CAM2020 passes DO-160G qualification
CAM2020 has now passed DO-160G qualification. The all new camera module is manufactured in-house. The module has passed as part of an existing LRU. Consequently, the module is now further along the journey to production. DO-160 Environmental Conditions and Test Procedures for Airborne Equipment, published by RTCA (Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics), is the international standard that defines environmental test conditions and applicable test procedures and criteria for avionic equipment to determine their performance characteristics. All manufacturers of aeronautic products must meet the requirements of this standard. As a result, it is ensured that equipment will operate correctly when airborne.
The module will now enter a customer testing phase. AD Aerospace customers will perform their own validation testing. This involves a series of laboratory bench tests recreating and validating many of the tests that AD perform, and validating the behaviour with the equipment that it is intended to operate with. The upgraded unit may be fitted to an aircraft for final ground or even flight testing as a final check.
AD is hopeful that this testing phase will be a success. Following that, CAM2020 can start entering production volumes to support the continued improvement of AD Aerospace aviation video surveillance cameras.