posted on May, 11 2004 @ 03:27 PM
Originally posted by wolve
I have a few question:
Does anyone know how large such a unit is ? how large the "power pack" how Many Kw/MW the laser shots at und lastly what the reloading speed of this
unit is ?
It sounds very interessting... if it can fire at rapid speeds without having to reload for X minutes and without needing a deploy a small reactor near
The size of the unit is currently 2 semi truck trailers...
that is going to come down in size prior to deployment.
The MTHEL is a multi-megawatt laser, that's all the open source info on the power.
Yes there is a generator onboard, however power for the actual laser comes from the chemical fuel for the laser, in this case it's an oxygen/iodine
Regarding the recovery time between shots, figure about 5-7 seconds for the chemicals to provide power for another shot. This time should decrease as
the laser is further refined.