Owing to the high time and monetary costs of High-Power Microwave (HPM) effectiveness experiments and the difficulty in assessing HPM effectiveness, the US military has developed several assessment models and simulation toolboxes to facilitate the evaluation of HPM effectiveness and reduce the need for practical HPM effectiveness tests. The aim of this study is to describe the HPM models and simulation tools developed by the US military, i.e., DREAM, RF-PROTEC, JERM, and HPM LAVA, and to compare their functionalities, features, developer institutions, and time of emergence. These models and toolboxes have been updated continuously for the past few decades to keep up with advancements in HPM technology, and they have significantly contributed to the development of the US military’s HPM assessment capabilities. In addition, the US military has also prioritized the inclusion of HPM weapons in their conventional arsenal and attempted to include HPM effectiveness tests in the current Department of Defense (DoD) modeling pyramid. Therefore, these HPM models and toolboxes can be used to send data to battlefield simulation systems. This paper also briefly presents the DoD modeling pyramid of the US military and serves as a reference for interested researchers.
张泽海,陈冬群,周 扬.美军HPM效能评估模型及仿真工具箱[J].国防科技,2021,42(1):43-49；ZHANG Zehai, CHEN Dongqun, ZHOU Yang. High-Power Microwave effectiveness assessment models and simulation toolboxes of the US military[J]. National Defense Technology,2021,42(1):43-49复制