Military Laser Technology And Systems

Author: David H. Titterton
Publisher: Artech House
ISBN: 1608077799
Size: 10.39 MB
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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

ISBN: 9781642241419
Size: 43.51 MB
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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.

Military Laser Technology For Defense

Author: Alastair D. McAulay
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118019542
Size: 47.43 MB
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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.

Basic Laser Weapon System Design

Author: Andrew Motes
ISBN: 9781521369609
Size: 24.79 MB
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This book describes the design process for laser weapons and shows how power and weight are related to laser efficiency and duty cycle. The author uses example requirements to step the reader through a basic design. It was written for engineers or physicists who have no experience in the field, or for engineering students who are interested in learning about laser weapons. Readers are expected to have an understanding of optics and laser physics. This book can also be used as a teaching tool for the engineering design process.

Handbook Of Defence Electronics And Optronics

Author: Anil K. Maini
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119184711
Size: 17.82 MB
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Handbook of Defence Electronics and Optronics Anil K. Maini, Former Director, Laser Science and Technology Centre, India First complete reference on defence electronics and optronics Fundamentals, Technologies and Systems This book provides a complete account of defence electronics and optronics. The content is broadly divided into three categories: topics specific to defence electronics; topics relevant to defence optronics; and topics that have both electronics and optronics counterparts. The book covers each of the topics in their entirety from fundamentals to advanced concepts, military systems in use and related technologies, thereby leading the reader logically from the operational basics of military systems to involved technologies and battlefield deployment and applications. Key features: • Covers fundamentals, operational aspects, involved technologies and application potential of a large cross-section of military systems. Discusses emerging technology trends and development and deployment status of next generation military systems wherever applicable in each category of military systems. • Amply illustrated with approximately 1000 diagrams and photographs and around 30 tables. • Includes salient features, technologies and deployment aspects of hundreds of military systems, including: military radios; ground and surveillance radars; laser range finder and target designators; night visions devices; EW and EO jammers; laser guided munitions; and military communications equipment and satellites. Handbook of Defence Electronics and Optronics is an essential guide for graduate students, R&D scientists, engineers engaged in manufacturing defence equipment and professionals handling the operation and maintenance of these systems in the Armed Forces.

Military Technology

Author: Ian Graham
Publisher: Evans Brothers
ISBN: 0237534282
Size: 51.14 MB
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Looks at the latest technology developments in military technology, and examines what kind of military hardware, body armour, communication equipment and transportation military forces will use in the future. Suggested level: intermediate, junior secondary.

Lasers And Optoelectronics

Author: Anil K. Maini
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118688961
Size: 68.49 MB
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With emphasis on the physical and engineering principles, this book provides a comprehensive and highly accessible treatment of modern lasers and optoelectronics. Divided into four parts, it explains laser fundamentals, types of lasers, laser electronics & optoelectronics, and laser applications, covering each of the topics in their entirety, from basic fundamentals to advanced concepts. Key features include: exploration of technological and application-related aspects of lasers and optoelectronics, detailing both existing and emerging applications in industry, medical diagnostics and therapeutics, scientific studies and Defence. simple explanation of the concepts and essential information on electronics and circuitry related to laser systems illustration of numerous solved and unsolved problems, practical examples, chapter summaries, self-evaluation exercises, and a comprehensive list of references for further reading This volume is a valuable design guide for R&D engineers and scientists engaged in design and development of lasers and optoelectronics systems, and technicians in their operation and maintenance. The tutorial approach serves as a useful reference for under-graduate and graduate students of lasers and optoelectronics, also PhD students in electronics, optoelectronics and physics.

Military Gadgets

Author: Nicholas D. Evans
Publisher: FT Press
ISBN: 9780131440210
Size: 55.63 MB
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Coalition soldiers in the war in Iraq had access to the most extraordinary array of high-tech weapons ever created. 'Military Gadgets' introduces over 100 of today's most exciting and advanced military technologies.

Laser Space Communications

Author: David G. Aviv
Publisher: Artech House Publishers
ISBN: 9781596930285
Size: 62.47 MB
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Laser space communications is a hot topic among electrical engineers working for the government and in the defense industry, and this groundbreaking resource is the first to offer professionals a thorough, practical treatment of the subject. The book focuses on the feasibility of laser space communications between satellites, satellites and airborne platforms, and satellites and ground based stations to achieve worldwide connectivity. It covers all the critical topics that engineers working in the field need to understand such as weather avoidance, 5th Generation Internet (5-GENIN), and noise photons. This hands-on volume presents simplified, yet highly accurate, engineering expressions of complex mathematics that save practitioners valuable time and effort when working on their challenging projects.