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Originally posted by apex
Has anyone ever heard of a radar system doing this before?
Originally posted by Zaphod58
It's not a true emp. It's just building up a charge in the cars that causes interference. No it can't be used as a weapon, as it would affect your own systems as much as the enemy systems. It just happens that it's on a similar frequency as the cars to cause interference.
FAA Order 3910.3a
RADARS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING POWER DENSITIES IN EXCESS OF THE PEL
Radar: AN/FPS60 2.0 (Diplex)
Transmitter Power Used For Calculatons
---Peak* (MW): 2.0
---Average (W): 8638
Transmitter Frequency (MHZ): 1300
PEL** (Permissible Exposure Level) (mW/cm2): 4.3
Clearance*** (Feet): 630
*This is equivilant to the pulse energy.
**Exposure above PEL can lead to radiation sickness and death.
****Calculated Distance from Antenna to Point on Main Beam Where Power Density Equals the PEL
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