NATO - ANEP-64
OPERATIONAL ELECTRO-MAGNETIC COMPATIBILITY (EMC) AWARENESS PROCEDURES
|Publication Date:||1 February 2003|
1. Military ships are subject to extreme levels of electromagnetic environmental effects (E3). Ships are designed to be hardened against the electromagnetic environment (EME). However, over time, the ship will become susceptible to the EME. The susceptibility is due to material corrosion, addition of new equipment that may affect the ship's electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), poor repairs, and less than adequate maintenance. These practices can affect mission performance and safety. A ship can remain hardened during its operational life cycle as long as the personnel assigned to the ship are aware of the practices to minimize the impact of electromagnetic interference (EMI).
2. This document will address:
a. The need to specify operational electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) awareness instructions, procedures, and guidelines for senior military managers, commanding officers, sailors, maintenance and electronic personnel, in support of all aspects of the ship's mission.
b. The description of operational EMC awareness practices for maintaining a hardened ship.
c. A method for identifying, recording and tracking EMI problems for specific shipboard equipment, systems, and ship classes. The basis for this repository of information is to use the data to affect ship designs in the future and to provide "how-to" or "lessons learned" information for other fleets, regarding specific equipment, system, or ship class.
3. The information contained in this publication is based on principals that have been practiced and proven successful. Since all national entities may have unique or similar organizational structures, the practices contained herein can be adjusted or modified depending on the responsible command within each national authority.