Electromagnetic Pulse Bibliography
The internet is full of misinformation on the subject of Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP). If you want some definitive information, you can read the texts on this page.
- Electromagnetic Pulse and the Radio Amateur. This is a four-part series of articles published in QST in 1986. It provides an excellent background on the subject. Part 3 is particularly useful, because it's about the only published test of consumer-grade electronic equipment under EMP conditions. This set of articles is available to the public on the ARRL website:
The following QST articles are available to members at the ARRL website. If you're logged in to your ARRL account, the following links will take you to a PDF of the article:
Effects of Nuclear Weapons. Chapter 10: Radio and Radar Effects.
Effects of Nuclear Weapons. Chapter 11: The Electromagnetic Pulse and Its Effects.
FEMA Attack Enviornment Manual. Chapter 4: What the Planner Needs to Know About Electromagnetic Pulse.
TM 5-858-5 Air Entrainment, Fasteners Penetration Protection, Hydraulic-Surge Protective
Devices, EMP Protective Devices
The Early-Time (E1) High-Altitude
Electromagnetic Pulse (HEMP) and
Its Impact on the U.S. Power Grid. Oak Ridge Nat'l Labs, 2010.
- January 2008. Technical Correspondence from Dr. Dennis Bodson, PE, W4PWF, which cites a number of government documents which were not available online at the time of publication. Some of the references cited in this letter are now available online. (The documents that are not available online seem to be available through interlibrary loan.)
- September 1975. EMP and the Radio Amateur.
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