Electromagnetic Battle Damage Assessment Tool

The Electromagnetic Battle Damage Assessment Tool (EMBDAT) is a tool for providing a real-time battle damage assessment (BDA) following a high powered electromagnetic (HPEM) illumination event. The EMBDAT software tool was designed to combine information from multiple sensors for use as input by trained predictor models, which would assess target uncertainties and use the sensor data to produce an estimated time to recovery and quantify the utility of each sensor.

The EMBDAT application framework is designed to model any type of digital system as a target and integrate with any type of sensor to monitor the target to perform a BDA assessment. It utilizes a modular architecture that allows new communications modules, preprocessors, and analyzers to be added to enhance predictive capability by integrating new sensors and improved analysis techniques to the existing system. The application consists of two modes, a training mode and BDA mode. In Training Mode, EMBDAT utilizes VCS’s Toolkit for Assessing Electromagnetic Disruption Recovery (TAEMDR) to simulate HPEM events on physical and/or virtual representations of a target, referred to as a system under test (SUT), in a lab environment. Integration with TAEMDR for training allows for faster, more cost-effective analyzer generation in comparison to executing live HPEM events for training data collection. The data collected during these simulations is used to train the predictor models that are used to perform the BDA in a real-world event. EMBDAT’s Visual Instrumentation relays the real time estimates of battle damage and time to restoration in the BDA mode in an easy to understand and user-friendly way.