Can we increase the speed of a missiles or rockets by taking the CO2 from the exhaust of a small highly polluting motor and using high-energy laser technology to further light the exhaust of the missile? Could we increase the speed, power, velocity and range of the missile using this type of technology? Well, it is possible with a long-range cruise missile, which works on a reciprocating engine. But how could this be done?
Well what if we take the missile and add a composite hour-glass shaped open tube behind it. Further compressing the exhaust like a small after burner system and then fire a laser light at it further increasing the power? What if we blast the laser light right at the outer areas of the exhaust creating a super vortex flow thru the center of the opening of the hour-glass? What would happen then? Well can you say hypersonic flight? And as we of this we better watch out for hypersonic airflow considerations and aerodynamic changes, which we may not have yet considered too.
A super fast mover cruise missile capable of low level flight and ground hugging technologies may just be what we need in the new modern era of the Net-Centric Battlespace and we should put more research and development dollars towards this concept and ones like it. I know what you are thinking, why make weapons of war? Well, simple, we must defend all we are and all we have built and if we fail to develop such technologies, then we do so at the expense of the American People. Consider all this in 2006.
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