Over 50 years experience with military testing and the MIL-STD-810 standard
Elite is ISO 17025 accredited through A2LA for nearly all MIL-STD-810 test methods to deliver high-quality results accepted by U.S. Department of Defense agencies. Our experts partner with you to identify the right testing for your products and deliver trusted results on your schedule. Elite offers complete EMC/EMI, Environmental Stress, Photometric, and Wireless testing in one location to save time and cost on your product qualification programs. We also provide unmatched support capabilities to handle, operate, and monitor your test items.
Does MIL-STD-810 apply to my product?
Manufacturers of non-military products may also apply MIL-STD-810 as a recognized “industry standard” to demonstrate survivability and proper operation under harsh conditions. The most important consideration is the product’s operational environment. From there, MIL-STD-810 provides guidance to tailoring each test method for your application. Even if environmental testing is not specifically required for your product, MIL-STD-810 compliance can help differentiate you from your competitors.
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What is MIL-STD-810?
MIL-STD 810 is an environmental, military-focused compliance standard for electronics and equipment design, testing survivability against a variety of external conditions. MIL-STD-810H is the most recent revision of this standard and while it uses the same tests and methods as previous revisions, this version emphasizes the importance of test plan preparation, provides tailoring guidance for the wide spectrum of product applications, and suggests clearer direction when testing ‘material systems’ durability.
Tests performed under this standard ensure electronic equipment remains operational during and after exposure to the harsh environments typically experienced in military operations. Successful completion of MIL-STD-810 testing proves the durability of the equipment and users can trust it to function properly under virtually any scenario.
“This standard contains material acquisition program planning and engineering direction for considering the influences that environmental stresses have on material throughout all phases of its service life. Each of these groups is critical to the goal of successfully incorporating environmental considerations into materiel design, test, and evaluation.”
If you are designing an electronic product for military use, it is likely that MIL-STD-810 testing will be specified to qualify the design and production quality.
What goes into MIL-STD-810 Testing?
MIL-STD 810 testing simulates a wide range of hazardous environmental situations, such as vibration, shock, acceleration, humidity, low and high pressure, low and high temperature, and various other environmental conditions. What makes this standard unique are the tests specific to the hazards one can expect in a hostile, military environment, including:
- Test Method 511 – Explosive Atmosphere is not a measure of the performance of the component around explosive material, but the reaction to the environment post-explosion. This type of environment typically consists of air infused with fuel. The standard tests if the component can operate without combusting and causing an explosion.
- Test Method 519 – Gunfire Shock is a measure of how well military components react to short bursts of intensive gunfire shock and respond with the continual operation.
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Our MIL-810 Specialists
Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) is a primary concern for military hardware. MIL-STD-810 is the fundamental set of limits and test procedures for military EMC. Elite has more than 65 years of experience in military testing, and your product can receive the trusted results provided by the experts in Elite’s state-of-the-art facility.
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