Summaries - Research
Back Free Electron Laser Program
|Division||Graduate School of Engineering & Applied Science|
|Investigator(s)||Colson, William B.|
|Sponsor||Raytheon Company (Other)|
The Navy is interested in the design, development, fabrication, integration and test of a 100-kw class Free Electron Laser (FEL) device which can be used to demonstrate scalability of the necessary FEL physics and engineering for an eventual megawatt (MW) class Free Electron Laser (FEL) device.
Raytheon and the Naval Postgraduate School collaborate on a preliminary design phase IA of the overall FEL program effort. Phase IA will result in a preliminary design of the 100 kw scalable FEL system and a presentation of the system design at a Preliminary Design Review (PDR) will provide ONR a proposal for the transition from a demonstrated (nominal) 10 kw FEL capability, currently at hand, to a 1.6 micron near infrared (NIR) weapon class FEL via a 100-kw class Innovative Navy Prototype (INP) phase. This 100 kw FEL is intended to provide the physics and engineering information needed to support MW class FEL device development. That MW class FEL could be an element of a full fledged weapon system test bed, in a separate and subsequent contract action, that would include a beam director, beam control and fire control elements for eventual introduction into the fleet.
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