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MIL-STD-461 EMC Testing

Manufacturers of military equipment turn to Elite for MIL-STD-461 services. Our wide range of equipment, test chambers, and decades of experience assure your EMC testing and qualification is completed on-time and with data accepted.

Trusted Experts for MIL Testing, since 1954.

MIL-STD-461 is the qualification testing requirement for electrical and electronic equipment used by the US military.   It 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.

In our nearly 70 years of EMC experience, we have the equipment, facilities and expertise to help manufacturers of military defense related equipment bring their products to market.  Our services include:

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  • Test plans and procedures written by experienced EMC experts.
  • LRU, Component, Equipment testing, plus Large Systems and Whole Vehicle EMC testing.
  • Testing to all sections of MIL-STD-461G, and all legacy editions MIL-STD-461/462.
  • Final test reports recognized and results accepted by all branches of Department of Defense (DoD).
  • MIL-STD-461 EMC, electrical, and MIL-STD-810 ENV testing at One Location.

MIL-STD-461 Facilities, Chambers, Equipment

Elite has an impressive installation of EMC chambers and Facilities to perform all types of MIL-STD-461 testing.  Our laboratory includes chambers that vary in size and purpose to support a wide range of products and support equipment.


Absorber Lined Shielded Enclosures (ALSE)11 ALSE chambers are configurable for MIL-461 EMC testing.   Our largest chambers are configurable for testing groups of floor-standing units interconnected for system level testing.  Several chambers include expansive ground planes to position multiple LRUs and to lay0ut harness and cabling for maximum exposure.
Mode Stirred/Tuned Enclosures3 Elite’s “Reverb” chambers are used for High Intensity Radiated Fields (HIRF) testing.
Whole Vehicle EMC ChamberElite has two chambers that support Whole Vehicle EMC testing.  Each are configured with room exhaust handling for Engine-Running tests.
Radiated Susceptibility (RS103)ALSE (CW/SW):  200-400V/m from 10kHz to 40GHz

ALSE (PM): up to 1500V/m from 1-18GHz

Reverb (CW/SW): up to 1000V/m, from 100MHz-18GHz

Reverb (PM): up to 4000V/m from 1-18GHz.

Bench Test Stations8 bench test stations are provisioned for lightning tests, electrical loads testing, and various other unique procedures that don’t require a shielded chamber environments.
Power Systems Tests60kW Programmable Power Supplies for MIL-704 and MIL-1399.  Voltage variations, dips, interrupts, sags, and other power supply variations.

1500VDC/60A Bi-Directional Power Supply and Load.  800VDC/100A DC supply.

LISNs up to 800VDC and up to 200Amps.

Specialty TestsRS105 EMP testing at 50k V/m

MIL-STD-1399 Magnetic Susceptibility for large equipment. M-field coils up to 15’x15′.



Elite- Accredited and Credentialed

ISO 17025 Accredited Test Lab

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.


iNARTE Certified EMC Engineers

Elite’s staff includes over 21 iNARTE credentialed EMC test engineers to ensure your testing is performed by a trained professional MIL-STD-461 experienced test engineer.


Our MIL-STD-461 Testing Specialists

MIL-STD-461 testing has been a specialty of Elite for decades. Your product will be tested by some of the most experienced engineers in the industry, giving you results you can trust.

John Schmit

Inside Sales Manager

Adam Grant

Technical Sales / Senior EMC Engineer

Patrick E. Hall

Military & Aerospace EMC Team Leader

MIL-STD-461 EMC Testing Standard

Technical Information and Requriements.

MIL-STD-461G EMC Testing Requirements

CE101Conducted Emissions, Power Leads
CE102Conducted Emissions, Power Leads
CE106Conducted Emissions, Antenna Terminal
CS101Conducted Susceptibility, Power Leads
CS103Conducted Susceptibility, Antenna Port, Intermodulation
CS104Conducted Susceptibility, Antenna Port, Rejection of Undesired Signals
CS105Conducted Susceptibility, Antenna Port, Cross-modulation
CS109Conducted Susceptibility, Structure Current
CS114Conducted Susceptibility, Bulk Cable Injection
CS115Conducted Susceptibility, Bulk Cable Injection, Impulse Excitation
CS116Conducted Susceptibility, Damped Sinusoidal Transients, Cables and Power Leads
CS117Conducted Susceptibility, Lightning Induced Transients, Cables and Power Leads
CS118Conducted Susceptibility, Personnel Borne Electrostatic Discharge
RE101Radiated Emissions, Magnetic Field
RE102Radiated Emissions, Electric Field
RE103Radiated Emissions, Antenna Spurious and Harmonic Outputs
RS101Radiated Susceptibility, Magnetic Field
RS103Radiated Susceptibility, Electric Field
RS105Radiated Susceptibility, Transient Electromagnetic Field

How can we help you accomplish your goals?

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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