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dc.contributor.authorCohn, Keith
dc.contributor.authorBlau, Joseph
dc.contributor.authorColson, William B.
dc.contributor.authorTorrealba, Roberto
dc.dateDecember 1, 2014 to December 31, 2015
dc.date.accessioned2018-04-03T23:21:25Z
dc.date.available2018-04-03T23:21:25Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/57665
dc.description.abstractThe US Navy is developing lasers for surface and helicopter platforms to combat airborne and surface maritime threats. While these efforts mature, the Division of Undersea Warfare (OPNAV N97) is investigating the feasibility of implementing an HEL system on Virginia Class Submarine (VCS) BLK V platforms and beyond. An important aspect of this research is that the results can be used to develop Concepts of Operations (CONOPS) for this potential capability. These CONOPS will be informed by the limitations of HEL systems imposed by the physical environment. This study seeks to characterize the relevant atmospheric propagation phenomena at the marine base layer (ocean surface up to 15 feet) for the purposes of estimating laser performance. This, in turn, will inform CONOPS for employment of a 30-50 kW HEL weapon from a submarine.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipNaval Research Programen_US
dc.description.sponsorshipPrepared for: OPNAV N97, CAPT Brett Genobleen_US
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. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleAtmospheric Characterization of the Marine Base Layer for a Submarine Based High Energy Laseren_US
dc.typeReporten_US
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Research Program
dc.contributor.departmentPhysics


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