Project Type MQP Submission date 2010-10-25 Authors Justin Fraize, ECE Christopher Horgan, PH Matthew S Sirocki, ECE URN E-project-102510-123407 Center MIT Lincoln Laboratory Sponsor MIT Lincoln Laboratory: Group 31 Title High-Powered Microwaves for Boost Phase Intercept Advisors Clancy, Edward A., EE Iannacchione, Germano S., PH Availability unrestricted
This work details an analysis of using directed high-powered microwave systems as a defense against intercontinental ballistic missiles. High-powered microwaves are well suited for this role by adjusting the criteria for adequate missile defense from that of missile destruction to that of missile disablement via electromagnetic upset. Conclusions, however, are highly dependent on key assumptions about a target's electromagnetic vulnerability; further research is necessary to quantify a ballistic missile's actual in-flight response to an applied high-powered microwave.
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