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MIL-STD-461 Testing

MIL-STD 461 establishes interface and associated verification requirements for the control of the electromagnetic interference (emission and susceptibility) characteristics of electronic, electrical and electromechanical equipment and subsystems designed or procured for use by activities and agencies of the Department of Defense.

MIL STD 461 is best suited for items that have the following features: electronic enclosures that are no larger than an equipment rack, electrical interconnections that are discrete wiring harnesses between enclosures, and electrical power input derived from prime power sources.

MIL-STD-461 is focused on conducted and radiated emissions and susceptibility.

The latest revision of MIL-STD-461 has the following emission and susceptibility requirements:

Requirement: Description:
MIL-STD-461 CE101: Conducted Emissions, Power Leads, 30 Hz to 10 kHz
MIL-STD-461 CE102: Conducted Emissions, Power Leads, 10 kHz to 10 MHz
MIL-STD-461 CE106: Conducted Emissions, Antenna Terminal, 10 kHz to 40 GHz
MIL-STD-461 CS101: Conducted Susceptibility, Power Leads, 30 Hz to 150 kHz
MIL-STD-461 CS103: Conducted Susceptibility, Antenna Port, Intermodulation, 15 kHz to 10 GHz
MIL-STD-461 CS104: Conducted Susceptibility, Antenna Port, Rejection of Undesired Signals, 30 Hz to 20 GHz
MIL-STD-461 CS105: Conducted Susceptibility, Antenna Port, Cross-Modulation, 30 Hz to 20 GHz
MIL-STD-461 CS109: Conducted Susceptibility, Structure Current, 60 Hz to 100 kHz
MIL-STD-461 CS114: Conducted Susceptibility, Bulk Cable Injection, 10 kHz to 200 MHz
MIL-STD-461 CS115: Conducted Susceptibility, Bulk Cable Injection, Impulse Excitation
MIL-STD-461 CS116: Conducted Susceptibility, Damped Sinusoidal Transients, Cables and Power Leads, 10 kHz to 100 MHz
MIL-STD-461 RE101: Radiated Emissions, Magnetic Field, 30 Hz to 100 kHz
MIL-STD-461 RE102: Radiated Emissions, Electric Field, 10 kHz to 18 GHz
MIL-STD-461 RE103: Radiated Emissions, Antenna Spurious and Harmonic Outputs, 10 kHz to 40 GHz
MIL-STD-461 RS101: Radiated Susceptibility, Magnetic Field, 30 Hz to 100 kHz
MIL-STD-461 RS103: Radiated Susceptibility, Electric Field, 2 MHz to 40 GHz
MIL-STD-461 RS105: Radiated Susceptibility, Transient Electromagnetic Field

The latest revision of MIL-STD-461 has the following requirement matrix:

Equipment and Subsystems Installed In, On, or Launched From the Following Platforms or Installations

Surface Ships Sub-marines Aircraft, Army, Including Flight Line Aircraft, Navy Aircraft, Air Force Space Systems, Including Launch Vehicles Ground, Army Ground, Navy Ground, Air Force
MIL-STD-461 CE101
A
A
L
MIL-STD-461 CE102
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
MIL-STD-461 CE106
L
L
L
L
L
L
L
L
L
MIL-STD-461 CS101
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
MIL-STD-461 CS103
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
MIL-STD-461 CS104
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
MIL-STD-461 CS105
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
MIL-STD-461 CS109
L
MIL-STD-461 CS114
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
MIL-STD-461 CS115
L
L
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
MIL-STD-461 CS116
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
MIL-STD-461 RE101
A
A
A
L
MIL-STD-461 RE102
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
MIL-STD-461 RE103
L
L
L
L
L
L
L
L
L
MIL-STD-461 RS101
A
A
A
L
L
A
MIL-STD-461 RS103
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
MIL-STD-461 RS105
L
L
L
L
L

Legend:
A: Applicable
L: Limited as specified in the individual sections of this standard
S: Procuring activity must specify in procurement documentation

MIL-STD-461 is revised periodically. The existing versions of the standard include MIL-STD-461 F, MIL-STD-461 E, MIL-STD-461 D, MIL-STD-461 C, MIL-STD-461 B and MIL-STD-461 A.

Keystone Compliance assists manufacturers with MIL-STD-461 compliance. This page lists every method and section of the standard for informational purposes. There may be methods and sections that fall outside of our scope. Please contact us for more information on how Keystone Compliance can assist you with identifying and fulfilling your MIL-STD-461 needs.