Military Laser Technology for Defense

Technology for Revolutionizing 21st Century Warfare

Author: Alastair D. McAulay

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118019542

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 300

View: 7374

Recent advances in ultra-high-power lasers, including the free-electron laser, and impressive airborne demonstrations of laser weapons systems, such as the airborne laser, have shown the enormous potential of laser technology to revolutionize 21st century warfare. Military Laser Technology for Defense, includes only unclassified or declassified information. The book focuses on military applications that involve propagation of light through the atmosphere and provides basic relevant background technology. It describes high-power lasers and masers, including the free-electron laser. Further, Military Laser Technology for Defense addresses how laser technology can effectively mitigate six of the most pressing military threats of the 21st century: attack by missiles, terrorists, chemical and biological weapons, as well as difficulty in imaging in bad weather and threats from directed beam weapons and future nuclear weapons. The author believes that laser technology will revolutionize warfare in the 21st century.

Military Laser Technology and Systems

Author: David H. Titterton

Publisher: Artech House

ISBN: 1608077799

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 670

View: 9593

This new resource provides an insight into the physical principles of the device technology that underpins many laser-based military systems in one form or another. From this knowledge a deeper understanding of the fundamental requirements and the potential performance, as well as limitations of such systems may be assessed, given the appropriate operational parameters. Engineers and students are provided with practical advice on how to evaluate laser devices and systems, operate them safely, and train with them.

Military Laser Technology and Systems

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781642241419


Page: 303

View: 9062

A number of experiments carried out in the last two decades, have led to the development of lasers as the next generation weapon system. A number of defense companies are carrying out research in this field and have achieved varying degrees of progress in constructing a high energy weapon. Laser technology has observed great scientific developments and engineering improvements that make it usable for various commercial, industrial, medical and scientific applications. There is variety of lasers available in the market today with different wavelengths, spectral bandwidth, power levels, operating efficiencies and temporal characteristics. This increasing maturity of lasers and compact optical systems has enhanced their capabilities for military operations. Military officials have indubitably always been interested in laser technology, even before the first laser was invented. Especially, since these devices can bring technological revolution in warfare, when used as range- finders, target designation, sensors, active illumination, data relay devices, directed energy weapons, weather modifier and much more. Military Laser Technology and Systems presents comprehensive coverage in defense oriented research and development for the past twenty years, focusing primarily on applications of lasers for military systems. It provides an insight into the physical principles of the device technology that underpins many laser-based military systems in one form or another. From this knowledge a deeper understanding of the fundamental requirements and the potential performance, as well as limitations of such systems may be assessed, given the appropriate operational parameters. The task of this book is to focus the interests of laser physics community to the mono-module disk laser geometry, which is possible now for implementation. The experience of designing strategic laser systems in the previous years and a strong belief in the attainability of the goal in the development of high-power laser weapons help to significantly accelerate the pace of work in the field of new technologies. Brining solid-state lasers to megawatt powers takes time and considerable resources. This book will be of valuable to students and practicing engineers providing with practical study of laser applications, used by the military, to carry out tactical operations on the ground or space-based platforms.

Quantum Radar

Author: Marco Lanzagorta

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

ISBN: 1608458261

Category: Computers

Page: 140

View: 1860

This book offers a concise review of quantum radar theory. Our approach is pedagogical, making emphasis on the physics behind the operation of a hypothetical quantum radar. We concentrate our discussion on the two major models proposed to date: interferometric quantum radar and quantum illumination. In addition, this book offers some new results, including an analytical study of quantum interferometry in the X-band radar region with a variety of atmospheric conditions, a derivation of a quantum radar equation, and a discussion of quantum radar jamming. This book assumes the reader is familiar with the basic principles of non-relativistic quantum mechanics, special relativity, and classical electrodynamics. Our discussion of quantum electrodynamics and its application to quantum radar is brief, but all the relevant equations are presented in the text. In addition, the reader is not required to have any specialized knowledge on classical radar theory. Table of Contents: Introduction / The Photon / Photon Scattering / Classical Radar Theory / Quantum Radar Theory / Quantum Radar Cross Section / Conclusions

Laserspektroskopie 1


Author: Wolfgang Demtröder

Publisher: Springer Spektrum

ISBN: 9783662442197

Category: Science

Page: 300

View: 4188

Die Laserspektroskopie gewinnt immer größere Bedeutung bei der Untersuchung von Atomen und Molekülen. W. Demtröder stellt jetzt die Neuauflage seines Lehrbuchs vor, das die Brücke schlägt zwischen den klassischen Werken über Optik und Spektroskopie und den modernen Beiträgen zur Laserspektroskopie. Er erläutert die verschiedenen Techniken, die instrumentelle Ausrüstung und die Bedeutung der Laserspektroskopie für ein detailliertes Verständnis der Struktur und Dynamik von Atomen und Molekülen und illustriert sie anhand konkreter Beispiele. Band 1 der Laserspektroskopie behandelt die Grundlagen der Spektroskopie und die experimentellen Hilfsmittel des Spektroskopikers, Band 2 widmet sich ausführlich den verschiedenen experimentellen Techniken der Laserspektroskopie. Die neue Auflage wurde völlig überarbeitet und bei folgenden aktuellen Themen auf den neuesten Stand gebracht: Ultrakurzzeit- Spektroskopie, Attosekunden Laser, Interferenzspektroskopie, optischer Frequenzkamm, Quantenoptik, Röntgenlaser, UV-Laser, Kontrolle atomarer und molekularer Anregungen, kohärente Materiewellen und Laser-Interferometer als Detektoren für Gravitationswellen.

