directed energy


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directed energy

An umbrella term covering technologies that relate to the production of a beam of concentrated electromagnetic energy or atomic or subatomic particles. Also called DE. See also directed-energy device; directed-energy weapon.
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Skimpole reasons with himself, this is a tamed lynx, an active police-officer, an intelligent man, a person of a peculiarly directed energy and great subtlety both of conception and execution, who discovers our friends and enemies for us when they run away, recovers our property for us when we are robbed, avenges us comfortably when we are murdered.
Last year, Senator Heinrich led a bipartisan effort with industry, advocacy groups, and the military services to create the program and has worked over the last several years to increase funding and support for the development of directed energy weapons.
There is absolutely a niche I believe for use of directed energy weapons," said Col.
The announcement to deploy the laser onboard USS Ponce (AFSB[I] 15) comes as Navy researchers continue to make significant progress on directed energy weapons, allowing the service to deploy a laser weapon on a Navy ship two years ahead of schedule.
Scientifically, it's the marriage of directed energy and kinetic energy weapon systems.
The Phase I contract provides proof-of-concept funding for advanced development of an automated system to assess Directed Energy (DE) effects.
John Boness, Textron Defense Systems vice president, Directed Energy Weapons.
The text explains directed energy, its development, and the ways that service laboratories such as the Air Force Research Laboratory at Kirtland AFB, New Mexico, turned academic research into practical applications.
Human Effectiveness Directorate at Brooks City-Base, Texas, is a leader in understanding the effects of human exposure to directed energy systems and non-lethal weapons, both areas of vital interest to the Air Force.
Beason (PhD, laser physics; USAF, retired) is an expert on directed energy research who has served as a White House advisor.
The developers explain that the directed energy from the laser is capable of rapidly clearing unexploded devices by inducing a low-order burning or deflagration reaction in the explosive material from a safe distance.

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