GDS Systems Engineering Training Programs. Online Training. Training helps reduce your design and operational risks. We provide MIL-STD-810H, RTCA-DO-160, Vibration and Shock, FAA Requirements Management courses. by Dr Ismail Cicek and a CVE certified by EASA. Tailoring of the MIL-STD-810H test methods and procedures. EUT. Equipment Under Test. Online Classes. US based intructor. US DOD. EASA. FAA. NASA. Miliary Stanrdards. Askeri Test Standartları. Çevresel Test Standart Eğitimi. Eğitim. Acceleration Testing. Aircraft Systems. RTCA-DO-160. Crash Hazard. Korozyon Testleri. Corrosion Tests. Environmental Testing of Products, provided by GDS Engineering R&D, Systems Engineering Products and Solutions. Dr. Ismail Cicek. Product Verification and Validation Courses for Integrated Systems. C-17 Military Aicraft. FAA/EASA. US DoD. Safety First. US Army. US Air Force and US Navy Tailoring Examples for Mission and Environmental Profile. Setting Test Limits and Durations are Explained. How to evaluate test results and mitigate the risk (Risk Assessment Matrix). Aircafft Equipment, Devices, Plugs, Machinary, Engines, Compressors, or Carry-on. European CE Time Schedule.

Electro-Magnetic Compatibility (EMC) of Marine Devices and Electrical Equipment

Devices used onboard a ship are exposed to harsh electromagnetic environments, whether in the propulsion, deck or bridge area of a ship. Testing of such devices for Electro-Magnetic Compatibility (EMC) is therefore very important. Otherwise, manufacturers can face difficulties during the certification and procurement stages.

EMC testing and certification  services to ensure your marine products comply with relevant international standards and regulations is a MUST!

GDS Engineering R&D does not perform these tests yet; however, have the information on design and test knowledge. The requirements include the international conventions as agreed by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) for Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS).

Currently, we have observed that these tests are conducted by reputable agencies like ELEMENT.

The testing laboratories use the following standards to test the marine electronic, digital or electrical devices for certification to IMO SOLAS requirements, guidance, or recommendations:

  • IEC 60945
  • IEC 60533
  • Lloyds Register Test Spec No 1
  • DNV Certification Notes 2.4
  • IEC 60092

Click this link to read more about ELEMENT’s advertisements.  Element also provides the following additional information in their website:

Support and guidance from the initial design stage

The use of composite materials in ship construction together with new radio technologies and high power electronics are changing the requirements and design goals that need to be achieved to ensure electromagnetic compatibility.  Element is well placed with our knowledge of both standards and the target environment to provide detailed guidance of the best compliance strategies to adopt for your marine products.

CE Marking and Wheel Mark certification

Element performs EMC testing in conjunction with climatic and environmental test requirements to meet dedicated marine standards and be compliant with CE marking legislation. We make sure your marine equipment complies with the relevant EMC standards listed in the Marine Equipment Directive to help you achieve the Wheel Mark certification.

EMC test plans
Online Training on MIL-STD-810H, RTCA-DO-160, MIL-STD-461G, MIL-STD-704 Environmental Testing of Products, provided by GDS Engineering R&D, Systems Engineering Products and Solutions. Training Led by a Live US-based Sr. Instructor: Dr. Ismail Cicek. Product Verification and Validation Courses for Integrated Systems. C-17 Military Aicraft. FAA/EASA. US DoD. Safety First. US Army. US Air Force and US Navy Tailoring Examples for Mission and Environmental Profile. Setting Test Limits and Durations are Explained. How to evaluate test results and mitigate the risk (Risk Assessment Matrix). Aircafft Equipment, Devices, Plugs, Machinary, Engines, Compressors, or Carry-on. European CE Time Schedule. FAA Requirements Management. Efficient way of learning. Continues Education. Class Material.

Our test facilities for both EMC and environmental provide a comprehensive portfolio of tests to ensure that whatever your marine equipment is, and no matter where it’s located, we have a test solution that matches your needs.

Coordinated approach to testing for global market access

Our expertise comes from testing thousands of different products every year, and our industry-leading capacity allows us appropriate coordination of testing, so your marine equipment meets common standards of safety and performance across the EU and is accepted for entry into world markets.

For more information, we currently advice you contact with Element support desk.

