NTS Lightning Laboratory Featured on Discovery Channel

February 14, 2018

At the NTS laboratory in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, industry-leading engineers and technicians are able to generate 2.4 million volts and 250,000 amperes to test the effects of lightning on commercial products. That’s why the Discovery Channel turned to NTS, the undisputed...

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Lightning Strikes!

September 29, 2017

Any electronic component is potentially susceptible to lightning damage. As sophisticated navigation and communication systems come to play a larger role in maintaining safe flight operations, lightning testing is an increasingly important part of quality control for both military contractors...

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Lightning Protection of Wind Turbines

September 12, 2017

Over the past decade, we’ve all watched the world’s energy markets shift towards cleaner, alternative sources. Technological advancements in renewable industries like wind, solar, and tidal, have enabled us to make these potential solutions a reality. As research and development...

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Learn how Lightning Phenomena is Shaping the Wind Power Industry

May 12, 2017

Did you know that WindPower contributed more new electric generating capacity in 2016 than any other source?¹ And did you know that NTS has supported the WindPower industry for 30 years? NTS will be participating in this year’s AWEA WINDPOWER...

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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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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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NTS Employee Profile: Andy Plumer

June 26, 2014

This month we are pleased to introduce Andy Plumer, founder of Lightning Technologies, Inc., now NTS Pittsfield. In 1977, a decade after starting his engineering career at the GE High Voltage Laboratory in Pittsfield, MA, Andy founded Lightning Technologies, Inc. (LTI). He...

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Lightning Travels with NTS Pittsfield Full Vehicle Testing

June 24, 2014

The most widely traveled equipment at NTS Pittsfield is our Full Vehicle Test Sets. This equipment travels to customers’ facilities for use, supporting customers over much of the continental United States but also South America, Europe, the Middle East, and...

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