Verus Research Embarking on Electromagnetic Compatibility Technology Development in Support of the U.S. Navy

In support of the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division at Patuxent River, MD, Verus Research is starting a Phase I Small Business Technology Transfer program for “Modeling Platform Level Electromagnetic Compatibility Performance Based on Component Level Testing.”  The program objective is to develop a simulation tool that will evaluate the risk to an airborne platform where a component may have been unable to meet its electromagnetic compatibility test requirements.

For this effort, Verus Research has teamed with Missouri University of Science and Technology.  Together, the team represents decades of research into electromagnetic interactions with electronic systems in the context of high-power microwave (HPM) effects prediction and leverages multiple prior efforts that assessed system susceptibility to HPM. The end product will be the Platform-level Electromagnetic Compatibility Simulator (PECS) and will provide important new testing and analysis tools for the Navy.

“The award marks a noteworthy migration of prior HPM-specific effects modeling to now support an understanding of the more generalized concerns of the Navy,” said Dr. J. Mark DelGrande, Verus Research Chief Technology Officer.  Dr. DelGrande also commented on the potential for adjacency in applications across the defense community.