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“Requirements for the Control of Electromagnetic Interference Characteristics of Subsystems and Equipment”

About MIL-STD-461G Test Standard

This Standard contains materiel acquisition program planning and engineering direction for considering the influences that environmental stresses have on materiel throughout all phases of its service life. It is important to note that this document does not impose design or test specifications. Rather, it describes the environmental tailoring process that results in realistic materiel designs and test methods based on materiel system performance requirements.

MIL-STD-461 is a United States Military Standard developed to define how equipment should be tested in regards to their electromagnetic compatibility. The most recent version of MIL-STD-461 is the MIL-STD-461G, which is the result of several corrections over years. However, there are still many military contracts mandating the compliance to MIL-STD-461F.

About MIL-STD-461G Compliance

MIL-STD-461 is basically is a military standard and thus not mandated outside the US military, but several civilian agencies and corporates also adopt this standard as it provides comprehensive procedures and guidelines in the field of electromagnetic. Plus, in order to sell their products and services to military, companies establish their anechoic chamber to conform to MIL-STD-461 in electromagnetic compatibility test labs. In other words, civilian organizations use MIL-STD-461 for two reasons:

  • For those who have no potential clients from military, following MIL-STD-461 would help them conform to FCC Part 15 and EMC standards of other countries
  • Those who do have potential clients requiring compliance of MIL-STD-461, it would be much more efficient to design one type of commercial off-the-shelf product that conforms to the most rigorous standard—MIL-STD-461—instead of going through multiple types of a product each of which comply with a different standard.
  • Applicable for Enclosures and Electrical Equipment

    This standard regulates interface and the relevant verification criteria in order to monitor the emission of an electromagnetic interference (EMI) and its liability associated with electronic, electrical, and electromechanical tools and subsystems created or assembled to be employed in any missions or activities related to the Department of Defense (DoD). The stated equipment and subsystems could be applied individually or as an essential component of other subsystems or systems. MIL-STD-461 is mostly suitable for the elements with the following qualities:

    • Electronic enclosures that are no larger than an equipment rack
    • Electrical interconnections that are distinct wiring harnesses between enclosures
    • Electrical power input coming from prime power sources

    MIL-STD-461 should not, however, be used in the elements such as modules positioned within electronic enclosures or the whole platforms. Though, the rationale of the standard could be helpful to use as a foundation for developing appropriate characteristics for those applications.

    MIL-STD-461G EMI/EMC Training Scope and Contents (2.5 days)

    2.5 days of training covers the following topics

    • EMI/EMC Training, Opening Session
      • General understanding of EMI and EMC.
      • Introductory Design Considerations: Grounding, Bonding, and Shielding.
    • MIL-STD-461G Standard General Overview
      • Introduction & History
      • MIL-STD-461: General overview, definitions, nomenclature, purposes, language, and scope
      • MIL-STD-461 Contents Overview
      • General and detailed requirements
      • Selection of test methods and procedures based on the platform and equipment type
    • MIL-STD-461G – CE Tests (Part I)
      • Conducted Emissions Test Methods CE101, CE102, CE106
      • Example Test Results and Report Reviews
      • Q&As
    • MIL-STD-461-G – CE Tests (Part II)
      • Conducted Emissions Test Methods CE101, CE102, CE106
      • Example Test Results and Report Reviews
      • Q&As
    • MIL STD 461G – CS Tests (Part I)
      • Conducted Susceptibility Test Methods CS101, CS103, CS104, CS105, CS109
      • Example Test Results and Report Reviews
      • Q&As
    • MIL STD 461G – CS Tests (Part II)
      • Conducted Susceptibility Test Methods CS114, CS115, CS116, CS 117, CS 118
      • Example Test Results and Report Reviews
      • Q&As
    • Product Development and Certification Process
      • US DOD Systems Engineering V&V Processes, R&D Project vs. End Product
      • Certification Process (MIL-STD-461, MIL-STD-464, MIL-HDBK 516, US DOD )
      • USAF and US Army EMI/EMC Test and Certification Process
      • FAA/EASA Part 21 ve Certification Process
    • Documentation, Test Plans, and Test Reports
      • Test Plan Examples
      • Test Results and Risk Assessment
      • Test Reports
      • US DOD Data Items (DI) Forms and Data Item Descriptions (DID), governmental and non-governmental documentation
    • MIL-STD-464 Standard
      • MIL-STD-461 vs MIL-STD-464
      • EMI/EMC Platform Level Requirements Review
      • MIL-STD-464 Guides: Requirements Rationale and Lessons Learnt Items
    • MIL-STD-461G RS Tests
      • Radiated Susceptibility Test Methods RS101, RS103, RS105
      • Example Test Results and Report Reviews
      • Q&As
    • MIL-STD-461G RE Tests
      • Radiated Emissions Test Methods  RE101, RE102, RE103
      • Example Test Results and Report Reviews
      • Q&As
    • EMI/EMC & Equipment Design
      • EMI/EMC and Equipment Design
      • EMI/EMC Analysis Software Programs and Application Examples
      • EMI/EMC Analysis Test Programs
    • Additional Tests (RTCA-DO-160)
      • Power Input, RTCA-DO-160G Section 16
      • Magnetic Effect, RTCA-DO-160G Section 15
      • Lightning Direct Effects, RTCA-DO-160G Section 23
    • Other Relevant Test Standards, Brief Summary
      • MIL-STD-464D Electromgnetic Environmental Effects, Requirements for Systems
      • MIL-STD-704F Aircraft Electric Power Characteristics
      • MIL-STD-1275E Interface Standard, Characteristics of 28 Volt DC Input Power to Utilization Equipment in Military Vehicles
      • MIL-STD-1399 Interface Standard, Section 300, Part 1 Low Voltage Electric Power, Alternating Current
      • MIL-STD-1399 Interface Standard, Section 300, Part 2 Medium Voltage Electric Power, Alternating Current


