Indirect Effects Lightning Generator Built by DNB Engineering at the Request of NAVAIR

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DNB Engineering maintains their worldwide lightning expertise leadership by developing a high energy, indirect effects lightning generator for NAVAIR. The generator will be used for testing the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft.

DNB Engineering Inc., a full service test lab and world leader and recognized expert in certification testing, recently fulfilled an elaborate request from the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) to design and build a high energy, indirect effects lightning generator to test the F-35, Joint Strike Fighter aircraft.

NAVAIR requested the indirect effects lightning expertise of DNB Engineering in their desire to run unique waveforms to test the F-35.With more than 25 years of indirect lightning test experience, DNB Engineering was capable of executing the challenging project. The entire completion of the generator, from initial design to the end of manufacturing, took DNB Engineering’s team approximately three months.

“We’re honored to be able to assist NAVAIR in building a high energy generator for testing the F-35, said Doug Broaddus, DNB Engineering Executive Vice President. “Working closely on projects with various branches of the military is something we at DNB Engineering pride ourselves in and this project is just another milestone in maintaining our worldwide leadership in lightning test capabilities.”

The generator has been designed to produce high level, custom waveforms similar to the RTCA DO-160, Section 22 requirements. Waveforms 1-2 have a maximum output of 6kA and waveforms 4-5A have a maximum output of 21kA with this custom generator. Currently, DNB Engineering is the only test laboratory that has built this type of high energy generator.

About DNB Engineering, Inc.
DNB Engineering, Inc. is a full service Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC), Lightning, HIRF, Environmental, Product Safety and Regulatory Test Facility. They have the facilities, certifications, and the experienced personnel to meet all testing, qualification, and regulatory compliance specifications. DNB Engineering provides an excellent facility, highly trained and experienced personnel at competitive prices. The company’s goal is to provide a facility for companies where they will be able to obtain a qualified unbiased third party product evaluation.

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