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The LTH-9 Program On Target Interaction - Men, Machines, Issues
Author(s): P A Miles
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Paper Abstract

The LTH-9 program was set up in 1985 to study the potential effectiveness of repetitively pulsed lasers that might be used as weapons to attack a variety of strategic targets. As the name (L)ethality and (T)arget (H)ardening implies, the study is twofold, ranging over both the potential variations in pulsed laser weapon characteristics and over a wide range of possibilities for materials and techniques that might serve as a defense against those same laser weapons. The wavetrain characteristics of the lasers under consideratidn are shown in Figure 1. They cover RF LINAC driven (F)ree (E)lectron (L)asers, Induction LINAC driven FELs and Excimer lasers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 August 1989
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1064, Thermal and Optical Interactions with Biological and Related Composite Materials, (8 August 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.951941
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P A Miles, R & D Associates (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1064:
Thermal and Optical Interactions with Biological and Related Composite Materials
Michael J. Berry; George M. Harpole, Editor(s)

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