GDS Systems Engineering Training Programs. Online Training. Training helps reduce your design and operational risks. We provide MIL-STD-810H, RTCA-DO-160, Vibration and Shock, FAA Requirements Management courses. by Dr Ismail Cicek and a CVE certified by EASA. Tailoring of the MIL-STD-810H test methods and procedures. EUT. Equipment Under Test. Online Classes. US based intructor. US DOD. EASA. FAA. NASA. Miliary Stanrdards. Askeri Test Standartları. Çevresel Test Standart Eğitimi. Eğitim. Acceleration Testing. Aircraft Systems. RTCA-DO-160. Crash Hazard. Korozyon Testleri. Corrosion Tests. Environmental Testing of Products, provided by GDS Engineering R&D, Systems Engineering Products and Solutions. Dr. Ismail Cicek. Product Verification and Validation Courses for Integrated Systems. C-17 Military Aicraft. FAA/EASA. US DoD. Safety First. US Army. US Air Force and US Navy Tailoring Examples for Mission and Environmental Profile. Setting Test Limits and Durations are Explained. How to evaluate test results and mitigate the risk (Risk Assessment Matrix). Aircafft Equipment, Devices, Plugs, Machinary, Engines, Compressors, or Carry-on. European CE Time Schedule. DOT/FAA/AR-08/32. Requirements Engineering Management Handbook. U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration. Tailoring Guidance. Tailoring per MIL-STD-810H Testing. Tailoring for MIL-STD-810H Testing. MIL-STD-810H Tailoring Examples. Acceleration and Shock Tests, Sled Testing.

Do you need to perform acceleration testing of your military products or systems for specific platforms?

Acceleration, as addressed in MIL-STD-810G Method 513.6 (Department of Defense, 2009), is a load factor (inertial load or “g” load) that is applied slowly enough and held steady for a period of time such that the materiel has sufficient time to fully distribute the resulting internal loads to all critical joints and components.

The common methods used to expose equipment to a sustained acceleration load are centrifuge and track/rocket-powered-sled testing.


However, both methods impose limitations on AE equipment testing. For example, the costs required and the scheduling, planning, and coordination phases associated with the use of these types of test
facilities are often prohibitive. In some cases, centrifuges and track/rocket sleds may limit the orientations at which the test article can be mounted for testing. To maintain validity, all AE devices are tested under the same mounting configuration as intended for operational use. Finally, due to the often expensive and delicate nature of medical devices, insufficient inventories often prevent the use of these tests due to their somewhat destructive nature.


Because of the difficulties associated with physical dynamic testing, the ATB team initially turned to Finite Element Analysis (FEA) as the method of choice for meeting acceleration test requirements.

MIL-STD-810H Training. Acceleration Testing. Aircraft Systems. RTCA-DO-160. Crash Hazard.

Recent technological advances in microcomputing and higher resolution graphics capabilities allowed complex systems to be modeled and simulated for both static and dynamic tests.

The FEA techniques were already used by others for various aircraft structures and devices. For example, Foster and Sarwade (2005) performed an FEA of a structure that attached medical devices to a litter. This structure was later approved as STF. Continuing on the same theme, Lawrence, Fasanella, Tabiei, Brinkley, and Shemwell (2008) studied a crash test dummy model for NASA’s Orion
crew module landings using FEA. Viisoreanu, Rutman, and Cassatt (1999) reported their findings for the analysis of the aircraft cargo net barrier using FEA. Furthermore, Motevalli and Noureddine (1998)
used an FEA model of a fuselage section to simulate the aircraft cabin environment in air turbulence. These and similar studies demonstrated the successful use of the FEA method to verify requirements
by analysis for an acceleration test.


Given the costs associated with dynamic testing, the ATB originally envisioned using the FEA method to alleviate budget and inventory concerns. To test this theory, the ATB employed FEA for testing various AE structures to meet the acceleration requirements and found some aspects of this method to be cost- and time-prohibitive.


Lessons learned from these studies are provided in the case-studies section. The various types of analysis and test methods raise questions as to what the correct decision process is for selecting the most appropriate method for STF testing of AE equipment.

RTCA-DO-160 Fire and Flammability Training. MIL-STD-810H. Risks and Assessment Techniques.

The authors of this article describe the process developed and employed by the ATB for the acceleration testing of AE equipment since June 2008.


The ATB’s process has proven to be well suited for identifying the most appropriate test method—one that not only represents the most appropriate and effective test method, but also minimizes the use of available resources. This process includes testing both structurally simple and complex equipment and successfully introducing the use of the Equivalent Load Testing (ELT) method, which permits
the use of alternative testing approaches, such as pull testing and tensile testing.

