Verus Research Improving Directed Energy Safety

In support of a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract, Verus Research will collaborate with the Air Force Research Laboratory’s 711th Human Performance Wing to assess the safety risks associated with employment of directed energy systems.

The newly awarded effort seeks to enhance optical and radio frequency (RF) bio-effects modeling tools by integrating outputs from propagation simulation tools operating in the same wavelengths. These tools include the Joint RF Effectiveness Model (JREM) and Scaling for High Energy Laser and Relay Engagement (SHaRE) model.

In commenting on this latest initiative, Dr. J. Mark DelGrande, Verus Research’s Chief Technology Officer, highlighted the opportunity to infuse the Company’s “deep domain experience” in propagation modeling into efforts that improve the safety margins on the nation’s latest directed energy technologies.  Dr. DelGrande also praised the Verus Research technical team for providing a compelling path forward in support of a first-time customer, the 711th Human Performance Wing.