My reviews have covered MIL-STD-461 over the past few months so it’s time to step up to the system requirements. We realize that the MIL-STD-461 requirements apply to equipment items and subsystems as stated in MIL-STD-464. Revision “C” is the current edition, but a review is a little overdue. In this review, the discussion will focus on the various requirements and how those requirements affect individual equipment and MIL-STD-461 evaluations.
The system requirements consider the integration aspects of equipment items and how the environment, the Electromagnetic Environment (EME), creates the need to address unique issues. Things like deployments to cold and dry locations present issues associated with Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) much more commonly than deployments to tropical regions.
As indicated throughout the MIL-STD-461 reviews the requirements were generic and that tailoring was supported. Tailoring is usually prompted by system analysis that identifies some risk that needs to be addressed. For example, a ground facility generically has …