Accession Number:

ADA231597

Title:

Test Report for Photonic Sensors Used in Electric Field Measurement of Simulated Electromagnetic Pulses

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 28-30 Aug 1990,

Corporate Author:

ARC PROFESSIONAL SERVICES GROUP ROCKVILLE MD DEFENSE SYSTEMS DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

177.0

Abstract:

This report documents the results of tests to record and analyze the characteristic response of three photonic Electric field E-field sensors to simulated Electromagnetic Pulse EMP, compared to that of a reference metallic sensor. Work was performed under Naval Research Laboratory NRL contract N00014-89-C-2033, sponsored by Naval Air Systems Command NAVAIR. Tasks included 1 selection of candidate sensors capable of measuring the E-field content intensity and frequency spectrum of simulated EMP phenomena generated by the Horizontally Polarized Dipole HPD EMP simulator at the Naval Air Test Center NATC, Patuxent River, MD 2 liaison with sensor designers, NATC personnel, and others as necessary to delineate test requirements and constraints 3 development of a sensor test plan 4 sensor tests in the HPD EMP simulation 5 analysis of the test data and 6 generation of the Test Report. The activities discussed herein were performed during the period of March 1990-January 1991. Since 1985, the Naval Research Laboratory NRL and ARC Professional Services Group Defense Systems Division ARC have conducted an RD effort to produce a prototype fiber optic sensor system for application to EMP field measurement. The work was sponsored under Fleet Aircraft Assessment for Navy Testing and Analysis for EMP Limitation FAANTAEL project managed by NAVAIR Electromagnetic Environmental Effects E3 Branch, AIR-5161.

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics
  • Electromagnetic Pulses

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE