Electromagnetic Spectrum Test and Evaluation Process
DEFENSE INFORMATION SYSTEMS AGENCY ANNAPOLIS MD DEFENSE SPECTRUM OFFICE
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With todays challenges of evolutionary acquisitions compounded by the dictates of balancing mission needs, Joint interoperability concerns, and decreasing budgets, the combat materiel developer faces increasingly complex acquisition decisions and is besieged with a multitude of requirements when developing and fielding systems. These factors often overshadow the need to address spectrum supportability and electromagnetic environmental effects control when procuring many of our military systems and during test and evaluation. However, by not assessing spectrum supportability and electromagnetic environmental effects during test and evaluation, the probability of systems experiencing electromagnetic interference EMI, safety hazards, andor denied operationdeployments increase dramatically. This article outlines the Department of Defenses approach to address and mitigate electromagnetic spectrum concerns throughout the systems acquisition life cycle.
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