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Transient electromagnetic device

A Transient electromagnetic device (TED)

A device that emits a transient pulse of electromagnetic radiation of a few picoseconds in length.

TEDs generally use spark-gap switches, in oil or in pressurized gas pulse storage lines, or explosively pumped flux compression generators.

TEDs have been examined by the US military for their threat potential as a weapon that harms computer systems.

References: [1] Joint Economic Committee Hearing, Radio Frequency Weapons and Proliferation: Potential Impact on the Economy, Wednesday, February 25, 1998


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