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Laser-Directed Energy Concepts

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Abstract

This chapter will discuss directed energy concepts for strategic defense. We will talk about defensive weapons as a countermeasure against any measure that is applied in terms of a lethal weapon against friendly targets. Directed energy concepts can play unique roles in strategic defense because of their reaction time, speed of light engagement, and large geographic converge. This chapter discusses the main directed energy concepts, engagements in which they could have significant advantage, and their expected performance in them. It covers both boost-phase engagements and midcourse applications and contrasts these results with those of earlier analyses (Fig. 5.1).

Keywords

Target Surface Laser Heating Isothermal Surface Laser Irradiance Airborne Laser Swath Mapping 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Galaxy Advanced Engineering, Inc.AlbuquerqueUSA

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