MIL-STD 464 & High-Power RF

RF Suitcase

Part Number: RFSC-400

Typically used to study electronic attack effects and electronic equipment vulnerabilities, APELC’s EMP suitcase high-power RF source transmits a wideband RF pulse with an electric-field amplitude over 100 kV/m @ 1m. It also is used for MIL-STD 464C testing.

Operated using a handheld fiber-optic remote control, users are able to select single-shot or automatic modes of operation. In automatic mode, the user selects a pulse repetition frequency between 0.1 and 10 Hz.

The system is powered by a removable and rechargeable, commercial off-the-shelf battery.


  • Radiated peak electric field > 100 kV/m
  • Pulse repetition frequency: single shot, 0.1 – 10 Hz
  • Center frequency: 400 MHz
  • Bandwidth: 200 MHz
  • 3-dB beam width: 165 degrees
  • Size: 24.6 x 19.7 x 8.6 in (62.5 x 50.0 x 21.8 cm)
  • Weight: 80 lb (36 kg)


The following items are included with the RF Suitcase:

  • RF suitcase source
  • Spare battery

The following item is required for proper implementation of the RF Suitcase:

Pressurized dry breathing air (SCUBA CGA grade-E air) for bottle refill or extended duration testing.

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 24.6 in
W Width 19.7 in
H Height 8.6 in
Wt Weight 80 lbs
Emax Maximum electric field > 100 kV/m
Emin Minimum electric field 20 kV/m
Fc Center frequency 400 MHz
FBW Bandwidth 250 MHz
BW3dB 3 dB beam width 165 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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