Standard No. S24.805 - Spare PartsStandard No. S24.806 - Software Development, and Maintenance and User DocumentationNOAA/NESDIS standards are available from: U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic andAtmospheric Administration, National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service, OSD3,Washington, D.C. 20233.Military specifications and standards are available from: Commanding Officer, U.S. Naval Supply Center,580l Tabor Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19120.Federal Specifications and Standards are available from: The Superintendent of Documents, U. S.Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402.Federal Information Processing Standards Publications are available from: The Suprintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402.ANSI Standards are available from: American National Standards Institute, Inc., 1430 Broadway, NewYork City, New York 10018.NASA/GSFC specifications are available from: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, GoddardSpace Flight Center, Greenbelt Road, Greenbelt, Maryland 20771. NFPA Standards are available from: National Fire Protection Association, Batterymarch Park, Quincy,Massachusetts 02269.EIA Standards are available from: Electronics Industries Association, 2001 Eye Street, N.W., Washington,D.C. 20006.The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Environmental Satellite, Data, andInformation Service (NOAA/NESDIS), operates satellite tracking and computer processing systems whichrequire a comprehensive grounding standard to ensure personnel and equipment safety. This groundingstandard provides equipment requirements, design and installation procedures, and test methods, suitablefor all communications and data processing systems. Specific requirements are defined for perimetergrounds, air terminals, down conductors, equipment rooms, antennas with integral electronic rooms, powergrounds, and the interconnection of these subsystems throughout a widely spread site. The need forlightning and power fault protection, ground returns for signal and control cables, and radiation andinterference suppression are addressed and integrated into a system for the entire facility. Priorities forupgrading existing facilities are identified, post installation and maintenance test procedures are detailed,and guidelines are given for tracing and correcting problems that may arise during the upgrade process.