Design Principles and Practices for Controlling Hazards of Electromagnetic Radiation to Ordnance (HERO Design Guide). Revision 1
NAVAL SEA SYSTEMS COMMAND WASHINGTON DC
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Modern communication and radar transmitters can produce high intensity electromagnetic environments that are hazardous to ordnance and to its attending personnel and associated equipment. These environments can cause premature actuation of sensitive electrically initiated explosive elements known as electroexplosive devices EEDs. They can also damage or trigger solid state circuits, damage or cause erratic readings in test sets, cause possible biological injury to personnel, or produce sparks that can ignite flammable fuel-air mixtures. This Design Guide is intended primarily to help the weapon developer solve the problem of premature actuation of EEDs however, it should be of some help in solving all of the problems given above. The problem of premature actuation of EEDs is known as Hazards of Electromagnetic Radiation to Ordnance HERO.
- Ammunition and Explosives
- Radiofrequency Wave Propagation