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Gallium Nitride Transistor Technology Development for HPM DEWs

DSIAC was asked to determine the state of solid-state gallium nitride (GaN) amplifier technology development for high-powered microwave (HPM), directed energy weapons (DEWs). DSIAC used a collection of HPM DEW and microelectronics subject matter expert…

Nanosecond vs. Femtosecond Pulse Width Lasers for Directed-Energy Applications

DSIAC staff searched open sources and the Defense Technical Information Center’s Research & Engineering Gateway for relevant reports and studies and contacted DE subject matter experts (SMEs) at various U.S. Department of Defense, academic, and…

Electromagnetic Capabilities for Soldiers and/or UAVs

A DSIAC staff subject matter expert (SME) in directed energy (DE) and high-power electromagnetic (HPEM) weapon systems was familiar with various advanced developments in this area and reached out to various other SMEs. The set…

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The U.S. Army Wants Pulsed Lasers to Slice Missiles in Half

The U.S. Army wants a deadlier laser weapon that won’t just burn a target but rather slice it up. Instead of low-power continuous wave lasers that emit a steady stream of energy, the Army wants pulsed lasers…