Many rugged tablets and some industrial computers come with an MIL-STD-810 rating, which ensures that the computer or tablet can withstand drops, shocks, vibrations, and more. In industries including aviation, aerospace and marine, operators rely on computer systems for mission critical tasks and those computers are required to meet MIL-STD-810 standards.
What is MIL-STD-810?
MIL-STD stands for Military Standard and MIL-STD-810 is the Department of Defense Test Method Standard: Environmental Engineering Considerations and Laboratory Tests. The Standard defines 29 laboratory test methods used to test the ruggedness of material.
MIL-STD-810H is the most recent version of the Standard, published in January, 2019.
MIL-STD-810H Testing Methods
There are 29 test methods defined under MIL-STD-810H and materials can be tested for as many or as few of these categories as necessary. All 29 test methods are listed below.
- Low Pressure (Altitude)
- High Temperature
- Low Temperature
- Temperature Shock
- Contamination by Fluids
- Solar Radiation (Sunshine)
- Salt Fog
- Sand and Dust
- Explosive Atmosphere
- Acoustic Noise
- Acidic Atmosphere
- Combined Environments
- Icing/Freezing Rain
- Ballistic Shock
- Freeze / Thaw
- Time Waveform Replication
- Rail Impact Multi-Exciter Test
- Mechanical Vibrations of Shipboard Equipment (Type I - Environmental and Type II - Internally Excited)
What Materials are MIL-STD-810 Tested?
Virtually anything can be tested under MIL-STD-810. Most commonly tested are materials, products, parts and equipment used in aircrafts, marine vessels, vehicles, extreme climates and other harsh environments.
How does Teguar use MIL-STD-810 Certification?
Teguar provides rugged tablets and computers that are MIL-STD-810 certified. Industries such as aviation, locomotive and marine sometimes require the latest MIL-STD-810 certification. Other industries including manufacturing, field services and agriculture may not require MIL-STD-810 certification, but can benefit from the assurance that their computers or tablets are compliant with DoD testing standards.