From: email@example.com (DMacDoug) Organization: America Online, Inc. (1-800-827-6364) Date: 22 Sep 95 00:18:34 Followups: 1 2 3
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Does anyone have any knowledge of the EMI levels which could be encountered in flight, due to presence of airborne electronic countermeasures (jammers)? Current engine FADEC's and aircraft avionics are Certified to withstand EMI levels of 200 volts/meter. Is it possible, assuming normal minimum air traffic control separation distances, that a commercial aircraft could encounter EMI levels greater than the 200 volts/meter, if some nearby military aircraft (Wild Weasel, EA-6B Prowler, EF-111, or whatever) happened to light off his jamming equipment, let's say as part of some exercise?? I'm trying to understand if this could theoretically be the source of some control system anomalies which don't seem to have any identifiable cause.