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Weapons Applications (U)

Overview (U):

(U) Weapons applications studies and operational scenario development comprise of HPM CCW. Principal employment concepts have been identified, and the physical mechanisms by which these HPM weapons concepts damage or disrupt individual electronic components is being explored. The operational impact resulting from C3 systems degradation within the context of an operational scenario is less clear. A preliminary assessment of a conceptual weapon's effect on a Command Post C3 system has been performed using the SPECT8/SIMUL8 code. Although this exercise involved a relatively limited C3 system, the assessment indicated that HPM weapons could exert a significant, measurable impact in this particular application. Follow-on studies and effectiveness analyses are planned involving other types of C2/C3 networks and different Measures of Effectiveness (MOEs). Concurrent development and refinement of the HPM source hardware concepts coupled with these studies will, in turn, lead to more detailed engagement analyses and a field test by the year 2000.

Description (U):

(U) Under Review.

User Impact (U):

(U) None.

Programmatics (U):

(U) Concept/Technology.

Images (U):

(U) None.

Related Initiatives (U):
EM Effects and HardeningElectromagnetic (EM) Effects and Hardening
This Table Is Unclassified.

Related Requirements (U):None.

Related Categories (U):
High Power RF TechnologyHigh Power RF Weapons Technology
This Table Is Unclassified.

Road Map Placements (U):

This Table Is Unclassified.

Requirements, Funding and Additional Hotlinks (U):

RDT&E Budget Item Project 5797
This Table Is Unclassified.

Lead Office (U):

(U) Air Force.

Point of Contact (U):

(U) Maj Mike LaPointe, NSSA, Open Phone: (703) 325-6422, DSN 221-6422.
(U) National Security Space Road Map Team, NSSA, Open Phone: (703)808-6040, DSN 898-6040.

Date Of Information (U):

(U) 21 November 1997

(U) Road Map Production Date: 12 July 1999

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