The mission of the Army is evolving, which means that the weapon systems required must evolve as well. This will require a new class of munitions with either enhanced lethality or less-than-lethal capability. This requires that we develop new technologies. In order to test these new technologies to ascertain their capabilities, we need suitable test beds. One such test bed that will allow us to evaluate new types of explosive pulsed power devices, power conditioning systems, high power microwave as well as other directed energy sources, and radiators is described in this paper.
|State||Published - Dec 2008|