Indian Laser and Directed Energy Weapon (DEW) Thread

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    Had posted everything got except wiki.
    So here's.

    Laser Science & Technology Centre (LASTEC)

    DRDO is working on a slew of directed energy weapons (DEWs). LASTEC has identified DEWs, along with space security, cyber-security and hypersonic vehicles as focus areas in the next 15 years.[45] The aim is to develop laser-based weapons, deployed on airborne as well as seaborne platforms, which can intercept missiles soon after they are launched towards India in the boost phase itself. These will be part of the ballistic missile defence system being currently developed by DRDO. LASTEC is developing a 25-kilowatt laser system to hit a missile during its terminal phase at a distance of 5–7 km. LASTEC is also working on a vehicle-mounted gas dynamic laser-based DEW system, under project Aditya, which should be ready in three years. Project Aditya is a technology demonstrator to prove beam control technology. Ultimately, solid-state lasers would be used.

    LASTEC projects include:

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    Hand-held laser dazzler.
    Non-Lethal systems:

    • Hand-held laser dazzler to disorient adversaries, without collateral damage. 50-metre range. Status: Ready.
    • Crowd-control dazzlers mounted on vehicles to dispel rioting mobs. 250-metre range. Status: Will take 2 more years.
    • Laser-based ordnance disposal system, which can be used to neutralise IEDs and other explosives from a distance. Status: Trials begin in 18 months.
    Lethal Systems:

    • Air defence dazzlers to take on enemy aircraft and helicopters at range of 10 km. Status: Will take 2 more years.
    • 25-kilowatt laser systems to destroy missiles during their terminal phase at range of 5 to 7 km. Status: Will take 5 more years.
    • At least 100-kilowatt solid-state laser systems, mounted on aircraft and ships, to destroy missiles in their boost phase itself. Status: Will take a decade.
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    Indian Navy eyes Directed Energy Weapons (DEW)[​IMG]

    From IDRW
     
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    LASTEC has designed and developed a laser warning and countermeasure system for Armoured Fighting Vehicle (AFVs). A LWS is capable of handling multiple type of laser threats and has an operational range of more than 6 km for laser designator type of laser threat. After detecting the laser threat along with its direction, it also has the capability to generate trigger signal to activate the grenade launcher for firing of smoke grenade in the direction of laser threat to obscure the platform under threat. Technology of the LWS has been transferred to BEL, Pune.

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    The laser warning sensors detects the laser radiation processes, determine the PRF and edge matching signals. It comprises of opto-electronic front end, signal processing and conditioning, embedded module for PRF decoding, and edge matching signal.

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    The master controller receive inputs from multiple laser warning sensors, processes the information and feeds the desired commands to the decoy laser. The master controller comprises of hardware and software module to interface with the laser sensor units and the decoy laser.

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    Decoy laser is a high energy laser source that takes command from laser warning system and generate a pulsed laser radiation synchronised with the PRF generated by the laser warning system. It is used to illuminate a dummy target to misguide the laser guided bomb on to the dummy target.

    The homemade helicopter LWS must be at late stages as well.
     
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    Government refuses information on KALI 5000 citing national security[​IMG]
    The government today refused to share information with the Parliament about KALI 5000 project citing it to be a matter of national security.
     
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    Centre for High Energy Systems and Sciences (CHESS), Hyderabad, has developed and successfully tested a single-board High Speed Tracker Module (HSTM) incorporating field-programmable gate array (FPGA) and digital signal processor (DSP). The system acquires images from a high frame rate camera (>1000 fps), pixel size 512 x512, using CAMLINK interface, computes the centroid of the distant target and tracks the target, and controls a two-axis Fast Steering Mirror (closed loop bandwidth ~400 Hz) for precisely maintaining the laser beam spot onto the target centroid during the period of illumination. Single frame latency and Jitter correction of 95 per cent, 90 per cent and 80 per cent has been achieved for 10 Hz, 20 Hz and 30 Hz jitter frequencies and ± 0.3 µrad jitter amplitude, respectively under lab simulation conditions. The system would provide improved compensation of atmospheric effects on laser beam propagation in comparison to the commercial NI-based system being used presently.

    http://www.drdo.gov.in/drdo/pub/newsletter/2017/Annual_2016.pdf
     
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    Can somebody explain in simple words , whats this system is about ?? :blink:
     
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    What's the use of this?
     
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    It's a tracking system which is used to point and home the IR Laser beam at the target's specific point
     
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    Center For High Energy Systems And Sciences (CHESS) Develops High-Speed Tracker Module For Directed Energy Laser System[​IMG]
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    The Project began in 1989....Wow...this seems to be a very very important project...perhaps something on the lines of the ATV project........
    I hope it materializes and is tested soon....
    Will it have ship based applications...given the on board power limitations aboard a ship...!?
     
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