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Optics In Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD)
Author(s): William O. Davies
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Paper Abstract

The evolution of ballistic missile defense (BMD) system concepts is summarized, and the potential roles of optics in the future of BMD are outlined. The system motivation and development trends for exoatmospheric cold LWIR sensors are given, and current measurement programs that offer a demonstration of this technology are described. Finally, the potential and requirements for endoatmospheric optics and space based lasers are summarized.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 August 1982
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0317, Integrated Optics and Millimeter and Microwave Integrated Circuits, (2 August 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.933077
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William O. Davies, U.S. Army Ballistic Missile Defense Advanced Technology Center (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0317:
Integrated Optics and Millimeter and Microwave Integrated Circuits
Bob D. Guenther; William Pittman, Editor(s)

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