Certifications

Physical Optics Corporation is a systems integrator that converts advanced opto-electronic technology into products for everyday practice. Our products integrate photonics, optics, holography, electronics and software into systems that meet requirements for the military, homeland security, avionics, medical, communication and biotechnology markets.

Review our numerous Certifications and Approvals to learn more about Physical Optics Corporation.

NameTypeAgencyCertificate #Date
 Quality SystemProduct-Related   
AS9110 X   SAI Global CERT-0050361 Sept. 23, 2010
AS9110A X   SAI Global CERT-0053676 Feb 6, 2012
ISO 9001:2000 X   DNV 46340-2009-AQ-USA-ANAB Jan 19, 2009
ISO 9001:2000/AS9100B X   SAI Global CERT-0049257 Oct 1, 2009
ISO 9001:2000/AS9100C X   SAI Global CERT-0056366 Feb 6, 2012
ISO 9001:2008/AS9100C X   SAI Global CERT-0065931 Sept 30, 2012
TSO-C176 X X FAA/LAACO 130L-09-19 Feb 27, 2009
FAA Rebuild Authorization X X FAA/LAACO - Dec 21, 2009
RTCA DO-178B Level D   X FAA DER (Software) - Sep 16, 2008
STC - FAA   X FAA SR02577NY-D Dec 30, 2008
STC - EASA   X EASA EASA.IM.R.S.01506 Feb 19, 2009
ED112   X - Report 4308-03044-60 Oct 21, 2008
DO-160D   X - Report 4308-03044-60 Oct 21, 2008
NSTISSAM TEMPEST/1-92   X - Report DTB01L12-0222 Mar 9, 2012
Air 4.1.9 Recommendation to Produce DDS   X Air 4.1.9 Ser Air 4.1.9/021 Jul 21, 2011
CMMI-DEV v1.3 ML3 X   SEI - May 25, 2012
EVMS X   EVM Consultant - Feb 28, 2012

AS9110A

POC expanded the scope of our Quality Management System to be compliant with AS9110, which applies to maintenance and repair of aircraft equipment. POC received initial AS9110 certification in September of 2010 and is now certified to AS9110A.
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ISO 9001:2008/AS9100C

POC expanded the scope of our ISO-certification in January, 2009, to include electronic systems. Our Quality Management System was expanded to comply with AS9100B in October, 2009. AS9100 is a quality management standard written specifically for the aerospace industry. POC’s Quality Management System, was successfully audited to AS9100C in August, 2011.
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Technical Standard Order (TSO) C176

The FAA certified POC’s Quality System and manufacturing facility to produce the FAERITO® recorder in February, 2009. A TSO is a minimum performance standard for specified materials, parts, and appliances used on civil aircraft. When authorized to manufacture materials, parts, or appliances to a TSO standard, this is referred to as TSO authorization. Receiving a TSO authorization is both design and production approval. It is worth noting that POC’s FAERITO® recorder was the first recorder, and to our knowledge the only recorder, to receive TSO-C176 authorization by the FAA.

FAA Rebuild Authorization

The FAA authorized POC to rebuild the FAERITO® recorder in December, 2009. This authorization allows POC to replace defective circuit cards and mechanical components, thereby “rebuilding” the FAERITO® recorder. Rebuilt recorders must pass our FAA-approved Acceptance Test Procedure prior to being returned to service. POC is authorized to issue appropriate 8130 forms for rebuilt recorders.

RCTA DO-178B Level D

During development of the FAERITO® recorder, POC created proprietary firmware (software) that enables the recorder to function. This software is loaded and tested per approved procedures that are certified to DO-178B Level D by a FAA Software Designated Engineering Representative (DER).

Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) – FAA

POC’s Digital Video Recorder System (DVRS) was certified to operate on the Sikorsky S-76C helicopter in December, 2008, after passing all ground and flight tests. The STC allows Sikorsky to install the DVRS on S-76C helicopters as required.

Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) – European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)

POC’s Digital Video Recorder System (DVRS) was certified to operate on the Sikorsky S-76C helicopters operating in Europe and third countries that participate in the activities of EASA. The STC allows Sikorsky to install the DVRS on S-76C helicopters in order to meet JAR-OPS 3 flight data recorder requirements.

ED-112: Minimum Operational Performance Specification for Crash Protected Airborne Recorder Systems

ED-112 defines the minimum specification for crash protected recorder, ancillary equipment and their installation in civil aircraft. POC’s FAERITO® recorder and specifically the crash survivable memory unit (CSMU) therein, has passed all necessary tests to claim ED-112 compliance. The results are summarized in POC’s Qualification Test Report 4308-03044-60.

DO-160D: Environmental Conditions and Test Procedures for Airborne Equipment

DO-160D defines a series of minimum standard environmental test conditions and applicable test procedures for airborne equipment. POC’s FAERITO® recorder and specifically the crash survivable memory unit (CSMU) therein, has passed all necessary tests to claim DO-160D compliance. The results are summarized in POC’s Qualification Test Report 4308-03044-60.

TEMPEST

The DVRS Removable Memory Unit (RMU) (POC Part Number 4308-11000-20-101) meets the Level I Electric Radiation (ER) requirements of NSTISSAM TEMPEST/1-92. The results are summarized in the unclassified report DTB01L12-0222 dated 9Mar2012 from Dayton T. Brown (test facility). Level I is the strictest standard for devices that assumes an “attacker” has immediate access (e.g. neighboring room;1 meter distance).

CMMI-DEV v1.3 Maturity Level 3

Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) for Development (DEV) v 1.3 is the latest collection of development best practices from government and industry. Maturity Level 3 designation indicates an organization possessing well-characterized and understood processes, which improve over time, and are tailored for a particular project. CMMI Institute Published Appraisal Results (PARs) may be viewed here: https://sas.cmmiinstitute.com/pars/pars.aspx.
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Earned Value Management System (EVMS)

The Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) has established 32 guidelines described in ANSI/EIA-748. An organizations approach to comply with ANSI/EIA-748 is detailed in a system description (SD), which POC released in March 2011.

Air 4.1.9 Recommendation to Produce the Digital Data Set (DDS)

Air 4.1.9 held a Production Readiness Review (PRR) for the Digital Data Set (DDS) on 15-16 February 2011. Air 4.1.9 issued a letter (Ser Air 4.1.9/021) on 21 Jul 2011 recommending proceeding with DDS production.