Accession Number:

AD0735654

Title:

Introduction to the Electromagnetic Pulse.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

213.0

Abstract:

The thesis constitutes an introductory survey of the electromagnetic pulse EMP caused by a nuclear weapon burst. The survey is separated into driving mechanism, the electric field of the symmetric nuclear burst, the electromagnetic field from bursts whose environment is asymmetric due to density variations or the geomagnetic fields presence, pulse transmission, and pulse interaction. This survey was collected from the unclassified literature and is presented here in a consistent notation and language. The presentation is intended to emphasize concepts and understanding and is not intended as a design handbook. To this end the author has attempted some mathematical simplification of certain phenomena. These simplified models are identified when employed and the results obtained are compared to those found in the literature which result from test data or from more exact mathematical models. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Radioactivity, Radioactive Wastes and Fission Products
  • Nuclear Weapons

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE