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Optimizing Laser System SWaP 

The Key to Enabling Directed Energy Applications

The use of lasers for directed energy (DE) is a broad and diverse space; DE applications range from lower-powered, man-portable lasers used to eliminate airborne drones to eliminate man-portable platforms to extremely high-powered lasers in high-altitude platforms for the destruction of boost phase intercontinental ballistic missiles.

In this white paper we will discuss:

  • Three leading DE technologies

  • Power requirements of directed energy solutions

  • How to optimize for size and weight requirements for laser systems