Accession Number : ADP002866

Title :   Design and Verification of Electromagnetic Compatibility in Airborne Weapons Systems,


Personal Author(s) : Johnson,W. R.

Report Date : OCT 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : To achieve electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) among the electric, electronic and electromechanical systems in a complex airborne weapons system, the coordination of many engineering disciplines is required from concept to delivery. Often the primary objectives of structural, mechanical and electrical design will be in direct conflict with good EMC practices. Interaction of the EMC organization with many diverse engineering groups which have a common organizational tie only at a high level, usually the Chief Engineer, requires a flexible management structure with hard line reporting within the EMC organization and soft line ties to the supported organizations. The major milestones required to achieve an electromagnetically compatible system are: Planning for EMC control; Analysis to highlight potential problem areas; Engineering evaluation tests to prove design concepts; Qualification testing of subsystems/equipments; Safety-of-Flight testing on airplane to assure flight safety; and System level EMC testing where safety margin demonstrations may be required.

Descriptors :   *Electromagnetic compatibility, *Avionics, Electrical engineering, Systems management, Integrated systems, Management planning and control, Systems engineering, Weapon systems, Aviation safety, Margin of safety

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE