NTS Rockford IL Test Facility

Rockford, Illinois

3761 S. Central Avenue
Rockford, IL 61102
T: 815.315.9250 | F: 815.489.9561
Ellie Taylor - General Manager
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Facility Highlights

  • Aerospace, Defense, Telecom and Commercial Markets
  • iNARTE Certified Technicians
  • EMI and EMC Testing
  • Environmental & Dynamic Testing
  • Electrodynamic Shakers
  • Walk-in Temperature, Altitude, and Humidity Chambers
  • FCC-listed 10-meter Chamber
  • Heavy Vehicle Testing up to 80,000 lbs.
  • Rotating Machinery Power Systems Testing
  • On-site / in-situ HIRF and
    Lightning Testing
  • Large-volume reverberation chamber with Cat. L capacity

NTS Rockford, formerly Ingenium Testing, is a full-service EMI/EMC engineering and testing facility capable of managing complex military, aerospace, commercial electronic, telecommunication and medical programs. Spanning over 83,000 square feet on a 5-acre lot, our facility is one of the most modern in the world. The laboratory is staffed by test engineers with years of experience and the most up-to-date training to help you with your testing needs. The combination of experience and high-end test systems gives NTS Rockford the ability to assist your company in bringing military, aerospace, commercial electronic, telecommunication and medical products to market with speed and efficiency.

Unique Capabilities

HIRF NTS Rockford is accredited for DO-160 radiated susceptibility testing both in-house and mobile at customer facilities. Packed in custom cases for easy transport, our state-of-the art equipment achieves category G, pulse modulation levels from 400 MHz to 18 GHz.

Power Systems NTS Rockford offers unique capabilities for testing power systems, producing up to 300 kVA and more. Seven chambers (including a 10-meter and reverberation chamber) are configured with drive stand ports and load rooms. Two 500 HP drive stands and one 150 HP drive stand are available on-site; each drive is four-quadrant capable allowing for both generator set and motor
testing. Drives can be transferred between chambers as-needed to give the best possible match between facility capability and test article configuration.

Lightning We are accredited for DO-160 lightning induced transient susceptibility testing both in-house and at customer facilities. Our easily transportable rack-mounted equipment achieves level 5 for both pin injection and cable injection testing, multiple stroke and multiple burst.

Reverberation Our newly-added second reverberation chamber, couple with state-of-the-art amplifier, achieves greater than DO-160 Category L levels from 100 MHz to 18 GHz. Test frequencies as high as 40 GHz are now possible at NTS Rockford! This 12 foot × 20 foot × 10 foot chamber has a test volume of over 438 cubic feet (12.42 cubic meters) and a 4 foot × 7 foot door. For more information, click here.

Reverb Testing Services

EMI, EMC, ESD Testing Services

NTS Rockford provides EMI, EMC, and ESD testing services to a wide variety of industries, including military and aerospace capabilities that cover RS 103, 200 V/m, 10 kHz to 40 GHz, as well as indirect lightning effects and multiple burst/multiple stroke lightning up to Level 5 of DO-160, Airbus, and Boeing.  NTS Rockford provides complete certification for information technology, industrial, and commercial electronic products to global EMC regulatory standards.

EMI/EMC/ESD Test Capability Highlights

  • Radiated Susceptibility exceeding 200 V/m, frequency range 10 kHz to 40 GHz for defense test programs
  • Radiated Emissions
  • Conducted Susceptibility
  • Conducted Emissions
  • Power Quality
  • Electrostatic Discharge (ESD)
  • Lightning including multiple burst, multiple stroke, indirect effects, Level 5 capabilities (meets Boeing and Airbus requirements)
    • Indirect effects lightning including multiple burst, multiple stroke, and pin injection to Level 5
  • DO 160 indirect lightning in-facility or mobile on-site at customer facility
  • HIRF category G capabilities in-facility or mobile on-site at customer facility
  • Three ground plane test locations
  • Absorber lined semi-anechoic rooms
  • Twelve EMI test chambers
    • Seven semi-anechoic chambers (four 26' x 36' x 18', interconnected in pairs)
    • 10 meter chamber with 3 meter turn table and 10 foot door, 26 MHz to 40 GHz, suitable for most international emissions and susceptibility standards such as CISPR, IEC, VCCA, ANSI, FCC, SAE and more.
    • Suited for heavy vehicles up to 80,000 lbs.
    • Pre-qualification chamber with 1 meter turntable
  • 50 cubic meter test volume reverberation chamber, two shielded rooms
  • Two 500 HP 4 quadrant drives for motor/generator testing
  • One 150 HP 4 quadrant drive motor/generator testing
  • AC power to 480 VAC and DC power to 600 VDC, 400 kW
  • Four 75kVA, 115V, 400 Hz +/- 20 Hz motor generators

Dynamic Testing Services

NTS Rockford has several electrodynamic shaker systems capable of testing all forms of vibration including Sine-on-Random, Classical, and Pyrotechnic Shock. We offer customers on-site instrumentation, data acquisition and spectral analysis. A full-time Dynamic Engineer is on staff for diagnostics and root case failure analysis for test and design optimization.

Dynamics Testing Highlights

  • Three T1000 Unholtz-Dickie shakers rated at 15,000 force pounds. All three shakers are positioned to provide room for auxiliary equipment that may be required during the vibration testing.
  • One 8 foot diameter, 300 rpm centrifuge for acceleration testing.
  • One drop shock machine capable of producing high G levels with digital waveform capture for post-test analysis.

Environmental Testing Services

NTS Rockford has environmental chambers ranging from small to walk-in size capable of replicating high and low temperatures, humidity, and altitude conditions.  Additionally, the Rockford facility offers salt-fog and SO2 test capabilities, as well as vacuum and thermal shock.  Nearly any climatic situation can be produced to test a product's integrity.  Our climatic technician staff is experienced in environmental and systems testing.

Environmental Testing Highlights

  • Temperature, Humidity testing on rotating equipment
    • 300 HP drive, up to 20,000 RPM
    • Stop, start, endurance, and acceleration, deceleration testing
  • 4 foot diameter x 12 foot altitude chamber
    • 100,000 foot capability
  • 4 foot diameter x 6 foot altitude chamber
    • 200,000 foot capability
    • Equipped with liquid nitrogen cold plate and shroud
  • Rapid decompression
  • Simulated space altitude with temperature
  • Walk-in temperature/humidity chamber
    • 8' x 9' x 10', 40°C to 90°C, up to 10°C/minute ramp rate, 0 to over 90°C RH
  • 4' x 4' x 4' temperature/humidity/altitude chamber
  • Several 4' x 4' thermal chambers, humidity available
  • Thermal shock
  • Salt fog
  • Shipboard voltages available

More Information

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

Updated September 15, 2016