Minimizing the Effects of Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) on Field Medical Equipment
Final rept. Jun 1986-Jun 1988
ARMY INST OF DENTAL RESEARCH WASHINGTONDC
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Electromagnetic Pulse EMP simulator testing and computer simulations show that a field commander can expect approximately 65 of his unprotected electronic medical equipment to be damaged by a single nuclear detonation as far as 2200 Km away. Ways that a field commander can minimize these effects are to keep wiring near the ground. Keep wiring short. Unplug unused equipment. Run power cabling and tents in a magnetic North-South direction. Avoid running power cabling in the East-West direction. Place sensitive equipment in ISOInternational Organization for Standardization shelters.
- Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
- Electromagnetic Shielding