Accession Number : ADA289165

Title :   A Nuclear Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Vulnerability/Lethality (V/L) Taxonomy With Focus on Component Assessment.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Oct 93-May 94,

Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : Ruth, Brian G.

PDF Url : ADA289165

Report Date : NOV 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 44

Abstract : An assessment of how military systems behave when exposed to a nuclear electromagnetic pulse (EMP) is among the suite of survivability/vu1nerability/lethality assessment normally performed on systems that must operate in a battlefield environment In the past, a large effort was devoted to the assessment of system-specific components in an EMP environment; this work needs to be unified in a generic methodology that can be applied to all military systems. The proposed methodology is based on the application to the EMP assessment problems of the vulnerability/lethality (V/L) taxonomy (developed by the Army Research Laboratory ARL), which provides a mathematical framework for V/L analyses. In this report, the nuclear EMP V/L taxonomy is presented, with particular focus on the assessment of system components exposed to an EMP-induced transient signal.

Descriptors :   *NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS, *ELECTROMAGNETIC PULSES, DATA BASES, ALGORITHMS, DIODES, TRANSIENTS, SURVIVABILITY, DAMAGE ASSESSMENT, VULNERABILITY, INTEGRATED CIRCUITS, SEMICONDUCTORS, FUZZY SETS, LETHALITY, TAXONOMY, TRANSISTORS, ELECTROMAGNETIC SUSCEPTIBILITY.

Subject Categories : Nuclear Weapons

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE