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MIL-STD-461F Training Course, MIL-461 Training Course

MIL-STD-461F training course teaches you the information, background, terminology, protocols, test methods, and requirements necessary to understand, design, and implement MIL-STD 461F.

MIL STD Background

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-461F, which is the result of several corrections over years. However, there are still many military contracts mandating the compliance to MIL-STD-461E.

MIL STD 461F Training Course

MIL-STD-461 compliance is basically is 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 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 military, following MIL-STD-461 would help them conform to FCC Part 15 and EMC standards of other countries
  • Those who do have potential clients requiring compliance of 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 comply with a different standard.

MIL-STD-461F Objectives

This standard regulates interface and the relevant verification criteria in order to monitor the emission of an 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-461F 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-461F 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.

Learn About MIL-461 

  • Definitions, purposes, language, and scope of MIL-STD-461F
  • General and detailed requirements
  • Governmental and non-governmental documentation
  • CE101, 102, 106
  • CS101, 103, 104, 105, 106, 109, 114, 115, 116
  • RE 101, 102, 103
  • RS 101, 103, 105


  • Our instructors have great experience in both academia and industry, and are fully familiar with all the military and defense standards
  • We have had several clients from governmental agencies including DOD, military, Air Force, to name a few, which make us expert in knowing what exactly these agencies need to see in proposals. Therefore, if you are a civilian corporate, we can help you improve your products/services to be able to win governmental proposals and then deliver fulfilling results
  • Our training courses are fun and interactive, combined of lectures and practical activities, such as labs, group activities, and hands-on workshops
  • We use real-world projects and examples in our training


MIL STD 461F training is a 3-day course designed for:

  • Test Engineers
  • Test Technicians and Operators
  • MIL-STD Design Engineers
  • The source or troubleshoot MIL-STD equipment team personnel
  • Interpreting MIL-STD data team personnel

What Will You Learn?

Below are the major topics will be covered in this training:

  • Overview of MIL-STD 461F
  • Requirements
  • Exclusive Requirements
  • CE101, Conducted Emissions, Power Leads, 30-10 kHz
  • CE102, Conducted Emissions, Power Leads, 10k-10 MHz
  • CE106, Conducted Emissions, Antenna Terminals, 10k-40 GHz
  • CS101, Conducted Susceptibility, Power Leads, 30-150 kHz
  • CS103, Conducted Susceptibility, Antenna Port, Intermodulation, 15k- 10 GHz
  • CS104, Conducted Susceptibility, Antenna Port, Rejection of Undesired Signals, 30-20 GHz
  • CS105, Conducted Susceptibility, Antenna Port, Cross Modulation, 30-20 GHz
  • CS106, Conducted Susceptibility, Transient, Power Leads
  • CS109, Conducted Susceptibility, Structure Current, 60-100 kHz
  • CS114, Conducted Susceptibility, Bulk Cable Injection, 10k- 200MHz
  • CS115, Conducted Susceptibility, Bulk Cable Injection, Impulse Excitation
  • CS116, Conducted Susceptibility, Damped Sinusoidal Transients, Cables and Power Leads, 10k-100MHz
  • RE101, Radiated Emissions, Magnetic Field, 30-100kHz
  • RE102, Radiated Emissions, Electric Field, 10k-30GHz
  • RE103, Radiated Emissions, Antenna Spurious and Harmonic Outputs, 10k-40GHz
  • RS101, Radiated Susceptibility, Magnetic Field, 30-100kHz
  • RS103, Radiated Susceptibility, Electric Field, 2M-40 GHz
  • RS105, Radiated Susceptibility, Transient of Electromagnetic Field

MIL STD 461F training course

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