GDS Systems Engineering V&V Training Courses
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We announce upcoming training on these pages. Due to COVID-19 pandemic situation, we offer only ONLINE training courses for the time being. Please communicate with us if you need a group training, which could be scheduled based on your plans and schedules.

Select the best training from below list that fits to your training needs.

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ITU DETAM. Product Certification. Testing. Test ve Değerlendirme. Yeni Ürünlerin Sertifikalandırılması. Ürün Sertifikası. MIL-STD-810H, RTCA-DO-160, mil std 810, rtca do 160, sertifikasyon. denizcilik. askeri ürünler. Can yelekleri. Tehlikeli madde ambalaj testleri. IBC. ISTKA Projesi. ITU METC. Marine Equipment Test Center.

Yeni ürünler nasıl sertifikalandırılıyor?

Türkiye’nin ilk yerli can kurtarma ekipmanlarını üreten Vira Denizcilik yetkilileri ürünlerinin sertifikalandırma süreçlerini anlattılar.

İTÜ Denizcilik Fakültesi Gemi Makineleri İşletme Mühendisliği 4. sınıf öğrencileri Ali Mazlum Yıldız, Mert Kara, Fatih Mehmet Alkaç’ın haberi

Dünya ticaretinin büyük bir bölümü deniz üzerinden gemiler ile yapılmaktadır. Bu gemiler IMO çatısı altında belirli standartlarla donatılarak üretimi yapılmaktadır. Dünya denizcilik pazarında önemli bir yer edinen ve bu yeri her geçen yıl büyüterek devam eden ülkemiz yerli üreticileri hem sertifikasyon sürecinde hem de ürünün ilk yerli üretiminin getirdiği çeşitli zorluklar ile karşılaşmaktadırlar. Bu sertifikasyon sürecinde yerli üreticilerimizin yabancı üreticilere göre daha fazla zorluklar ile karşılaştığını söylemek mümkündür. Bu zorlukların üstesinden gelebilmek için konuyu detaylı bir şekilde incelemek önem arz ediyor.

Bu önemli konuda İTÜ Denizcilik Fakültesi Gemi Makineleri İşletme Mühendisliği öğrencileri olarak İsmail Çiçek hocamızın danışmanlığında yürütülen bir tez çalışması yaparak İTÜ Denizcilik Test Uygulama ve Araştırma Merkezi (İTÜ DETAM) çalışmaları kapsamında yürütülen ürün sertifikalandırma projelerini inceledik ve bu ürün çalışmalarının testleri konusundaki başarı öykülerinden birisini aktarmak istedik. Bu anlatımımızın ülkemizdeki başka firmalarımıza da örnek ve motivasyon sağlamasını umuyoruz.

İTÜ Denizcilik Fakültesi öğrencileri olarak tezimizin içeriğini de kapsayan bu konuda ülkemizde ilk yerli can kurtarma ekipmanları üretmeye başlayan ve yıllardır ürün yelpazesini arttırarak dünya denizcilik pazarında yer edinen Vira Denizcilik Genel Müdürü Selahattin Yılmaz ile yaptığımız röportajda şu konulara değindik.

– Vira Denizcilik olarak yerli üretime geçiş kararını nasıl aldınız?

Firmamız 1996’dan önce safety ekipmanlarını ithal ederek ülkemiz firmalarına ve yabancı firmalara bu ürünlerin satışını yapmaktaydı. Biliniyor ki safety ekipman denizcilik pazarının büyük bir bölümünü oluşturuyor. Firmamızın kurucusu olan Kapt. Selçuk Karakaş bu konudaki deneyimi ve bilgi birikimini kullanarak ülkemizde can kurtarma ekipmanlarının üretiminin yapılabileceğini düşündü. İki yıllık çalışma sürecinin ardından üretime başlanmıştır.

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Need your ‘Marine Equipment’ be tested and certified?

We provide testing and certification services at Istanbul Technical University Marine Equipment Test Center (METC)

In all project test phases, starting from requirements to verification tests, unit tests, integration tests, environment tests, and final/acceptance testing, we can support you. We can plan and test mechanical products, electrical equipment and devices, composite and innovative materials/alloys, Hazardous Materials (HAZ-MAT) packaging, medical equipment, an many other type of products developed in field use in dynamic environments.

