• Online, Instructor-Led
Course Description

High Altitude Electromagnetic Pulse (HEMP) Training Bootcamp and High Power Microwave (HPM) training is a 3-day training bootcamp covering High Altitude Electromagnetic Pulse (HEMP) and High Power Microwave (HPM) devices and threat assessments. Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) is an instantaneous, intense energy field that can overload or disrupt at a distance numerous electrical systems and high technology microcircuits, which are especially sensitive to power surges. Participants will learn how a large scale EMP effect can be produced by a single nuclear explosion detonated high in the atmosphere using High-Altitude EMP (HEMP) method. Concepts behind High Power Microwave (HPM), a similar, smaller-scale EMP effect created using non-nuclear devices with powerful batteries or reactive chemicals ae also covered.

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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