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Shipboard Laser Analysis: Swap-C and Operational Capabilities

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Authors
Blau, Joseph
Johnson, Bonnie
Green, John
Michnewich, Daniel
Gildemeyer, Scott
Hager, Dale
Liensdorf, Dean
Adrien Malone
Mugerditchia, Kelly
Subjects
laser weapon system
high energy laser
ship integration
Advisors
Date of Issue
2018-04
Date
Presented April 10-12, 2018
Period of Performance: 10/01/2017-09/30/2018
Publisher
Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School
Language
en_US
Abstract
Project Summary: With recent advances in solid-state laser (SSL) technology, and the successful testing of the Navy’s Laser Weapon System (LaWS) on the USS Ponce, Navy leadership has prioritized the deployment of highenergy laser (HEL) systems out to the fleet as soon as possible. Key issues to address are the size, weight, power, and cooling (SWAP-C) requirements for these systems on various ship classes, which will depend upon the laser output power. The goal of this research project was to study SWAP-C and operational performance requirements for the integration of HEL onto Navy ships. The landing platform/dock (LPD) class ships were selected for a study of HEL placement options according to SWAP-C and performance criteria. Additionally, an in-depth physics-based analysis was performed to determine energy storage requirements for an HEL on a Navy ship. This is an important aspect of the overall SWAP-C requirements for an HEL weapon. A model was developed to study the HEL energy usage required to engage a set of threats in different operational scenarios.
Type
Report
Description
NPS NRP Executive Summary
Department
Physics
Organization
Naval Research Program
Identifiers
NPS Report Number
NPS-18-N172-A
Sponsors
Naval Surface Forces
Funder
NPS-18-N172-A
Format
5 p.
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Distribution Statement
Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
Rights
This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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