ELECTROMAGNETIC ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS (E3) SYSTEMS MODERNIZATION PROGRAM

PM ITTS

Mission

To develop, field and modernize 27 instrumentation test facilities at the Electromagnetic Radiation Effects (EMRE) Test Complex, White Sands Missile Range (WSMR), NM.

Description

The E3 instrumentation facilities at EMRE are used to test and evaluate military systems against vulnerabilities and electromagnetic effects to issue a safety release prior to the system’s deployment. E3 testing certifies equipment compliance with E3 DoD mandates and is safe for Soldier operation.

The purpose of the E3 Systems Modernization Program is to upgrade existing high-power test capabilities at WSMR. These facilities are used to conduct testing to verify compliance with Military Standard (MIL STD) 461 and 464. The most urgent requirement entails high-power transmitters, but the entire effort includes specialized facilities to test for Electromagnetic Radiation (EMR), Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC), Electromagnetic Interference (EMI), and Radiated Emissions testing of diverse E3 configurations. The top priority for the E3 program is provisioning replacement systems for Transmitter Site 1 (T1), Transmitter Site 2 (T2) and Transmitter Site 3 (T3) at EMRE test complex. The government team successfully completed the development and fielding of the E3 T1 transmitter in February 2015, under a separate competitive acquisition. Under the current E3 Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract vehicle, subsequent to procuring the T2 and T3 transmitter systems, 24 additional test facilities will require upgrades of commercial test support equipment or modifications to commercial solutions.

System Interdependencies

None

Program Status

  • 2Q FY15: Awarded IDIQ Contract

Projected Activities

Foreign Military Sales

None

Contractors

  • TMC Design Corporation (Las Cruces, NM)