NPFC - MIL-HDBK-237
ELECTROMAGNETIC ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS AND SPECTRUM SUPPORTABILITY GUIDANCE FOR THE ACQUISITION PROCESS
|Publication Date:||20 May 2005|
This handbook provides guidance for establishing and implementing effective electromagnetic environmental effects (E3) control and spectrum supportability (SS) for the design, development, and procurement of Department of Defense (DoD) platforms, systems, subsystems, or equipment. This handbook is intended for DoD personnel responsible for requirements generation and acquisition life cycle processes, including test and evaluation of these end items.
This handbook is consistent with the policies, responsibilities, and procedures of DoD Directives (DoDD) 5000.1, 3222.3, and 4650.1, DoD Instruction (DoDI) 5000.2, and the latest Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff Instructions (CJCSI) 3170.01 and 6212.01 and Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff Manual (CJCSM) 3170.01. Provisions of this handbook apply to research, development and acquisition activities for any electrical or electronic device which emits or which can be susceptible to electromagnetic (EM) energy either through intentional antenna coupling or through unintentional EM coupling mechanisms such as radiation penetration through the case and cable. Most electrical and electronic devices procured by DoD fall into these categories. The handbook may be used either to assure visibility, accountability, and control of the E3/SS effort, as well as its integration into the overall program, or to assure management awareness and cost effective tailoring of applicable E3 and SS interface and performance standards.
This handbook is for guidance only. This handbook cannot be cited as a requirement. If it is, the contractor does not have to comply.
This handbook provides guidance for establishing an effective E3/SS program.