Continuing a busy and exciting month, the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Directed Energy Directorate has just awarded Verus Research a 5-year, $6 million effort to collect and analyze empirical effects data against a broad range of electronics. Under the scope of work, Verus Research will also perform basic research on the mechanisms of high-power electro-magnetic (HPEM) effects at the device, circuit, and system levels.
Using the data collected, Verus Research will then develop computational predictive tools, validate predictive models, and advance the state of the art in HPEM-related battle damage assessment methodologies. Additional efforts will investigate emerging technologies to collect vulnerability data associated with novel HPEM waveforms.
Commenting on this award, Verus Research’s Chief Technology Officer, Dr. J. Mark DelGrande, noted the continuing recognition of the Verus Research team “as a national leader in high-power microwave effects modeling and testing” as well as the “diligence and ingenuity of the Verus Research team in solving our customers’ most difficult technical problems.”