Electromagnetic Environments Simulator (EMES)

The Electromagnetic Environments Simulator (EMES) is a large transverse electromagnetic (TEM) cell that propagates a uniform, planar electromagnetic wave through the cell volume where test items are placed. EMES can be used for continuous wave (CW) Electromagnetic Radiation (EMR) and transient Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) testing.

Mode Stirred Chamber

The Mode Stirred chamber is essentially a large microwave oven. It consists of a metal room that serves as a high-Q chamber and a metal paddle wheel to "stir" the chamber modes.

Lightning Facility

The Sandia Lightning Simulator (SLS) allows test objects to be subjected to simulated lightning currents up to severe levels.

Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) Facility

We have field and laboratory capabilities to measure electrostatic environment generation, storage, and charge transfer effects.


  • High Voltage Breakdown Testing
  • Small TEM Cell
  • Cable Test