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KU Aerospace Short Course Program

Introduction to Electromagnetic Effects (EME)

Instructor: C. Bruce Stephens
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Course Schedule

November 13-17, 2017, Orlando, Florida

Early registration course fee: $2,495 if you register and pay by September 29, 2017

Regular registration course fee: $2,695 if you register and pay after September 29, 2017

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You can also bring this course to your workplace. Learn more about our on-site program.


This course will provide participants with an understanding of electromagnetic effects related to aircraft engineering requirements, FAA certification requirements, testing requirements for both DO-160 bench testing and aircraft level testing related to EMC/P-Static/ESD/TPED's/HIRF/EWIS and lightning.

Includes instruction, course materials, refreshments and lunches. The course notes are for participants only and are not for sale.


  • EME best practices
  • Team EME compliance workshops
  • DER/UM EME requirements
  • EME examples and practical applications
  • Review of the Advisory Circulars related to EME
  • Daily real examples of problems and solutions related to EME certification

Who Should Attend?

The course is designed for all aircraft design areas including certification engineers and managers, electrical, avionics, HIRF & lightning engineers, DO-160 laboratory and aircraft technicians. Aircraft managers, project engineers, and all other system engineers working in electrical/avionics/HIRF/lightning/EWIS-related areas should also attend.

Times / CEUs

31.50 classroom hours
3.150 CEUs

Certificate Tracks

Aircraft Maintenance and Safety, Avionics and Avionic Components, Electromagnetic Effects

Learning Objectives

  • Overview of FAA EME CFR related to aircraft protection
  • How EME requirements relate to the different areas of the aircraft
  • EME bench testing and aircraft level testing requirements
  • Safety aspects of EME
  • Design requirements related to EME
  • How EME relates to other engineering requirements
  • How to find and demonstrate/document compliance for EME requirements

Course Outline

Day 1

  • Introduction to Electromagnetic effects
  • Electrical bonding
  • Ground and shielding
  • ESD
  • P-Static
  • Certification and CFRs
  • DO-160 testing
  • Aircraft level testing

Day 2

  • EMC
  • Aircraft wiring
  • EWIS
  • TPEDs
  • Certification and CFRs
  • DO-160 testing
  • Aircraft level testing

Day 3

  • HIRF
  • Certification and CFRs
  • DO-160 testing
  • Aircraft level testing

Day 4

  • Lightning
  • Direct
  • Indirect
  • Certification and CFRs
  • DO-160 testing
  • Aircraft level testing

Day 5

  • EME final exam
  • EME team report-out
  • EME tip sheet
  • EME FAA CFR compliance
  • EME course evaluation

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On-site Contact Information

To learn about bringing a course to your workplace, contact Sarah Williams, on-site program manager, for a no-cost, no-obligation proposal.
Email ProfessionalPrograms@ku.edu
Phone 913-897-8782

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