electromagnetic pulse

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electromagnetic pulse

n. Abbr. EMP
1. The pulse of intense electromagnetic radiation generated by a nuclear explosion.
2. A short-duration, broadband, high-intensity emission of electromagnetic energy, such as lightning.

electromagnetic pulse

n
1. (General Physics) a surge of electromagnetic radiation, esp one resulting from a nuclear explosion, which can disrupt electronic devices and, occasionally, larger structures and equipment. Often abbreviated to: EMP
2. (Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) a surge of electromagnetic radiation, esp one resulting from a nuclear explosion, which can disrupt electronic devices and, occasionally, larger structures and equipment. Often abbreviated to: EMP

electromagnetic pulse

The electromagnetic radiation from a strong electronic pulse, most commonly caused by a nuclear explosion that may couple with electrical or electronic systems to produce damaging current and voltage surges. Also called EMP. See also electromagnetic radiation.
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The horn is excited by electrical pulse and radiates an EM pulse that is enriched by high frequency harmonics.
also participates the scattering of the EM pulse, which means that the information induced by the environment will be indeed contained in the echoes.