Wichita State University NIAR High Intensity Radiated Fields and Lightning Workshop (September 24-27, 2019)

Wichita State University NIAR High Intensity Radiated Fields and Lightning Workshop (September 24-27, 2019)

Electromagnetic Effects Compliance for Aircraft HIRF/Lightning Design, Test Methods, and Regulatory Compliance. This comprehensive workshop will provide an awareness of all aspects High Intensity Radiated Fields (HIRF) and Lightning systems and aircraft testing in regard to compliance to the existing rules. In addition, with recent revisions to guidance material and FAA policy towards Fuel Tanks (25.981) and PED tolerance, it is critical that anyone working in this field be up to date on the developments.

Topics include:

  • Background and Why HIRF is Important?
  • The FAA / European Requirements to Demonstrate Compliance – FAA/EASA Harmonized HIRF and Lightning Requirements
  • Equipment Qualification
  • Aircraft Certification and Testing
  • Pitfalls and Problems
  • Design Issues
  • Discussion of 25.981/25.954 Rule Revision
  • Discussion on PED tolerance Policy

With emphasis on practical measurement and design guidance, this workshop is particularly relevant to engineers and technicians involved in aircraft HIRF and Lightning Clearance. As part of the practical presentations, the class will be provided demonstrations concerning critical aspects of the HIRF / IEL testing.


Billy Martin (NIAR: EME Lab Director: Regarded as one of the technical experts on HIRF and Lightning in the United States), Dave Walen (FAA’s Chief Scientific and Technical Advisor for HIRF, EMC and Lightning), Jeff Phillips (NIAR), Tim McDonald (EMA) and Dr. Vignesh Rajamani (Senior Associate, Electrical Engineering &Computer Science Practice, Exponent).


  • $2,500 if registered before August 30, 2019
  • $2,750 if registered after August 30, 2019


Mariah Smith


(316) 765-4255



September 24th, 2018   through   September 27th, 2019
Wichita State University
National Institute for Aviation Research - Environmental & EME Test Labs
3800 S. Oliver - Building 23L
Wichita, KS 67210
United States

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Phone: (316) 765-4255