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Old 01-18-2010, 09:07 AM
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Electromagnetic pulse

What do you know about it? Protections against something like this?

Open debate, go for it
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Good idea. love to still have my computer controled truck run after something goes bang.
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Old 01-18-2010, 09:27 AM
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Right now there is a lot of research going into the defense of it. Nothing available for the civilian sector though.
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Old 01-18-2010, 09:32 AM
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I'm reading "One Second After", that' what its about. Some freaky chit if you really think about how much of our daily lives are controlled by a computer in some way
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well, my knowledge of EMP is:
  1. electronics can be hardened against it, and they are most vulnerable if the device is operating while the EMP burst happens, overloading and shorting out the various circuits. Almost all Cold war Era military equipment has hardened electronics, but apparently the newer equipment is not as much.
  2. Wrapping your devices (switched off, batterieds removed, etc) in aluminum foil is supposed to offer some protection from EMP (poor man's faraday cage)....
  3. EMP weapon effects (nuclkear, etc) are directly related to the altitude at which they are deployed, and the size of the weapon.....something like 30 miles up would have a damage radius of like 450 miles, 300 miles up would cover the entire continental US. A ground det does not have a widespread EMP damage area......
  4. The electrical Grid is at the most risk, as an EMP pulse can knock out transformers, etc.....but the magnitude of the EMP event would need to be rather large (the greatest fear of this scenario is a very large solar flare with a south magnetic orientation)
  5. EMP can also be defeated by a Faraday cage, a metal mesh or screen enclosure that prohibits the electrical charge from reaching inside the cage or shield. For example, the building that houses the NSA is wrapped in a giant Faraday shield.

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What Josh said.
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I believe that the Faraday Cage, or foil or whatever you use has to be correctly grounded.

What I want to know is what all spare parts for our PSD would you need to have to replace to be back in business. Ideally, to protect your means the hell out of here would be great, but short of that, how many modules could you keep ready to replace . On the other hand, if your vehicle ran, you would be a huge target.
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Old 01-18-2010, 02:32 PM
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I think it would be cheaper to buy another truck that doesn't have computers
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Old 01-18-2010, 03:22 PM
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