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Developmental Test and Evaluation
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Developmental Test and Evaluation for Defense Products

What is Developmental Test and Evaluation? Developmental Test & Evaluation (DT&E) refers to testing performed on components and subsystems designed for use on U.S. defense platforms.  This testing is conducted at various stages in the development and acquisition process to verify that the product meets specified levels of performance. DT&E is normally conducted by the

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EMC Test Plans
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EMC Test Plans, A Requirement for Proper Testing

EMI/EMC Test Plans EMI/EMC Test Plans are important in preparing for your trip to the lab.  The test plan should communicate all relevant information about testing requirements and the nature of the system to be tested.  This will allow the test laboratory to sufficiently assess the requirements needed to complete testing.  These requirements include: size

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Product test standards
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Product Test Standards and Specifications

Using Product Test Standards to Develop a Test and Evaluation Program There is a seemingly endless amount of product test standards and specifications.   These documents set criteria for compliance, provide guidance for evaluation, and sometimes assist in the development of analysis and test programs of both consumer products and military products.  They are all constantly evolving

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Using the tailoring process in MIL-STD-810
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Using the Tailoring Process in MIL-STD-810

The Evolution of the Tailoring Process in MIL-STD-810 MIL-STD-810 Environmental Engineering Considerations and Laboratory Tests is a standard for environmental developmental test and evaluation.  Its purpose is to provide guidance for the development of analysis and test criteria to evaluate materiel, identify deficiencies and defects, and demonstrate compliance.  The tailoring process develops valid test criteria

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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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military product testing
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Military Product Testing – Verifying Reliability

Military product testing is performed at various stages of a products development and service initiation.  The earliest phase of this testing is known as Developmental Test and Evaluation.  This phase is conducted by the product developer and includes a detailed regime of climatic, dynamic, EMI/EMC, and electrical compatibility test procedures. The United States Department of

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Monitoring of Operational Testing
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Monitoring of Operational Testing and MIL-STD-810

Monitoring of Operational Tests Monitoring of operational tests and the recording of all critical performance parameters has become a requirement in MIL-STD-810H. Operational testing has been a part of MIL-STD-810 since Revision C in 1975.  It refers to testing the item in a manner that represents service use as documented in the mission profile.  Successive

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Preparing for EMI Testing
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Preparing for EMI Testing – Important Considerations

Preparing for EMI Testing can save time and money. Most EMI tests do not provide the news we want to hear on the first trip, therefore preparing to go the lab then is a task that should be thought out.  Emissions and immunity testing is an important part of your product development.  Successful testing can

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EMC Testing and Risk Management
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EMC Testing and Risk Management

It wasn’t long ago that EMC Testing and Risk Management wouldn’t have appeared in the same sentence.  Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) and Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) testing has normally been performed to meet the criterion established for a desired label.  Once compliance testing has been passed, it’s off to market. Medical Equipment Safety Concerns A modern medical

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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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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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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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