NTS Boxborough, MA Testing Facility

Boxborough, MA

1146 Massachusetts Ave
Boxborough, MA 01719
T: 978.266.1001 | F: 978.266.1073
Clayton Forbes - Operations Manager
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EMC, Wireless, Product Safety, and Environmental Services

Facility Highlights

  • Aerospace, Defense, Telecom & Commercial Markets Served
  • Reverberation chamber for RF Testing
  • State-of-the-art 10 meter anechoic chamber
  • Engineering Services
  • Climatic, Hydraulics and Dynamics
  • EMI / EMC and NEBS Testing

NTS Boxborough is a full service engineering and testing facility, capable of managing your most complex programs. With the addition of two new buildings and a 10-meter anechoic chamber, and our new reverberation chamber,  NTS Boxborough has tripled in size and capacity.

NTS Boxborough is equipped with eight shielded chambers including a three-meter FCC listed chamber as well as a ten meter fully compliant chamber. Our experienced engineers and technicians have the expertise to accurately monitor equipment response and performance during the most severe test environments.

Environmental, Dynamics and Hydraulic Testing

NTS is the largest independent company for environmental/dynamics testing with facilities located world wide. NTS Boxborough is a full service environmental test facility capable of managing your environmental test programs in the commercial, military, defense, telecom and medical markets. Our technicians and engineers are recognized experts in the performance of a wide array of environmental simulations including thermal, shock, seismic, hydraulics and vibration  xture design. Capabilities include an array of different chambers, seven shakers, drop test tower platforms and two seismic tables including an independent triax.

Environmental Testing Hightlights

  • Large selection of temperature/ humidity chambers from 2'x2'x2' to 8.5'x9.5'x12' walk-in chambers
  • Temperature/altitude chamber up to 80,000ft.
  • Acoustic noise
  • Salt fog chambers
  • Winddriven rain up to 100mph, icing/freezing rain
  • Fire resistance
  • Explosive atmosphere
  • Sand and dust chamber
  • Solar load test
  • Thermal shock
  • Thermal vacuum
  • HALT/HASS testing from -100°C to 200°C and up to 50Grms (5-5000Hz).
  • Flow testing both pneumatic and hydraulic up to 20gpm (500 SCFM) and up to 300°F

Primary Specifications: MIL-STD 810, MIL-STD 202, RTCA DO160, ISTA, ASTM, NEMA, GR 63-CORE, GR 487-CORE, GR 13-
CORE, UL 50, ETSI 300-019-xx, IEC 60068-2-xx

Dynamics Testing Highlights

Electro-Dynamic Shaker Systems

  • T1000 (4 Systems) 1" Stroke, 90"/Second, Velocity 19,000 force lbs.
  • T4000 1.75" Stroke, 120"/Second, Velocity 40,000 force lbs.
  • Ling A340 1" Stroke, 60"/Second, Velocity 28,000 force lbs.
  • V-895 2.5" Stroke, 65"/Second, Velocity 13,000 force lbs.

Seismic Systems

  • 35 KIP 10" Stroke, 65"/Second, 5' Square Tables
  • 21 KIP 24" Stroke 65"/Second, 5' Square Tables
  • Tri-axial, 8" Stroke, 16 kip, 60"/Second

Acceleration System

  • 40" Arm, 100g’s

Static and Dynamic Loading

Primary Specifications: MIL-STD 810, MIL-STD 202, MIL-STD-883, MIL-STD-740, MIL-STD-167, RTCA DO160, ISTA, ASTM,
GR 63-CORE, ATIS, GR 487-CORE, GR 13-CORE, ETSI 300-019-xx, IEC 60068-2-xx

Hydraulic Testing and FAA Fire Testing

Custom test set-ups for hydraulic and FAA fire testing are also available.


Reverb Testing Services

EMC / EMI Testing Capabilities

NTS Boxborough, part of the NTS nation-wide network of EMI/EMC laboratories, provides EMC/ EMI/ESD capabilities with expertise in testing to military, aerospace, telecommunications, electronics, nuclear, and other global industry specifications. Military and aerospace capabilities include immunity testing up to 200 V/m from 10kHz to 40GHz, as well as Electrical Power Characteristics testing for ground, aircraft, shipboard, and submarine applications. NTS has recently installed a copper lined reverberation chamber coupled with state-of-the-art amplifiers capable of meeting DO-160 Category L levels from 100 MHz to 18 GHz. Additional capabilities include lightning simulation indirect effects, and ESD up to 30kV.

Military and aerospace capabilities include immunity testing up to 200v/m from 10kHz to 40GHz and electrical power characteristics testing for ground, aircraft, shipboard and submarine.

NEBS and International Certifications
NTS certifies telecommunications products to NEBS as well as international standards. We provide complete certification of information technology, industrial and other commercial electronic products as well as global EMC and product safety regulatory standards.

EMI / EMC / ESD Testing Highlights

  • Radiated Susceptibility ~ 200V/m, frequency range 10kHz to 40GHz
  • Radiated Emissions ~ 30Hz to 40GHz
  • Reverberation Chamber meets DO-160 Category L levels, 100 MHz to 18 GHz, up to 40GHz
  • Lightning-multiple stroke, multiple burst, Level 5 D0-160 D/E/F capability
  • 3M semi-anechoic chambers and multiple shielded chambers (16'x20', 18'x20')
  • Electrical power characteristics for aircraft, shipboard, ground, and submarine
  • Airborne and structure-borne noise
  • Electrostatic discharge up to 30kV
  • AC powercross

Primary Specifications: MIL-STD 461/462, RTCA DO 160, Boeing D6-36440, Boeing D6-44588, Boeing D6-16050, MIL-STD 704A, MIL-STD 1275, IEEE C37.90.1, IEEE C37.90.2, IEEE 1613 GR 1089-CORE, GR 57-CORE, GR 487-CORE, FCC part 15, FCC part 18 EN 61000-6-2, EN61000-6-3, EN 300386, EN55024, EN 55022, EN 55011, EN 61000-4-xx, EN 61000-3-xx, K20, K21. MIL-STD 704, MIL-STD 1399 section 300A, MIL-STD 740-1

Engineering Services

Here at NTS Boxborough, our engineers have extensive knowledge of current test and conformity requirements, both domestic and international. We can assist you with product assessment, define the proper requirements for design, outline the test program and provide quality verification to achieve maximum customer acceptance and cost savings.

More Information

Click here to download the NTS Boxborough, MA fact sheet for more details on specifications, tests, and capabilities. Contact us today to discuss your next program!

Updated August 17, 2016