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dc.contributor.advisorColson, William B.
dc.contributor.advisorBlau, Joseph A.
dc.contributor.authorSylvester, Jeremy E.
dc.dateJune 2014
dc.date.accessioned2014-08-13T20:18:01Z
dc.date.available2014-08-13T20:18:01Z
dc.date.issued2014-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/42734
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractAs the United States Navy makes leaps forward in technology that is being deployed onboard ships, there is a growing need for research to predict what will be needed to integrate new weapon systems with old. Directed energy weapons are being deployed onboard naval platforms starting in 2014, and this paper seeks to answer the question of what energy storage, if any, must be used in conjunction with high-power lasers in order to integrate them with current ships in the fleet. Four energy storage methods are being researched. These storage medias will allow a ship to fire multiple shots from a high-powered laser without taxing the ship’s electrical system. Lead acid batteries, lithium ion batteries, supercapacitors, and flywheels each have their benefits and drawbacks, and those will be discussed. A computer simulation has been developed and used to represent a DDG-51 Arleigh Burke class destroyer and each of the four energy storage methods. This simulation was run repeatedly with different powered high-powered lasers in order to produce a recommendation for what types of energy storage would be necessary to operate these devices onboard ships.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/powersystemsnden1094542734
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. As such, it is in the public domain, and under the provisions of Title 17, United States Code, Section 105, may not be copyrighted.en_US
dc.titlePower systems and energy storage modeling for directed energy weaponsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentPhysics
dc.subject.authorEnergy storageen_US
dc.subject.authorflywheelen_US
dc.subject.authorbatteryen_US
dc.subject.authordirected energy weaponsen_US
dc.subject.authorlasersystemsen_US
dc.subject.authorpower systems 15.NUMBER OFPAGES 65en_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant, United States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Science in Physicsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplinePhysicsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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