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Lightning Induced Transient Testing

Applied Technical Services conducts lightning induced transient testing in accordance with the MIL-STD-461G CS117 standard. Lighting strikes have electromagnetic effects that can disrupt the functionality of nearby electronics, comprising the equipment’s reliability and safety. Our EMI lab helps our clients evaluate their equipment, ensuring it can withstand the effects of indirect lightning.

What is MIL-STD-461G CS117?

The MIL-STD-461G CS117 standard is a popular military standard, revered for its effectiveness at evaluating an electronics’ resistance to electromagnetic effects. The CS117 test method ensures the safety and functionality of various types of aircraft equipment, including power cables and electrical systems. Our technicians perform the standard by applying waveforms to the device’s cables to evaluate the changes and disruption the electrical system endures. We note the equipment as MIL-STD-461G CS117-compliant if the equipment operates normally during the test.

Why is Lightning Induced Transient Testing Important?

Lightning induced transient testing services are instrumental when evaluating electronic systems and their resistance to lightning transients. Our MIL-STD-461G CS117-compliant testing services help our clients do the following: 

Failure to properly conduct lightning induced transient tests may result in preventable financial loss or bodily harm. We understand the importance of aircraft safety, and our lightning induced transient testing technicians help our clients verify that their equipment can withstand lighting strikes without becoming ineffective.
About Applied Technical Services

Our A2LA accredited labs specialize in calibration, consulting engineering, testing, and inspection services. Our experienced employees carryout an extensive list of services that benefit various industries, including aerospace, manufacturing, and renewable energy. We are an ISO 9001 quality management system with an uncompromising commitment to our customers’ experience with us. To ensure that their satisfaction, we provide our clients with the following: 

Is your company in need of lightning induced transients testing? Please call +1 (888) 287-5227 or complete a web request to learn more about our EMI capabilities.

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