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What does AP stand for?

AP stands for Average Power (US DoD)

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  • Military and Government

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com Textron Defense Systems today said its Directed Energy Weapons business line has successfully tested its Joint High-Power Solid State Laser (J-HPSSL) laboratory demonstration device at average power levels in excess of 100 kilowatts.
When a resistive load is driven by a sinusoidal voltage waveform or a sinusoidal current waveform, the average power dissipated by the load is calculated from an RMS voltage measurement.
If you consider the average power cost in North America, the increased investment for the servo-electric screw drive, and typical return-on-investment (ROI) goals, the servo-motor option often makes no sense if based on energy savings alone.
The pulse energy acts as a scoop, allowing the physician to ablate more or less tissue with each pulse, while the average power determines the rate of pulse arrival and controls the overall rate of tissue removal.