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