Summaries - Research
Back Surface Combatant High Energy Laser Weapon Viability
|Division||Research & Sponsored Programs|
|Department||Naval Research Program|
|Investigator(s)||Cohn, Keith R.|
|Sponsor||NPS Naval Research Program (Navy)|
This is the $200,000 study requested in the attached proposal.
Continuing our past research into directed energy (DE) weapons and modeling, we will analyze the performance of a notional 30 kW to 400 kW laser weapon integrated onto a surface combatant. This analysis will model the laser from the source, through a turbulent atmosphere, toward a target at various ranges and altitudes using the laser performance tool ANCHOR (developed by the Physics Department) integrated with the optical turbulence model NAVSLaM (developed by the Meteorological Department). This study will focus on validating the turbulence model using experimental and climatological datasets and diffraction codes, investigating the interplay between turbulence and thermal blooming on laser performance, and estimating the potential benefits of atmospheric compensation.
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