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PPM signs agreement with Italian distributor Lunitek

PPM signs agreement with Italian distributor Lunitek Lunitek srl PPM Test has signed an agreement with Italian company Lunitek to distribute test and measurement equipment in Italy. Started in the year 2000, Lunitek are based in Sarzana in the north west … Continue reading

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PPM deliver Sentinel 3 system to BAe Warton

PPM deliver Sentinel 3 system to BAe Warton BAe Systems in Warton, UK have taken delivery of a Sentinel 3 system to support their electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) testing. The Lancashire site is a major BAE assembly and testing facility and the … Continue reading

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National Institute for Aviation Research chooses Sentinel 3

National Institute for Aviation Research chooses Sentinel 3 for lightning and HIRF testing The National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR) at Wichita State University has chosen Sentinel 3 RF over fiber to support their environmental and electromagnetic testing on aircraft. … Continue reading

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Aircraft EMC testing with Fibre Optic Links – part 4: Practical aspects to consider

The requirements of a FOL system vary depending on whether low or high level testing is being conducted. For example, when conducting LLSC/LLSF measurements on an aircraft immersed in a low-level field, very low levels of current or voltage are … Continue reading

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Aircraft EMC testing with Fibre Optic Links – part 3: Lightning Testing

Lightning Testing Aircraft lightning testing is concerned with two aspects of the direct attachment of lightning to the aircraft: Direct damage, including fuel explosion Induced electrical transients causing upset or damage to critical electronic systems, known as indirect effects. Direct … Continue reading

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Aircraft EMC testing with Fibre Optic Links – part 2: HIRF Testing

HIRF Test Methodology The final stage of aircraft clearance may involve limited illumination of the aircraft with threat level RF fields, typically over the range 10 kHz – 18 GHz. As an alternative approach, with lower facility costs than for … Continue reading

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Aircraft EMC testing with Fibre Optic Links – part 1

Avoiding instrumentation interference and signal losses at high frequencies As part of an aircraft’s certification for flight, aircraft must demonstrate safe operation within a range of environmental conditions. This includes Electromagnetic Environmental Effects (E3) which, for civil aircraft, include High … Continue reading

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Sentinel-3-Launch

We spent two years working with the EMC/EMP test community in Europe and the USA, developing Sentinel 3 from a blank sheet of paper.  With the user at the center of the development process, we came up with so many ways … Continue reading

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