AURORA’S RESEARCH AND
A.Yateesh Kumar Yadav
What is an electromagnetic
An electromagnetic bomb or E-bomb is a weapon
designed to disable electronics with an
electromagnetic pulse (EMP) that can couple with
electrical/electronic systems to produce damaging
The Technology Base for Conventional
The technology base which may be applied to the design of
Key technologies which are extant in the area are ,
* Explosively pumped FCG
* Explosive or propellant driven MHD generators
* Range of HPM devices
Explosively Pumped Flux
The explosively pumped FCG is the most mature technology applicable to bomb designs.
The FCG was first demonstrated by Clarence Fowler at Los Alamos National Laboratories
(LANL) in the late fifties.
The current produced by a large FCG is between ten to a thousand times greater than that
produced by a typical lightning stroke .
The central idea behind the construction of FCGs is that of using a fast explosive to rapidly
compress a magnetic field
The most commonly used arrangement is that of the coaxial FCG.
In assessing how power is coupled into targets.
Two principal coupling modes are recognised in the literature:
* Front Door Coupling
* Back Door Coupling
Equipment connected to exposed cables or wiring can damage power supplies
and communications interfaces if these are not hardened.
LOW FREQUENCY E-BOMB
A low frequency weapon will couple well into a typical
The relative orientation of the weapons field to be
oriented in a such way that a good coupling efficiency can
task of identifying targets for attack with E-bombs can be
All targets which can be readily identified through conventional
photographic, satellite, imaging radar.
Mobile and relocatable air defence equipment are all good
examples of this category of target.
Defence Against Electromagnetic Bombs
The most effective defence against electromagnetic
bombs is to prevent their delivery by destroying the
launch platform or delivery vehicle.
The systems which can be expected to suffer exposure
to the electromagnetic weapons effects must be
Limitations of Electromagnetic Bombs
The limitations of electromagnetic weapons are determined by ,
* Weapon implementation
* Means of delivery
Accuracy of delivery and achievable range must be considered against the
allowable damage for the chosen target.
An inaccurately delivered weapon of large range may be unusable against a
Battlefield Air Interdiction
using Electromagnetic Bombs
A carefully planned schemed warfare methods are typical for contemporary
Coordination and control are essential to the successful conduct of planned
Communications and command sites are key elements in the structure of such
a land army, and these concentrate communications and computer equipment.
They should be attacked with electromagnetic weapons, to disrupt the
command and control of land operations.
If you want to see some of the
effects of a E-bomb, put your laptop
in your microwave oven (at your own
Electromagnetic bombs are Weapons of Electrical Mass Destruction with applications
across a broad spectrum of targets, spanning both the strategic and tactical.
E-bombs can cause hard electrical kills over larger areas than conventional explosive
weapons of similar mass.
E-bombs can be an affordable for military forces which are under post Cold War
pressures to reduce force sizes, increasing their combat potential.