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APELC’s EMP suitcase High-power RF source transmits a wideband RF pulse with an electric-field amplitude over 100 kV/m @ 1m. The suitcase is typically used to study electronic attack effects and electronic equipment vulnerabilities, and may also be used for MIL-STD 464-testing.

The Suitcase is operated using a handheld fiber-optic remote control which allows the user to select single-shot or automatic mode of operation. In automatic mode, the user may select a pulse repetition frequency between 0.1 and 10 Hz. The on-board battery can be charged from standard mains voltage worldwide (100-250 VAC, 47-63 Hz). The on-board battery permits operation for up to 10 hours on a single charge.

The EMP suitcase should not be operated near computer-controlled machinery or unshielded electronic equipment unless you intend on causing potentially irreversible damage. Safe operating principles should be followed when any user is in proximity of the system, and the high voltage switch is on. This product is export controlled and subject to ITAR or EAR regulations.


Radiated electric field > 100 kV/m
Pulse Repetition Frequency 0.1 to 10 Hz
Center frequency 400 MHz
Bandwidth 250 MHz
3-dB beam width 165 degrees
Size 24.6 x 19.7 x 8.6 in (62.5 x 50.0 x 21.8 cm)
Weight 80 lbs (36 kG)
Requirements Pressurized dry breathing air (SCUBA CGA grade-E air) for bottle refill or extended duration testing



Beam Pattern: w/ 3dB surface


Figure 2 3D Beam pattern with 3-dB surface in green 


Figure 3 3D Beam pattern with 3-dB surface in green