NTS Adds Reverberation Chamber Test Capabilities at Five US Laboratories

Enhancing Ability to Reduce Electromagnetic Interference Test Time by 50%

Calabasas, CA (July 25, 2016) National Technical Systems, Inc. (“NTS”), the leading independent provider of environmental simulation testing, inspection, and certification solutions in the United States, is pleased to announce the completion of the expansion of its EMI testing capabilities to include state-of-the-art reverberation test chambers at five of its U.S. laboratories.

Testing in a reverberation chamber versus a traditional EMC/EMI chamber can shorten test time by as much as 50 percent. Through NTS's involvement in industry committeees like the RTCA, NTS has discovered that members of these organizations as well as major airframe manufacturers are often preferring reverb over anechoic chambers due to the time savings, cost economies, and a number of specific technical advantages of the reverb test method over the direct illumination technique. EMI testing including radiated susceptibility and radiated emissions can be conducted using the reverberation testing chambers. RF energy is applied to all sides of the equipment being tested in a single pass, greatly simplifying the process and increasing test repeatability.

“This expansion of capabilities allows NTS to provide even greater support to our aerospace sector clients in meeting FAA, EUROCAE, and RTCA requirements as these organizations increasingly prefer the reverb method over the direct illumination technique.” stated Jeff Viel, NTS Director of EMI. “Both direct illumination and reverberation test methods are acceptable paths to certification, here at NTS we evaluate our clients’ requirements and then recommend the best method to achieve their goals.”

The reverberation chambers have been added to NTS laboratories in Boxborough, MA; Plano, TX; Tempe, AZ; and Fullerton, CA. NTS Rockford, IL is adding a second reverberation chamber. These copper-lined chambers are capable of achieving High Intensity Radiated Fields (HIRF) of greater than DO-160 Category L levels. Contact NTS today to discuss the benefits of the reverberation chamber test method and if it is appropriate for your product.

NTS is a portfolio company of Los Angeles-based Aurora Capital Group.

About National Technical Systems
National Technical Systems, Inc. (NTS) is a global independent provider of environmental simulation testing, inspection, and certification services, serving a broad range of industries, including the civil aviation, space, defense, nuclear, telecommunications, industrial, electronics, medical, and automotive end markets. During its more than 50 years in business, NTS has built the broadest geographic presence and sole national footprint in the United States, an unparalleled breadth of capabilities, and has fostered continuous innovation, making NTS a unique one-stop resource to meet its clients’ demanding and evolving requirements. Operating through a network of 26 technologically advanced testing laboratories across the United States, this geographically diverse footprint puts NTS facilities in close proximity to its more than 4,000 clients, allowing NTS to serve the nation’s most innovative companies with industry-leading accessibility and responsiveness. NTS’ offering spans more than 70 distinct environmental simulation and materials testing categories, including climatic, structural, dynamics, fluid flow, EMI/EMC, lightning, product safety, acoustics, failure analysis, chemical, and other industry-specific tests, allowing it to handle its clients’ most demanding needs. Additionally, the company is accredited by numerous national and international organizations, which allows NTS to have its test data nearly universally accepted worldwide. NTS operates its inspection division under the Unitek brand, providing a wide range of supply chain management services. NTS’ certification division, which operates under the NQA brand, is one of the largest and most respected global ISO registrars, with active certifications in more than 75 countries. For additional information about NTS, visit our website at www.nts.com or call 800-270-2516.