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Comments on Multimode Directed Energy Armament System
I suppose calling this a 'ray gun' might be going too far, since I doubt it's portable. With proper miniaturization, maybe. (Read the complete story)

"Oh, you know you wanted to see it.


(Don't cross the streams)

"
(Bill Christensen 4/26/2009 2:29:06 PM)

"Reminds me of the arc-throwers in Timothy Zahn's Cobras Two. The enhanced soldiers fingertip lasers could ionize a path in the air and throw a hefty arc over it. This seems like a beefed up version of the "air taser" designed for vehicles and IED's. "
(AJ Dual 4/27/2009 5:51:06 PM)
"Yeah, same here. I thought there was an article on here earlier about research using lasers to "guide" lightning, but I couldn't find it. I know I've seen it elsewhere, tho, like Project Rho. (tho the Arc-Throwers were part of the standard COBRA design, not just for the enhanced ones. the experimental one, in the third book, was a taser/stun-gun varient of it)"
(Ashley 4/28/2009 2:13:06 PM)
"AJ, Ashley - You're right, I looked but couldn't find it. Then, spurred on to greater effort by your text perplexity, I googled obsessively - and I think I found it. The story was about the Portal Denial System Electrolaser Intruder-Zapper.


(Portal Denial System Laser-Induced Plasma Channel Electrolaser)

See also Ashley's extensive comments on the Arc Thrower technology in these comments to an earlier article."
(Bill Christensen 4/28/2009 2:44:46 PM)

""Now that I think about it, you might have done an article on this, instead: http://www.lightning.ece.ufl.edu/ Where I'm currently finding stuff about this is on Project Rho: http://www.projectrho.com/rocket/rocket3l.html#particlebeam and the link it leads to: http://www2.cnrs.fr/en/195.htm""
(Ashley 4/29/2009 4:17:38 PM)

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