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Title: Electron beam directed energy device and methods of using same

Abstract

A method and apparatus is disclosed for an electron beam directed energy device. The device consists of an electron gun with one or more electron beams. The device includes one or more accelerating plates with holes aligned for beam passage. The plates may be flat or preferably shaped to direct each electron beam to exit the electron gun at a predetermined orientation. In one preferred application, the device is located in outer space with individual beams that are directed to focus at a distant target to be used to impact and destroy missiles. The aimings of the separate beams are designed to overcome Coulomb repulsion. A method is also presented for directing the beams to a target considering the variable terrestrial magnetic field. In another preferred application, the electron beam is directed into the ground to produce a subsurface x-ray source to locate and/or destroy buried or otherwise hidden objects including explosive devices.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Trumbull, CT
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Electron Optics Development Company
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
918889
Patent Number(s):
7282727
Application Number:
11/187,519
Assignee:
Retsky, Michael W. (Trumbull, CT)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H01 - BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS H01J - ELECTRIC DISCHARGE TUBES OR DISCHARGE LAMPS
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F41 - WEAPONS F41H - ARMOUR
DOE Contract Number:  
FG36-01GO11021
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
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Citation Formats

Retsky, Michael W. Electron beam directed energy device and methods of using same. United States: N. p., 2007. Web.
Retsky, Michael W. Electron beam directed energy device and methods of using same. United States.
Retsky, Michael W. Tue . "Electron beam directed energy device and methods of using same". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/918889.
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