Effects-Driven HPM System Development

The fundamental principle of effects-driven HPM system development is to begin with the ‘target’. Target definitions go beyond the piece of equipment targeted by the HPM weapon. They extend to such things the network, facility, and environment in which that equipment operates. Using effects data allows for both custom and broadly applicable designs, depending on the envisioned employment scenario. Verus Research is unmatched in performing predictive and empirical effects testing on which HPM source design specifications are based.


Verus Research prides itself on our ability to efficiently design, develop, and test novel HPM sources. Our frequency agile HPM sources are providing a robust capability to both the HPM research and development community and the operational warfighter. We provide design and engineering services from prime power to the radiating surface. We have over 17,000 sq ft of lab space to fabricate, integrate, and test HPM systems and their associated components.


The Directed Energy Models and Effects Repository (DEMER) was created to aid and encourage the distribution of and collaboration on directed energy (DE) modeling and simulation (M&S) tools and effects data throughout the wider DE community. Verus Research assisted in establishing a collaborative environment that balances security and utility to provide community-wide discovery of DE tools and effects data. The distribution format ensures owners and creators the freedom of development for, and confidence in the ownership of, their products. To reach this end, DEMER’s overarching philosophy is “Local Management, Enterprise Discovery”.