MIL-STD-464 establishes electromagnetic environmental effects (E3) interface requirements and verification criteria for airborne, sea, space, and ground systems, including associated ordnance.
MIL-STD-464 requires that the system be electromagnetically compatible among all subsystems and equipment within the system and with environments caused by electromagnetic effects external to the system.
Verification must be accomplished on production representative systems. Safety critical functions must be verified to be electromagnetically compatible within the system and with external environments before use in those environments.
MIL-STD-464 requires that verification address all life cycle aspects of the system, including (as applicable) normal in-service operation, checkout, storage, transportation, handling, packaging, loading, unloading, launch, and the normal operating procedures associated with each aspect.
MIL-STD-464 is important because failure to conduct E3 testing can adversely affect the operational effectiveness of military forces, equipment, systems, and platforms.
Additionally, today’s complex military operational environment is characterized by an increasingly congested electromagnetic spectrum coupled with a reduction of spectrum allocated for exclusive military use.
The mix of DoD-developed and Commercial off-the-Shelf (COTS) electronic equipment increases the importance of effectively managing E3 and spectrum usage in the battlespace.
It’s generally agreed that it is the responsibility of the program manager to ensure, and the responsibility of the Developmental and Operational Test Agencies to validate, the readiness of systems to be fielded into this environment.
Historically, failure to verify equipment/platform electromagnetic compatibility in the item’s intended operational electromagnetic environment has caused costly program delays and adversely affected operational safety, suitability, and effectiveness.
Want to learn more? Tonex offers Overview of MIL-STD-464 training, a 2-day course that covers electromagnetic environmental effects (E3) interface requirements and verification criteria for airborne, sea, space, and ground systems, including associated ordnance.
Participants will learn about EMP threats from a DoD perspective as described in MIL-STD-464C. All aspects of electromagnetic environmental effects (E3) interface requirements and verification criteria for airborne, sea, space, and ground systems, including associated ordnance are covered.
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