• Online, Instructor-Led
Course Description

High Altitude Electromagnetic Pulse (HEMP) Effects and Protection Workshop is a 2-day training workshop that covers High-altitude EMP (HEMP) potential effects and procedures to mitigate HEMP effects. Electromagnetic pulses (EMP) from nuclear weapon detonations at altitudes from 30 to 400 kilometers (18 to 50 miles) can damage or destroy sensitive electronic equipment at ground level. High-altitude EMP (HEMP) can seriously disrupt critical infrastructure, commercial and military communications, damage the electrical grid infrastructure, and interfere with command-and-control operations. Participants will learn about the effects of HEMP including wide frequency range (very low frequency to a few hundred megahertz [MHz]) and critical commercial and military frequency bands.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the fundamental concepts of Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) and its effects on electronic systems.
  • Identify the sources and characteristics of High Altitude Electromagnetic Pulse (HEMP).
  • Analyze the impact of HEMP on communication, power, and control systems.
  • Explore different protection strategies against HEMP for critical infrastructure.
  • Examine case studies of historical events involving HEMP and the lessons learned.
  • Evaluate the design and implementation of HEMP shielding and mitigation techniques.
  • Develop an understanding of national and international standards related to HEMP protection.
  • Discuss emerging technologies and research in the field of HEMP effects and protection.
  • Apply theoretical knowledge to practical scenarios through simulations and hands-on exercises.
  • Collaborate with peers to solve complex problems related to HEMP effects and protection.

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