Military & Aerospace EMC testing

Military & aerospace compliance testing & certification


Experienced & Accredited Military Testing

EMC Technologies’ Melbourne and Sydney and also EMC Bayswater (south-east Melbourne) laboratories provide NATA accredited Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) MIL-STD testing of military equipment to MIL-STD 461 B, C, D, E, F & G. The scope includes most test requirements and methods called up by MIL-STD 461/2, allowing defence agencies, contractors and defence suppliers to prove compliance with the stringent EMC limits imposed on defence equipment and systems.

MIL-STD-461 prior version F (published in 1999) was split into two coordinated documents MIL-STD-461 (limits) and MIL-STD-462 (test methods). After MIL-STD 461F both limits and methods were combined into a single standard. These documents used by the Army, Air force and Navy as a baseline to standardize EMC design and test requirements for equipment and systems. They provide a standardized set of interference control and test requirements which form a common basis for assessing the EMC characteristics. They include conducted emissions, radiated emissions, conducted susceptibility, and radiated susceptibility requirements.

Our MIL-STD testing facilities in Melbourne and Sydney include large semi-anechoic chambers that accommodate large vehicles, systems and equipment as well as small military devices.

Accredited Military EMC Testing

EMC Technologies Group have 3 accredited facilities

Accredited EMC Testing for large products

EMC Technologies Group have the only commerical 10m iOATS chamber in Australia & New Zealand

On-site & in-situ testing capability

EMC Technologies can perform testing onsite if needed

Open Area Test site in Sydney for large vehicles

In Sydney if the product for testing is too large for the test laboratory, we can test it at our outside test site in the bush!

Need a vehicle or large system tested?

2 sites at EMC Technologies Melbourne & EMC Bayswater both capable of testing vehicles

Military approvals & Compliance testing services

Our scope of NATA accreditation includes:

  •     Conducted Emissions: CE01/CE101, CE03/CE102
  •     Radiated Emissions: RE01/RE101, RE02/RE102
  •     Radiated Susceptibility: RS01/RS101, RS02, RS03/RS103
  •     Conducted Susceptibility: CS01/CS101, CS02, CS06, CS114, CS115, CS116
  •     Susceptibility: Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) CS118

We can test to other MIL-STD requirements such as CE106 and RE103 for antenna ports although they are not presently in our scope of accreditation.

EMC Technologies’ experienced EMC engineers provide expert consultancy services to defence agencies, contractors and suppliers in the areas of EMC design and systems integration, tender bid assistance, documentation preparation and Electromagnetic Environmental Effects.

Aerospace/Avionics Testing: RTCA/DO-160

EMC Technologies’ comprehensive Melbourne and Sydney laboratories provide NATA accredited Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) aerospace testing of avionics and aerospace equipment to RTCA/DO-160 up to edition G. DO-160 EMC and environmental tests are very similar to military standards.

Our scope of NATA accreditation includes:

  •  Section 15 Magnetic Effect
  • Section 17 Voltage Spike
  • Section 18 Audio Frequency Conducted Susceptibility
  • Section 19 Induced Signal Susceptibility
  • Section 20 Radio Frequency Susceptibility
  • Section 21 Emission of Radio Frequency Energy
  • Section 25 Electrostatic Discharge

We can also offer non accredited testing services to Section 16 – Power Input (accreditation expected in the near future).

Other sections such as environmental tests can be subcontracted to partner laboratories enabling a single point contact.

Onsite Aerospace EMC Testing

Experienced staff with EMC Technologies group

Cabin emissions investigations

Interference issues? We can investigate!

Avionics EMI testing

TPED (Transmitting Portable Electronic Devices) testing

Front door testing

Ground control we have an issue! You better call EMC Technologies!

Aerospace/Avionics Testing: RTCA DO-294 and DO-307

EMC Technologies can provide commercial airlines with necessary EMC and EMI testing services to receive approval for Gate-to-Gate use of Personal Electronic Devices (PEDs) on-board aircraft.

We have developed extensive capability and experience from servicing major local and international airlines. Services include:

  • Front door testing
  • TPED (Transmitting Portable Electronic Devices) testing
  • Interference Path Loss (IPL) testing method
  • Back door susceptibility testing

We can travel to your site anywhere in the world to carry out these tests at any convenient time.

Electromagnetic Environmental Effects (E3) MIL-STD 464

E3 requirements address both intra-system and inter-system issues as well as the broad range of electromagnetic disciplines. These include electromagnetic interference (EMI), electromagnetic susceptibility (EMS), radiation hazards (EMR) electromagnetic vulnerability (EMV), hazards of electromagnetic radiation to ordinance (HERO). External E3 effects include RF transmissions. Internal E3 effects include EMI, RF transmissions and cross coupling of RF and low frequency currents.

EMC Technologies experienced engineers can handle all your E3 integration requirements, systems testing, preparing or reviewing all the necessary documentation as well as liaising with defence department on your behalf.