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Hands on Shock and Vibration Testing Coming to Plano, Texas!

February 7, 2018

NTS is teaming up with the experts at the Equipment Reliability Institute to bring you their popular Fundamentals of Random Shock and Vibration testing on March 19, 2018 in our Plano, TX vibration testing laboratory. This class is a must...

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Annual Plano, TX Customer Appreciation BBQ

May 9, 2017

NTS is pleased once again to host our annual lunch featuring catering from Hutchin’s BBQ. We’ll be serving pulled pork, brisket, sausage, all the fixings and dessert. Come mingle with the NTS team, friends and colleagues. We’ll be providing lab...

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Howell Instruments of Forth Worth TX

December 2, 2016

NTS Plano had the pleasure of hosting Byron Jones of Howell Instruments to conduct environmental testing for Howell’s new Data Acquisition Units. Howell’s client, MD Helicopters, requested more rigorous testing than Howell is able to conduct internally and turned to...

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Reverberation Chamber Workshop at NTS Plano

October 26, 2016

On Thursday, November 10, 2016, NTS is hosting its second workshop on reverberation chamber technology at our Plano facility.* Sponsored by ETS-Lindgren and NTS Plano, this is a free, hands-on, half-day workshop open to those that are interested in learning...

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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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