Goto Section: 215.0 | 215.2 | Table of Contents
Revised as of October 1, 2010
Goto Year:2009 |
§ 215.1 Background.
(a) The nuclear electromagnetic pulse (EMP) is part of the complex
environment produced by nuclear explosions. It consists of transient
voltages and currents which can cause malfunctioning and serious damage
to electrical and electronic equipment.
(b) The Defense Nuclear Agency (DNA) is the overall technical
coordinator for the Army, Navy, Air Force, and DOE laboratories on
matters concerning nuclear weapons, nuclear weapons effects, and
nuclear weapons testing. It acts as the focal point between the service
laboratories and other agencies. The National Communications System
(NCS), with the Defense Communications Agency (DCA), maintains a data
base for telecommunications. DCA also provides the primary capability
for the NCS to conduct telecommunications survivability studies for
civil and military departments and agencies.
(c) In order to disseminate among affected Federal agencies information
concerning the telecommunications effects of EMP and available
protective measures, and in order to avoid duplication of research
efforts, it is desirable to designate a focal point within the Federal
Government for telecommunications EMP matters.
Goto Section: 215.0 | 215.2
Goto Year: 2009 |
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