Effects of Relative Platform and Target Motion on Propagation of High Energy Lasers
Naval Postgraduate School Monterey United States
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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.
- Lasers and Masers
- Directed Energy Weapons