Summaries - Research
Back Measurements of Atmospheric Parameters on an LPD-class Ship and Modeling Their Impact on SSL-TM Performance
|Division||Graduate School of Engineering & Applied Science|
Cohn, Keith R.
Blau, Joseph A.
|Sponsor||Office of Naval Research (Navy)|
|Summary||Heat convection from a ship deck and air flow around the superstructure can produce optical turbulence above and around the ship. Furthermore, there could be increased concentrations of water vapor and aerosols surrounding the ship due to sea spray over the deck, exhaust plumes, etc. These increased levels of turbulence and extinction near a high energy laser (HEL) beam source could potentially result in significantly less power delivered to the target. This project will conduct ship-induced optical turbulence measurements in support of the Solid State Laser Technology Maturation program.|
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