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EMP Risk Assessment and Mitigation Prioritization

Research Team Leadership

• PI: Glen Salo, Synclesis, Inc. 

Project Overview

This project aims to develop a strategy to mitigate the threats posed by both nuclear and non-nuclear Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) and Geomagnetic Disturbances (GMD), both of which can paralyze critical infrastructure. A straight-forward example includes the detonation of an EMP or a solar storm that paralyzes a city’s electrical power grid, in addition to its communication and computing infrastructure. The company intends to develop sound modeling and simulation tools to predict and assess the impact of EMP/GMD events.