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There is no such thing as an EMP bomb - it is just a nuclear bomb detonated at very high altitude (probably just above the denser layers of the atmosphere).The idea is that the fast moving particles emitted from the bomb will tear electrons from the atoms, and this would create immense levels of electromagnetic radiation.
Dear Arms and the Man experts ! Here is an EMP explosion :But how does an EMP pulse do what it does ?....and is the effect permanent ?Would it affect a pacemaker ?
Thanks George...so there's no such thing (besides a nuclear bomb) that makes EMPulses as a defensive/attacking/disabling tool?
The most intense electromagnetic fields are produced with lasers (light) but the effect was achieved, originally, at microwave frequencies (masers). They are, usually, hideously inefficient, requiring vast amounts of electrical energy input . This makes them pretty useless as battlefield weapons. The 'chemical laser' has been developed which is, relatively, much more portable. The energy has all been stored in the manufacture of two chemicals. These are carried (in an enormous US bomber) and pumped through a laser, where they react and produce a coherent, high power beam of light. You point the beam with a system of mirrors.I guess the same could be done at microwave frequencies to jam / overload comms equipment.Only a modest field strength can upset sensitive equipment but doesn't do permanent damage - unless it's your heart pacemaker!
But how does an EMP pulse do what it does ?....and is the effect permanent ?
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Reply with quoteThere is no such thing as an EMP bomb - it is just a nuclear bomb detonated at very high altitude (probably just above the denser layers of the atmosphere).
An EMP is powerful pulse capable to stop the function of an Electronic Based Device,that magnetic shockwave flows throught a direction changing all devices to that direction, CMOS devices are most affected, however a simple resistive circuit can take this magnetic explotion.