MIL-STD 464 & High-Power RF

Compact Foldable Electronic Disrupter

Part Number: RFCL-400

APELC’s Compact Foldable Electronic Disrupter (or CFED) is similar in performance to the RF Footlocker used in mobile testing in that it produces peak electric fields of over 150 kV/m at 1m, and with identical repetition rates of up to 10 Hz.

The difference of CFED is its application in situations where mobility and portability are crucial to studying electronic attack effects and electronic equipment vulnerabilities. It also is used for MIL-STD 464C testing and demonstration of equipment survivability in scenarios with electromagnetic interference (EMI).

As the name implies, the CFED folds into a compact volume for transit and storage, and unfolds for operation, using the corner reflector’s gain and directivity properties.

The system is equipped with a replaceable, rechargeable commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) battery, and a small pony bottle of pressurized dry breathable air for an operational time of approximately 30 minutes.

The CFED is operated using a handheld fiber-optic remote control which allows the user to select single-shot or automatic modes of operation. In automatic mode the user may select a pulse repetition frequency between 0.1 and 10 Hz.


  • Radiated electric field: > 150 kV/m
  • Pulse repetition frequency: Single shot, 0.1 to 10 Hz
  • Center frequency: 375 MHz
  • Bandwidth: 200 MHz
  • 3-dB beam width: 76 degrees
  • Size: 30” x 8.6” x 22.5” (75 cm x 22 cm x 57 cm)
  • Weight: 66 lb (30 kg)
  • Continuous operation time (air-limited): 10 hours
  • Continuous operation time (battery-limited, < 2 Hz PRF): 10 hours
  • Minimum auto-mode repetition rate: 0.1 Hz
  • Maximum auto-mode repetition rate (burst only): 10 Hz


The following items are included with the CFED:

  • CFED
  • Spare battery
  • Battery charger

The following items are required for proper implementation of the CFED:

Pressurized dry breathing air (SCUBA CGA grade-E air) for bottle refill

Parameter Description Value Unit
Ve Erected voltage 300 kV
Ce Erected capacitance 94 pF
Vch Operating voltage 30 kV
Pres. Operating pressure 250 psi
TRR Repetition rate 0.1 – 10 Hz
L Length 8.6 in
W Width 22.5 in
H Height 30 in
Wt Weight 66 lbs
Emax Maximum electric field > 170 kV/m
Emin Minimum electric field 35 kV/m
Fc Center frequency 375 MHz
FBW Bandwidth 200 MHz
BW3dB 3 dB beam width 76 Degrees

The RF suitcase should not be operated near computer-controlled machinery or unshielded electronic equipment unless the intention is to cause potentially irreversible damage. Safe operating principles should be followed when any user is in proximity of the system, and the high-voltage switch is on. This product is export-controlled and subject to ITAR or EAR regulations. A valid end-user statement is required for both foreign and domestic sales of this system.


APELC’s selection of add-on features for high-voltage components are designed to increase safety and usability.


Rugged high-voltage quick disconnect cable connectors for voltages up to 700 kV.


Integrated high-speed current diagnostics in high-voltage quick disconnects.


Software to increase user safety and reduce time spent in testing.


Termination and monitoring capability for a high-voltage, high-power pulse without radiating equipment.


Providing the trigger pulse to a Marx Generator through a pulse forming circuit.


Fully integrated power and control units to deliver a turnkey package for our pulsed power systems.


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