Accession Number : ADA995449

Title :   OPERATION SUN BEAM, SHOTS LITTLE FELLER I, II and JOHNIE BOY. Project Officers Report. Project 6.6. Electromagnetic Measurements,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE SPECIAL WEAPONS CENTER KIRTLAND AFB NM

Personal Author(s) : Henderson,W. D. ; Livingston,P. M. ; Rutter,R. L.

Report Date : 01 SEP 1985

Pagination or Media Count : 86

Abstract : Of considerable interest from both a physical and practical viewpoint is the coupling of electromagnetic energy from a nuclear explosion into various electrical systems in the vicinity of the burst. A series of electromagnetic measurements were made on Shots Little Feller I, Little Feller II, and Johnie Boy. It is clear from the records that radiation shielding must be given closer consideration in future tests. Due to equipment failure and radiation inactivation, only the Johnie Boy dynamic current measurement and the passive peak current indicators on all three events are interpretable.

Descriptors :   *ELECTROMAGNETIC PULSES, *NUCLEAR EXPLOSION TESTING, MEASUREMENT, ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT, ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS, COUPLING(INTERACTION), MAGNETIC FIELDS, FREE FIELD, ELECTRIC CURRENT, NEVADA

Subject Categories : Electromagnetic Pulses

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE