Hot Off The Press . . . well warm anyway! MIL-STD-461F was released 10 December 2007 so as specs go it's only about 5 years old. Though similar to MIL-STD-461D/E there are some significant changes in content and procedures. This five-day short course is intensive! fast paced! . . . and designed to bring students up to date with MIL-STD-461F in the shortest period of time! The course starts with an overview of the MIL-STD-461F contractual and CDRL items (Design Control Plan, Test Plan, and Test Report). Terms, definitions, and EMC basics are covered during a segment on practical EMC design structured to help students prepare and/or evaluate the major Control Plan requirements. Because of DOD’s strong emphasis on COTS equipment, the FCC and EU Test/evaluation methods are surveyed and compared with MIL-STD-461F. You will definitely be enlightened! Lastly, MIL-STD-464C will be discussed along with MIL-STD-1541A and the proposed 1541B for those involved in Space applications.

Day1 – MIL-STD-461F and EMC Basics

  • Examples of Interference Conditions
  • Course Overview
  • Contractual Requirements
  • EMC Basics and Control Plan Reqs
  • Understanding COTS Requirements
  • Cost Considerations
  • Day 2 - Facilities & Emission Test Instrumentation

  • Shielded Enclosures
  • OATS
  • Conducted/Radiated Emission Sensors
  • Receivers & Spectrum Analyzers
  • Bandwidth & Measurement Times
  • Day 3 – Susceptibility Test Instrumentation & Measurement Uncertainty

  • Susceptibility Couplers
  • Power Amplifiers
  • Automated Susceptibility Systems
  • Measurement Errors and Analysis
  • Test Margin & Rationale
  • Design Development Testing
  • Day 4 – Selected MIL-STD-461 Test Limits & Test procedures

  • Overview of MS-461F Tests (the old and the new)
  • Conducted Emission Tests
  • Conducted Susceptibility Tests
  • Radiated Emission Tests
  • Day 5 – Continuation of MIL-STD-461F Test Limits & Procedures
    and MIL-STD-1541 and 464 Systems/Platform Compliance

  • Radiated Susceptibility Tests
  • System/Platform Compliance
  • Systems Level Testing
  • Platform Level Testing