MIL-STD-331 / MIL-STD-464 / NATO AECTP-250
Helicopter 300kV ESD test system
Helicopters and aircrafts can be electrically charged by flying through the air and colliding with dust, rain or snow. Discharges of a few hundreds of kilovolts can occur between the aircraft and the ground during landing or hoisting, or even between aircraft during inflight refueling.
Montena has developed a system for electrostatic discharges (ESD) up to 300 kV, to test personnel and helicopter-borne electrostatic parameters according to MIL-STD-331, MIL-STD-464 or NATO AECTP-250 leaflet 253. The test system is built on two separate mobile carts, with the discharge electrode mounted on a height- and tilt- adjustable pneumatic piston.