Accession Number : ADA330605

Title :   High-Altitude Electromagnetic Pulse Simulation Test on Northern Telecom Inc. FD-565 Optical Fiber Transmission System

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jul 90-Jul 92

Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : Nguyen, Eric ; Mar, Mark H. ; Reyzer, Ronald J.

PDF Url : ADA330605

Report Date : AUG 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 67

Abstract : This report describes the tests on the Northern Telecom Inc. (NTI), FD-565 Optical Fiber Digital Transmission System against the high-altitude electromagnetic pulse (HEMP). It contains the information presented in NCSTIB-91-1 and HDL SR-91-8 along with the results of the second-phase of testing at the Defense Nuclear Agency (DNA) Advanced Research Electromagnetic Simulator (ARES) facility. This report documents the FD-565 system configuration and test configurations and describes the test facilities and data acquisition and processing systems. The tests were carried out at different HEMP facilities because the 60-kV/m free-field level could not be reached at the Naval Air Test Center (NATC) facility as planned. Three different kinds of data are presented: operational data, bulk-current data, and field-level data. For the purpose of statistical analysis, all the operational data are tabulated at the end of this report.

Descriptors :   *FIBER OPTICS TRANSMISSION LINES, *ELECTROMAGNETIC PULSES, TEST AND EVALUATION, SIGNAL PROCESSING, FIBER OPTICS, OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS, HIGH ALTITUDE, DATA ACQUISITION, DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS, ELECTROMAGNETIC PULSE SIMULATORS.

Subject Categories : Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics
      Electromagnetic Pulses

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE