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
ISO 9001:2008 and AS9110B X - ISOQAR 14003ASM001 Sept 23, 2016
ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100C X - ISOQAR 14003ASR001 Sept 23, 2016
ISO/IEC 17025 X - LAB L2469 Feb 7, 2017
TSO-C176 X X FAA/LAACO 130L-10-259
130L-15-53
Feb 27, 2009
Mar 9, 2015
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 - Feb 25, 2012
Feb 27, 2015
EVMS X - EVM Consultant - Feb 28, 2012

ISO 9001:2008 and AS9110B

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 2010, AS9110A certification in February 2012, and successfully passed recertification audit to AS9110A in July 2013. Revision to AS9110B approved September 2014 and July 2016.

ISO 9001:2008 and 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 QMS was successfully audited to AS9100C in August 2011 and passed recertification audits in July 2013 and July 2016.

ISO/IEC 17025 Test Laboratory Accreditation

POC achieved ISO/IEC 17025 Test Laboratory Accreditation for Environmental Stress Screening (ESS), Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) Testing, Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) Testing, and Electromagnetic Environment High Intensity Radiated Field (EME HIRF) in February 2017. This accreditation allows POC to perform said testing in-house under controlled conditions and provide certification of the test results. It is POC's intention to add additional test scopes in the future.

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.

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 Reports 4308-03044-60 and 4308-03045-84.

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 Reports 4308-03044-60 and 4308-04002-83-001.

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_detail.aspx?a=23299.
View Certificate issued Feb 27, 2015

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.