ISO 17025 MIL-STD-461 & Military EMC Testing Laboratory

Elite is uniquely equipped to provide MIL-STD-461 and related Military EMC Testing with our over 60 years’ experience, iNARTE Certified Test Engineers, and state-of-the-art facilities to complete your most complex projects. Our experts partner with you to identify the right testing for your products and deliver trusted results on your schedule.

Elite is ISO 17025 accredited through NVLAP for ALL MIL-STD-461 test methods to deliver high-quality results accepted by U.S. Department of Defense agencies.

Elite offers complete EMC/EMI, Environmental Stress, Photometric, and Wireless testing in one location to save time and cost on your military qualification programs. We also provide unmatched support capabilities to handle, operate, and monitor your test item:

  • Multiple RF chambers small and large test items
  • CS116/CS117 damped oscillatory waves at 10A
  • CS114 current clamps for 2-inch cable bundles
  • RS105 Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) simulator
  • LISNs (DC-480V 3phase) up to 200 Amps
  • Variable Speed Generator Drive Stands capable of running alternators, generators, and pumps
  • Waveguide feedthrough on RF test chambers for hydraulic and pneumatic hoses
  • Compressed air: 90PSIG, 150CFM, Refrigeration Dried; Cooling water: 30PSIG, 7GPM
  • Configurable resistive power load banks and heat exhaust capability

Contact us to experience the Elite Advantage today.

What is MIL-STD-461?

Military Vehicle Testing

MIL-STD-461 is a common electromagnetic interference (EMI) standard for military grade equipment. Tests performed to this standard assess the electromagnetic susceptibility and emissions of an electrical system. Elite has been involved in the development of MIL-STD-461 from the first edition in 1967 through the latest MIL-STD-461G revision in 2015.

MIL-STD-461 includes test methods and performance requirements for Conducted Emissions, Conducted Susceptibility, Radiated Emissions, and Radiated Susceptibility tailored for specific military applications - including Lightning, High Intensity Radiated Field (HIRF) and Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) requirements.

MIL-STD-461G EMC Testing Requirements


Conducted Emissions, Power Leads


Conducted Emissions, Power Leads


Conducted Emissions, Antenna Terminal


Conducted Susceptibility, Power Leads


Conducted Susceptibility, Antenna Port, Intermodulation


Conducted Susceptibility, Antenna Port, Rejection of Undesired Signals


Conducted Susceptibility, Antenna Port, Cross-modulation


Conducted Susceptibility, Structure Current


Conducted Susceptibility, Bulk Cable Injection


Conducted Susceptibility, Bulk Cable Injection, Impulse Excitation


Conducted Susceptibility, Damped Sinusoidal Transients, Cables and Power Leads


Conducted Susceptibility, Lightning Induced Transients, Cables and Power Leads


Conducted Susceptibility, Personnel Borne Electrostatic Discharge


Radiated Emissions, Magnetic Field


Radiated Emissions, Electric Field


Radiated Emissions, Antenna Spurious and Harmonic Outputs


Radiated Susceptibility, Magnetic Field


Radiated Susceptibility, Electric Field


Radiated Susceptibility, Transient Electromagnetic Field

Does MIL-STD-461 apply to my product?


MIL-STD-461G is best suited for “electronic enclosures that are no larger than an equipment rack, electrical interconnections that are discrete wiring harnesses between enclosures, and electrical power input derived from prime power sources and should not be directly applied to items such as modules located inside electronic enclosures or entire platforms” per Section 1.1.

If you are unsure which test requirements apply to your product, please contact us to assist with test planning and execution.


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