specifications under the control of NAVFAC and the guidance of SPAWARSYSCOM.
Requirements for military construction and special projects that do not
directly involve electronic equipment, and thus do not require a BESEP, are
identified in project documentation. The designer must maintain close liaison
with the NAVFAC command responsible for the particular project, which will
coordinate all technical matters with the sponsors and users of the project.
Policy. The design of electronic facilities should be based on
operational requirements. The primary consideration is that operational
communication buildings and other electronic facilities be sited, arranged,
and constructed to provide the most effective communications possible.
Whenever compromises between operational requirements and convenience, cost,
or energy conservation become necessary, such compromises should be resolved
in favor of operational requirements. Where there is conflict between two
mandatory Government documents, the more stringent requirement governs. In
all cases, the BESEP shall be the overriding document.
Principal Data Sources
Base Electronic System Engineering Plan (BESEP). The basic document
used by SPAWARSYSCOM for planning and controlling shore station electronic
installation work is BESEP. It translates operational requirements into a
detailed technical plan for meeting the requirements. It is prepared by
representatives of SPAWARSYSCOM, in collaboration with NAVFAC, and is approved
by the sponsor for use in design development. A detailed description of the
BESEP, as well as policy and procedures for its use, is provided in
SPAWARSYSCOM Instructions, but the BESEP generally provides the following
a) General Requirements. The BESEP establishes the requirements of
the project, the scope and layout of the planned facility, the design and
installation of the electronic system, information on the electronic equipment
to be used, details of system checkout, and characteristics of the physical
b) Design Data.
The BESEP includes information addressing the
1. structural limitations;
2. recommended locations of electronic equipment, power
panelboards, special red or black panelboard designations, and special power
3. identification of red areas;
4. antenna locations and the number, type, performance, and
frequency ranges required;
5. cable types and termination locations;
6. radio-frequency (RF) shielding requirements, other
requirements for precautions against radiation hazards, and characteristics of
the source of radiation;