MIL-STD-461G Training Test Methods and Compliance

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“MIL-STD-461G Training – Requirements for the Control of Electromagnetic Interference Characteristics of Subsystems and Equipment”

MIL-STD-461G Training: Military and Aerospace Systems must comply with Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) requirements. MIL-STD-461G is applied to Department of Defense (DoD) procurements for equipment and subsystems.  MIL-STD-461G test and evaluation methods will be presented, including system requirements, general requirements, test article configurations, and documentation. This MIL-STD-461G Training course offers critical information for military compliance professionals, testing industry professionals, and developers involved with electronics systems development. Instruction for each of the MIL-STD-461 test and measurement methods along with an analysis of the test results will be covered.

This 3-day MIL-STD-461G Training course provides a detailed focus on performing the testing, reducing and understanding the data, and managing test problems. It features practical methods to address the complexity of the standard configuration along with concepts to manage unusual product types.

About MIL-STD-461G Test Standards

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. It is important to note that this document does not impose design or test specifications. Rather, it describes the environmental tailoring process that results in realistic material designs and test methods based on material system performance requirements.

MIL-STD-461 is a United States Military Standard developed to define how equipment should be tested in regards to their electromagnetic compatibility. The most recent version of MIL-STD-461 is the MIL-STD-461G, which is the result of several corrections over years. However, there are still many military contracts mandating compliance with MIL-STD-461F.

About MIL-STD-461G Compliance

MIL-STD-461 is basically a military standard and thus not mandated outside the US military, but several civilian agencies and corporates also adopt this standard as it provides comprehensive procedures and guidelines in the field of electromagnetic. Plus, in order to sell their products and services to the military, companies establish their anechoic chamber to conform to MIL-STD-461 in electromagnetic compatibility test labs. In other words, civilian organizations use MIL-STD-461 for two reasons:

  • For those who have no potential clients from the military, following MIL-STD-461 would help them conform to FCC Part 15 and EMC standards of other countries
  • For those who do have potential clients requiring compliance with MIL-STD-461, it would be much more efficient to design one type of commercial off-the-shelf product that conforms to the most rigorous standard—MIL-STD-461—instead of going through multiple types of a product each of which complies with a different standard.
Applicable for Enclosure and Electrical Equipment

This standard regulates interface and the relevant verification criteria in order to monitor the emission of electromagnetic interference (EMI) and its liability associated with electronic, electrical, and electromechanical tools and subsystems created or assembled to be employed in any missions or activities related to the Department of Defense (DoD). The stated equipment and subsystems could be applied individually or as an essential component of other subsystems or systems. MIL-STD-461 is mostly suitable for the elements with the following qualities:

  • Electronic enclosures that are no larger than an equipment rack
  • Electrical interconnections that are distinct wiring harnesses between enclosures
  • Electrical power input coming from prime power sources

MIL-STD-461 should not, however, be used in the elements such as modules positioned within electronic enclosures or the whole platforms. Though, the rationale of the standard could be helpful to use as a foundation for developing appropriate characteristics for those applications.

Course Materials
  • The MIL-STD-461G Training material includes electronic presentation material that will be distributed to the attendees before the class.
  • The MIL-STD-461G Training material includes a library of standards, technical notes, and/or papers, referenced during the training sessions.
  • Registered email is used for access to the course material area on GOOGLE Drive.
  • An alternate email address (i.e. Gmail) can also be shared with us for ease of access.
  • All registered users will receive a link to the material site for course material before the class.
  • 3 days of MIL-STD-461G Training with an expert instructor
  • MIL-STD-461G Training Test Methods and Compliance Electronic Course Guide
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee



After completing this MIL-STD-461G Training Test Methods and Compliance course, students will be able to:

