SMES-ETM Technical Analysis Report.
BALLISTIC MISSILE DEFENSE ORGANIZATION WASHINGTON DC
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The purpose of the Technical Analysis Report is to provide SDIO and DNA with an appropriate level of information and analysis that will form the basis upon which the level of environmental documentation for the SMES-ETM Program is determined. Specifically, this report will support the SDIO-ENEC and DNA decision on whether an Environmental Assessment or an Environmental Impact Statement is most appropriate. This effort includes a review of work activities and a summary of salient environmental issues. Identification of possible courses of action and the corresponding implications of those actions are also presented. The TAR builds upon the information presented in the Environmental Issues Summary Report Deliverable 4.5. The purpose of that document was to provide SDIO and DNA with an overall picture of those environmental issues associated with the SMES-ETM that have been indicated as potentially significant. The SMES-ETM Program. The major technological concerns are related to the electromagnetic fields produced by a SMES-ETM and the transmission line connecting it to the electrical grid system. Electromagnetic fields are divided into two components electrical fields and the magnetic fields. Alternating electrical currents AC produce oscillating, or time-varying, electrical and magnetic fields which can in turn produce electromagnetic waves radiation.
- Electricity and Magnetism
- Environmental Health and Safety