    All MIL-STD-461G test sections are discussed and explained in detail, including

    • All MIL-STD-461G test sections are discussed and explained in detail, including
      • The Purpose of the Test
      • Test Configurations and General Requirements
      • Test Requirements and Procedures
      • EMI Test Chamber
      • Test Setup: Test Setup (Tabletop) / Test Setup (Free Standing)
      • Measurement Tolerances
      • Interpretation of the Test Results and Example Test Report Reviews
      • Issues that might be observed with recommendations (based on design experience).

    Who Should Attend?
    • Test personnel to learn how to implement the tests
    • Design teams to learn what to consider in their design to pass the tests
    • Technical Leads and Requirements Managers to understand how to write correct test requirements
    • Personnel responsible for test plans
    • Program Managers to understand the test scheduling and planning. Also, it is important for them to establish a “test review team”.
    • Decision makers to understand the strategy when choosing certain test procedures in their product life cycle planning for target platforms and for marketing.
    About the Instructors

    Training is provided by Dr Ismail Cicek and an Avionics Chief Engineer who is also a Certified Verification Engineer (FAA/EASA). Training is also assisted by our personnel experienced in MIL-STD-810H testing.

    A Certified Verification Engineer (CVE) iaw FAA/EASA and with 18 years of experience. He has worked as the avionics systems chief engineer in product development of avionics systems. He is also experienced in the product testing per environmental and EMI/EMC standards and FAA/EASA certification processes.

    Our experienced personnel also support our training programs. They are actively participating in the environmental testing of products.

    Dr. Ismail Cicek studied PhD in Mechanical Engineering Department at Texas Tech University in Texas, USA. He study included random vibration. He has both industrial and academic experience for over 30 years.

    He gained engineering and leadership experience by working in the United States Department of Defence projects and programs as systems development engineer for 15 years. He led the development of various engineering systems for platforms including C-5, C-17, KC-10, KC-135, and C-130 E/H/J.  Dr. Cicek’s experience includes unmanned aerial vehicle development where he utilized the Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and Malfunction Data Recorder Analysis Recorder System (MADARS) development for military transport aircraft. 

    Dr Cicek worked as the lab chief engineer for five years at the US Air Force Aeromedical Test Lab at WPAFB, OH. He received many important awards at the positions he served, due to the excellent team-work and his detail oriented and energetic personality.  These included Terra Health’s Superior Client Award in 2009 and Engineering Excellence Award in 2010 as well as an appreciation letter from the US Air Force Aeronautical Systems Center (ASC), signed by the commander in charge.

    Dr Cicek also established a test lab, called Marine Equipment Test Center (METC) and located at Istanbul Technical University, Tuzla Campus, for testing of equipment per military and civilian standards, such as RTCA-DO-160. Providing engineering, consultancy, and training services to many companies and organizations, Dr. Cicek has gained a great insight into the tailoring of standard test methods in accordance with military standards, guides, and handbooks as well as Life Cycle Environmental Profile LCEP) developed for the equipment under test.

    Dr. Cicek also completed various product and research projects, funded in the USA, EU, and Turkey. He is currently teaching at Istanbul Technical University Maritime Faculty, Tuzla/Istanbul. He is the founding manager of the METC in Tuzla Campus of ITU. Meanwhile, he provided engineering services, consultancies, and training to many organizations for product development, engineering research studies such a algorith development, test requirements development, and test plans and executions.

    Dr Cicek worked as the Principle Investigator and became a Subject Matter Expert (SME) at the US Air Force Aeromedical Test Lab (WPAFB/OH) for certifying the products to the US Air Force Platform Requirements. He also developed Joint Enroute Care Equipment Test Standard (JECETS) in close work with US Army Test Lab engineers and managers.

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    Course Material
    • Training material includes electronic presentation material that will be distributed to the attendees before the class.
    • Training material includes library of standards, technical notes, and/or papers, referenced during the training sessions.
    • Registered email is used for the access to the course material area on GOOGLE Drive.
    • Alternate email adress (i.e. gmail) can also be shared with us for the ease of access.
    • All registered users will receive a link to material site for course material before the class.
    General Training Schedule
    • Training courses are provided online using ZOOM.
    • All registered users will receive the link for attandance 1 day before the course.
    • All registered users will receive a link to material site for course material before the class.
    • Schedule is as follows:
    • Day 1: 09:00 – 17:00
    • Day 2: 09:00 – 17:00
    • Day 3: 09:00 – 13:00
    • Istanbul Time (UTC+3)
    More about the Training Contents

    All MIL-STD-461G test sections are discussed and explained in detail, including

    • All MIL-STD-461G test sections are discussed and explained in detail, including
      • The Purpose of the Test
      • Test Configurations and General Requirements
      • Test Requirements and Procedures
      • EMI Test Chamber
      • Test Setup: Test Setup (Tabletop) / Test Setup (Free Standing)
      • Measurement Tolerances
      • Interpretation of the Test Results and Example Test Report Reviews
      • Issues that might be observed with recommendations (based on design experience).
    CE101Conducted Emissions, Audio Frequency Currents, Power Leads (30 Hz – 10 kHz)
    CE102Conducted Emissions, Radio Frequency Potentials, Power Leads (10 kHz – 10 MHz)
    CE106Conducted Emissions, Antenna Port (10 kHz – 40 GHz)
    CS101Conducted Susceptibility, Power Leads (30 Hz – 150 kHz)
    CS103Conducted Susceptibility, Antenna Port, Intermodulation (15 kHz – 10 GHz)
    CS104Conducted Susceptibility, Antenna Port, Rejection of Undesired Signals (30 Hz – 20 GHz)
    CS105Conducted Susceptibility, Antenna Port, Cross-Modulation
    CS106Conducted Susceptibility, Transients, Power Leads, Removed.
    CS109Conducted Susceptibility, Structure Current (60 Hz – 100 kHz)
    CS114Conducted Susceptibility, Bulk Cable Injection (10 kHz – 200 MHz)
    CS115Conducted Susceptibility, Bulk Cable Injection, Impulse Excitation
    CS116Conducted Susceptibility, Damped Sinusoidal Transients, Cables and Power Leads (10 kHz – 100 MHz)
    CS117Conducted Susceptibility, Lightning Induced Transients, Cables and Power Leads
    CS118Conducted Susceptibility, Personnel Borne Electrostatic Discharge
    RE101Radiated Emissions, Magnetic Field (30 Hz – 100 kHz)
    RE102Radiated Emissions, Electric Field (10 kHz – 18 GHz)
    RE103Radiated Emissions, Antenna Spurious and Harmonic Outputs (2 MHz – 40 GHz)
    RS101Radiated Susceptibility, Magnetic Field (30 Hz – 40 GHz)
    RS103Radiated Susceptibility, Electric Field (2 MHz – 20 Ghz)
    RS105Radiated Susceptibility, Transient Electromagnetic Field

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