Accession Number:

ADA218709

Title:

Boeing 727-100 Test Project (High Energy Radiated Field Tests)

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Dec 1985-Jan 1986,

Corporate Author:

SCIENTECH INC IDAHO FALLS ID

Report Date:

1989-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

148.0

Abstract:

This document is the final report of a radio frequency RF coupling test on a BOEING 727-100 commercial aircraft. The objective of the test was to measure the coupling, or penetration, of radio frequency signals in a BOEING 727-100 in the frequency range of 1.0 megahertz to 6.0 gigahertz. The RF field levels generated inside the airplane during flight are probably not a health hazard with respect to passengers and crew because exposure time to high intensity RF fields is of short duration. However, this project has demonstrated that RF energy can couple into aircraft compartments and onto electrical wiring. The extent to which existing radio frequency sources can impose unwanted electrical signals or voltages on critical aircraft components during a flyby are shown in the report. jg

Subject Categories:

  • Civilian Aircraft
  • Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE