8 August 1989 The LTH-9 Program On Target Interaction - Men, Machines, Issues
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Proceedings Volume 1064, Thermal and Optical Interactions with Biological and Related Composite Materials; (1989); doi: 10.1117/12.951941
Event: OE/LASE '89, 1989, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Abstract
The LTH-9 program was set up in 1985 to study the potential effectiveness of repetitively pulsed lasers that might be used as weapons to attack a variety of strategic targets. As the name (L)ethality and (T)arget (H)ardening implies, the study is twofold, ranging over both the potential variations in pulsed laser weapon characteristics and over a wide range of possibilities for materials and techniques that might serve as a defense against those same laser weapons. The wavetrain characteristics of the lasers under consideratidn are shown in Figure 1. They cover RF LINAC driven (F)ree (E)lectron (L)asers, Induction LINAC driven FELs and Excimer lasers.
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P A Miles, "The LTH-9 Program On Target Interaction - Men, Machines, Issues", Proc. SPIE 1064, Thermal and Optical Interactions with Biological and Related Composite Materials, (8 August 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.951941; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.951941
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