Which services does the facility offer

NLR’s extensive capabilities and expertise in the field of airworthiness certification is complemented with state-of-art research infrastructure for aerospace systems performance and airworthiness compliance testing. The test scope cover electromagnetic and thermal qualification tests, supported by requirements management and traceability and system safety assessments for the subject (experimental, prototype or production) test article in a representative and relevant environment (up to TRL 9).

Testing is conducted in clean rooms, thermal vacuum chambers and the EMC/EMI laboratory.

Who can benefit from these services

Air- and spacecraft system suppliers, space agencies and space companies.

How to get access to the facility

You can get access to the flight testing services through an agreement with NLR. You will find the contact info on the right.

Detailed description of the facility

Clean room

Clean room dimensions: 4 × 3.5 × 3 m, ISO Class 8

Thermal vacuum chamber

Thermal vacuum chamber

Useful dimensions: 150 x 90 cm (length x diameter)
Temperature range -150 to 150 ˚C, maximum rate of change 10 ˚C/min.

EMC/EMI laboratory

The EMC test facility is one of NLR’s environmental test facilities and covers the following Aerospace standards:

  • DoD MIL-STD-461 (C to F) (*)
  • RTCA DO-160 (C to G) (*)
  • EUROCAE ED-14 (D to G) (*)
  • AIRBUS ABD0100.1.2 (E and G)
  • Boeing D6-16050-5 Rev. C (*) and D6-16050-4 Rev. D (*)
  • DoD MIL-STD-704 (D)

(*) Performed under accreditation (Dutch Accreditation Council RVA, accreditation with registration number: L 220)

EMI, HIRF, RF and lightning strike equipment

Semi anechoic shielded room (SAR) for EM emission measurements and EM susceptibility testing (field strengths of at least 200 V/m in frequency range 10 kHz up to 18 GHz).

Helicopter platform annex Open Area Test Site (OATS) for emission measurements and antenna calibrations.

Lightning Induced Transient Susceptibility testing according to ED-14 / DO-160 section 22.