  • Details on test methods, purpose, test execution, data reduction, and analysis
  • How to prepare for the test and configuration management
  • Tailoring the test approach to meet unique product evaluation needs
  • How to assess the operation of automated test equipment for proper operation
  • How to develop alternative approaches to overcome technical obstacles
  • How to obtain data to guide design changes to resolve compliance issues
  • We can adapt this MIL-STD-461G Training Test Methods and Compliance course to your group’s background and work requirements at little to no added cost.
  • If you are familiar with some aspects of this MIL-STD-461G Training Test Methods and Compliance course, we can omit or shorten their discussion.
  • We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the MIL-STD-461G Training Test Methods and Compliance course around the mix of technologies of interest to you (including technologies other than those included in this outline).
  • If your background is nontechnical, we can exclude the more technical topics, include the topics that may be of special interest to you (e.g., as a manager or policymaker), and present the MIL-STD-461G Test Methods and Compliance course in a manner understandable to lay audiences.

The target audience for this MIL-STD-461G Training Test Methods and Compliance Course:

  • Test personnel to learn how to implement the tests
  • Design teams to learn what to consider in their design to pass the tests
  • Technical Leads and Requirements Managers to understand how to write correct test requirements
  • Personnel responsible for test plans
  • Program Managers to understand the test scheduling and planning. Also, it is important for them to establish a “test review team”.
  • Decision makers to understand the strategy when choosing certain test procedures in their product life cycle planning for target platforms and for marketing.

The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this MIL-STD-461G Test Methods and Compliance Training course are:

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EMI/EMC Training, Opening Session
  • General understanding of EMI and EMC.
  • Introductory Design Considerations: Grounding, Bonding, and Shielding.
MIL-STD-461G Standard General Overview
  • Introduction & History
  • MIL-STD-461: General overview, definitions, nomenclature, purposes, language, and scope
  • MIL-STD-461 Contents Overview
  • General and detailed requirements
  • Selection of test methods and procedures based on the platform and equipment type
MIL-STD-461G – CE Tests (Part I)
  • Conducted Emissions Test Methods CE101, CE102, CE106
  • Example Test Results and Report Reviews
  • Q&As
MIL-STD-461-G – CE Tests (Part II)
  • Conducted Emissions Test Methods CE101, CE102, CE106
  • Example Test Results and Report Reviews
  • Q&As
MIL-STD 461G – CS Tests (Part I)
  • Conducted Susceptibility Test Methods CS101, CS103, CS104, CS105, CS109
  • Example Test Results and Report Reviews
  • Q&As
MIL-STD 461G – CS Tests (Part II)
  • Conducted Susceptibility Test Methods CS114, CS115, CS116, CS 117, CS 118
  • Example Test Results and Report Reviews
  • Q&As
Product Development and Certification Process
  • US DOD Systems Engineering V&V Processes, R&D Project vs. End Product
  • Certification Process (MIL-STD-461, MIL-STD-464, MIL-HDBK 516, US DOD )
  • USAF and US Army EMI/EMC Test and Certification Process
  • MIL-STD-461G Training
  • FAA/EASA Part 21 ve Certification Process
Documentation, Test Plans, and Test Reports
  • Test Plan Examples
  • Test Results and Risk Assessment
  • Test Reports
  • US DOD Data Items (DI) Forms and Data Item Descriptions (DID), governmental and non-governmental documentation
MIL-STD-464 Standard
  • MIL-STD-461 vs MIL-STD-464
  • EMI/EMC Platform Level Requirements Review
  • MIL-STD-464 Guides: Requirements Rationale and Lessons Learnt Items
MIL-STD-461G RS Tests
  • Radiated Susceptibility Test Methods RS101, RS103, RS105
  • Example Test Results and Report Reviews
  • Q&As
MIL-STD-461G RE Tests
  • Radiated Emissions Test Methods RE101, RE102, RE103
  • Example Test Results and Report Reviews
  • Q&As
EMI/EMC & Equipment Design
  • EMI/EMC and Equipment Design
  • EMI/EMC Analysis Software Programs and Application Examples
  • EMI/EMC Analysis Test Programs
Additional Tests (RTCA-DO-160)
  • Power Input, RTCA-DO-160G Section 16
  • Magnetic Effect, RTCA-DO-160G Section 15
  • Lightning Direct Effects, RTCA-DO-160G Section 23
Other Relevant Test Standards, Brief Summary
  • MIL-STD-464D Electromagnetic Environmental Effects, Requirements for SystemsMIL-STD-704F Aircraft Electric Power CharacteristicsMIL-STD-1275E Interface Standard, Characteristics of 28 Volt DC Input Power to Utilization Equipment in Military Vehicles
  • MIL-STD-1399 Interface Standard, Section 300, Part 1 Low Voltage Electric Power, Alternating Current
  • MIL-STD-1399 Interface Standard, Section 300, Part 2 Medium Voltage Electric Power, Alternating Current
More About the MIL-STD-461G Training Contents

All MIL-STD-461G test sections are discussed and explained in detail, including:

  • The Purpose of the Test
  • Test Configurations and General Requirements
  • Test Requirements and Procedures
  • EMI Test Chamber
  • Test Setup: Test Setup (Tabletop) / Test Setup (Free Standing)
  • Measurement Tolerances
  • Interpretation of the Test Results and Example Test Report Reviews
  • Issues that might be observed with recommendations (based on design experience).
  1. MIL-STD-461G CE101: Conducted Emissions, Audio Frequency Currents, and Power Leads (30 Hz – 10 kHz)
  2. MIL-STD-461G CE102: Conducted Emissions, Radio Frequency Potentials, and Power Leads (10 kHz – 10 MHz)
  3. MIL-STD-461G CE106: Conducted Emissions, Antenna Port (10 kHz – 40 GHz)
  4. MIL-STD-461G CS101: Conducted Susceptibility, Power Leads (30 Hz – 150 kHz)
  5. MIL-STD-461G CS103: Conducted Susceptibility, Antenna Port, Intermodulation (15 kHz – 10 GHz)
  6. MIL-STD-461G CS104: Conducted Susceptibility, Antenna Port, Rejection of Undesired Signals (30 Hz – 20 GHz)
  7. MIL-STD-461G CS105: Conducted Susceptibility, Antenna Port, Cross-Modulation
  8. MIL-STD-461G CS106: Conducted Susceptibility, Transients, Power Leads, Removed.
  9. MIL-STD-461G CS109: Conducted Susceptibility, Structure Current (60 Hz – 100 kHz)
  10. MIL-STD-461G CS114: Conducted Susceptibility, Bulk Cable Injection (10 kHz – 200 MHz)
  11. MIL-STD-461G CS115: Conducted Susceptibility, Bulk Cable Injection, Impulse Excitation
  12. MIL-STD-461G CS116: Conducted Susceptibility, Damped Sinusoidal Transients, Cables, and Power Leads (10 kHz – 100 MHz)
  13. MIL-STD-461G CS117: Conducted Susceptibility, Lightning Induced Transients, Cables, and Power Leads
  14. MIL-STD-461G CS118: Conducted Susceptibility, Personnel Borne Electrostatic Discharge
  15. MIL-STD-461G RE101: Radiated Emissions, Magnetic Field (30 Hz – 100 kHz)
  16. MIL-STD-461G RE102: Radiated Emissions, Electric Field (10 kHz – 18 GHz)
  17. MIL-STD-461G RE103: Radiated Emissions, Antenna Spurious, and Harmonic Outputs (2 MHz – 40 GHz)
  18. MIL-STD-461G RS101: Radiated Susceptibility, Magnetic Field (30 Hz – 40 GHz)
  19. MIL-STD-461G RS103: Radiated Susceptibility, Electric Field (2 MHz – 20 Ghz)
  20. MIL-STD-461G RS105: Radiated Susceptibility, Transient Electromagnetic Field
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