Year 2015 saw the opening of yet another test facility at the Institute of Aviation – the specialized Avionics Laboratory. Its creation goes along with Engineering Design Center’s course towards a more digital and software-oriented organization. The laboratory was fully financed and is owned by the Institute of Aviation.
The idea to create such a lab was born at the end of 2014. In spite of tight deadlines and the general heftiness of the task, the whole undertaking, including equipment supplies and technical adjustments, was realized in an impressive period of six months. It allows for the full spectrum of aviation electronics equipment tests to be performed by EDC engineers.
In the Avionics Lab detailed tests are carried out by and with the help of test equipment such as oscilloscopes, multimeters, low-noise power sources, generators, signal amplifiers, as well as interface cards for avionics data transfer protocols (ARINC 429, ARINC 664, ARINC 825, MIL-STD-1553). Currently the lab and its engineers are busy testing the newest avionics systems: Digital Communications Networks (DCN) and General Processing Module (GPM).