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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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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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The Benefits of Pre-Compliance EMC Testing

November 20, 2015

One of the biggest product development challenges today is ensuring electromagnetic interference is optimally controlled. With proper electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) testing and design, you can ensure the correct operation of various devices in the same electromagnetic environment. EMC is achieved...

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Why do I need EMC Compliance?

June 12, 2015

There are a variety of reasons why your electrical/electronic products may be required to go through the Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) compliance process. Regulatory Requirements Most industrialized nations have established agencies or other regulatory bodies responsible for defining and enforcing EMC...

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Understanding Testing in a Reverberation Chamber

February 3, 2015

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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New Reverberation Chamber at NTS Rockford Achieves Greater than DO-160 Category L Levels!

October 30, 2013

We are pleased to announce our newly-added second reverberation chamber, coupled with state-of-the-art amplifiers, 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!...

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Ask the Expert: Eric Young, M.S.

August 28, 2013

Eric Young is NTS Rockford’s Dynamic Engineer, developing dynamic test plans and overseeing all dynamic test programs at the Rockford Facility. He received his Master of Science in physics from the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. Eric has 28 years...

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