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Vibration Testing Applications

July 18, 2018

A founding physics principle states that every object vibrates to some degree. That can be at the micro level, where atomic and sub-atomic particles vibrate at slow or fast rates. Vibrations also happen at the macro level, where huge objects...

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Testing to MIL-STD-810, Method 505? Look no further than NTS Tempe.

July 3, 2018

Solar radiation can be very damaging to materials and equipment stored and used outdoors. Solar Radiation Testing to MIL-STD-810 Method 505 MIL-STD-810, Method 505 is designed to evaluate materials as they are exposed to the radiation and heating effects of...

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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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GR-1089-CORE Issue 7 Technical Updates White Paper at InCompliance Magazine

June 5, 2018

Technical Updates for GR 1089 CORE ISSUE 7 Electromagnetic Compatibility And Electrical Safety – Generic Criteria for Network Telecommunications Equipment By June 20, 2018, you must adhere to GR-1089-CORE Issue 7 EMC and electrical safety criteria for telecommunications network testing....

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Aviation Fuel Contamination Risk to Flight Safety

May 22, 2018

One indisputable fact is, engines do not run on water or anything other than what they were designed to burn. Water contamination of fuel that turns to ice can cause a blockage to an aircraft’s fuel system and engine can...

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Ask the Expert: Will a COTS power supply pass MIL-STD-461 testing?

May 4, 2018

This is a difficult question to answer, but in most cases I would say no, not without a few modifications. The main reason for this is due to test requirement variances between defense and commercial standards. For example, MIL-STD-461 uses...

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An Overview of the Non-Destructive Testing Services Offered by NTS

May 3, 2018

What type of Non-destructive Testing does NTS offer? NTS offers Non-destructive Testing (NDT) by the use of 2D/3D X-ray imaging, X-ray/CT metrology or computed tomography (CT) imaging. These methods are used to evaluate the properties of components, systems or materials...

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Dual Shaker Testing for Large Test Articles

April 27, 2018

Demand for large force shaker testing is increasing, particularly for our clients in the aerospace and satellite sectors. Large electrodynamic shakers like the T4000 are the workhorses of the NTS dynamics labs, but when the test article is so large...

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High-Level Electromagnetic Interference Testing For Electronics and Avionics

April 25, 2018

NTS high-level EMI testing simulates high intensity radar sweeps encountered in hostile combat areas and commercially when crossing radar beams on final approach to an airport. A number of NTS locations, including testing labs in Massachusetts, California, and Texas are...

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MIL-C-25478B – Military Specification: Coolers, Lubricating Oil, Aircraft General Specification

April 11, 2018

“The MIL-C-25478B specification is the general specification for aircraft engine lubricating oil coolers that provide oil temperature regulation for aircraft gas turbine engines using high temperature synthetic base lubricating oil, and aircraft piston engines, turbo propeller gear boxes, and helicopter...

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