Military Standard 810G (MIL-STD-810G) Testing – Chicago, IL


Understanding, Planning and Performing Climatic and Dynamic Testing

November 12-15, 2018
NTS Chicago, IL

This 4-day class focuses on the purpose of each test, the equipment required to perform each test, and the methodology to correctly apply the specified test environments. This class is applicable to ANY testing done to Environmental test standards including DO-160, IEC specifications, and all other documents which provide test methodology for environmental testing. The test methods explained and taught in this class apply to environmental testing of ANY equipment whether it is intended for military/aerospace, commercial, or consumer use.

Vibration and Shock methods are covered together. They overview Sine and Random Vibration, also classical waveform shock testing, drop testing and Shock Response Spectrum Testing. We include instrumentation, vibration equipment, control systems and fixture design.

We discuss each climatic test individually, focusing on requirements, origination, equipment required, test methodology and understanding of results. Class members will tour the NTS lab for demonstrations. An instrumented resonant structure is excited first with slowly-sweeping sine vibration and then, much faster, with all-frequencies-simultaneous random vibration. Responses are compared.

Course Objectives

Following this short course, you will be able to:

  • perform vibration, shock and climatic tests
  • evaluate and select equipment to perform testing
  • convert field measured data into a test program,
  • interpret vibration and shock test requirements and results,
  • supervise vibration, shock and climatic tests,
  • specify and experimentally evaluate vibration and shock test fixtures.

Who is this course for?

This course is aimed at people who need to perform, witness or specify environmental testing in accordance with MIL-STD-810.

To review the full course outline and reserve your seat, visit the Equipment Reliability Institute Website

About the Instructor

Steve Brenner

Sr. Technical Editor | Interference Technology Magazine

Steve Brenner has been working in the field of environmental simulation and reliability testing for over 30 years. Commencing about 14 years ago, he became an independent consultant, and is one of ERI’s most sought-after teachers of short courses. His “hot subject” right now is MIL-STD-810G.

Beginning in the late sixties with reliability and design verification testing on the Lunar Module, the Space Shuttle in the eighties, to semiconductor manufacturing equipment in the nineties, Mr. Brenner has always been involved with the latest techniques for verifying equipment integrity through testing.

Mr. Brenner began his career as an Environmental test engineer with Grumman Aerospace Corporation in New York, worked as design verification and reliability engineer for the Air Force, an Environmental Test Engineer for Lockheed Missiles and Space company, and spent 18 years with Kaiser Electronics in San Jose, where he managed the Environmental Test Lab and was involved with the design of hardware intended for severe environments.

Mr. Brenner has been working as a consultant in the reliability testing field since 1996. His client base includes American and European companies with products:

  • Telecommunications
  • Automated test equipment
  • Airborne displays
  • Network equipment
  • Medical equipment
  • Semiconductor manufacturing equipment
  • Automation
  • Aircraft instrumentation
  • Workstations
  • Ruggedized commercial electronic products (COTS)
  • Fiber Optics components and systems
  • Theme Park Rides

Mr. Brenner’s experience includes the entire range of climatic and dynamic testing, including HALT, HASS and long term reliability testing. He teaches several ERI courses each year, USA and abroad. In 2006 he and Wayne Tustin co-authored “Where to place the vibration test control accelerometer?”, which is available upon request.


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