This EMC cabling guideline encompasses existing design documentation, manufacturing process instructions and "lessons learned." It references those best practices already developed and used by industry to reduce the technical risk associated with producing military weapons systems under various acquisition programs.
Therefore, although this document provides guidance based upon proven, effective practices; it is not intended to preclude new ideas and innovative solutions. This guideline serves to assure that the EMC requirements are considered when innovative cabling practices are developed to transition the approved design into an actual product. This document identifies appropriate, existing techniques and processes; it does not establish new requirements. Materials from recent weapons systems programs have been reviewed to select those items that best represent effective and practical solutions to potential EMC/EMI problems associated with design, installation and maintenance of aircraft cabling systems.
Furthermore, this document contains basic information required for the design, installation and maintenance of cables used in airborne weapons systems. It is intended to be useful to communicate these basic E3 principles and information to the manufacturing personnel. As such, it is not the intent for this document to be an all-inclusive manual nor the final word on E3 control in cabling. Rather, this publication is intended to provide examples of successful applications that can assist those engineers and technicians faced with similar design/manufacturing situations. Additional lessons-learned by production personnel, both pro and con, are solicited and will be incorporated into future revisions to this document.