Accession Number : AD1026860

Title :   Power and Energy Storage Requirements for Ship Integration of Solid-State Lasers on Naval Platforms

Descriptive Note : Technical Report

Corporate Author : Naval Postgraduate School Monterey United States

Personal Author(s) : Valiani,Josphua H

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Report Date : 01 Jun 2016

Pagination or Media Count : 61

Abstract : The United States Navys interest in high-energy lasers (HELs) dictates the need for further study into the propagation of laser light through different atmospheric conditions. Due to the amount of energy required to power these laser weapons systems and the limited amount of available energy onboard ships, different energy storage systems need to be explored. For this research, two locations were studied: the coast of Cuba and the coast of Russia. These two locations were studied during moderate winter conditions for varying laser output power: 150 kW, 500kW, and 1 MW. The laser performance code ANCHOR was used to estimate the number of successful HEL engagements that can proceed against a certain target using various configurations of energy storage as the laser output power is varied.

Descriptors :   HIGH ENERGY LASERS , energy storage , lithium ion batteries , weapon systems , free electron lasers , temperature gradients , directed energy weapons , melting point , altitude , ionizing radiation , laser mediums , laser weapons , ATMOSPHERIC PROPERTIES , LEAD ACID BATTERIES , wave propagation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE