Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) and TEMPEST Test Facility (Blacktail Canyon
Electromagnetic Interference (EMI), Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) and
TEMPEST testing are conducted at EPGs Blacktail Canyon Test Facility
in one of its two large 120 dB anechoic chambers or one of its two 100 dB
semi-anechoic shielded rooms. The test facility is located in a radio frequency
(RF) isolated area ideal for open-field EMI and EMC testing and has a frequency
authorization that allows for outside susceptibility and EMC testing from
10 kHz to 40 GHz.
With a door 14 ft. X 12 ft., the large anechoic chamber has a working volume
measuring 35 ft. long x 14 ft. wide x 14 ft. high and is capable of accommodating
large vehicles such as an M1 tank, armored personnel carriers, helicopters
or multiple shelter, large platform systems. This chamber is equipped with
necessary cooling and exhaust to allow for total operation of the test item
while inside the chamber's controlled environment.
The second large anechoic chamber, measuring 22 ft. long x 12 ft. wide x
10 ft., high has a door size of 14 ft. high by 12 ft. wide. It accommodates
military equipment ranging from manpack portable equipment to vehicles such
as HMMWV, LAV, M113, and full- and half-sheltered systems.
The facility's two smaller chambers allow for testing of bench size items
such as computer systems, GPS, tactical radios, chemical agent detectors,
inverters, manportable items etc.
- The facility is equipped to support E3 testing requirements from < 10
kHz to above 40 GHz. Radiating fields > 200 volts/meter rms.
- The facility has an authorized helicopter landing pad within its controlled
perimeter and a Temporary Secure Working Area (TSWA) as needed to support
- Blacktail has instrumentation which is mobile and has supported various
testing all over the world.
- Exceptionally qualified staff: over 75 years experience, an NSA Certified
TEMPEST Engineer, and several NARTE Certified EMC Engineers.
-Tests include: MIL-STD-461 (all versions), MIL-STD-462, MIL-STD-464,
RTCA/DO-160, ADS-37, NACSIM-5100A, NACSEM-5112, NTISSAM 1-91, 1-92, KAG-30
and others as requested