DO-160 | Vibration

RTCA DO-160 – Section 8.0 – Vibration


These tests demonstrate that the equipment complies with the applicable equipment performance standards (including durability requirements) when subjected to vibration levels specified for the appropriate installation.


Vibration Test Category Definitions:
The appropriate category (or categories) selected from the categories defined below should be based upon the level of assurance required for the equipments demonstration of performance.
For equipment on fixed wing aircraft, either a standard or a robust vibration test may be performed. The need to do the high level short duration test is dependent upon the equipment performance requirements. For equipment on helicopters, only a robust test may be performed.
  • Standard Vibration Test (Category S)
  • Robust Vibration Test (Categories R, U, U2)
  • High-Level, Short Duration Vibration Test (Categories H, Z)


DO-160 is a standard for environmental test on avionics equipment published by RTCA, the Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics. The DO 160 G was amended and now all guideline inside it are replaced by the DO 357.
On our website you can find only some abstracts of the document, for the full text of the guideline you have to purchased it from RTCA.
We remember you that now DO 160 G cannot be read without DO 357.
If you need any interpretation regarding the text of such standard, please contact CELAB.
CELAB is the only Italian (and one of the few European) member of the RTCA Special Committee 135, the commettee for devolpment of DO 160 G.


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