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What should I bring to the lab for my EMI test?

June 27, 2018

This is one of the most common questions we get here at NTS EMC labs. It’s important to know what you need in advance to ensure that your test session is productive. You should try to arrive for a test...

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Telecommunications Equipment Testing and Certifications

April 18, 2018

Telecommunications equipment deployed in Central Office locations within the telephone network must be tested and certified for safety. A failure of one product in one rack must be contained to ensure it does not adversely affect the entire Central Office....

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FAA Fire Testing at NTS

November 30, 2017

Fire and flammability testing is required for products used in a wide range of industries, NTS fire and flammability testing services typically fall into two categories: 1) ignition and flame spread, and 2) fire resistance. The Federal Aviation Administration calls...

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Reverberation Chamber Workshop Coming to Fullerton!

October 3, 2016

We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting the IEEE Los Angeles EMC Chapter and MTT/AP Joint Chapter Meeting at NTS Fullerton, CA location on October 17. This workshop will address fundamental to advanced topics regarding reverberation chamber...

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NTS offers CAD/FEA Modeling for Direct and Indirect Effects Lightning, Reducing Test Costs and Time

May 24, 2016

The NTS Lightning Technologies laboratory in Pittsfield, MA is now offering finite element analysis, allowing the performance of complex simulations that accurately model the interaction of lightning with a variety of aircraft and avionics components for our customers. This service...

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Solar Radiation Testing in Accordance with Method 505 of MIL-STD-810

May 17, 2016

  Solar radiation (sunshine) testing is one of the basic tests required for any military equipment planned to be deployed in the open and therefore subject to direct radiation from the solar source. The effects of this radiant energy can...

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How can I relate the results of MIL-STD-810 salt fog testing to the life time of my product?

April 20, 2016

This is a very common question that we get asked quite often and unfortunately there is no correlation between what the product sees in the salt fog chamber to what it will experience out in the field. In order to...

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Is there a preferred sequence for EMI, EMC Tests?

April 5, 2016

One of the questions we get asked often is about order of EMI/EMC testing.  Neither MIL-STD-461 nor RTCA/DO-160 specify the order of test performance.  Leaving aside the issue of Safety of Flight tests for aircraft (which typically must be performed...

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NTS Quick Guide to Reverberation Testing

March 24, 2016

A reverberation chamber (mode tuned/mode stirred chamber) is a shielded enclosure or resonant cavity for RF testing which is statistically isotropic, random polarity, having RF uniformity within specified limits. Typically it has a paddle (or tuner) which stirs up the...

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MIL-STD-461G Released

February 3, 2016

The G revision of the MIL-STD-461 standard was released in December 2015 and is available here. NTS’s Jeffrey Viel’s wrote an article for InCompliance Magazine reviewing the proposed changes which was published back in August 2015. These changes have carried...

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