Accession Number : ADA298079

Title :   Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Coupling Codes for Use With the Vulnerability/ Lethality (VIL) Taxonomy.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jun-Oct 84,

Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : Mar, Mark H.

PDF Url : ADA298079

Report Date : JUL 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : Based on the vulnerability Lethality (V/L) taxonomy developed by the Ballistic Vulnerability Lethality Division (BVLD) of the Survivability Lethality Analysis Directorate (SLAD), a nuclear electromagnetic pulse (EMP) coupling V/L analysis taxonomy has been developed. A nuclear EMP threat to a military system can be divided into two levels: (1) coupling to a system level through a cable, antenna, or aperture; and (2) the component level. This report will focus on the initial condition, which includes threat definition and target description, as well as the mapping process from the initial condition to damaged components state. EMP coupling analysis at a system level is used to accomplish this. This report introduces the nature of EMP threat, interaction between the threat and target, and how the output of EMP coupling analysis at a system level becomes the input to the component level analysis. Many different tools (EMP coupling codes) will be discussed for the mapping process, which correponds to the physics of phenomenology. This EMP coupling V/L taxonomy and the models identified in this report will provide the tools necessary to conduct basic V/L analysis of EMP coupling.

Descriptors :   *ELECTROMAGNETIC PULSES, *NUCLEAR EXPLOSION DAMAGE, COUPLING(INTERACTION), SURVIVABILITY, TARGET RECOGNITION, DAMAGE ASSESSMENT, VULNERABILITY, CODING, THREAT EVALUATION, LETHALITY, MAPPING, TAXONOMY.

Subject Categories : Nuclear Weapons
      Electromagnetic Pulses

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE