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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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Key Life Testing – Accelerated Design Evaluation

March 9, 2018

Key life testing is carried out to help evaluate the design life of a vehicle component at an accelerated pace. The basis of key life testing is the determination of the anticipated real-life operating conditions for the vehicle, and then...

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Ballistics Testing

February 26, 2018

Ballistics testing is an essential part of the production of a variety of products. What is ballistics testing, what is it used for and how is it applied? What Is Ballistics Testing? Ballistics is defined as the study and science...

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NIJ Body Armor Standard and Threats Specification Now Available for Public Comment

February 23, 2018

The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) has issued draft documents for the proposed revision to NIJ Standard 0101.06, Ballistic Resistance of Body Armor, and for the proposed Threat Levels and Associated Ammunition to Test Equipment Intended to Protect U.S. Law...

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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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NTS Renews CBTL Approval for Medical EMC Testing

February 1, 2018

NTS Longmont is one of the few CB Testing Laboratories (CBTL) for electromagnetic compatibility in the US. NTS Longmont has long been a leader in EMC testing for medical products to the CE, FDA and JFDA specifications. The CBTL approval...

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