Mil/Aero Testing

Experior Laboratories is the leading fiber optic and electrical component testing and qualification laboratory with proven global success. Combining extensive industry knowledge, standards development experience and world-class competence, Experior Labs offers a full range of reliable and cost-effective fiber optic and electrical qualification, design verification and reliability testing services.

Experior Labs tests a broad range of fiber optic and electrical components that include fiber, wire, cable, connector and harness assemblies, as well as switches and a range of other passive optical components, including closures and terminals. Experior Labs’ environmental test laboratory features a range of optical and electrical measurement systems with a capacity of hundreds of optical switch channels for testing both, multimode and singlemode components.

Experior Labs is ISO 17025 accredited, approved to MIL-STD-790 by the Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime in Columbus Ohio (DLA), as well as a member of the Verizon Fiber Optic Component (FOC) Independent Test Laboratory (ITL) Program and UL approved under DAP Program

MIL-STD-790 Certification

Experior is an approved MIL-STD-790 test lab certified by Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Land and Maritime (formerly Defense Supply Center Columbus) under the Commercial Laboratory Suitability Program. To earn certification, Experior has demonstrated an effective quality program which adheres to military and internal requirements for qualification and reliability testing.

Vibration at Temperature

Vibration at Temperature of Mil/Aero Fiber Optic Connector with Optical Discontinuity monitored.

 

Fiber Optic and
Electrical Cable Testing

David Ascension sharing some of Experior Laboratories’ fiber optic and electrical cable mechanical testing equipment.

MIL-PRF-29504

MIL-PRF-29504 (General Specification for Fiber Optic Termini) testing aims to qualify removable crimp and epoxy type fiber optic termini (singlemode and multimode). Both the pin and socket components are tested. Qualified termini per this performance requirement can then be used in MIL-PRF-28876 fiber optic connectors to make flexible mating and un-mating possible.

MIL-PRF-49291

Connectors (idealistically those applicable to the Department of Defense) use singlemode and multimode fibers. The optical fiber and connector tested to MIL-PRF-49291 (General Specification for Optical Fiber) must have the capacity to transmit signals from a source to a destination while exposed to hazards of radiation and harsh climates in military and aerospace applications.

MIL-PRF-85045

Experior Laboratories is qualified to test fiber optic cables in accordance with MIL-PRF-85045 and various slash sheets covering specific requirements for individual cable variants. These fiber optic cables can be constructed using buffered fibers, OFCC (Optical Fiber Cable Components) that are not grouped into bundles, buffered fibers or OFCC that grouped into bundles with bundle jackets or binders, with fiber ribbons, and/or hollow tubes or ducts.

MIL-PRF-28876

Samples are exposed to a simulated environment such as a naval ship to test the connector’s mating durability and optical performance. Testing to MIL-PRF-28876 (General Specification for Fiber Optic Circulars Connector, Plug and Receptacle Style) qualifies circular plug and receptacle style fiber optic connectors with multiple removable termini for the use of a wide variety of naval ships.

MIL-DTL-38999

MIL-DTL-38999 testing aims to qualify four series of circular, environment resistant, electrical connectors using removable crimp or fixed hermetic solder contacts with singlemode and multimode fibers.

MIL-PRF-64266

Experior Laboratories is qualified to test fiber optic connectors to the newly released MIL-PRF-64266 specification formerly known as NGCON (Next Generation Connector). This connector meets the requirements of both NAVAIR and NAVSEA and includes circular and rectangular, plug and receptacle style connectors with removable genderless optical termini. The specification includes connector shells, connector inserts, connector backshells, backshell accessories, and dust caps.

MIL-C-83522

Single terminus fiber optic connectors that have bulkhead and cable termination configurations are the targeted product for qualification testing per MIL-C-83522 (General Specification for Fiber Optic Single Terminus (ST) Connectors). Samples with singlemode and multimode fibers are applicable for this program.

MIL-DTL-83526

Testing in accordance with MIL-DTL-83526 (General Specification for Fiber Optic Circulars Connector, Hermaphroditic) is to screen hermaphroditic interface, fiber-optic connectors to the optical requirements in the detail specification document.

MIL-STD-167-1

Mechanical Vibrations
of Shipboard Equipment

This standard specifies procedures and establishes requirements for environmental and internally excited vibration testing of Naval shipboard equipment installed on ships with conventionally shafted propulsion.

MIL-STD-202

Electronic and Electrical
Component Testing

Experior Laboratories is approved by the military (DLA Land and Maritime) to conduct testing to MIL-STD-202. The test methods are guidelines set forth by the Department of Defense for electronic and electrical component testing of military products. Experior’s electronics laboratory has the capability to perform many tests.

MIL-STD-810

Environmental Testing

Experior Laboratories is approved by the military (DLA Land and Maritime) to conduct testing to MIL-STD-810. The test methods are guidelines set forth by the Department of Defense for general environmental testing of military products. Experior’s equipment, staff, and procedures have continuously and successfully met the stringent requirements of military certification. Experior has the capability to perform many MIL-STD-810 tests.

 

MIL-STD-1344

Electrical Connector Testing

Experior Laboratories is approved by the military (DLA Land and Maritime) to conduct testing to MIL-STD-1344. The test methods are guidelines set forth by the Department of Defense for general electrical connector testing of military components.

 

DOD/MIL-STD-1678

Fiber Optic Test Methods and Instrumentation

Experior Laboratories is approved by the military (DLA Land and Maritime) to conduct testing to DOD/MIL-STD-1678. The test methods are guidelines set forth by the Department of Defense for general environmental testing of fiber optic products.

 

EIA-364

Electrical Connector/Socket Test Procedures Including Environmental Classifications

Experior Laboratories is approved by the military (DLA Land and Maritime) to conduct testing to EIA-364 series. These documents are procedures set forth by the Electronic Industries Alliance (EIA) for general and environmental testing of electrical connector testing.

EIA-TIA-455

Standard Test Procedure for FiberOptic Fibers, Cables, Transducers, Sensors, Connecting and Terminating Devices, and other Fiber Optic Components

Experior Laboratories is approved by the military (DLA Land and Maritime) to conduct testing to EIA-TIA-455 series. These documents are procedures set forth by the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) and the Electronic Industries Alliance (EIA) for general testing of fiber optic components.

ARINC Commercial Aerospace Standards

ARINC organizes aviation industry committees and participates in related industry activities that benefit aviation at large by providing technical leadership and guidance.
These activities directly support aviation industry goals: promote safety, efficiency, regularity, and cost-effectiveness in aircraft operations.

ARINC Standards describe avionics, cabin systems, protocols, and interfaces used by more than 10,000 air transport and business aircraft worldwide. There are three classes of ARINC Standards: ARINC Characteristics: Define the form, fit, function, and interfaces of avionics, cabin systems, and aircraft networks.

ARINC 600
ARINC 600 is intended to take advantage of technical and procedural advancements in providing mechanical, electrical, and environmental interface information for air transport avionics “black box” design and installation.

ARINC 801
ARINC Specification 801 is intended to provide standardization of a fiber optic interconnect assembly, which is composed of a connector, fiber optic cable, and fiber optic termini for the air transport industry.

ARINC 802
ARINC Specification 802 is intended to provide standardization of fiber optic cable for the air transport industry.​

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