RF weapon

RF weapon

(Radio Frequency weapon) A gun that fires either bursts or continuous microwaves at high power to disable electronic equipment or immobilize humans. Circuits are destroyed in electronic devices, whereas people are overcome by intense heat that renders them harmless. Numerous devices have been predicted as well as developed for high-tech warfare.
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On the other hand, conventional radar and RF weapon support systems (target illumination/missile uplink, etc.
The technology to create RF weapons is becoming widely available through courses at major universities and public conferences.
RF weapons would emit an intense burst of radio energy--usually either high-power microwave or ultrawideband--so as to disable the satellite's electronic components.
Whaley for distinguished achievements in the design, development, testing and validation of high-power gyrotron oscillators for use in high-power millimeter-wave amplifiers for future RF weapons.
HPM weapons, also known as RF weapons and ultrawideband (UWB) weapons, usually comprise an electrical or explosive prime power source, an RF generator and an antenna beam director.