A survey of non-U.S. nuclear electromagnetic pulse (EMP) simulators

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This paper, an update of papers presented in 1984 and 1995, describes the large number and diverse variety of EMP simulators that exist outside the US. The end of the Cold War has provided the opportunity to learn of new simulators and to compare their characteristics as well as the test methods employed in them. While similarities exist with EMP simulators developed in the US and other western countries, in some cases the simulators developed by researchers of the former Soviet Union and other Warsaw Pact nations provide some very interesting differences in approach. As is the case with US ... continued below

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Giles, J.C. December 1, 1997.

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This paper, an update of papers presented in 1984 and 1995, describes the large number and diverse variety of EMP simulators that exist outside the US. The end of the Cold War has provided the opportunity to learn of new simulators and to compare their characteristics as well as the test methods employed in them. While similarities exist with EMP simulators developed in the US and other western countries, in some cases the simulators developed by researchers of the former Soviet Union and other Warsaw Pact nations provide some very interesting differences in approach. As is the case with US EMP simulators, no one perfect EMP simulator exists. Baum has classified non-source region EMP simulators in three categories: (1) guided wave, (2) dipole, and (3) hybrid. This paper describes several examples that fall into these three categories as well as a unique source region simulator in Russia that does not. All designs have inherent limitations; thus the large variety that exists. Some analysis and extrapolation of results must always be done. The ideal of a simple zap test to prove a system hard to EMP is just that--an unachievable ideal.

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OSTI as DE98004393

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  • International conference on lasers and applications, New Orleans, LA (United States), 15-19 Dec 1997

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  • Other: DE98004393
  • Report No.: LA-UR--97-4964
  • Report No.: CONF-971232--
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 658144
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc702041

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Giles, J.C. A survey of non-U.S. nuclear electromagnetic pulse (EMP) simulators, article, December 1, 1997; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc702041/: accessed August 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.