Accession Number : AD1026559

Title :   Effects of Relative Platform and Target Motion on Propagation of High Energy Lasers

Descriptive Note : Technical Report

Corporate Author : Naval Postgraduate School Monterey United States

Personal Author(s) : Emir,Hayati

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Report Date : 01 Jun 2016

Pagination or Media Count : 83

Abstract : To facilitate the study of engagement scenarios with high energy lasers, the Directed Energy Physics Group at the Naval Postgraduate School developed a laser performance code called Atmospheric NPS Code for HEL Optical pRopagation (ANCHOR). This code uses well-known analytical scaling laws and a scriptable user interface to allow the quick exploration of multi-dimensional parameter studies. Recently, a new capability was added that incorporates relative platform / target motion. This study demonstrates this new capability, and compares ANCHOR results with those obtained with the full diffraction code built into WaveTrain.

Descriptors :   High energy lasers , Directed energy weapons , Velocity

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
      Directed Energy Weapons

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE