End-to-End Modeling with the HEIMDALL Code

To Scope High-Power Microwave Systems*

John A. Swegle

Savannah River National Laboratory, Aiken, SC 29803


James N. Benford

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


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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