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Electromagnetic compatibility according to MIL-STD-461

Avoidance of interference with mission-critical systems

All electronic and electrical devices emit electrical, magnetic or electromagnetic fields that can influence the functioning of other devices. MIL-STD 461 (Requirements for the Control of Electromagnetic Interference Characteristics of Subsystems and Equipment) is a standard established by NATO countries which has been in use since 1967 and describes the requirements for the electromagnetic compatibility of products for use in the military sector. MIL-STD 461 defines the requirements for testing the electromagnetic interference emission and susceptibility of electronic, electrical and electromechanical equipment and subsystems. The standard relates to the housings of the devices and cables that are integrated into the vehicle.

ATM develops and certifies its system solutions in accordance with MIL-STD 461. This way, ATM guarantees that mission-critical equipment such as computers or displays will function in environments with electromagnetic emissions. However, these also prevent the emission of their own electromagnetic interference radiation that could influence other devices. This way, ATM ensures the success of the mission and the safety of the crew.