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High Altitude Electromagnetic Pulse (HEMP) Effects and Protection Workshop (U)

High Altitude Electromagnetic Pulse (HEMP) Effects and Protection Workshop is a 2-day training workshop that covers High-altitude EMP (HEMP) potential effects and procedures to mitigate HEMP effects.

Electromagnetic pulses (EMP) from nuclear weapon detonations at altitudes from 30 to 400 kilometers (18 to 50 miles) can damage or destroy sensitive electronic equipment at ground level. High-altitude EMP (HEMP) can seriously disrupt critical infrastructure, commercial and military communications, damage the electrical grid infrastructure, and interfere with command-and-control operations.

Participants will learn about the effects of HEMP including wide frequency range (very low frequency to a few hundred megahertz [MHz]) and critical commercial and military frequency bands.

Topics Include:

Learn the guidelines for mitigating HEMP effects and reducing the associated risks to DoD missions. A basic understanding of HEMP and its effects, as well as specific mitigation technologies and strategies, are covered along with best practices to maximize effectiveness while minimizing cost of implementation.

Topics Include:

Introduction to High-Altitude Electromagnetic Pulse (HEMP) Environment

  • Basics of High-Altitude Electromagnetic Pulse (HEMP) Effects and Protection
  • The Effects of a HEMP
  • Implementing HEMP protection
  • MIL-STD-2169 High Altitude Electromagnetic Pulse Environment (U)

Characteristics Of High-Altitude Electromagnetic Pulse (HEMP)

  • High altitude nuclear detonation
  • Overview of E1, E2, and E3
  • The E1 (Early-time) phase
  • The E2 (Intermediate time) phase
  • E3 (Late-time)

Approaches To HEMP Mitigation

  • Technologies that mitigate against HEMP effects
  • Electromagnetic Shielding
  • Special HEMP Filtering
  • Surge Protection

Additional HEMP Mitigation Techniques

  • Grounding
  • Isolation
  • Appropriate Redundancy
  • Dispersal and Relocation
  • Resourcefulness
  • Planning for Recovery
  • Protection In-Depth
  • Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures for HEMP Event Survival

System Engineering and Capability Acquisitions

  • Planning Prior to Acquisition of Capability
  • remote or mobile Sensitive Compartmented Information Facilities (SCIF
  • typical EMP-in-a-Box configuration
  • “EMP-in-a-Box” configuration.
  • E1 and E2 with “EMP-in-a-Box”
  • E3 with Additions to “EMP-in-a-Box”
  • Maintenance And Life-Cycle Management
  • System Degradation from the Elements
  • Wear and Tear
  • Physical Damage
  • Testing, Monitoring, Mitigation

RELEVANT CODES, STANDARDS, AND GUIDELINES

  • MIL-STD-188/125-1, Department of Defense Interface Standard: High Altitude Electromagnetic Pulse (HEMP) Protection for Ground-based C4I Facilities Performing Critical, Time-Urgent Missions, (Part 1 – Fixed Facilities).
  • MIL-STD-188/125-2, Department of Defense Interface Standard: High-Altitude Electromagnetic Pulse (HEMP) Protection for Ground-Based C4i Facilities Performing Critical, Time-Urgent Missions, (Part 2 – Transportable Systems).
  • MIL-STD-461G, Military Standard: Electromagnetic Interference Characteristics Requirements for Equipment.
  • MIL-STD-464C, Department of Defense Interface Standard: Electromagnetic Environmental Effects Requirements for Systems.

 

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