier
The Empower 2208 Solid State Pulse Amplifier is a 1-2 GHz, L-band amplifier which delivers 8 KW of rated power and is suitable for octave bandwidth applications. Empower 2208 pulse amplifiers utilize high power GaN devices...
Instruments for Industry (IFI)
IFI PT128-5KW Pulse Amplifier 8 GHz - 12 GHz, 5000 Watts
The IFI PT128-5KW Pulse TWT Amplifier provides power in excess of 5KW Pulse for the 8.0-12.0 GHz frequency range and is used for radiated susceptibility and component testing applications. The IFI PT128-5KW is ideal for the...
Instruments for Industry (IFI)
IFI T825-500 TWT Amplifier, 2.5 - 8GHz, 500W
The IFI T825-500 TWT Amplifier operates over a frequency range of 2.5 - 8GHz and generates 500W of power. T825-500 units include a full complement of RF and hardware protection systems including high VSWR, over-current and...