X-Files: High Power Microwave Weapons

The United States Air Force Research Laboratory – Phillips Research Site – Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico

U.S.A., New Mexico, Kirtland A.F.B. : Still an ongoing operation is the United States Air Force Research Laboratory, Directed Energy Directorate, which has the responsibility for the development of High-Power Microwave (HPM) weapons. In coordination with this effort, the Center for Plasma Theory and Computation develops and maintains a suite of scientific software to support its development.

Some HPM devices (not all) use a ‘narrowband’ system made up of 3 components:

1. Pulsed Power Technology (PPT) an energy source responsible for emitting a stream of swift (nsec up to msec in speed ) moving applied voltages toward a cavity or energy collection area where it is regulated, distributed, and eventual releases as a ‘destructive’ or ‘disabling’ type of energy force.;

2. A ‘beam cavity’ area, harnesses, collects, and allows for the transformation of PPT to magnify into yet another energy known as ‘microwave radiation’, maintained in a pre-measured volume before being released through a waveguide toward a given target in the air or on the ground.; and,

3. The ‘antenna’ receives its instructions from computer through both a human command post operator and from another satellite communication technology guidance telemetry systems, which employs a version of the Staring Plane Mosaic tracking and guidance system so as to direct or accurately aim the directed energy beam’s purpose toward a specific target in the air or on the ground.

These 3 components are distinct in their density of charged particles.

Specifically, pulsed power devices often involve high-density plasmas whereas beam/cavity sources have a low density of charged particles, and that leaves the antennae ideally having no charged particles at all to interact with.

These regimens occur in concert with one another and operate flawlessly within nano and microseconds of each other by the combined use of magnetohydrodynamics (energy and liquid interactions), particle-in-cell (energy excitation acceleration), and computational electromagnetic (computer-driven energy guidance) techniques, respectively.

In response to the changing U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) mission and in preparation for the battlefield of the 21st Century, U.S. Air Force researchers actively pursue ideas for innovative weapons.

The increased emphasis on peacekeeping missions now demands development of effective non-lethal weapons. Such weapons must defend against various threats without inflicting permanent injury or loss of life. Furthermore, the strong dependence of present and anticipated weapon systems on electronics makes them vulnerable to disruption via High-Power Microwave (HPM) Electro-Magnetic (EM) radiation, and in particular Radio Frequency (RF) radiation.

The Directed Energy Directorate of the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL/DE) has the Air Force responsibility for development of RF weapons, including both narrowband and ultrawideband RF weapons.

Ultrawideband devices emit radiation over a broad range of frequency but with a low power density. These devices are appropriate when the threat is not well identified so that the optimal frequency is not known.

Narrowband sources emit at a single frequency at a very high power. If this frequency is such that it can resonate with the target then it will be very effective in disabling it. Ambitious experimental efforts are in progress to support RF weapon development.

Weapons based on HPM devices have the potential to satisfy the non-lethality requirements, as well as the ability to disrupt enemy electronics, and have several advantages over competing concepts. Such weapons are fast, have unlimited “ammunition,” and are not affected by adverse weather conditions.

The design of an HPM device that provides the required power and effectively radiates EM waves presents difficult and interesting challenges.

Complex and expensive experimental efforts are more timely and cost-effective if they are guided by theoretical and computational modeling. The required modeling is based on Maxwell equations, the Navier-Stokes compressible fluid equations, and the Lorentz Force law.

Analytical solution of the resulting system of nonlinear partial differential equations is intractable. Furthermore, numerical solution requires fine-grained resolution in both time and space. Thus, modeling and simulation, which is critical to timely development, is computationally intensive.

Such computations are made tractable by viewing the device as a system consisting of a pulsed power source, a microwave source, and an antenna.

Each of the 3 components have important distinguishing characteristics that can be simulated using the following software programs: 1. MACH; 2. ICEPIC, and 3. PARANA, respectively.

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Psychotronic transmittors are being employed by the US troops in order to manipulate the Iraqi population in a way that they loose motivation for combat. Exactly the same technology has been used in earlier battles at Iraq. This is one of the weapons that are not listed in the same books as the atomic bombs & nuclear missiles or the biochemicals. After all, microwaves & psychotronics are secret technologies. By the way, why do you think in Bagdad the Iraqis are so quiet ?

The Pentagon may unleash a new, classified weapon if war ensues in Iraq ## the high-power microwave (HPM). The top-secret program, first tested in 1999, destroys the high-tech computers and electronics necessary to produce, protect and release biological and chemical weapons.

One of the benefits of such a weapon is that it doesn’t create a storm of debris or toxic substances, which could harm civilians or U.S. troops. An energy pulse, which moves at the speed of light, is released from the front of a cruise missile and can devastate electronics within 1,000 feet through the short-circuiting of internal electronic connections.

It is, however, a known fact – the HAARP project for example – that EMP can be modulated in a way as to bring down the human mind. Technically, the HPM is also a mind control weapon.