ELECTROMAGNETIC PULSE PROBLEMS IN CIVILIAN POWER AND COMMUNICATIONS.
OFFICE OF CIVIL DEFENSE WASHINGTON D C
One of the significant results of the detonation of a nuclear weapon is a pulse of intense electric and magnetic fields known as the electromagnetic pulse EMP. The energy density in this pulse is sufficiently great that it is possible for damage or malfunction to occur in electrical or electronic equipment exposed to it. Enough is known about EMP and its effects to make it imperative that responsible engineers in the civilian power and communications industries become acquainted with the threat that EMP poses to the emergency operation of their facilities. Correspondingly, defense planners must have better information on the vulnerability of civilian systems to this threat to minimize its impact during time of nuclear attack. Author
Prepared in cooperation with Atomic Energy Commission, Washington, D. C., Rept. No. CONF-690824(Summ).