Intergraph Mapping and Geospatial Solutions have announced that it has certified the company’s Z/I Imaging DMC (Digital Mapping Camera) against the DO-160D aircraft standard. An important benchmark for the DMC system, it is now certified by Intergraph for altitudes up to 8000m or 26000 ft in non-pressurized aircraft. DO-160D certification is achieved through performing environmental conditions and test procedures to assess the equipment’s reliability and stability over a wide range of temperatures and altitudes, protection against shock and vibration, and precaution against electromagnetic interference (EMI), such as lightning and electrostatic discharge and susceptibility to radio frequency interference (RFI).
DO-160D is recognized by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) as de facto international standard ISO-7137 and includes criteria for testing equipment for the entire spectrum of aircraft from light general aviation aircraft and helicopters through the “Jumbo Jets” and SST categories of aircraft. By certifying against an independent international standard, Intergraph is providing further confirmation of the DMC’s reliable performance. Certification ensures a reduced probability for failures, problems or down time.