Military / Aerospace facilities at TRaC offer modern purpose designed
test chambers and equipment. All laboratories are secure and have
electronically controlled access therefore ensuring confidentiality for
all our customers. TRaC has invested heavily over a two year period
to be able to offer test facilities which compete and sometimes better
others in the industry. All Military test chambers are located on one
site within a large secure compound.
MILITARY RELATED TESTING TYPES
Military EMC Testing
TRaC has the ability to test equipment over a wide range of
emissions and immunity requirements to commercial, industrial and
military standards. We can easily identify which range of tests exists
that must be passed by your equipment if it is to fulfil the
requirements placed upon it.
We test to the following standards in addition to manufacturer specific
standards which are based on the same (i.e. Boeing, Eurocae, Airbus
MIL-STD704E, MIL-STD 1275B, MIL-STD 461E, RTCA DO160D/E1, Lightning Testing, Eurofighter
2004/104/EC, 2006/95/EC, 1999/92/EC, LVD 73/23/EC
||R&TTE, TCB, VCCI
DO-160 (RTCA), D6-16050 (Boeing)
||VCA, E marking
Directive (MSD), LVD 73/23/EC
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LIGHTNING TESTING OF MILITARY AIRCRAFT
Lightning testing is required for equipment supplied to the
aerospace industry and military aircraft. The increasing use of
composite materials in the design of the aircraft superstructure, to
reduce weight, means that equipment is more vulnerable to lightning
effects. As a result the test standards has evolved and become more
stringent. For new build aircraft, ALL equipment supplied must meet
Safety of Flight (SOF) criteria, which includes lightning, prior to
being installed and then full qualification testing.
MILITARY TESTING FOR
The commonly used explosive atmosphere test for military applications is
taken from MIL-STD 810F. The test of method 511.4 is performed to
demonstrate the ability of equipment to operate in fuel-air explosive
atmospheres without causing ignition. This method applies to all
equipment designed for use in the vicinity of fuel-air explosive
atmospheres associated with aircraft, automotive, and marine fuels at or
above sea level (up to 12,200 metres).
MILITARY RADIO TESTING
laboratories have over 15 years experience in testing an
extensive range of radios and RF devices from household applications
right though to 100kW FM broadcast transmitters. The laboratories can
perform measurements on equipment with a fundamental frequency of
operation between 9kHz to 110GHz. Our facilities are UKAS accredited to
EN17025 and are listed for both the FCC and Industry Canada.
ENVIRONMENTAL TESTING AND FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS
Through TRaC we can provide access to environmental
testing services and Finite Element Analysis. Our skilled engineers will
assist you in designing a real-world environmental simulation test
strategy, such as the following:
MILITARY TEST REPORTS
Military and Aerospace test reporting requires a very professional
approach with careful attention to detail as laid down in the test
standards. These reports are more involved than most "commercial"
reports because of the nature of complex equipment under test. Also, the
frequency range of concern is much broader and the amount of test
equipment used much greater than most commercial testing. At
acknowledge the requirement for speedily generated test reports. Under
normal circumstances reports are generated within two weeks. However we
do offer a report generation service within 2-3 days if required.)
The following other services can be
RADAZ trials, ship trials, Mutual interference trials, CISPR, TEMPEST to
NSTISSAM and NATO AMSG, site surveys and interference investigation.
You also have access to:
Secure test facilities
that are security cleared and approved under Section 5 of the Firearms
A LIST X establishment for
testing secure crypto platforms.
Secure large compound for
safe storage of vehicles.
SC cleared engineers.
Customers’ office and
equipment such as fibre optic CAN bus link.
BENEFITS OF TESTING AT TRaC
TRaC is a national UKAS accredited body
recognised by government to assess, against internationally agreed
standards, and provide certification, testing and inspection services.
One Stop Service -
TRaC provides combined services covering all aspects of EMC, ATEX, Machinery, Radio, Environment and Safety testing. We can
coordinate testing in all the areas mentioned.
TRaC has the expertise in the fields of CE marking and
Military and Aerospace approvals to be able to advise you on how the
requirements interface with one another.
Our engineers have the expertise and experience to assist with budgetary
and project scheduling. You can trust our skilled engineers to provide
you with a more efficient way to address regulatory requirements.
Extended 24 hour days can be organised to help meet strict deadlines.
In the highly specialist areas of Military and Aerospace EMC, our secure
test facilities are LIST X security cleared and approved under Section 5
of the Firearms Act.
Our engineers are Security Cleared and customer focused. We take pride
in assuring the confidentiality of your business.
help you win the MoD contract
Many companies tendering
for contracts have an insufficient understanding of the bid process. As
a consequence, suppliers seeking to win contracts, often fail due to low
score achievement with regards compliance and testing. There are
numerous standards and specifications that must be taken into account if
your tender is to achieve a high score.
TRaC can easily identify which range of standard tests exist
which must be passed by equipment if it is to fulfil the requirements
placed upon it.
We will work with you to improve your chance of winning
the tender and provide relevant documentation to help identify the cost
effective route to compliance, and demonstrate test standards and
TRaC provides accurate test procedures, plans and test reports
that ensure your tests are correctly performed and documented.
Our Test reports are recognised worldwide, our test reports clearly
define the results through the use of text, photos, diagrams and data.
Test Reports under normal circumstances are aimed to be issued within
2-3 days of completion of testing.
TRaC can provide direct technical support to assist in
developing your product to meet regulatory specifications. Early
consultation with TRaC will ensure you have accurate cost and
timing estimates. At this stage we can help you plan the most
cost-effective and timely test programme for your product. Planning for
conformance testing will not only help you reduce the overall cost and
We can easily identify which range of tests exists that must be passed
by your equipment if it is to fulfil the requirements placed upon it.
Large semi anechoic chamber 18mx14mx6m which can
accommodate 70 ton axle weight vehicles.
Smaller chambers for Land Rover Sized vehicles.
Stirred Mode Chamber for high field RF
Screened rooms for conducted, transient and surge
Automated indoor and outdoor Open Area Test Sites
High power RF Amplifiers
Mobile Site Test Teams
Emission measurements to
Temperature controlled chambers
Semi anechoic chambers
Open Area Test Site
partner in global regulatory approvals and compliance.