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Ground-based and space-based laser beam power applications

Ground-based and space-based laser beam power applications

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Published by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, National Technical Information Service, distributor in [Washington, DC], [Springfield, Va .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Other titlesGround based and space based laser ...
StatementJohn M. Bozek.
SeriesNASA technical memorandum -- 106744.
ContributionsUnited States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
The Physical Object
FormatMicroform
Pagination1 v.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17788766M
OCLC/WorldCa32852051

Book Resource Relation: {Space debris removal using a high-power ground-based laser}, author = {Monroe, D.K.} That approach is to let nuclear energy generate a laser beam in a ground-based nuclear reactor-pumped laser (RPL), and then beam the optical energy into space. May 03,  · Ground-based lasers that adapt to counteract atmospheric distortion could disable satellites without leaving dangerous debris in orbit US plans anti .

Beamed Laser Power For UAVs. Researchers at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala., and Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, Calif., and the University of Alabama in Huntsville have flight-demonstrated a small-scale aircraft that flies solely by means of propulsive power from an invisible, ground-based infrared laser. This fall, for the first time, NASA plans to test a laser-based sensor in space that will help scientists better understand global climate and how it might be changing. The instrument, called LITE (Lidar In-Space Technology Experiment), will orbit the Earth while positioned inside the payload bay of .

Another week, another scheme to clean up our bourgeoning space debris problem. This one, like many before it, calls for a powerful ground-based laser to remove orbital debris from low earth steinrenovationanddesigngroup.com: Clay Dillow. laser emits an elliptical beam shape. The laser beam profile analysis developed to study the intensity distribution, the laser power, number of modes and the laser beam, these parameters are quite important in many applications such as the medical, industrial and military. The analysis of the image.


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Ground-based and space-based laser beam power applications Download PDF EPUB FB2

Space-based lasers will supply beam power to surface or near­ surface elements such as outposts, rovers, airplanes, and orbiting or flyby spacecraft. Discounting the mass of the laser generator in a ground-based laser system, a laser-based power system may be less massive than a solar-based system in cislunar space.

Feb 01,  · A space power system based on laser beam power is sized to reduce mass, increase operational capabilities, and reduce complexity. The advantages of laser systems over solar-based systems are compared as a function of steinrenovationanddesigngroup.com: John M. Bozek. Get this from a library.

Ground-based and space-based laser beam power applications. [John M Bozek; United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.].

Ground-Based and Space-Based Laser Beam Power Applications A space power system based on laser beam power is sized to reduce mass, increase operational capabilities, and reduce complexity. The advantages of laser systems over solar-based systems are compared as a function of application.

Power produced from the conversion of a laser beam Author: John M. Bozek. Space-Based Laser Research and Applications Program To address these technology barriers and to provide for balanced technology development in all areas of first-order importance, the pro-gram shown in the table on the preceding page is proposed by the working group.

This program provides increased emphasis on blackbody solar. The ground-based and the space-based laser projects were to share developments in large optics, beam control, and ATP. The plan specified that $1, million would be required for fiscal years through to perform the research and development to ready the ground-based laser for this decision point.

all-solid-state laser transmitter for space based lidar APPLICATIONS Alberto Cosentino (1), Alessia Mondello (1), Ada lberto Sapia (1), Alessandro D’Ottavi (1), Mauro Brotini (2). Free electron laser technology The ground based free electron laser experiment will demonstrate the major land based elements of a ground based laser system.

These elements include the laser device, beam control system, and atmospheric propa- gation capability. Several parallel approaches are being pursued for the ground based FEL steinrenovationanddesigngroup.com by: 1.

We use cookies to offer you a better experience, personalize content, tailor advertising, provide social media features, and better understand the use of our services. There are, however, drawbacks of a ground-based system: a rather long distance, – km, must be bridged to focus a laser beam on a particle with a radius of only a few centimeters, and an extremely high steering accuracy must be met.

In addition to a formidable target detection and acquisition system Cited by: Inthe space-borne Relay Mirror Experiment (RME), relayed a low-power laser beam from a ground site to low-earth orbit and back down to a scoring target board at another location with greater pointing accuracy and beam stability than needed by SBL.

Oct 03,  · The Case for Space Solar Power - Kindle edition by John Mankins. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading The Case for Space Solar Power.4/4(12).

Advanced induction accelerator designs for ground based and space based FELs: Beam Injection, Electron Beams, Free Electron Lasers, Injectors, Laser Applications, Laser Beams, Magnetic Induction, Magnetic Materials, Antimissile Defense, Laser Propulsion, Laser Weapons, Nonlinearity, Power Beaming It is hoped that FEL's operating at.

Mar 05,  · Space-based solar power (SBSP) is the concept of collecting solar power in space (using an "SPS", that is, a "solar-power satellite" or a "satellite power system") for use on steinrenovationanddesigngroup.com has been in research since the early s.

Laser SBSP applications for space-based assets Laser SBSP could be deployed today to help build an energy infrastructure for increased space industrialization. The advantages of using the laser design would be tremendous for space assets. Diagram of laser and mirror/beam control assembly. A large mirror expands the beam to overcome significant degradation by diffraction over the very long optical path to the missile.

The optical assembly also tracks the missile and directs the beam to focus on a single point. from How the Space based laser works, Popular Science. Laser propulsion is a form of beam-powered propulsion where the energy source is a remote (usually ground-based) laser system and separate from the reaction mass.

This form of propulsion differs from a conventional chemical rocket where both energy and reaction mass come from the solid or liquid propellants carried on board the vehicle.

Space Based Laser [SBL]The potential to intercept and destroy a missile over enemy territory soon after launch, rather than over friendly territory, makes the development of a boost phase intercept (BPI) capability very desirable.

In concert with ground based theater missile defense (TMD) systems already under development, the U.S. continues to. The principal applications these systems address are outlined, and the characteristics of typical systems built during the 's and early 's are described.

Michael W. Fitzmaurice "NASA Ground-Based And Space-Based Laser Ranging Systems", Proc. SPIEHigh Power Ultra Short Pulse Solid State Laser And Its Proceedings of SPIE Cited by: 2.

Ground-Based Laser Beam Control Technology (U) Overview (U): (U) The overall goal of the Ground-Based Laser (GBL) Beam Control thrust is to develop and transition advanced optical systems and.

In a peaceful version of "Star Wars," ground-based laser beams may be used to transmit energy to space satellites, allowing them to carry smaller, cheaper banks of solar-cells.

Eventually, "power beaming" might be used to: *Power robotic airplanes that could stay aloft for weeks, relaying regional radio communications.Are Space Based Laser Platforms A Reality?

In concert with ground based theater missile defense (TMD) systems already under development, the U.S. continues to investigate BPI concepts for BMD systems. the power struggle risks sparking a conflict that could cripple the entire planet’s space-based infrastructure.

And though it might.This smaller wavelength means that smaller optics could be used to develop a space-based lasing system. InTRW tested a COIL laser that produced a beam with hundreds of kilowatts of power that lasted several seconds.

Right now, this is the most Author: Kevin Bonsor.