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dc.contributor.advisorBlau, Joseph A.
dc.contributor.advisorJohnson, Bonnie W.
dc.contributor.authorMichnewich, Daniel A.
dc.date.accessioned2018-08-24T22:34:00Z
dc.date.available2018-08-24T22:34:00Z
dc.date.issued2018-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/59554
dc.descriptionApproved for public release. distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractThe Navy requires a weapon system that effectively counters swarms of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), anti-ship cruise missiles (ASCMs) and small boats to improve the ship’s self-defense capability. The Navy is studying the efficacy of laser weapon systems against these threat classes as a complement to existing kinetic weapons. While laser weapon systems provide several benefits to Navy ships, they are susceptible to environmental effects and have greater power requirements than available. Therefore, it is necessary to assess energy storage systems to meet these power requirements. This study determined the size of the energy storage system to defeat enemy swarms that threaten the safety of U.S. Navy ships. The study utilized Atmospheric Naval Postgraduate School Code for High Energy Laser Optical Propagation (ANCHOR) and a discrete event model to analytically determine the dwell time a laser weapon system requires for hard kills on ASCM, UAV and fast attack craft/fast inshore attack craft (FAC/FIAC) threats in a variety of operational conditions. This research varied the types of threats and the environmental effects of visibility and air/sea temperature to determine their impact on laser performance. Finally, this study conducted a brief comparison of three different types of energy storage systems that support the results of the model.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipCNSP/Len_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/modelingenergyst1094559554
dc.publisherMonterey, CA; 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.titleMODELING ENERGY STORAGE REQUIREMENTS FOR HIGH-ENERGY LASERS ON NAVY SHIPSen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderPollman, Anthony G.
dc.contributor.departmentSystems Engineering (SE)
dc.subject.authorenergy storageen_US
dc.subject.authorhigh-energy lasersen_US
dc.subject.authorSWAP-Cen_US
dc.subject.authorLPD-17en_US
dc.subject.authorturbulenceen_US
dc.subject.authorvisibilityen_US
dc.subject.authorsystems engineeringen_US
dc.subject.authormodelingen_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant, United States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Science in Systems Engineeringen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSystems Engineeringen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.identifier.thesisid30060


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