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Transtector is pleased to offer our customers, the following links to, the latest articles, videos and whitepapers on EMP, Solar Flares and HEMP to keep you up to date on regulations, standards, MIL-STD testing, unclassified reports and scientific reviews designed to educate network operators responsible for mission critical communications. 

Reports and Reviews
Strategy for Protecting and Preparing the Homeland Against Threats of Electromagnetic Pulse and Goemagnetic Distrubances
October 2018
Document prepared by Department of Homeland Security reviews the potenetial severity of both the direct and indirect impacts of an EMP or GMD incident.

US Department of Energy Electromagnietic Pulse Resilience Action Plan
January 2017
Document was prepared by the Infrastructure Security and Energy Restoration Division (ISER) along with Idaho National Laboratory and other Department of Energy (DOE) National Laborataoaries. Report provides a strong overview of EMP Threats, Effects and Impacts along with how to create an EMP Action Plan.

Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Protection and Restoration Guidelines for Equipment and Facilities.
December 2016 
National Coordinating Center for Communications (NCC), and National Cybersercurity & Communications Integration Center (NCCIC). This unclassified report provides recommendations for protecting and restoring critical electronic equipment, facilities and communications networks from  High Altitude EMP (HEMP), Surface-burst Source Region EMP (SREMP), Currents generated by solar storms (GMDs), and Intentional Electromagnetic Interference (IEMI).

Electromaagnetic Pulse and Intentional Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) Threats to the Power Grid
December 2013
EPRI White paper provides background and an introduction to electromanetic pulse (EMP), high altitude EMP (HEMP) and intentional electromaagnetic interference (IEMI).  This is the first in a series of EPRI papers and reports to address the impacts and mitigration stratgies.

EMP- A Burgeoning Threat in Today's Technological World
August 2018
Whitepaper from Transtector Systems  reviewing the various forms of EMP, why these events are devastating to commercial infrastrucutre, and proactive steps to take in evaluating network threat assessments.

The Grid Under Attack - How Should We Prepare?
January 2018
EPRI Journal highlights how we characterize risks, potential consequences, and the ongoing work that is necessary to address all aspects that would impact the Grid in the event of an HEMP event.

High Alatitude Electromagnetic Pulse (HEMP) and High Power Microwave (HPM) Devices: Threat Assessement
CRS Report for Congress Order Code RL32544
Policy issue report prepared for members and committees of Congress

Magnetohydrodynamic Electromagnetic Pulse Assessment of the Continental US Electric Grid
February 2017
EPRI report identifies steps that could potentially limit the impact of E3 during an HEMP event.

Solar Storm and Space Weather-Frequently Asked Questions
2017
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).  Formative easy to view FAQ format that covers a wide range of topics from geomaagnetic storms to understanding the importance of forecasting space weaather.


VIDEO
High-Altitude Electromagnetic Pulse (HEMP): Potential Impacts, and EPRI Research Approach
March 2017
Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) video provides a scientific overview of 
High-altitude electromagnetic pulse (HEMP). 

Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee
C-Span May 2017
Witnesses testifed on the security of the nation's energy infrastructure, including threaats posed by electromagnetic pulses (EMPs)

Associations
EPRI- Electric Power Research Institute
American Public Power Association
International Public Safety Association