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Directed-Energy Beam Weapons

Authors: Zohuri, Bahman

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  • Provides guidance on the fundamentals of state-of-the-art directed-energy weaponry technology 
  • Introduces the physics behind directed-energy weapons
  • Offers in-depth coverage of mathematical and engineering topics
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This book introduces modern directed-energy beam weaponry and emerging technical concepts based on unclassified and declassified information. The book covers laser systems, analyzing the interaction between high-power laser beams and matter, and examines penetration of high power beams such as microwave and scalar wave. It also covers the use of particle and high-power radar beams and scalar wave as weapons of the future. In-depth coverage of the relevant mathematical and engineering topics and concepts are included. The book will provide scientists and engineers with valuable guidance on the fundamentals needed to understand state-of-the-art directed energy weaponry technology research and applications.

  • Provides guidance on the fundamentals of state-of-the-art directed-energy weaponry technology;
  • Introduces the physics behind directed-energy weapons;
  • Offers in-depth coverage of mathematical and engineering topics.

About the authors

Dr. Bahman Zohuri is currently an Associate Research Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of New Mexico, and principal and founder of Galaxy Advanced Engineering, Inc. (GAE). Dr. Zohuri started GAE after many years in the semiconductor and defense industries as a Senior Process Engineer for corporations including Westinghouse and Intel, and then as Senior Chief Scientist at Lockheed Missile and Aerospace Corporation. While at Lockheed, he was responsible for the study of vulnerability, survivability, and component radiation and laser hardening for the Defense Support Program (DSP), Boost Surveillance and Tracking Satellites (BSTS), and Space Surveillance and Tracking Satellites (SSTS). He also performed analysis of characteristics of laser beam and nuclear radiation interaction with materials, Transient Radiation Effects in Electronics (TREE), Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP), System Generated Electromagnetic Pulse (SGEMP), Single-Event Upset (SEU), Blast and, Thermo-mechanical, hardness assurance, maintenance, and device technology. His consultancy clients have included Sandia National Laboratories, and he holds patents in areas such as the design of diffusion furnaces, and Laser Activated Radioactive Decay. Dr. Zohuri earned his Doctorate in Nuclear Engineering from the University of New Mexico. He is the author of several books on nuclear energy.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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eBook $89.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-20794-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-030-20793-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Directed-Energy Beam Weapons
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-20794-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-20794-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-20793-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 429
Number of Illustrations
91 b/w illustrations, 134 illustrations in colour
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