Military EMI Testing

MIL-STD chamber

MIL-STD-461 establishes verification requirements for the control of the electromagnetic interference (emission and susceptibility) characteristics of electronic, electrical, and electromechanical equipment and subsystems designed or procured for use by activities and agencies of the Department of Defense.  Such equipment and subsystems may be used independently or as an integral part of other subsystems or systems. 

MIL-STD-461 is best suited for items that have the following features: electronic enclosures that are no larger than an equipment rack, electrical interconnections that are discrete wiring harnesses between enclosures, and electrical power input derived from prime power sources.  This standard should not be directly applied to items such as modules located inside electronic enclosures or entire platforms. The principles in this standard may be useful as a basis for developing suitable requirements for those applications. 

The emissions and susceptibility and associated test procedure requirements in this standard are designated in accordance with an alphanumeric coding system.  Each requirement is identified by a two letter combination followed by a two (Revisions A-C) or three (Revisions D-G) digit number.  The number is for reference purposes only. 

The meanings of the individual letters are as follows:

C = Conducted
R = Radiated
E = Emissions
S = Susceptibility


More information about the MIL-STD 461 tests we can perform for you:

Radiated Emissions   Conducted Emissions   Radiated Susceptibility   Conducted Susceptibility

Also, learn more about our Power Quality Testing, Shielding Effectiveness, and MIL-STD-810 & 202 Environmental Testing capabilities.



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