A New Strategy is Needed to Solve the 50-Year-Old Problem – EMP Protection of Critical Civilian Infrastructure
Vladimir Gurevich

Dr Vladimir Gurevich, Industrial EMP Solutions, CEO Haifa, Israel.

Manuscript received on 09 October 2023 | Revised Manuscript received on 21 October 2023 | Manuscript Accepted on 15 January 2024 | Manuscript published on 30 May 2024 | PP: 6-11 | Volume-12 Issue-2, January 2024 | Retrieval Number: 100.1/ijese.L255711111223 | DOI: 10.35940/ijese.L2557.12020124

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Abstract: The problem of the destructive effects of High-Altitude Electromagnetic Pulse (HEMP or EMP) on electronic and electrical equipment has been well known for more than 50 years. All military equipment and critical equipment of special governmental services are reliably protected from such influences. There are many companies on the market that manufactures numerous EMP protection means that meet the requirements of military standards. It would seem that in such a situation, critical civilian infrastructure facilities (electrical power systems, water supply systems, communications, large medical centers, banks, etc.) should also be protected against EMP. But it turns out that this is not the case! Nowhere in the world are critical civilian infrastructure still protected from such impacts! Why? The main reason is an attempt to use well-known military strategies, methods and protection means for protecting civilian infrastructure. This article proposes new protection strategies and methods for the civilian sector.

Keywords: High-Altitude Electromagnetic Pulse, EMP, HEMP, Critical Infrastructure, Protection Means.
Scope of the Article: Nanoelectronics and Quantum Computing