Accession Number:

ADA239648

Title:

Minimizing the Effects of Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) on Field Medical Equipment

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jun 1986-Jun 1988

Corporate Author:

ARMY INST OF DENTAL RESEARCH WASHINGTONDC

Report Date:

1991-06-07

Pagination or Media Count:

21.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
  • Electromagnetic Shielding

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE