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MIL-STD-461 CS118

CS118 Purpose

Personnel Borne Electrostatic Discharge

This requirement is applicable to electrical, electronic, and electromechanical subsystems and equipment that have a man-machine interface. It is not applicable to ordnance items.

Test Equipment

The test equipment shall be as follows:

a. ESD Generator, adjustable from ±2kV to ±15kV (minimum range),
and Table X for simplified ESD generator characteristics.
b. ESD network, 150 picofarads (pF) capacitance, 330 ohm discharge resistance.
c. Contact discharge tip Figure CS118-2.
d. Air discharge tip Figure CS118-2.
e. Electrostatic voltmeter.
f. Oscilloscope, single event bandwidth ≥ 1 GHz.
g. ESD current target, input resistance 2 ±5% ohms, Figure CS118-3.
h. Attenuator, 20 dB.
i. Coaxial cable, 50 ohm impedance, ≤ 1 meter.
j. Metallic ground plane.
k. Ionizer or one (1) megohm resistor (1MΩ±10%).

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