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The APELC RS105 Test system utilizes APELC’s compact Marx generator technology to generate a pulse in accordance with MILSTD 461E/F, test procedure RS-105. The pulse propagates from the source (Marx generator), down a tapered transmission line, and into the test-volume. In this region, the electronic equipment under test (EUT) can be subjected to field strengths as high as 55 kV/m and as low as 5 kV/m, in the form of a 1.8-2.8 ns rise-time, 23 (+/- 5) ns pulse-width transient. The remaining energy in the system is dissipated into a matched load.


The system is constructed from durable, weather-resistant fiberglass, stainless-steel aircraft cable, and concrete footings; it can be assembled (after the concrete footings are installed) in as little as one day. The pulse generator can be easily removed from the structure for indoor storage. However, a cover is included for the pulsed power to shield it from the elements.

The dimensions of the test volume can accommodate a 1m X 1m X 1m EUT in accordance with the MIL-STD.




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Please exercise caution when operating near electronic equipment other than the EUT.  Unhardened electronics can be harmed by the EMP generated by the RS-105 Test System.  Care should be taken to isolate or protect sensitive electronics from exposure to high-EMI environments. It is not recommended to take personal electronics devices such as phones near the system when in use.

Persons with personal electronics medical devices should not operate nor be proximate to the operation of this system.