Accession Number : ADA995380

Title :   OPERATION SUN BEAM, SHOTS LITTLE FELLER II and SMALL BOY. Project Officer's Report - Project 7.16. Airborne E-Field Radiation Measurements of Electromagnetic Pulse Phenomena

Corporate Author : NAVAL MISSILE CENTER POINT MUGU CA

Personal Author(s) : Butler, K L

PDF Url : ADA995380

Report Date : 01 Sep 1985

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : Airborne measurements of the absolute vertical electric field (E- field) of the radiated electromagnetic pulse were attempted for Shots Little Feller II and Small Boy. Instrumentation included calibrated vertical whip antennas, wideband magnetic tape recorders, and photographs of oscilloscope traces. One instrumented aircraft participated in Little Feller II (C-131F); two aircraft participated in Small Boy (a C-131F and an A-3A). No detectable signals were recorded for either event. It is concluded that the vertical E-field intensities encountered were below the calibrated levels of the instrumentation or the method of instrumentation and calibration was inadequate for nonrepetitive pulse signals.

Descriptors :   *ELECTRIC FIELDS, *NUCLEAR EXPLOSION TESTING, AIRBORNE, ELECTROMAGNETIC PULSES, INSTRUMENTATION, MILITARY AIRCRAFT, NEVADA

Subject Categories : Nuclear Instrumentation
      Electromagnetic Pulses

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE