Originally posted by SplitInfinity
reply to post by techwolf
The upgraded SM-3 use a New form of extremely Powerful Long Burn Solid Rocket Fuel which has increases the Original SM-3's range, speed and with a
Network of Super Computers for Target and Acquisition...we have one hell of an ABM.
There is a video of a New SM-3 destroying a U.S. Satellite with a Full Tank of Toxic Hydrazine Booster Fuel on the web.
As for the Reflection Satellites...it does not use Optics in the conventional sense. It is more like Multiple and Movable Prism like Insect Compound
Eyes...very advanced...very difficult to make and at a level of tech multiple decades in advance of any other Country. Split Infinity
Split, this prism you're talking about. The concept is fairly simple. I would dare wager that I could actually design one in a night's time to do what
you're talking about. The only thing I'd need from you is light wavelength and a decent software package. I could be wrong, I'm not a person dealing
in absolutes, but I can at least assure you that if this "mirror" array does exist, it's not actually what's going to take an enemy nation the longest
to replicate with these laser systems.
As a side issue, if the other poster here in this thread is still interested, the laser can indeed be made inert. And yes, it has to do with a
coating, yes, it's been researched already for other innocuous reasons (some medical), and yes again, as long as you have enough information about the
laser that's being fired upon you, it CAN be made harmless.
Interestingly enough, the same tech ("similar" pattern) behind increasing the laser's focus/resolution can be used in the opposite manner as well.
There's only one little issue. The nano-coating is expensive, and you have only two choices, make an aircraft that's laser-proof (but shines like a
new penny), or one that's harder to detect (visibly as well. and no, I'm not talking about "cloaking" although that would work too, in theory),
soaking up reflection. The pattern's size must directly correlate with which laser you are trying to reflect, as well as it's wavelength. Work out the
tactical values with that knowledge on your own though. Also, if you're interested in doing a little digging, I believe we have Andreas Br****r (nvm,
name deleted) to thank just a tad for how these systems have evolved. I don't think I actually like the guy, he's a bit arrogant.
***added*** (for those thinking about simple mirrors)
Any spec of dust, salt, oil, blemish, etc on a mirror (IE any time a mirror is outside of a sterile lab room) Would be a hole through which the laser
could burn through the mirror. The amount of power used is such that this would be near instantaneous. So reflective missiles, aside from being more
expensive, more maintenance intensive, and absolutely easier to track, would only achieve very very minor gains in resistance to the envisioned laser
from a reflective coating.
As for some comment I can't recall who made a page or two ago about nuclear materials being harmlessly vaporized or whatnot... I just don't know how
to respond. Maybe I didn't read it right.. it's fine but, it's vital to understand that a large number of the "super" lasers we are testing actually
work in the first place by us creating controlled implosions fusing together
(not taking apart, or into vapor, or what I can't recall what it
was that was said before) little pellets of tritium and deuterium. That resulting fusion is what's creating all that energy and heat being used in
inertial confinement fusion (ICF) labs all over the world. Well, in a few countries. My point being, the laser doesn't render the material useless by
edit on 23-10-2012 by SoulVisions because: Took out a name. Added an excerpt.