About Element Oxford
Element Oxford, previously known as Culham Lightning Studies Unit (CLSU), was originally established in 1972 and acquired by Element in 2018.
Located in Abingdon, UK, the test facility provides comprehensive lightning testing services and consultancy to the aerospace and defense sectors. It’s the only commercial laboratory in the country with the capability to test aerostructures for the effects of direct lightning strikes (DO160/ED14 Section 23 testing).
Laboratory Capabilities and Services
Element Oxford laboratory's technical areas of expertise include;·
- Lightning testing (High Current, High Voltage, Full Vehicle Tests/Aircraft Level, Equipment Tests)
- Lightning technical advisory services (Test/Certification Plan and Lightning Protection)
- Lighting protection training courses
The fully equipped lighting simulation laboratory also specializes in testing for indirect effects on electrical equipment and systems, and high voltage testing of antennas and windscreens of up to 500kV.
The team of highly specialized experts provides consultancy on all stages of aircraft lightning protection design and certification, through review, testing, and analysis.
The laboratory is accredited DO-160 S22 and S23, ED-105. The full scope of our accreditations is available for download below.
Aircraft Lightning Strike Testing
Our lightning protection testing services help ensure that, in the event of a direct strike, your electronics, equipment and materials continue to perform without failure.
RTCA DO-160 Testing
Find out more about our extensive experience with RTCA DO 160 qualification programs, from environmental simulation to EMC testing, we are a single-source testing partner for every section of DO 160 testing.
Aircraft Icing and Rain Test Methods
Element provides aircraft icing and rain test methods that comply with RTCA DO-160 and MIL-STD 810 aerospace and military standards.
Aerospace EMI/EMC Testing
Element has a proven record of delivering high-volume EMI/EMC testing to meet standards such as RTCA/DO-160 for civil aircraft requirements.
MIL-STD 810 Testing
Element's product testing labs in the US and UK evaluate components and systems to defense standards including MIL-STD 810 and others.