# guidance systems for nukes and EMP

Discussion in 'General Science & Technology' started by sculptor, Aug 9, 2016.

1. ### sculptorValued Senior Member

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It seems that when a nuke is detonated it produces a rather powerful EMP which could fry the guidance systems of nearby missiles.
Question:
Is there a known ratio of yield to effective guidance system frying radius?

3. ### billvonValued Senior Member

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Depends on how hardened the guidance system is. You can harden a system to any degree you like, so there's no one radius.

5. ### mathmanValued Senior Member

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In addition, nukes vary widely in yield.

7. ### sculptorValued Senior Member

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OK
coupl'a questions
1)Just how hardened can a guidance system be if it requires gps inputs?
1a)How hardened can a guidance system be if you forsake accuracy with a programmed course?

2)what power emp would be expected over the range of 17 kilotons to 100 megatons
eg
2etc.)could a 17k fry a car's electrical system at 1 mile? 5 miles? etc...
could a 100m fry a car's electronics at 100 miles? 200 miles?