- E-Bombs are weapons of electrical mass destruction…
- Can damage wide range of electrical & electronics equipments
i.e. computers, radios, radar, wires or PCBs etc.
-they use of non-nuclear confrontation.
- using principle of EMP effect.
- It has combination of both electric and magnetic fields.
- emp device can render the electronics equipments
First observed during the early testing of high
altitude airburst nuclear weapons.
Then FCG is built and tested in US, and then in
And more recently in CIS.
Work on principle of EMP method
EMP stands for: Electromagnetic Pulses.
They very strong pulses.
They has short lived transient voltages of
thousands of volts.
Its effects on the circuitry of other semiconductor
electronics equipments (i.e. MOS).
Due to over power the device damages.
All types of receivers and communication
equipments are highly vulnerable.
Concept of EMP
It is an electromagnetic pulse.
Produces a powerful electromagnetic fields (i.e.
Due to powerful fields it cause wide damage of
The EMP is in effect an electromagnetic shock
Technology based for E-bomb
It is based on Explosively Pumped Flux
Introduction to Flux Compression Generator
It is a type of generator for producing EMP.
It is the most mature technology applicable to
FCG is a device capable of producing electrical
energies of about tens of Mega joules in ten to
hundreds of microseconds.
It has peak power kevels of the order of
Terawatts to tens of Terawatts.
Working of FCG
Producing a pulse of electric current of order of ten of kilo
Amperes to Mega Amperes.
It has cylindrical copper tubes of armature.
This tube is filled with a fast high energy explosive.
Armature is surrounded by a helical coil of heavy wire.
Which forms the FCG stator.
The start current is supplied by an external current source.
Such as a high voltage capacitor bank.
So by this a intense magnetic field is produced during this
So in this method using a fast explosive into the magnetic
The task of identifying targets for attack with EBomb is complex.
Targets which can be readily identified through
conventional photographic, satellite, image radar
and human operation.
These targets are typically geographically fixed
and thus may de attacked providing that aircraft
can penetrate to weapon release range.
For accuracy GPS/initially guided weapons can be
Lethal footprint of a E-Bomb
GPS guided bomb
Advantages of E-bomb
Permanent damages the electrical appliances
such as computers and micro processor devices.
Easy to diffuse or to destroy the missiles.
Destroys the communication system.
It can even stop working of generator or cars.
Easy to handle and target.
It must be noted that thermionic technology
i.e. vacuumed tube equipment is substantially
more resilient to the electromagnetic weapons.
So no damages to the thermionic technology
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