Verus Research maintains the Joint Radio-frequency Effectiveness Model (JREM) for Air Force Research Laboratory to provide a one-stop application for HPM weapon studies. Our team is currently performing R&D and software development to improve the data collection and effects modeling processes for empirical-based component-level HPM effects prediction in JREM, as well as recuperation time estimation at the system level.


Verus Research has several programs performing R&D and software development of predictive, physics-based M&S capabilities that estimate the susceptibility/vulnerability of red targets and blue assets to HPM-weapon attack. Our solutions implement both computational EM techniques, top-level descriptions of systems and enclosures, and engagement geometry to estimate coupling and component effects.


Our computational EM simulation development focuses on a multi-region, multi-solver, domain-decomposition (MR-MS-DD) frequency domain solver and a discontinuous Galerkin time-domain (DGTD) solver. These provide estimates of signal propagation through larger and more complex environments than conventional solvers can provide. Applications include in-situ performance and co-site antenna analysis on electrically large platforms, simulation of RF signal propagation in dense urban environments, and shaped radome and embedded frequency selective surface (FSS) modeling for virtual prototyping and optimization.


Without a better quantification of the duration of HPM effects on oppositional systems, the employment of HPM weapons will remain limited. To address this issue, Verus Research designed and developed a “Gremlin” which can be used to collect empirical recuperation time data. Additionally, Verus Research is working to define a Network Complexity Metric which, along with collected empirical data, can be used to perform predictive recuperation time analyses.