End-to-End Modeling with the HEIMDALL Code

To Scope High-Power Microwave Systems*

John A. Swegle

Savannah River National Laboratory, Aiken, SC 29803

and

James N. Benford

Microwave Sciences, Inc., 1041 Los Arabis Ln., Lafayette, CA 94549

Abstract

In this paper, we describe the expert-system code HEIMDALL, which is used to model

full high-power microwave systems using over 60 systems-engineering models,

developed in the course of over a decade, that describe the prime and pulsed power,

microwave sources, antennas, platforms, and propagation. We show an example of our

calculations of the mass of a Supersystem producing 500-MW, 15-ns

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