Defense related laws

Author: United States,United States. Congress. House. Committee on Armed Services

Publisher: N.A


Category: Military law

Page: N.A

View: 5528


The technological arsenal

emerging defense capabilities

Author: William C. Martel

Publisher: Smithsonian Inst Pr


Category: History

Page: 284

View: 4672

Author Martel, along with a dozen other contributors, explores the ways in which new defense technologies could change the nature of war and the basic foundation of national and international security. Photos.

Directed Energy and Fleet Defense

Implications for Naval Warfare

Author: William J. McCarthy

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 1428918078

Category: Directed-energy weapons

Page: 81

View: 5924

"The introduction of directed energy weapons into twenty-first century naval forces has the potential to change naval tactics as fundamentally as the transition from sail to steam. Recent advances in directed energy technologies have made the development of both high-energy laser and high-power microwave weapons technically feasible. This study examines the potential adaptation of such weapons for the defense of naval forces. This study considers options for using directed energy systems on naval vessels in the context of the U.S. maritime strategy and emerging threats in international politics. The framework for this study is an integrated system of microwave devices, high-energy lasers, and surfact-to-air missiles which are evaluated in terms of their ability to enhance anti-ship cruise missile defense, tactical air defense, and fast patrol boat defense. This study also examines collateral capabilities, such as non-lethal defensive measures and counter-surveillance operations. The global proliferation of increasingly sophisticated weapons and the expanding demands placed on its ever-smaller navy require the United States to reassess its current approach to fleet operations. This study concludes that directed energy technology has made sufficient progress to warrant the development of sea-based weapons systems for deployment in the first two decades of the next century. For operational and technical reasons, a Nimitz class aircraft carrier may be the preferred platform for the initial implementation of directed energy weapons. If successful, the robust self-defense capability provided by directed energy weapons will permit a fundamental shift in carrier battle group operations from a massed, attrition-oriented defense to a more dynamic, dispersed offense."--Page iv.

Defense, Laser Technology

Memorandum of Understanding Between the United States of America and the Federal Republic of Germany, Signed at Bonn April 14, 1989 with Annex and Amending and Extending Agreement Signed at Washington and Bonn April 7 and May 26, 1994

Author: Germany

Publisher: N.A


Category: Military assistance, American

Page: 25

View: 441


The Science of War

Defense Budgeting, Military Technology, Logistics, and Combat Outcomes

Author: Michael E. O'Hanlon

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400830930

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 280

View: 9221

The U.S. military is one of the largest and most complex organizations in the world. How it spends its money, chooses tactics, and allocates its resources have enormous implications for national defense and the economy. The Science of War is the only comprehensive textbook on how to analyze and understand these and other essential problems in modern defense policy. Michael O'Hanlon provides undergraduate and graduate students with an accessible yet rigorous introduction to the subject. Drawing on a broad range of sources and his own considerable expertise as a defense analyst and teacher, he describes the analytic techniques the military uses in every crucial area of military science. O'Hanlon explains how the military budget works, how the military assesses and deploys new technology, develops strategy and fights wars, handles the logistics of stationing and moving troops and equipment around the world, and models and evaluates battlefield outcomes. His modeling techniques have been tested in Iraq and Afghanistan, including the methods he used to predict higher-than-anticipated troop fatalities in Iraq--controversial predictions that have since been vindicated. The Science of War is the definitive resource on warfare in the twenty-first century. Gives the best introduction to defense analysis available Covers defense budgeting Shows how to model and predict outcomes in war Explains military logistics, including overseas basing Examines key issues in military technology, including missile defense, space warfare, and nuclear-weapons testing Based on the author's graduate-level courses at Princeton, Columbia, and Georgetown universities

Modeling and Analysis of Conventional Defense in Europe

Assessment of Improvement Options

Author: Reiner K. Huber

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461321751

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

View: 4555

This book presents a collection of contributions to a workshop on "Long-teY'fr/ Development of NATO's Conventional Forrward Defense" to which the GERMAN STRATEGY FORUM (DSF*» had invited some 50 systems analysts and defense experts of the United States, the United Kingdom, the Federal Republic of Germany and the SHAPE Technical Centre. Held in Bonn from 2 to 4 December 1984, this workshop was to provide a forum for the dis cussion, at a non-political expert level and in the light of available analysis results, of proposals for the improvement of NATO's conventional defense capabilities. In addition, it aimed at arriving at some recommenda tions as to which of these proposals deserve to be studied further and what methodological deficiencies must be alleviated and information gaps closed for an adequate assessment. The idea to organize this workshop has been discussed ever since 1980 with several defense systems analysts in the US and the UK who shared the opinion that, with a view to the immense global build-up of the Soviet threat on one hand and the stringency of defense resources in most NATO countries on the other, there is no reason that could permit us to dismiss any proposal promising improvement without careful study.