Electric weapons the electromagnetic railgun and free electron laser robert e williams lieutenant united states navy bs industrial engineering auburn university 1999 submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of master of science in applied physics from the naval postgraduate school june 2004. Us navy plans for scaling free electron lasers to megawatt weapon systems free electron laser is the laser device of choice and holy grail for weaponization in the 2020 time frame is a key enabler of a full range of novel shipboard directed energy and electric weapon systems including speed of light high energy laser systems . Dtic ada424845 naval electric weapons the electromagnetic railgun and free electron laser item preview remove circle theory and simulations of the railgun and free electron laser are presented as well as a suggestion for extending the railgun lifecycle the theory design and analysis of an electromagnetic railgun using a numerical . The free electron laser and the electromagnetic rail gun are experimental weapons that the navy hope will one day burn missiles careening toward their ships out of the sky and fire bullets at . The free electron laser fel and rail gun are electric weapons which will and will pave the way for electric weapons onboard navy ships the ddx will provide a test and evaluation basis of electromagnetic aircraft launch system emals the railgun and the free electron laser fel the power requirements
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