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New tool for determining diode laser beam intensity profiles in military weapon simulators
Author(s): Jack L. Arnold; James C. Solinsky
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Paper Abstract

The paper presents recently developed CAD capabilities which allow the precision design of the kill zones in MILES lasers used for force-on-force training. Effects of dynamic atmospherics are quantitatively addressed. A graphical user interface is presented. The system designer is allowed to do `what if' laser and detector designs with the goal of accurately emulating combat outcomes. Algorithms are described for laser radiation field calculations, target detector geometry, and the modeling of dynamic atmospheric effects. Kill zone plots are presented. Use of the software to explore design options for area effect weapons is described, as is use of the software to explore the effects of recoil.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 October 1998
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 3428, Illumination and Source Engineering, (20 October 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.327959
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Jack L. Arnold, JLA Associates (United States)
James C. Solinsky, Neptune Sciences, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3428:
Illumination and Source Engineering
Angelo V. Arecchi, Editor(s)

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