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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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For Airplanes, It’s One Test After Another

May 5, 2015

Aerospace engineers and everyday passengers alike have confidence when getting on an airliner that it’s safe to fly. But few people actually appreciate all the testing that goes into ensuring their airplane can withstand many different conditions and events that...

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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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EMI / EMC Requirements Slideshare Available for Download

September 29, 2014

On September 17th, NTS conducted a one-hour webinar titled “EMI/EMC Requirements for Navy Shipboard and Submarine Applications in accordance with MIL-STD-461F”. Led by NTS Director of Technology, EMI / EMC, Jeff Viel, the webinar covered the EMI/EMC verification requirements for...

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New FCC Rules for unlicensed radio equipment operating in the 5.15 – 5.85 GHz frequency bands

May 21, 2014

By David Bare, Chief Engineer, NTS Silicon Valley The FCC recently adopted revised rules for products that operate in unlicensed frequency bands from 5 – 6 GHz per Part 15 Subpart E of the FCC Rules. The rules were published...

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Upcoming Changes to Measurement, Control and Laboratory Equipment – EN61326

April 18, 2014

By Conrad Chu, EMC Engineering Manager, NTS Silicon Valley Recently, a new version of EN 61326-1 has been adopted and published in the EU’s Official Journal. As this standard is the applicable standard for Measurement, Control and Laboratory Equipment, it...

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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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HERO Testing

July 19, 2013

By Jeff Viel, Regional Director of EMI Engineering Services Simply stated, the term HERO stands for the common effects of and Hazards of Electromagnetic Radiation to Ordnance.  Ordnance can be classified as an Explosive, chemical, or pyrotechnic devices used in...

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NTS to Host 2012 NEBS Environmental and EMC Seminar

June 29, 2012

NTS to Host 2012 NEBS Environmental and EMC Seminar

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Things are changing at NTS Rustburg!

March 21, 2012

Since last Fall, our Heavyweight Shock Test Facility (formerly known as DTI) has been undergoing a series of expansion efforts to add new capabilities and enhance our existing test capacity and resources. Our goal is to provide a “one stop...

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