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Atmospheric propagation for tactical directed-energy applications
Author(s): Alan J. MacGovern; David A. Nahrstedt; Michael M. Johnson
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Paper Abstract

As a corollary to the USAF strategic Airborne Laser program, Boeing has been analyzing the use of the Chemical Oxygen Iodine Laser for tactical scenarios. These include its use in an airborne platform operating against low flying cruise missiles and miscellaneous ground targets, as well as on a mobile ground platform providing support defense against shorter-range rocket attack. Practical design concepts yielding high target lethality at significant ranges have been developed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 July 2000
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4034, Laser Weapons Technology, (21 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.391863
Show Author Affiliations
Alan J. MacGovern, Boeing Co. (United States)
David A. Nahrstedt, Boeing Co. (United States)
Michael M. Johnson, Boeing Co. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4034:
Laser Weapons Technology
Todd D. Steiner; Paul H. Merritt, Editor(s)

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