SURVICE is developing LaserFX, a set of tools used by the Air Force Research Laboratory Directed Energy Directorate (AFRL/RDLE) for the assessment of vulnerability to laser effects. LaserFX employs fast ray-tracing techniques, advanced physically based models for laser-material interaction, Monte-Carlo analysis, and interactive graphics to create one of the most advanced laser assessment tools in the world today.
LaserFX is an interactive high-energy laser (HEL) lethality assessment tool used at the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Directed Energy Effects Branch (RDLE). The tool:
- Supports the existing assessment process and enhances productivity.
- Allows fast identification of “sweet spots,” which can be subject to more detailed analysis.
- Includes first-order (thermal mass) and 1D with 2D correction (Integrated Thermal Response Algorithm [ITRAL]) methodology.
- Is currently being enhanced for full kinetic energy (KE)-like probability-of-kill (PK) analysis and AFRL uncertainty quantification techniques.