Feb 26, 2020
Advanced modern aerospace requires advanced manufacturing processes and technologies. To achieve a high-precision welding and cutting assembly process, laser technology is indispensable. So, which laser technologies are used in aerospace?
1.Laser ranging technology
Laser ranging technology is the first laser technology to be practically used in the military. In the late 1960s, the laser rangefinder began to equip troops. Because it can quickly and accurately measure the target distance, it is widely used in reconnaissance measurement and weapon fire control systems.
2.Laser guidance technology
Laser-guided weapons have high accuracy, simple structures, and are not susceptible to electromagnetic interference. They occupy an important position in precision-guided weapons.
3.Laser communication technology
Laser communication technology is one of the best solutions for future inter-satellite transmission and networking. The laser communication system uses laser as a signal carrier, and transmits information through the modulation and demodulation of laser. It also has the advantages of small size, light weight and low power consumption.
4.Strong laser technology
Tactical laser weapons made with high-power lasers can blind the human eye and disable photodetectors. The use of high-energy laser beams by anti-satellite and anti-intercontinental ballistic missiles may destroy military targets such as aircraft, missiles and satellites. The application of strategic laser weapons that are close to practical missiles is still in the exploratory stage.
5.Laser cutting technology
Due to the small laser spot, high energy density, and fast cutting speed, laser cutting can obtain better cutting quality and extremely high cutting speed and efficiency, while reducing tool wear.
6.Laser welding technology
The use of laser welding materials can avoid deformation, increase the type of welding materials, eliminate environmental factors, and high quality and efficiency.
7.Laser additive manufacturing
Aerospace vehicles are becoming more advanced, lighter, and more mobile. Additive manufacturing technology is the "magic bullet" to meet these requirements.