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EMC Testing for Aerospace & Military/Defense

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EMC Testing Services

At TÜV SÜD America, we provide rigorous EMC testing services specific to the Aerospace, Avionics and Defense Industries, giving you the confidence you need to gain FAA approval, meet supplier prerequisites or to comply with strict military requirements. Our state-of-the-art facilities offer Environmental and Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Testing for:

  • RTCA/DO-160
  • MIL-STD-461
  • MIL-STD-462
  • MIL-STD-285

At TÜV SÜD America, we offer a unique approach, providing comprehensive test plans and automated testing facilities that can be tailored to meet your specific testing requirements. Whether we support your project from the early development stages to final qualification testing, TÜV SÜD America is dedicated to providing you the product support needed to meet your EMC/EMI requirements.


RTCA/DO-160 is published by RTCA, Inc., a global organization comprised of industry and government representatives that develop standards to assure the safety and reliability of all Aviation Electronics equipment (Avionics). Manufacturers of Commercial Avionics equipment selling their products in the United States, Europe, and around the globe must meet RTCA requirements, including RTCA/DO-160. The European Organization for Civil Aviation Electronics (EUROCAE) works jointly with RTCA in the development of avionics standards, and publishes its own, identical document known as EUROCAE/ED-14.

TÜV SÜD America is a member of RTCA and participates in the development and ongoing change of the DO-160 standard.

TÜV SÜD America can test your products to the rigorous EMC and Lightning requirements found in RTCA/DO-160. We able to perform Radiated Susceptibility testing, and are among the few labs whose testing is fully computer-assisted. Computer-assisted testing assures accurate and consistent results with the repeatability that is not obtainable using manual methods.

  • Section 4 Temperature & Altitude *
  • Section 5 Temperature Variation *
  • Section 6 Humidity *
  • Section 7 Operational Shock & Crash Safety *
  • Section 8 Vibration *
  • Section 9 Explosion Proofness *
  • Section 10 Waterproofness *
  • Section 11 Fluids Susceptibility *
  • Section 12 Sand and Dust *
  • Section 13 Fungus Resistance *
  • Section 14 Salt Spray *
  • Section 15 Magnetic Effect
  • Section 16 Power Input
  • Section 17 Voltage Spike
  • Section 18 Audio Frequency Conducted Susceptibility – Power Inputs
  • Section 19 Induced Signal Susceptibility
  • Section 20 Radio Frequency Susceptibility (Radiated & Conducted)
  • Section 21 Emission of Radio Frequency Energy
  • Section 22 Lightning Induced Transient Susceptibility
  • Section 23 Lightning Direct Effects
  • Section 24 Icing *
  • Section 25 Electrostatic Discharge
  • Section 26 Fire, Flammability *


  • European Union version of RTCA/DO-160.


MIL-STD-461 establishes the design requirements for the control of the electromagnetic emission and susceptibility characteristics of equipment and subsystems used by activities and agencies of the US Department of Defense.

  • CE101-Conducted Emissions, Power Leads, 30Hz-10KHz
  • CE102-Conducted Emissions, Power Leads, 10KHz-10MHz
  • CE106-Conducted Emissions, Antenna Terminal, 10KHz-16.5GHz
  • CS101-Conducted Susceptibility, Power Leads, 30Hz-150KHz
  • CS103-Conducted Susceptibility, Antenna Port, Intermodulation, 15KHz-10GHz
  • CS104-Conducted Susceptibility, Antenna Port, Rejection of Undesired Signals, 30Hz-20GHz
  • CS105-Conducted Susceptibility, Antenna Port, Cross Modulation, 30Hz-20GHz
  • CS109-Conducted Susceptibility, Structure Current, 60Hz-100KHz
  • CS114-Conducted Susceptibility, Bulk Cable Injection, 10KHz-200MHz
  • CS115-Conducted Susceptibility, Bulk Cable Injection, Impulse Excitation
  • CS116-Conducted Susceptibility, Damped Sinusoidal Transients, Cables, and Power Leads, 10KHz-100MHz
  • RE101-Radiated Emissions, Magnetic Field, 30Hz-100KHz
  • RE102-Radiated Emissions, Electric Field, 10KHz-26.5GHz
  • RS101-Radiated Susceptibility, 30Hz-100KHz
  • RS103-Radiated Susceptibility, Electric Field, 2MHz-18GHz


* Environmental Testing

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