Direct Interaction Effects in EMP
MISSION RESEARCH CORP SANTA BARBARA CA
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For the electromagnetic pulse produced by nuclear explosions, a substantial amount of work has been applied to the calculation of that part of the EMP due to the interaction of the bomb gamma rays with the natural environment, e.g., the atmosphere or the ground surface. In EMP vulnerability studies of systems, the effect of the environmental EMP on the system is taken into account. When the system itself is exposed to the gamma rays, it may make its own contribution to the EMP to which it is subjected. This direct interaction EMP depends very much on the system, of course. In the note the author discusses a few illustrative examples.
- Nuclear Weapons