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Opportunity at Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)

High Power Electromagnetic Effects Research

Location

Directed Energy Directorate, RD/Engineering, Applied Sci, and Computer Science

RO# Location
13.10.03.C0007 Kirtland Air Force Base, NM 871175776

Advisers

Name E-mail Phone
Lawrance, Julie E Julie.Lawrance@us.af.mil 505-853-6162

Description

Our goals is to explore and better understand susceptibility of electronic systems to high power electromagnetic (HPEM) pulses. This effort would include experimental research and/or modeling and simulation to explore parts of the problem such as: penetration of HPEM pulses into the housing via apertures and/or cables, coupling to wires and traces inside the system in the form of currents and resultant voltages, loaded cavity resonances, and exploration into the exact causes of upset. This work could also include a probabilistic approach to analyzing the simulated and/or experimental data; particularly as it applies to data sets with large variation in amplitude with frequency. AFRL/RDH will provide laboratory facilities (i.e., screen room, anechoic chamber, GTEM cell), and state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment (e.g., oscilloscopes, network analyzers, field-, voltage-, and current-sensors) for experimental research as well CST Microwave Studio 3D EM Solver with both frequency- and time-domain options for modeling and simulation.

 

References

Holloway M, Dilli Z, Seekhao N, Rodgers J: "Study of Basic Effects of HPM Pulses in Digital CMOS Integrated Circuit Inputs". IEEE transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility 54(5): 1017-1027, 2012

Gil J, Drikas Z, Andreadis T, Anlage S: "Prediction of Induced Voltages on Ports in Complex, Three-Dimensional Enclosures with Apertures, Using the Random Coupling Model". IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility 58(5): 1535-1540, 2016

 

Keywords:
HPEM effects; RF effects; HPEM induced upset in electronic systems;

Eligibility

Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral and Senior applicants
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