chemical laser


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chemical laser

[′kem·i·kəl ′lā·zər]
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That level of performance has already been demonstrated with chemical lasers but the launch platforms were bulky, vulnerable to air defenses, and generally unsuitable for military use.
Caption: Developed to protect large fixed-wing platforms, Indra's Manta (MANpads Threat Avoidance) multi-spectral multi-band Dircm uses a relatively large, but powerful, chemical laser supplied by Rosoboronexport in Russia, although work on a compact version is underway.
More recently, advances in chemical lasers, optics, and beam control have led to both the ABL and ATL.
The chemical lasers, even those powerful enough to be used for our purposes, have very modest electrical needs.
His congressional colleagues have questioned how the airborne laser will become operational, how many aircraft would be required to sustain a continuous orbit and how many shots the chemical laser can take before it has to land and refuel.
A COIL device was installed in a C-1 30H in late 2007, and during a test on 7 August 2008, the ATL aircraft fired its high-energy chemical laser through its beam-control system, which acquired a ground target and guided the laser beam to it, as directed by the ATL's battle-management system.
This report exclusively focuses on market estimations for various mid-IR types and industries employing mid-infrared technology and excludes chemical laser market estimations; however, a practical application of this laser type has been discussed.
The megawatt-class deuterium fluoride chemical laser, which lies at the heart of the THEL, is a very mature technology.
1 billion program to develop the airborne laser, a modified Boeing 747-400F freighter mounting a chemical laser in a nose turret.
Marquet of SDIO reports that a space-based chemical laser is farthest along, having about 15 years of research and development behind it.
Prior generations of high-energy lasers are either based on chemical laser technology which are generally inefficient and bulky, or based on electric solid state lasers which operate at eye hazardous wavelengths.
In 2004 it achieved "first light" from its primary chemical laser.