Review of MIL-STD 461 CS101– Low Frequency Susceptibility – Power

This article reviews MIL-STD-461 CS101 including the updates contained in revision “G” the current version.  The test title “Conducted Susceptibility, Power Leads” pretty well defines the test, where interference is applied to the power input of the Equipment Under Test (EUT).  During application of the interference the EUT is monitored to verify acceptable performance.  Note that the use of prior revisions may remain in use because of maintaining compatibility of new components with existing systems.

Sources, coupling paths and victims are present in an Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) situation and CS101 is no different.  Noise and even more prominent power frequency harmonics from any item on the power bus could …


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