Summaries - Research
Back Atmospheric Characterization of the Marine Base Layer for a Based High Energy Laser
|Division||Research & Sponsored Programs|
|Department||Naval Research Program|
Cohn, Keith R.
Blau, Joseph A.
|Sponsor||NPS Naval Research Program (Navy)|
|Summary||Building upon our past research into directed energy weapons and atmospheric propagation of high-energy laser beams, we will analyze the performance of a notional 30 kW to 50 kW laser weapon with emission from a submarine platform. This analysis will model the laser from its source on the submarine's mast to targets at various ranges and elevations. We will estimate the performance of the laser in a wide variety of configurations, mast heights, weather conditions, and engagement geometries using the ANCHOR code developed by the NPS Physics Department. Since a submarine based laser would be tired from a beam director located up to 15 feet from the ocean surface, we will characterize the near-surface atmospheric properties and incorporate those properties into ANCHOR.|
|Keywords||Directed energy weapons High-energy lasers Atmosphere propagation Submarine Undersea warfare|
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