Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) has been awarded a program from the U.S. Navy to develop an extremely compact broadband HPM source that delivers MW-level power with broad frequency and pulse width tuning.
The Navy needs a high power microwave (HPM) directed energy weapon (DEW) capable of stopping vehicle/vessel engines from 100 to 1000 meters. Current broadband RF-HPM weapon systems are very large, heavy, and costly. These incumbent systems lack the power and bandwidth necessary for identification and realization of vehicle/vessel stopping waveforms.
PSI will outline a path to combine this source with a directional antenna system to deliver effective field strengths at a range of greater than 100m. The key innovations include a compact packaging scheme as well as novel materials to improve both efficiency and thermal stability at elevated rep rates.
The key innovations include a compact packaging scheme as well as novel materials to improve both efficiency and thermal stability at elevated rep rates.
For more information, contact:
Dr. Sean Torrez
Area Manager, Deployable Technologies
Physical Sciences Inc.
Telephone: (978) 689-0003