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Directed Energy Beam Weapons
Author(s): Keith Boyer
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Paper Abstract

Beam weapons constitute one variety of defensive option currently being explored. Two such devices, the neutral particle beam system and the free electron laser, may offer promising additions to layered defense against nuclear missile attack. Such research and development programs reduce the possibility of a devastating surprise and could stabilize international relations as both adversaries can be expected to pursue these paths.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 August 1984
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0474, Electro-Culture 1984, (28 August 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.942478
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Keith Boyer, University of Illinois Chicago (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0474:
Electro-Culture 1984
Jeff Bogumil, Editor(s)

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