Prolonged exposure to solar radiation can be very damaging to equipment that is stored or used outdoors. NTS operates state-of-the-art solar radiation testing facilities, capable of testing to solar standards for various different product types. We utilize proprietary sources of radiation to provide the spectral content and irradiance to the exacting requirements specified by these standards. We also provide the exact temperatures and wind speeds required by these standards.
NTS locations in Tempe, Arizona; Baltimore, Maryland, Boxborough, Massachusetts; Plano, Texas; Santa Clarita, California; Huntsville, Alabama; Chicago, Illinois; and Orlando, Florida all offer solar radiation testing capabilities. With the capacity to fulfill testing requests for devices of any size or configuration, we can help you achieve compliance and certification with MIL-STD-810 and other regulatory standards. Materials that can be tested include:
In short, any military or other device that is exposed to sunlight is a candidate for solar radiation testing. Understanding the potential effects UV-A, UV-B, infrared and visible light can have on a product is key to mitigating risk and developing more resilient systems overall.
NTS Tempe performs two main types of solar radiation testing:
NTS’ solar radiation testing facilities offer a number of key advantages, including improved control of test parameters and the ability to handle larger devices and orient them to the radiation source. We also provide real-time monitoring of spectral content and irradiance, so you can be certain all tests are performed to your exact specifications.
Contact NTS today to learn more about our solar radiation testing services.