Accession Number:

ADA058404

Title:

EMP, Lightning, and Power Transients: Their Threat and Relationship to Future EMP Standards.

Descriptive Note:

Technical note,

Corporate Author:

DEFENSE COMMUNICATIONS ENGINEERING CENTER RESTON VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

41.0

Abstract:

A general description of high-altitude EMP phenomena is given, as well as a characterization of the EMP radiated field in relation to worst-on-worst case parameters. EMP effects on electronics are compared with those of lightning, since lightning produces similar effects. Power line transients are also discussed. The use of lightning and power line transient protection specifications, with modifications, for developing EMP protection specifications is proposed. This document is one of a series concerning Electromagnetic Pulse effects on communication systems. The Defense Communications Engineering Center is preparing this document in response to tasking received from the Manager, National Communications System NCS. The purpose of this series is to provide information on the subject of EMP effects and the vulnerability of existing communication assets of the Defense Communications System which can form the basis for the development of Federal Telecommunication Standards by the NCS. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Electric Power Production and Distribution
  • Electromagnetic Pulses
  • Non-Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE