HELSTF Center of Excellence

Solid State Heat Capacity Laser (SSHCL)

Solid State Heat Capacity Laser 

Ground view of PLVTS

Solid State Heat Capacity Laser 

The 10kW SSHCL device was built by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and is the most powerful device of its kind in the world. The compact size and all electric operation represents a significant leap ahead technology with great potential for Navy close-in weapons systems, Air Force NMD applications, and support to the warfighter of the future. 

HELSTF received the 10 kW device in August 2001 for integration into a testbed. Static tests are currently being conducted to evaluate and characterize the device in support of developmental testing that will lead to the 100 kW SSHCL prototype

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Deputy Commander, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command
HELSTF Directorate, SMDC-AC-H
White Sands Missile Range, NM 88002-5148

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