Atomic Echo

Defense Materials Testing

Defense Materials Testing

For over 50 years, Atomic Echo Labs has performed defense materials testing to characterize high-performance materials and electronics used in combat and defense. Atomic Echo Labs offers more specialized imaging and analytical expertise than any commercial contract laboratory in the world. We understand that stringent requirements for military electronics and materials can differ from commercial applications, ranging from operating temperatures to the full life cycle of components.

Services for Defense Materials Testing

Our scientists and engineers have contributed to the development of some innovative armor, missiles and munitions through defense materials testing. Atomic Echo Labs has a broad set of expertise and equipment to test, qualify, and analyze electronics. We are approved by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) to perform testing according to MIL-STD-750 and MIL-STD-883 in our Syracuse, NY laboratory, and our certifications also include ISO 9001:2015, ISO 17025, DSCC. Our US facilities are ITAR- and EAR-compliant and registered with the DDTC for defense-related articles and services. 

How do you design for the world’s least-hospitable environments and, at the same time, ensure safety, speed and precision? Turn to Atomic Echo Labs. WE KNOW HOW.

How We Can Help

Atomic Echo Labs is a highly technical, skilled, and secure laboratory that offers a comprehensive suite of services to evaluate high-performance materials and electronics, meeting the industry’s exacting standards for tight controls of material properties, composition, and chemistry. Here are just a few ways we can help:


Failure Analysis

Atomic Echo Labs can perform failure analysis on both integrated circuits and devices. Services range from Level 1 non-destructive examination to Level 3 fault isolation and root cause identification and characterization.

Residual Gas Analysis (RGA)

Atomic Echo Labs provides internal gas and water vapor analysis in microelectronic components. We support MIL-STD-883, Method 1018 and MIL-STD-750, Method 10180 and can detect masses up to 140 AMU.

Purity Certification

We can determine trace elemental impurities in ingots, manufactured parts, and the raw metal powders that go into nickel base superalloys, titanium alloys, cobalt alloys and other custom or specialized alloys.

Materials Characterization

Our scientists can provide deep insights into advanced materials, including metals and alloys, ceramics, coatings, plastics and polymers, composites, and porous materials.

Testing of Ceramic Matrix Composites (CMCs)

Atomic Echo Labs provides full structural characterization of CMC materials including chemical composition, impurities, microstructure, and interface chemistry of reinforcement fibers such as SiC, SiCN and carbon fibers.

Destructive Physical Analysis (DPA)

Atomic Echo Labs is DLA (Defense Logistics Agency) certified for various MIL-STD testing requirements on materials used in aerospace, commercial, military and government applications.

Sensitizer Defense Materials Testing

We can determine if any materials or equipment exposed directly to the skin contain any chemicals that are skin sensitizers with the potential to cause toxic or allergenic reactions.

Metallurgical Analysis

Atomic Echo Labs performs failure analysis investigations of fractures to determine the mechanism and characteristics of the fracture, such as: fatigue, slow crack growth mechanisms, brittle and ductile overload, stress, corrosion, oxidation, and hydrogen embrittlement.

Electronic System Testing

Our team offers the engineering expertise to design, develop, test, analyze, and debug the most innovative products using ATE, system-level testing, reliability and IC-level failure analysis.

Long-term QC/QA Monitoring

We offer monitoring of trace and ultra-trace level concentrations in raw materials using our techniques.

IC and Electronic System Testing

We offer system-level testing for reliability and failure analysis of component and modules, including selection of tester platform, hardware, and fixture design, as well as ATE test programs in both development and production.

EMC & Environmental Materials Testing

Our sister company E&E, can evaluate components for use in extreme electromagnetic & environmental conditions to identify design flaws and bring equipment from development to production.

Coating Analysis

We offer depth profiling and full chemical survey characterizations of many engineering coatings with a wide range of applications including optical, anti-reflective, environmental barrier, energy conversion, and corrosion resistance

Elemental Analysis

Inspection of raw materials during key phases of manufacturing can aid in the identification and elimination of unwanted impurities in final products.

Defense Materials Standards

We are approved by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) to perform defense materials testing according to many MIL standards. Please add the MIL-STD in your request that you are interested in as we have experience with most including MIL-STD-167-1, MIL-STD-202, MIL-STD- 276, MIL-STD-461, MIL-STD-464, MIL-STD-704, MIL-STD-750, MIL-STD-810, MIL-STD-883, MIL-STD-1275, MIL-STD-1344, MIL-STD-1399, MIL-STD-1580, MIL-STD-1678-3 (3308), MIL-S-901, MIL-C-83522, MIL-DTL-83526, MIL-E-5400, MIL-PRF-24623, MIL-PRF-28800, MIL-PRF-28876, MIL-PRF-29504, MIL-PRF-49291, MIL-PRF-85045, Mil-HDBK-217, and MIL-I-24728. We have also tested to Special NASA DoD standards, and SSQ-25000.

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