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dc.contributor.advisorSmith, Terry
dc.contributor.advisorAirola, James
dc.contributor.authorErtekin, Necati
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:40:01Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:40:01Z
dc.date.issued2008-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/3996
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractThe contemporary military rivalry is driven mostly by the ongoing military technical revolution. In particular, the weapons used on the future battlefield will play an important role in military affairs. Which weapons can play a key role in the future? Electromagnetic weapons seem to involve key elements for the future battlefield; they offer advantages over conventional weaponry by providing nonlethality, the advantage of attack at the speed of light, fast engagement of multiple targets, potentially low operational cost, and wide-area coverage for offensive and defensive purposes. This thesis proposes hypothetical electromagnetic bombs (e-bomb) and classifies e-bombs into three isocategories depending on power sources. It also assesses the potential lethality effects on different targets based on a developed MATLAB Simulation Model. It also provides an understanding of the principles of High Altitude Electromagnetic Pulse (HEMP) and High Power Microwave (HPM) Weapons. In addition, a measure of effectiveness model is proposed to compare the hypothetical e-bomb, HEMP and HPM weapons. The strategic effects on military affairs will be assessed. Finally, this study will help the Turkish Armed Forces decide on investment in e-bomb research and development (R&D) to improve combat capabilities in the future battlefield.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe contemporary military rivalry is driven mostly by the ongoing military technical revolution. In particular, the weapons used on the future battlefield will play an important role in military affairs. Which weapons can play a key role in the future? Electromagnetic weapons seem to involve key elements for the future battlefield; they offer advantages over conventional weaponry by providing nonlethality, the advantage of attack at the speed of light, fast engagement of multiple targets, potentially low operational cost, and wide-area coverage for offensive and defensive purposes. This thesis proposes hypothetical electromagnetic bombs (e-bomb) and classifies e-bombs into three isocategories depending on power sources. It also assesses the potential lethality effects on different targets based on a developed MATLAB Simulation Model. It also provides an understanding of the principles of High Altitude Electromagnetic Pulse (HEMP) and High Power Microwave (HPM) Weapons. In addition, a measure of effectiveness model is proposed to compare the hypothetical e-bomb, HEMP and HPM weapons. The strategic effects on military affairs will be assessed. Finally, this study will help the Turkish Armed Forces decide on investment in e-bomb research and development (R&D) to improve combat capabilities in the future battlefield.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/ebombkeyelemento109453996
dc.format.extentxviii, 191 p. : ill. (some col., map)en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.subject.lcshDirected-energy weaponsen_US
dc.subject.lcshNonlethal weaponsen_US
dc.subject.lcshElectromagnetic wavesen_US
dc.titleE-Bomb: the key element of the contemporary military-technical revolutionen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderPace, Phillip E.
dc.contributor.secondreaderFranck, Raymond E.
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School
dc.contributor.departmentElectronic Warfare Systems Engineering
dc.description.recognitionOutstanding Thesisen_US
dc.description.serviceTurkish Navy author.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc268798177
dc.identifier.oclc26879817
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S.en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineElectronic Warfare Systems Engineering and M.B.A.en_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
etd.verifiednoen_US


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