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AEDC tests directed energy system in wind tunnel

High-speed wavefront measurements were made over the aperture of the directed energy pod. The image on the left shows a shock over the aperture. The image on the right shows an example of computational fluid dynamics-predicted optical distortion formed over the aperture for similar flow conditions. (Image courtesy of MZA Associates Corp.)

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