Albuquerque – Verus Research, a New Mexico-based team of scientists and engineers specializing in advanced research and development, has renewed its High Power Electromagnetics (HPEM) Empirical Effects support for the Air Force Research Laboratory Directed Energy Directorate.

The $19.5 million, five-year contract focuses on understanding and quantifying the effects of HPEM waveforms, according to the press release announcing the deal.

The contract “shows the faith and confidence the Air Force Research Laboratory Directed Energy Directorate has in Verus Research and our capabilities to support leading-edge testing methodologies,” said Dr. J. Mark DelGrande, chief technology officer at Verus.

Verus  will test the performance of indoor and outdoor effects generating vulnerability data on electronic systems to determine the effectiveness of different HPEM waveform parameters. It will identify waveforms and the systems that generate them, meeting effectiveness requirements while adhering to size, weight, and power constraints. In addition, Verus will study fundamental effects mechanisms, supporting the development of techniques and models to predict the effectiveness of HPEM waveforms.

Headquartered in Albuquerque, Verus  is a team of scientists and engineers specializing in the research and development of electromagnetic technology, lasers, microwaves, radio frequency communication, multidisciplinary systems integration, and nuclear systems analysis. The company’s services include advanced research and technology, modeling and simulation architecture, tactical systems development and testing and strategic systems engineering.