Accession Number : ADA338857

Title :   Laser Countermeasure Impacts and Penalties

Corporate Author : LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL LAB NM

Personal Author(s) : Canavan, Gregory H.

PDF Url : ADA338857

Report Date : 01 APR 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : Countermeasures could determine the ultimate effectiveness of directed energy weapons. This report discusses shielding and spinning boosters, the countermeasures specific to lasers, and provides an overall assessment of their impact, which is modest.

Descriptors :   *DIRECTED ENERGY WEAPONS, *LASER COUNTERMEASURES, *INTERCONTINENTAL BALLISTIC MISSILES, PAYLOAD, GUIDED MISSILE TRAJECTORIES, THREAT EVALUATION, STRATEGIC WEAPONS, BOOSTER ROCKET ENGINES, OPTICAL COUNTER COUNTERMEASURES.

Subject Categories : Optical Countermeasures
      Directed Energy Weapons

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE