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An approach to effect-based laser weapon design
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Paper Abstract

The world is confronted with increasingly severe challenges of unconventional threats with the popularization of small UAVs in civil fields. Due to the advantages such as killing or disabling targets with no or minimal collateral damage, the high energy laser weapon becomes one of effective means for coping with these kinds of threats. In order to guarantee cost-effectiveness, this paper presents an effect-based method for designing high energy laser weapons. First, we introduce the system components, the operating mechanism, and the damage capability of system. Second, we present the relationship equations between the on-target irradiance and all the influence factors. Finally, we discuss the laser selection problem and beam combining methods and show how to determine main technical parameters of the laser weapon system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 December 2019
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 11333, AOPC 2019: Advanced Laser Materials and Laser Technology, 113330T (18 December 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2543956
Show Author Affiliations
Shubin Zhao, Jiangsu Automation Research Institute (China)
Jun Wan, Jiangsu Automation Research Institute (China)
Renwei Xie, Jiangsu Automation Research Institute (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11333:
AOPC 2019: Advanced Laser Materials and Laser Technology
Pu Zhou; Jian Zhang; Wenxue Li; Shibin Jiang; Takunori Taira, Editor(s)

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