Accession Number : ADD013943

Title :   Internal Shield Ground Adapter for Kickpipe/Stuffing Tubes.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application, Filed 5 Oct 88,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Dixon, David S

Report Date : 05 Oct 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : The present invention generally relates to electrical grounding equipment and more particularly to a shield ground adapter (SGA) designed to shunt high level electromagnetic (EM) energy from cable shields to a metallic boundary such as kickpipe/stuffing tube (KP/ST) assembly, through which the cable passes. The EM energy can be caused by lightning, high level EM electromagnetic sources including the energy from an electromagnetic pulse (EMP). This shunting of EM energy from the cable shield to the metallic boundary, through which the cable passes, prevents the high level currents and voltages with resulting EM fields, from penetrating into the space protected by the metallic boundary. Patient application. (JES)

Descriptors :   *CABLES, *ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT, *ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS, ADAPTERS, BOUNDARIES, CURRENTS, ELECTRICAL GROUNDING, ELECTROMAGNETIC PULSES, ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION, ENERGY, GROUND LEVEL, INTERNAL, LIGHTNING, METALS, PATIENTS, SHIELDING, SHUNTS, STUFFING TUBES

Subject Categories : Electromagnetic Shielding

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE