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Health Effects of RF Energy
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Health Effects of RF Energy and Microwaves

The health effects of RF energy have been a concern voiced by many in recent years.  Questions have been raised about the use of cell phones and the introduction of 5G.  Now the military has raised concerns about the cognitive effects of radio frequency energy on pilots. U.S. Military Concerns About RF Noise Exposure A

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Components for Hypersonic Applications
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Components for Hypersonic Applications – Considerations

Components for hypersonic applications are required for an increasing number of Department of Defense (DoD) projects.  These components and assemblies must be able to function under very demanding circumstances.  Typical stresses include altitudes exceeding 100,000 feet, rapid temperature changes, vibration, pyroshock, and acceleration.  This provides unique challenges to designers and those involved in test and

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Understanding MIL STD 810
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Understanding MIL STD 810 and How to Use It

Understanding MIL STD 810 is essential for proper developmental evaluation of the environmental effects on equipment.  CVG Strategy has been helping our customers use this valuable standard to create test programs for over a decade.  In this time we have seen a number of commonly held misconceptions about the standard and how to use it. 

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Witnessing EMI Testing
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Witnessing EMI Testing Properly Adds Value

Witnessing EMI/EMC testing is a complex task.  Conducting this task properly can add value to your product development efforts.  More often than not products fail their initial testing.  Because of this, iterations of redesign and retest are required.  This can result in budgetary and scheduling issues for your design team and delay getting your product

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Tech Standard Development Open
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Tech Standard Development Open to U.S. Companies

The US Department of Commerce has announced that tech standard development is open to participation by U.S. companies.  This new rule is designed to allow U.S. technology companies to influence the future of cutting edge technologies. The Role of Standards in Technology Standards are created to establish minimal criteria for functionality, interoperability, and safety.  They

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Product Test Management Services
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Product Test Management Services Help During Pandemic

CVG Strategy Offers Product Test Management Services Product Test Management Services can assist in keeping product development schedules on track during the Covid-19 pandemic.  Many product developers are already behind schedule due to lock downs.  Sending engineering staff on travels to laboratory may not be a desirable option at this time.  CVG Strategy can help

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test and evaluation for robustness
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Test and Evaluation for Robustness

Test and Evaluation for Robustness Test and Evaluation for robustness of a product is an involved process.  For electrical and electronic equipment an evolution of design engineering evaluation has been required to meet acceptable failure rates for fielded product.  Instituting these test methodologies requires looking beyond a test to pass approach. Robustness in Military Applications

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Accelerometers and Laboratory Testing
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Accelerometers and Laboratory Testing

What Test Witnesses Need to Know About Accelerometers and Laboratory Testing Shock and Vibration analysis utilizing accelerometers and laboratory testing is a requirement for many commercial and defense standards.  Because accelerometers provide the feedback to the excitation system, proper selection and placement is essential.  To achieve optimal testing validity the test witness and test manager

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effective product test management
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Effective Test Program Management for Better Products

Effective Test Program Management Requires Planning Effective Test Program Management can add value to product development when its true value has been identified.  Too often product testing is left to the last moment, calls are made to test laboratories to ask what testing is required.  Equipment and somebody from the engineering team is transported off

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MIL STD 810H Humidity
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MIL STD 810H Humidity Method 507.6, A Deeper Look

MIL STD 810H Humidity MIL STD 810H Humidity Method 507.6 is a test method for evaluating products that are likely to be stored and/or operated in a warm, humid environment.  MIL-STD-810 Environmental Engineering Considerations and Laboratory Tests is a Department of Defense (DoD) standard for military and commercial applications.  It is a series of laboratory

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Electromagnetic Pulse Vulnerabilities
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Electromagnetic Pulse Vulnerabilities and Product Design

What is an Electromagnetic Pulse? Electronic products have Electromagnetic Pulse Vulnerabilities that could cripple infrastructure systems across the planet.  It is a serious concern that a number of agencies have reported on at length.   The Critical National Infrastructure Commission report of 2008 is one such example that outlines some dire possibilities. Electromagnetic Pulses (EMP) can

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emi and device coexistance
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EMI and Device Coexistence in Today’s RF Environment

The Growth of RF Spectrum Usage, EMI and Device Coexistance Increased reliance on radio frequency communication has created issues for Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) and Device Coexistence.  Cellular devices and equipment using the Internet of Things (IoT) are major causes of this increase.  This has effected product development strategies for both commercial and defense applications, particularly

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product packaging evaluation
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Product Packaging Evaluation for Durability

The Need for Adequate Product Packaging Evaluation Product packaging evaluation is essential for a product’s success.  Excellent design and proper manufacture mean little if the product delivered to the customer is damaged.  Assessing packaging requirements requires an understanding of the product to be shipped fragility and a knowledge of the nature of transportation and storage

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Medical Equipment EMC Susceptibility
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Medical Equipment EMC Susceptibility

Medical Equipment EMC and Electrical Susceptibility Issues Incidents of medical equipment EMC susceptibility failures highlight the necessity of adequately accessing the electrical and electromagnetic environment of modern medical facilities.  Many of these were featured in the January 2020 IN Compliance Banana Peels column.  While the need for reliable operation of medical equipment is obvious, this

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product compliance testing
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Product Compliance Testing and Beyond

Product Compliance Testing Product compliance testing is a requirement for bringing products to market.  These tests vary dependent on which global market sectors are being targeted.  Requirements differ from product type to product type and standards are constantly being created and revised.  It requires a great deal of effort to stay current on what testing

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