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$24 million for the Army's Common
Infrared Countermeasures (CIRCM) program and an additional $75 million for
other Aircraft Survivability Equipment to
meet unfunded requirements for Apache
survivability. The Air Force's F-15 EPAWSS
development program was also fully
funded at $186.5 million. - J. Haystead

AFRL TO SOLICIT HPEM
DEVELOPMENT
The US Air Force Research Lab,
Directed Energy Directorate (Kirtland
AFB, NM), has issued a new Broad
Agency Announcement (BAA) for
its High-Powered Electromagnetics
(HPEM) Research Program. Managed by
the Directorate's HPEM Division (RDH),
the BAA outlines six technical areas
that will be addressed through specific
research calls.
The technical areas are:
*	HPEM	 Transition	 (Technical	 Area	 1):	
Under this area, AFRL will "conduct
studies, analyze, and develop concepts
that support the transitional efforts of
HPEM systems, components and information to the user community. This

includes the feasibility of integration
and development of HPEM technology
into a platform, trade-space studies and
demonstration of a proof-of-concept
through analysis and testing," according to the BAA.
*	HPEM	 Cyber/Electronic	 Warfare	
Applications (Technical Area 2): This
will support identification and development of "HPEM technologies with
the potential to complement and
enhance mission effectiveness of the
cyber and electronic warfare communities. This includes the study, analysis, and formulation of scenarios in
which HPEM can be used for cyber or
EW applications, conducting of experiments, and demonstration of innovative concepts."
*	HPEM	Effects	(Technical	Area	3):	This	
research will concentrate on collecting
and analyzing "empirical effects data
against a broad range of electronics,
and to conduct basic research on the
mechanisms of HPEM effects at the
device, circuit and system levels. It
will also develop computational predictive tools based on qualitative effect

mechanisms, collect empirical test data
for validating predictive models, and
further battle damage methodologies
with respect to HPEM effects."
*	Electromagnetic	Weapons	Technology	
(Technical Area 4): "The objectives of
this technical area are to investigate,
develop and ultimately transition new
HPEM Weapon concepts, HPEM materials and components, and compact
pulsed power topologies. Work in this
area shall include, but is not limited
to: 1) the development of compact
repetitive pulsed power topologies
complementary to HPEM source development, as well as the development
and transition of new component and
pulsed power technology with pervasive applications to a breadth of EM
sources; 2) the investigation of the
effects of high-energy particle beams
and their associated radiation on electronic systems; 3) the development of
new techniques and sources to create
weak and strongly ionized plasmas
using ultrashort pulse lasers (USPL),
as well as demonstrating the generation of militarily relevant plasmas

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The View From Here
Conferences Calendar
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From the President
The Monitor
World Report
Leadership Interview
Missile Warning for Fighter Aircraft
Technology Survey: RWR/ESM Systems
EW 101
2015 AOC Election Guide
AOC News
Index of Advertisers
JED Quick Look
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