Accession Number : ADA339026

Title :   Constellation Sizing for Modest Directed Energy Platforms,

Corporate Author : LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL LAB NM

Personal Author(s) : Canavan, Gregory H. ; Hammond, John H.

PDF Url : ADA339026

Report Date : 01 APR 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : Discussions of boost phase directed energy constellation scaling have concentrated on tradeoffs for large lasers and mirrors, which require development. This report explores more modest lasers that could be deployed sooner, finding that for anticipated threats, performance and effectiveness are adequate.

Descriptors :   *DIRECTED ENERGY WEAPONS, MIRRORS, ENERGY, LASERS, BRIGHTNESS, PLATFORMS, TRADE OFF ANALYSIS, DIRECTIONAL, CHEMICAL LASERS.

Subject Categories : Directed Energy Weapons

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE