Accession Number:

ADA289165

Title:

A Nuclear Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Vulnerability/Lethality (V/L) Taxonomy With Focus on Component Assessment.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Oct 93-May 94,

Corporate Author:

ARMY RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1994-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

44.0

Abstract:

An assessment of how military systems behave when exposed to a nuclear electromagnetic pulse EMP is among the suite of survivabilityvu1nerabilitylethality assessment normally performed on systems that must operate in a battlefield environment In the past, a large effort was devoted to the assessment of system-specific components in an EMP environment this work needs to be unified in a generic methodology that can be applied to all military systems. The proposed methodology is based on the application to the EMP assessment problems of the vulnerabilitylethality VL taxonomy developed by the Army Research Laboratory ARL, which provides a mathematical framework for VL analyses. In this report, the nuclear EMP VL taxonomy is presented, with particular focus on the assessment of system components exposed to an EMP-induced transient signal.

Subject Categories:

  • Nuclear Weapons

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE