LaserFX – Lethality Assessment For High-Energy Laser Weapons

Publication Type
Fact Sheet

Key Features

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). 

  • 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.