We provide test and evaluation training
at your location
or
at Istanbul Technical University (ITU) Maritime Faculty (ITMF) Campus

in Tuzla, Istanbul.

Online Training on MIL-STD-810H, RTCA-DO-160, MIL-STD-461G Environmental Testing of Products, provided by GDS Engineering R&D, Systems Engineering Products and Solutions. Training Led by a Live US-based Sr. Instructor: Dr. Ismail Cicek. Product Verification and Validation Courses for Integrated Systems.

Our test center, Marine Equipment Test Center (METC) is located in Tuzla, Istanbul. METC provides accredited services for testing prototypes for harsh environments, such as temperature, humidity, drop, tensite, loading, inside pressure, corrosion, etc. We perform tests according to ISO 17025. We are experienced in developing proposals with verification and validation activities. Whether you are developing a device or a piece of software, we are experienced in developing test plans, procedures, and reports. In short we manage your test project wşth a due diligence.

  • Testing of Hazardous Material (HAZ-MAT) packages for transportation
    (Product testing per ADR Agreement)
  • Testing of Marine Equipment and Life Saving Equipment (LSA) (per IMO LSA Code)
  • Short Training Courses on Test Planning and Documents, Test Standarts, Testing and Test Management
    (Training on MIL-STD-810H, RTCA-DO-160G, MIL-STD-461G, and other standards)
  • Vibration and Shock testing.
  • Testing of military equipment per MIL-STD-810H (DOD/military test standards)
  • Testing of equipment per RTCA-DO-160G (aviation test standards per EASA / SHGM)
  • Tensile testing of metals, composites, alloys, straps, etc.
  • Surface roughness
  • Corrosion testing (MIL-STD-810H, RTCA-DO-160, and including the ASTM sample tests)
  • Static load testing

Online Training on MIL-STD-810H, RTCA-DO-160, MIL-STD-461G, MIL-STD-704 Environmental Testing of Products, provided by GDS Engineering R&D, Systems Engineering Products and Solutions. Training Led by a Live US-based Sr. Instructor: Dr. Ismail Cicek. Product Verification and Validation Courses for Integrated Systems. C-17 Military Aicraft. FAA/EASA. US DoD. Safety First. US Army. US Air Force and US Navy Tailoring Examples for Mission and Environmental Profile. Setting Test Limits and Durations are Explained. How to evaluate test results and mitigate the risk (Risk Assessment Matrix). Aircafft Equipment, Devices, Plugs, Machinary, Engines, Compressors, or Carry-on. European CE Time Schedule. FAA Requirements Management. Efficient way of learning. Continues Education. Class Material.

The manager of the METC facility, Dr. Ismail Cicek, have long years of testing experties since 2000s. MIL-STD-810G, RTCA-DO-160, ADR agreement for testing of hazardous packaging materias for transportation, Life Saving Appliances (LSA) Code are some of the standarts that we are experienced with and we do have the labratory with test infrastructure. Recently, testing of big HAZMAT packages (Internmediate Bulk Container, IBC) capability was added.

Additionally, some verification activities can be done using analysis techniques. We can perform Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Finite Element Analysis (FEA), Fluid-Structure Interference (FSI) analysis in design stage for design verification and optimization.

GLOBAL DYNAMIC SYSTEMS (GDS)
TRAINING COURSES
Worldwide, Online, for ‘Groups’ or ‘Individuals’

Training on
MIL-STD-810H
ENVIRONMENTAL TESTING

Training on
EMI/EMC Testing
(per RTCA-DO-160 & MIL-STD-461)

Training on
Systems Engineering
(DoD/FAA/NASA/EASA)

Training on
Vibration and Shock
Testing

Training on
RTCA-DO-160G
ENVIRONMENTAL TESTING

Training on
MIL-STD-461G EMI/EMC Testing
(incl. MIL-STD-464)

Training on
Requirements Management
(FAA/EASA/US DoD/NASA)

Training on
MIL-STD-704F
Aircraft Electrical Interface

Online Training on MIL-STD-810H, RTCA-DO-160, MIL-STD-461G Environmental Testing of Products, provided by GDS Engineering R&D, Systems Engineering Products and Solutions. Training Led by a Live US-based Sr. Instructor: Dr. Ismail Cicek. Product Verification and Validation Courses for Integrated Systems. C-17 Military Aicraft. FAA/EASA. US DoD. Safety First. US Army. US Air Force and US Navy Tailoring Examples for Mission and Environmental Profile. Setting Test Limits and Durations are Explained.