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Title: Electromagnetic pulse (EMP) interaction with electric power systems. Power Systems Technology Program. Final report

Abstract

A high altitude nuclear burst, detonated at a height of 50 km or more, causes two types of electromagnetic pulses (EMP) - high altitude EMP (HEMP) and magnetohydrodynamic EMP (MHD-EMP). This high altitude EMP scenario is of principal concern when assessing the effects of EMP on electric power systems, because the total United States can be simultaneously illuminated by HEMP and MHD-EMP can cover a large area of up to several hundred kilometers in diameter. The purpose of this project was first to define typical electrical power system characteristics for EMP analysis, and second, to determine reasonable worst case EMP induced surges on overhead electric power system transmission and distribution lines for reasonable assumptions, using unclassified HEMP and MHD-EMP electric field waveforms.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Zaininger Engineering Co., San Jose, CA (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
6475209
Report Number(s):
ORNL/Sub-82-47905/1
ON: DE85000166
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-84OR21400
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Portions are illegible in microfiche products. Original copy available until stock is exhausted
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
45 MILITARY TECHNOLOGY, WEAPONRY, AND NATIONAL DEFENSE; 24 POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION; ELECTROMAGNETIC PULSES; POWER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS; POWER SYSTEMS; POWER TRANSMISSION; ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION; ENERGY SYSTEMS; PULSES; RADIATIONS; 450202* - Explosions & Explosives- Nuclear- Weaponry- (-1989); 200300 - Electric Power Engineering- Power Transmission & Distribution- (-1989)

Citation Formats

Zaininger, H W. Electromagnetic pulse (EMP) interaction with electric power systems. Power Systems Technology Program. Final report. United States: N. p., 1984. Web.
Zaininger, H W. Electromagnetic pulse (EMP) interaction with electric power systems. Power Systems Technology Program. Final report. United States.
Zaininger, H W. Wed . "Electromagnetic pulse (EMP) interaction with electric power systems. Power Systems Technology Program. Final report". United States.
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abstractNote = {A high altitude nuclear burst, detonated at a height of 50 km or more, causes two types of electromagnetic pulses (EMP) - high altitude EMP (HEMP) and magnetohydrodynamic EMP (MHD-EMP). This high altitude EMP scenario is of principal concern when assessing the effects of EMP on electric power systems, because the total United States can be simultaneously illuminated by HEMP and MHD-EMP can cover a large area of up to several hundred kilometers in diameter. The purpose of this project was first to define typical electrical power system characteristics for EMP analysis, and second, to determine reasonable worst case EMP induced surges on overhead electric power system transmission and distribution lines for reasonable assumptions, using unclassified HEMP and MHD-EMP electric field waveforms.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1984},
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