Accession Number : ADD010355

Title :   Satellite Test Chamber with Electromagnetic Reflection and Resonance Damping for Simulating System Generated Electromagnetic Pulses.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Kirby,William G

Report Date : 07 Jun 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : The simulation of systems generated electromagnetic pulses in a space environment for satellite testing is accomplished by means of a spherical test chamber that is coupled with a pulsed x-ray source. Resonance damping is provided by a spherical resistive resonance suppression grid that is placed within the test chamber and spaced from its inner surface by a distance that effects optimum damping of electromagnetic wave energy at the fundamental chamber standing wave frequency. Electrons generated from surfaces within the chamber are suppressed by a spherical resistive electron backscatter suppression grid disposed between the resonance suppression grid disposed between the resonance suppression grid and the chamber inner wall and by coating the inner chamber wall with electron emission suppression material.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Nuclear explosion simulation, *Electromagnetic pulses, *Pulse generators, *Communication satellites, Grids, X rays, Spheres, Electrical resistance, Damping, Electron emission, Backscattering

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Nuclear Radiation Shield, Protection & Safety
      Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE