RTCA DO-160 – Section 22.0 – Lightning Induced Transient Susceptibility
These test methods and procedures are provided to verify the capability of equipment to withstand a selection of test transients defined in this section which are intended to represent the induced effects of lightning.
The waveforms and levels, and the pass/fail criteria for equipment performance during the test shall be listed in the applicable equipment specification.
Two groups of tests may be used for equipment qualification:
The first is a damage tolerance test performed using pin injection.
The second group evaluates the functional upset tolerance of equipment when transients are applied to interconnecting cable bundles.
Cable bundle tests include single stroke, multiple stroke, and multiple burst, response tests (hereafter referred to as single stroke, multiple stroke and multiple burst). Cable bundle tests can also provide an indication of damage tolerance.
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.