Flight test techniques for validating simulated nuclear electromagnetic pulse aircraft responsesAn attempt has been made to determine the effects of nuclear EM pulses (NEMPs) on aircraft systems, using a highly instrumented NASA F-106B to document the simulated NEMP environment at the Kirtland Air Force Base's Vertically Polarized Dipole test facility. Several test positions were selected so that aircraft orientation relative to the test facility would be the same in flight as when on the stationary dielectric stand, in order to validate the dielectric stand's use in flight configuration simulations. Attention is given to the flight test portions of the documentation program.
Winebarger, R. M. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Neely, W. R., Jr. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)