Accession Number : ADA258819


Title :   Portable RF Leak Detector Evaluations and UDRI/MRC Hams Refinements


Descriptive Note : Interim rept. Apr-Nov 1990


Corporate Author : MISSION RESEARCH CORP ALBUQUERQUE NM


Personal Author(s) : Schafer, David A ; Chapman, Gerald P ; Finci, Aka G


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a258819.pdf


Report Date : 07 Jul 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 250


Abstract : Two tasks related to the detection and measurement of EMI/RFI leaks in electrically shielded portable tactical shelters have been carried out. The first task consisted of the evaluation of four portable, hand-held radio frequency (RF) leak detectors ('sniffers'). The evaluation consisted of an assessment of their reliability, ease of operation, battery life, and sensitivity. Their performance was measured on an S25OG tactical shelter and compared against MIL-STD-285 test results. The second task consisted of the refinement of a previously developed hardness assurance monitoring system (HAMS) . These refinements included further development of the sensor-driven pairs by which EMI leaks are detected and identification of commercial replacement components for custom-built parts in the original prototype unit. This is the first step towards militarization of the design.


Descriptors :   *PORTABLE SHELTERS , *LEAK DETECTORS , *ELECTROMAGNETIC SHIELDING , MEASUREMENT , MONITORING , PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING) , PROTOTYPES , RADIATION HARDENING , LIFE CYCLE TESTING , SENSITIVITY , RELIABILITY , ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE , OPERATION , RADIO EQUIPMENT


Subject Categories : Electromagnetic Shielding
      Radiofrequency Wave Propagation


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE