Accession Number : ADA310485
Title : Review and Prospects of the United States Directed-Energy Weapons Technology Development in 1994,
Corporate Author : NATIONAL AIR INTELLIGENCE CENTER WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
Personal Author(s) : Yaping, Zhang
PDF Url : ADA310485
Report Date : JUN 1996
Pagination or Media Count : 11
Abstract : Directed-energy weapons are new-generation weapons developed on the basis of the new concept of replacing conventional bullets with high-energy-density beams. Technically, directed-energy weapons can be divided into three branches, namely: (1) laser weapons, which can destroy or destabilize targets by using electromagnetic radiation energy beams with a wavelength of less than 1 millimeter; (2) radio-frequency weapons, which can destroy or destabilize targets with radiated electromagnetic energy within the radio spectrum range (the wavelength is more than 1 millimeter and radio frequency less than 300 gigahertz); (3) particle beam weapons, which are capable of destroying or destabilizing targets with neutral high-energy atomic particle beams (usually hydrogen, deuterium and tritium) or charged high-energy atomic or subatomic particle beams.
Descriptors : *DIRECTED ENERGY WEAPONS, WEAPONS, SMALL ARMS AMMUNITION, HYDROGEN, ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION, LASER WEAPONS, TRANSLATIONS, DEUTERIUM, RADIOFREQUENCY, CHINA, ELECTROMAGNETIC SPECTRA, BEAMS(ELECTROMAGNETIC), CHINESE LANGUAGE, TRITIUM, PARTICLE BEAM WEAPONS.
Subject Categories : Directed Energy Weapons
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE