Military Laser Technology and Systems

Author: David H. Titterton
Publisher: Artech House
ISBN: 1608077799
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This new resource provides an insight into the physical principles of the device technology that underpins many laser-based military systems in one form or another. From this knowledge a deeper understanding of the fundamental requirements and the potential performance, as well as limitations of such systems may be assessed, given the appropriate operational parameters. Engineers and students are provided with practical advice on how to evaluate laser devices and systems, operate them safely, and train with them.

Military Laser Technology and Systems

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ISBN: 9781642241419
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A number of experiments carried out in the last two decades, have led to the development of lasers as the next generation weapon system. A number of defense companies are carrying out research in this field and have achieved varying degrees of progress in constructing a high energy weapon. Laser technology has observed great scientific developments and engineering improvements that make it usable for various commercial, industrial, medical and scientific applications. There is variety of lasers available in the market today with different wavelengths, spectral bandwidth, power levels, operating efficiencies and temporal characteristics. This increasing maturity of lasers and compact optical systems has enhanced their capabilities for military operations. Military officials have indubitably always been interested in laser technology, even before the first laser was invented. Especially, since these devices can bring technological revolution in warfare, when used as range- finders, target designation, sensors, active illumination, data relay devices, directed energy weapons, weather modifier and much more. Military Laser Technology and Systems presents comprehensive coverage in defense oriented research and development for the past twenty years, focusing primarily on applications of lasers for military systems. It provides an insight into the physical principles of the device technology that underpins many laser-based military systems in one form or another. From this knowledge a deeper understanding of the fundamental requirements and the potential performance, as well as limitations of such systems may be assessed, given the appropriate operational parameters. The task of this book is to focus the interests of laser physics community to the mono-module disk laser geometry, which is possible now for implementation. The experience of designing strategic laser systems in the previous years and a strong belief in the attainability of the goal in the development of high-power laser weapons help to significantly accelerate the pace of work in the field of new technologies. Brining solid-state lasers to megawatt powers takes time and considerable resources. This book will be of valuable to students and practicing engineers providing with practical study of laser applications, used by the military, to carry out tactical operations on the ground or space-based platforms.

Military Laser Technology for Defense

Author: Alastair D. McAulay
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118019542
Format: PDF
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Recent advances in ultra-high-power lasers, including the free-electron laser, and impressive airborne demonstrations of laser weapons systems, such as the airborne laser, have shown the enormous potential of laser technology to revolutionize 21st century warfare. Military Laser Technology for Defense, includes only unclassified or declassified information. The book focuses on military applications that involve propagation of light through the atmosphere and provides basic relevant background technology. It describes high-power lasers and masers, including the free-electron laser. Further, Military Laser Technology for Defense addresses how laser technology can effectively mitigate six of the most pressing military threats of the 21st century: attack by missiles, terrorists, chemical and biological weapons, as well as difficulty in imaging in bad weather and threats from directed beam weapons and future nuclear weapons. The author believes that laser technology will revolutionize warfare in the 21st century.

High Energy Laser Systems Test Facility HELSTF Enhanced Laser and Range Operations Environmental Assessment

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HELSTF is the most comprehensive site in the United States capable of supporting directed energy technologies for the DoD, other government agencies, industry, and academia. HELSTF represents a national investment of approximately $800 million in high energy laser technology. As a result of the existing laser technologies and supporting infrastructure, which have an established record of successful and innovative laser testing, research, and development, HELSTF is an important national asset to support continued laser technologies. It is imperative that our nation's military and scientific communities have access to up-to-date facilities for increasingly complex research, development, testing, and evaluation of new and existing laser technologies. National defense also requires that foreign laser technologies be evaluated to counter threats to U.S. and Allied deployed forces. The purpose of the Proposed Action is to enhance the capability of HELSTF in order to better accommodate a more comprehensive suite of lasers, beam directors, sensors, associated equipment, meteorological equipment, multiple test areas, and pointing and tracking systems. The Proposed Action is needed for HELSTF to remain technologically competitive in directed energy development and to provide a comprehensive test facility for all aspects of military laser technology.

Military Gadgets

Author: Nicholas D. Evans
Publisher: FT Press
ISBN: 9780131440210
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Coalition soldiers in the war in Iraq had access to the most extraordinary array of high-tech weapons ever created. 'Military Gadgets' introduces over 100 of today's most exciting and advanced military technologies.

Strategic Technologies for the Military

Author: Ajey Lele
Publisher: SAGE Publications India
ISBN: 8132104358
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This book provides a holistic view of the key technologies that are expected to revolutionise military affairs and change the nature of warfare tactics and the existing concept of the 'battlefield' itself in the near future. It addresses five key technologies-near-space technology, robotics, directed energy weapons, nanotechnology and biotechnology-and explains why they are being considered for military applicability worldwide. It highlights how they would contribute to the future warfare tactics and defence mechanisms of various countries. In addition, it also discusses the possible military utilities of two other technologies-ambient intelligence and cognitive technology. Written in an easy-to-understand style, the book presents a social-scientific approach. It describes the nuances of technological development in a purely scientific manner and provides a social perspective to their relevance for future warfare and for issues such as disarmament and arms control, as well as their impact on the environment. The book begins with a focus on the researches going on in several developed countries in the last decade-some of them for nearly two decades now-and then narrows its focus on India and a few developing countries. It concludes with a few India-specific recommendations, which would help policy-makers and military leadership to methodically incorporate the recent technological developments in the future warfare and defence tactics of the country. Strategic Technologies for the Military: Breaking New Frontiers, as can be gauged from the title, will be immensely useful for students and academics working in the fields of defence and strategic studies, politics and international relations.