Accession Number : ADA488877

Title :   E-Bomb: The Key Element of the Contemporary Military-Technical Revolution

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Ertekin, Necati

PDF Url : ADA488877

Report Date : SEP 2008

Pagination or Media Count : 213

Abstract : The contemporary military rivalry is driven mostly by the ongoing military technical revolution. In particular the weapons used on the future battlefield will play an important role in military affairs. Which weapons can play a key role in the future? Electromagnetic weapons seem to involve key elements for the future battlefield; they offer advantages over conventional weaponry by providing nonlethality the advantage of attack at the speed of light fast engagement of multiple targets potentially low operational cost and wide-area coverage for offensive and defensive purposes. This thesis proposes hypothetical electromagnetic bombs (e-bomb) and classifies e-bombs into three isocategories depending on power sources. It also assesses the potential lethality effects on different targets based on a developed MATLAB Simulation Model. It also provides an understanding of the principles of High Altitude Electromagnetic Pulse (HEMP) and High Power Microwave (HPM) Weapons. In addition a measure of effectiveness model is proposed to compare the hypothetical e-bomb HEMP and HPM weapons. The strategic effects on military affairs will be assessed. Finally this study will help the Turkish Armed Forces decide on investment in e-bomb research and development (R&D) to improve combat capabilities in the future battlefield.

Descriptors :   *ELECTROMAGNETISM, *ELECTRONIC WARFARE, *BOMBS, SOURCES, COMBAT EFFECTIVENESS, MODELS, LOW COSTS, BATTLEFIELDS, MULTIPLE TARGETS, THESES, MICROWAVES, HIGH ALTITUDE, POWER SUPPLIES, LETHALITY, AREA COVERAGE, ELECTROMAGNETIC PULSES, NONLETHAL AGENTS, SIMULATION, MEASURES OF EFFECTIVENESS, WEAPONS, HIGH POWER

Subject Categories : Countermeasures

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE