Accession Number : ADA338975

Title :   Analysis and Design of a High Power Laser Adaptive Phased Array Transmitter

Corporate Author : NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Mevers, G. E. ; Soohoo, J. F. ; Winocur, J. ; Massie, N. A. ; Southwell, W. H.

PDF Url : ADA338975

Report Date : DEC 1977

Pagination or Media Count : 287

Abstract : The feasibility of delivering substantial quantities of optical power to a satellite in low earth orbit from a ground based High Energy Laser (HEL) coupled to an adaptive antenna was investigated.

Descriptors :   *HIGH ENERGY LASERS, OPTICAL PROPERTIES, EARTH ORBITS, LASER BEAMS, ANTENNAS, ADAPTIVE OPTICS, ATMOSPHERIC PHYSICS, SATELLITE TRACKING SYSTEMS.

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE