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Lightning Protection of Avionics – Pittsfield, MA
October 1 @ 8:00 am - October 5 @ 5:00 pm
Lightning Protection of Avionics
Lightning Protection for Avionics is an in-depth, four-and-one-half-day course to familiarize aircraft and system or equipment design engineers with the interaction of lightning and static electricity with advanced technology aircraft.
The course begins by bringing the student up-to-date with the fundamentals of lightning and static electrification of aircraft and their effects on structures and systems. This is followed by a thorough review of applicable regulations and standards. Students will learn the basic approaches and techniques of protection design and certification for both new aircraft and for modifications and upgrades. The course includes a detailed study of lightning indirect effects and coupling mechanisms, analysis and testing of transient levels, specific protection-design scenarios and techniques, and a thorough discussion of certification plans and verification-test methods and procedures. Emphasis is given to the protection of flight-critical and flight-essential systems.
The Lightning Protection of Avionics course has been designed to give students the practical information and basic understanding required for meaningful work in this technology and to avoid common pitfalls such as misinterpretation of requirements and costly over designs. The course has been developed by engineers currently active in the lightning protection design and certification of the world’s most advanced aerospace vehicles and systems.
Spring: April 30 – May 4, 2018
Fall: October 1 – 5, 2018