Begin development of a debris electron simulation capability that will be used to analyze space systems against natural and nuclear weapon induced system charging phenomena both as a unique environment and in combination with other nuclear environments where synergistic effects are suspected.
Continue terrorist threat assessments of civilian structures on LBTS.
Conduct air blast testing of Army vehicles on LBTS.
FY 2006 Plans
Optimize the cold x-ray source and debris mitigation system DMS performance and analytical capability for producing cold x-rays on existing DoD machines.
Develop advanced opening switch technology to reduce x-ray pulse widths and control pulse.
Develop an experimental combined environment capability at the WCF to investigate which discrete environments must be provided in combination to validate and verify hardness of military systems.
Demonstrate two-times faster rise-time hot x-ray and gamma ray capabilities.
Begin initial low level development of a flyer plate capability (strategic level cold x-ray simulation) on the Light Initiated High Explosive (LIHE) Simulator in collaboration with SNL.
FY 2007 Plans
Demonstrate cold x-ray source and DMS performance on DOE machines. End-state is a scalable capability that can be used on the much larger DOE machines to validate DOE and DoD models and to facilitate subsystem and system level tests.
Demonstrate and characterize advanced opening switch technology to reduce x-ray pulse widths and control pulse.