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Status of High-Energy Laser (HEL) Vulnerability Activities

A researcher with the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command inquired about the status of the following HEL vulnerability activities: Joint HEL Threat Card Configuration/Layout Joint HEL Vulnerability Module (VM) Configuration/Layout Joint HEL VM…

Modeling Directed-Energy Effects to Satellites

A DSIAC subject matter expert (SME) participated in a phone conversation to describe JMEM and the state of modeling and simulation to develop a comparable tool for directed-energy effects to satellites. The DSIAC SME identified SMEs within…

Pulsed Power System Cooling

DSIAC received a request for information on methods to better cool a high-energy, pulsed power system.  DSIAC solicited assistance from subject matter experts (SMEs) at the Texas Research Institute Austin (TRI Austin), who held two teleconferences with the requestors to better…

Articles

Surprise: Navy Submarines Could Soon Shoot Lasers From Beneath the Waves

Here’s What You Need To Remember: If the Navy can develop electrical hull connectors, power generation, and other systems needed for a submarine-mounted laser weapon, the potential could be enormous. A stealthy submarine emerging from the…

The Air Force’s “Thor” Microwave Gun Is the Perfect Answer to Enemy Drone Swarms

U.S. military bases across the globe may soon have a New Mexico-made, high-powered microwave weapon at their disposal to instantaneously down swarms of enemy drones. The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory at Kirtland Air Force…

High-Frequency Rectification via Chiral Bloch Electrons

Rectification is a process that converts electromagnetic fields into a direct current. Such a process underlies a wide range of technologies, such as wireless communication, wireless charging, energy harvesting, and infrared detection. Existing rectifiers are…