Electromagnetic Pulses can Take Entire Regions Offline
Some of the very first coaxial surge suppressors that NexTek designed and delivered were for protection against High Speed Transient Events, also commonly known as EMP Events. The source of EMP type transient events can be related to nuclear detonations, solar flares, or intentional EMI.
High Speed Protection presents a set of unique challenges for any type of conductor, including high energy levels and high frequency content over a an extremely short transient event. For coaxial RF applications, these challenges are compounded by the fact that much of the unwanted Transient Energy is in the MHz and GHz range where many coaxial applications demand low-loss characteristics.
NexTek has long-standing relationships with test-houses who have full test capability to any common waveform or standard. While EMP generally refers to any source of overvoltage in Europe, the term EMP, NEMP and HEMP are generally all refer to the same phenomena in the US.
In a world where electronics are everywhere and our everyday lives are so dependent on technology, the thought of a “worst-case” EMP event is pretty scary! EMP Pulses, whether man-made, caused by natural phenomena, or another source altogether, have the potential to knock out any and all unprotected and non-hardened electronics over a huge portion of the planet.
NexTek has experience with MIL-STD-188-125, MIL-STD 461, MIL-STD 464, RTCA DO-160, and many other similar or related High Speed Transient requirements.
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