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MIL-STD-1541 Revision A, December 30, 1987
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This standard establishes the electromagnetic compatibility requirements for space systems, including frequency management, and the related requirements for the electrical and electronic equipment used in space systems. It also includes requirements designed to establish an effective ground reference for the installed equipment and designed to inhibit adverse electrostatic effects. The purposes of this standard are:

a. To define minimum performance requirements for electromagnetic compatibility.

b. To identify the system relationships pertinent to electromagnetic compatibility,

c. To identify requirements for system and equipment engineering designed to enable achieving compatibility in a timely, predictable, and economical manner.

d. To define requirements for equipment and system tests and analyses to demonstrate compliance with this standard.


The requirements covered by this standard apply to launch and space vehicles plus the associated grounds airborne, or spaceborne operational and support elements of the space system. It applies to new and modified or redesigned equipment or systems, and to existing equipment used in new applications. Equipment requirements are separately stated for vehicle and ground applications. Provisions for program peculiar compatibility requirements enable its use for systems which were originally developed and qualified to conform to other similar standards. This standard does not apply to the facilities which house the ground system segments of space systems (see MIL-STD-1542). Further information on the application of this standard is given in Appendix A.