Electromagnetics Testing & Technology Development Center

ARA’s Electromagnetic Testing & Technology Development Center provides electromagnetic design, development and testing services for a wide range of applications, including High Altitude Electromagnetic Pulse (HEMP), Intentional Electromagnetic Interference (IEMI), High Power Microwave (HPM), and ionizing radiation. We provide unique hardware and software solutions for complex EM measurements in hostile environments.

CUSTOM MADE TESTING EQUIPMENT

  • 1kA Current Pulser
  • CWI Antenna Assembly
  • Wideband Antennas
  • Sensor Stands and Frames

STATE-OF-THE-ART EQUIPMENT

  • Transverse Electromagnetic Field Cell
  • Electric and Magnetic Field Sensors
  • 1kA and 5kA Current Pulsers
  • Wideband Current Probes
  • Network Analyzers
  • Spectrum Analyzer
  • Oscilloscope
  • 3D Printer
  • Lathe

HIGH ALTITUDE EMP (HEMP) FIELD TESTING

  • RELIABILITY TESTING ON COMMERCIAL AND MILITARY EQUIPMENT AND CRITICAL
    INFRASTRUCTURE
  • ELECTRONIC SUSCEPTIBILITY AND SURVIVABILITY STUDIES

CONTINUOUS WAVE IMMERSION (CWI)

  • PORTABLE CWI ANTENNA ASSEMBLY
  • CUSTOM DATA ACQUISITION SOFTWARE
  • 100KHZ – 1GHZ BANDWIDTH
  • THREAT LEVEL EXTRAPOLATION

PULSED CURRENT INJECTION (PCI)

  • 1KA PULSER BUILT IN HOUSE
  • 5KA PULSER AVAILABLE

HEMP SHIELDING EFFECTIVENESS AND HARDENING

  • MIL-STD-188-125 COMPLIANCY TESTING
  • HEMP SHIELDING DESIGN
  • HARDNESS MAINTENANCE/HARDNESS SURVEILLANCE
  • SITE SURVEYS AND ASSESSMENTS

ELECTRO-MECHANICAL DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT

  • RAPID PROTOTYPING
    • SOLIDWORKS MODELLING AND STRESS ANALYSIS
    • CIRCUIT DESIGN, SIMULATION, AND FABRICATION
  • MULTI-MATERIAL MACHINING AND SHAPING

PLANAR ANTENNA DESIGN AND FABRICATION

  • LOG PERIODIC TOOTH/SPIRAL
  • ARCHIMEDEAN SPIRAL
  • LOW FREQUENCY FOLDED DIPOLE

Dave Kleeberg  Principal Program Manager   •  Tel: 805-252-2229

Kyle Lyke  EMP Service Center Manager   •  Tel: 210-681-8208

11220 W. Loop 1604 N.  •  Building 2  •  San Antonio, TX 78254