Accession Number : ADA210505


Title :   Consumer Electronics Testing to Fast-Rise EMP (Electromagnetic Pulse) (VEMPS (Vertical Electromagnetic Pulse Simulator) 2 Development)


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Mar 1987-1988


Corporate Author : HARRY DIAMOND LABS ADELPHI MD


Personal Author(s) : Ellis, Vincent J.


Report Date : JUN 1989


Pagination or Media Count : 59


Abstract : The Army has initiated a research and development effort for a new free-field, fast-rise electromagnetic pulse (EMP) simulator, the second- generation Vertical Electromagnetic Pulse Simulator (VEMPS II). Because of the unique performance characteristics of VEMPS II and the technological changes in consumer electronics over the past 10 years, there is a need to evaluate the incidental effects of VEMPS-II-like simulated EMP on modern consumer electronics. Although a similar evaluation of the effects of existing EMP simulators on consumer electronics was performed in 1978 the results obtained may not be directly applicable to the VEMPS II scenario and modern consumer electronics. One of the proposed site locations for the VEMPS II is the Woodbridge Research Facility (WRF), the location of the Army's lead laboratory for EMP research. The environment at WRF was used as a basis for developing the physical parameters associated with the test efforts described herein. Various types of consumer electronics identified through a survey of the Woodbridge, VA, community, were exposed to EMP environments similar to the predicted VEMPS II environments, and the results evaluated. The analysis indicates that the impact, if any, of VEMPS II operation of consumer electronics in the public areas outside WRF will be minimal.


Descriptors :   *RESEARCH FACILITIES , *ELECTROMAGNETIC ENVIRONMENTS , *ELECTROMAGNETIC PULSES , *ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT , PHYSICAL PROPERTIES , SITES , CONSUMERS , TEST METHODS , ELECTROMAGNETIC PULSE SIMULATORS , FREE FIELD , ELECTRONICS , OPERATION , LABORATORIES , ARMY , EXPOSURE(GENERAL) , QUICK REACTION , POSITION(LOCATION) , VERTICAL ORIENTATION


Subject Categories : ELECTROMAGNETIC SHIELDING
      ELECTROMAGNETIC PULSES


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE