A Technical Paper Presentation On E-BOMBS by ABHILASH K CH V NARAYANA
An e-bomb is a weapon designed to take advantage of cutting of power in an area, destroying of machines that use electricity. Generators would be useless, cars wouldn’t run, and there would be no chance making a phone call. In a matter of seconds, a big enough e-bomb could thrust an entire city back 200 years or cripple a military unit. An e-bomb would destroy electronic equipments and also entire communication systems.
Coupling Modes: Front door coupling occurs typically when power from an electromagnetic weapon is coupled into an antenna associated with radar or communications equipments. Back door coupling occurs when the electromagnetic field from a weapon produces large transient currents or electrical standing waves on fixed electrical wiring and cables interconnecting equipment, or providing connections to mains power or the telephone network.
Buildings housing government offices and thus computer equipment, production facilities, military bases and known radar sites and communications nodes are all targets which can be readily identified through conventional photographic, satellite, imaging radar, electronic reconnaissance and humid operations.
Electromagnetic warheads may be fitted to range of delivery vehicles.
An e-bomb could effectively neutralize: Vehicle control systems Targeting systems, on the ground, on missiles and bombs Communication systems Navigation systems Long and short-range sensor systems
A weapon optimized to destroy solid state computers and receivers may cause little or no damage to a thermionic technology devices. Radiating targets such as radars or communications equipments may continue to radiate after an attack even though their receiver and data processing systems have been damaged or destroyed. Means of delivery will limit the lethality of an e-bomb by introducing limits to the weapons size and the accuracy of its delivery. Patients who are on the ventilation in hospital may lose there life because of no electric power.
E-bombs are weapons of electrical mass destruction with applications across a broad spectrum of targets, spanning both the strategic and tactical. E-bombs can paralyze electronic combat, offensive counter air and strategic air attack. The non-lethal nature of electromagnetic weapons makes their use far less politically damaging than that of conventional munitions, and therefore broadens the range of military options available. The danger for human life is very less compared to normal weapons.
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