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A NASA high-power space-based laser research and applications programApplications of high power lasers are discussed which might fulfill the needs of NASA missions, and the technology characteristics of laser research programs are outlined. The status of the NASA programs or lasers, laser receivers, and laser propulsion is discussed, and recommendations are presented for a proposed expanded NASA program in these areas. Program elements that are critical are discussed in detail.
Document ID
19830018929
Document Type
Special Publication (SP)
Authors
Deyoung, R. J. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Walberg, G. D. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Conway, E. J. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Jones, L. W. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Date Acquired
September 4, 2013
Publication Date
May 1, 1983
Subject Category
LASERS AND MASERS
Report/Patent Number
NAS 1.21:464
NASA-SP-464
LC-83-600161
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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