Electromagnetic Simulation Supporting Aircraft Certification

  • Webinar Date

    October 15, 2015

  • Webinar Time

    8:00 am (San Francisco, GMT-07:00)

Webinar Overview

Electromagnetic environments such as those produced by lightning can cause failures on aircraft safe operation and even catastrophic effects if precautions are not taken. The risk is elevated for modern aircraft having an increased number of flight control, communication and guidance systems, and incorporating structures made of carbon-fiber composite (CFC). 

Aircraft certification by testing with respect to different electromagnetic environments is both costly and time consuming. Today, electromagnetic (EM) field simulation offers the possibility to predict vulnerabilities to electromagnetic environments early in the design process and reduce the number of tests required for certification. Simulation may be used to assess the impact of changing a component at a later time in the product life cycle. As such EM simulation is ideally suited to complement testing. 

In this webinar the application of CST STUDIO SUITE to simulate aircraft exposed to various electromagnetic environments will be presented. We will discuss the use of CST EM STUDIO for lightning attachment zoning characterization and CST CABLE STUDIO for indirect lightning effect analysis including coupling into cable harnesses systems. 

Panelists Info: 

Dr. Marco Kunze is a Senior Application Engineer at CST. He received his Dipl.-Ing. degree in electrical engineering from TU Braunschweig (1995) and his PhD degree (Dr.-Ing.) from TU Berlin (2003), and joined CST in 2008. Areas of interest include EM simulations and design, EM theory, antennas and propagation, E3, EMC/EMI, and micro- and mm-wave technology. He has published more than 25 papers and is inventor of several antenna patents, with over 20 years’ experience in of EM field simulation. 

Dr. David Johns is VP of Engineering at CST of America. He received his PhD from Nottingham University UK in 1996 for developing a new 3D frequency-domain Transmission-Line Matrix (TLM) method. Dr. Johns has over 25 years of experience in developing and applying electromagnetic field simulation. He specializes in EMC, EMI and electromagnetic environmental effects (E3) applications.