EMI/EMC testing as per MIL-STD-461

Issue: 5 / 2020

MIL-STD-461 specifies the requirements for the control of electromagnetic interference characteristics (emissions and susceptibility) of electronic, electrical, and electromechanical equipment/system/subsystems (Rack mount/Wall mount/Floor standing) designed for various agencies of the Department of Defence (DoD). MIL-STD-461 has been an active document since 1967 and has undergone several revisions over the years due to changes in Electromagnetic Environment (EME) caused by the rapidly increasing use of electronics and advancements in technology.

ERDA has vast EMI/EMC testing experience of different electrical and electronics products made for defence application like control panels for Missile launcher, Missile controller, Radar System, Flood detection for Navy application & Motors for Naval application.

ERDA is fully equipped, capable and accredited as per ISO/IEC 17025:2017 to perform testing as per E & F revisions of MIL-STD-461. ERDA is equipped with 10 meter Semi Anechoic chamber having 3 ton weight bearing capacity to accommodate big & bulky equipment. In-house testing of equipment, in excess of 20 feet in length and weighing up to 3 tons is already performed.

Tests undertaken at ERDA as per MIL-STD-461 Revision E & F

Test NameTest Description
CE 101Conducted Emissions, Power Leads,30 Hz to 10 kHz
CE102Conducted Emissions, Power Leads,10 kHz to 10 MHz
CS101Conducted Susceptibility, Power Leads,30 Hz to 150 kHz
CS114Conducted Susceptibility, Bulk Cable Injection, 10 kHz to 200 MHz
CS115Conducted Susceptibility, Bulk Cable Injection, Impulse Excitation
CS116Conducted Susceptibility, Damped Sinusoidal Transients, Cables and Power Leads,10 kHz to 100 MHz
RE101Radiated Emissions, Magnetic Field,30 Hz to 100 kHz
RE102Radiated Emissions, Electric Field,10 kHz to 18 GHz
RS101Radiated Susceptibility, Magnetic Field,30 Hz to 100 kHz
RS103Radiated Susceptibility, Electric Field,2 MHz to 18 GHz(up to 50V/M)