EMI/EMC Testing Technology
Exceeding the Standards
Commercial and defense electromagnetic interference (EMI) and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) testing communities rely on APELC’s proven solutions, which meet, and in many cases, exceed U.S. Department of Defense’s (DoD) MIL-STD and IEC requirements.
Threat-level waveforms are difficult and expensive to reproduce due to their high levels and specific requirements. Through our focused expertise and specialized approach targeting our customers’ individual needs, APELC develops accurate, affordable, and easy-to-use high-power coverage and high-altitude electromagnetic pulse (HEMP) testing solutions.
APELC goes beyond basic regulatory requirements, offering additional features to accommodate our customers’ specific requirements in the field, including:
- Accurate replication of threat-level waveforms
- HEMP and NEMP wideband sources
- High peak power testing
- Compact and portable packaging
- Short set-up times
Key Test Standards
Select your MIL STD to identify the solution that best supports your needs.
APELC offers a catalog of high-power radiated energy sources designed for use in electromagnetic environmental effects (E3) testing. These solutions are used for weapons testing and to test new product shielding to ensure integrity against RF disrupting technology. MIL-STD 464 was established for high-altitude electromagnetic pulse (HEMP) hardening of fixed and transportable ground-based facilities performing critical, time-urgent command, control, communications, computer, and intelligence (C41) functions.
MIL-STD 461 (RS-105)
APELC’s RS-105 radiated susceptibility testing systems feature permanent or removable designs, computer-based controls with data acquisition, measurement and reporting, and requiring only dry-air insulation on the Marx MIL-STD 461 (RS-105) establishes requirements for electromagnetic interference (EMI) emissions control and susceptibility characteristics of electronic, electrical, and electromechanical equipment and subsystems.
APELC’s 188-125 line supports the testing community with high-altitude electromagnetic pulse (HEMP) protection. Persistent testing in a prescribed area of coverage helps prevent lethal or electronic damage in HEMP-threated environments. APELC offers portable sources for current injection testing via an integrated, layered system. MIL-STD 188-125 details the minimum performance requirements for low-risk protection from mission-aborting damage due to HEMP attacks.
APELC’s coupling and decoupling products for the MIL-STD 188-125 product line can deliver the E1 “short pulse” at up to 5 kA onto a device under test. The decoupling devices isolate upstream power and equipment from the E1 pulse by presenting a high-impedance to the pulse generator. Contact APELC for more information.
APELC’s battery-powered pulse generator for pulsed-current-injection testing meets MIL-STD 1310, Shipboard Bonding, Grounding, and Other Techniques for Electromagnetic Compatibility, Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Mitigation, and Safety. APELC’s system is portable, durable, and features long battery life to meet rigorous testing requirements.