Directed Energy Systems Symposium
6-10 April 2009 Monterey, California

Co-Sponsored by the
High Energy Laser Joint Technology Office

The Directed Energy (DE) Systems Symposium focuses on systems aspects of DE in a limited-attendance environment.
Monterey Coastline
The Systems Symposium consists of co-located technical sessions organized by five separate conferences, with joint technical and plenary sessions to encourage discussion outside narrow technical limits. The purpose of this fourth annual Symposium was

  1. to examine status of DE technologies to support transition to weapon acquisition,
  2. to understand employment opportunities and needs for DE technologies,
  3. to integrate the DE technology community with the warfighter to enable technology to warfighter transition and
  4. to provide a forum to enable technical exchange between the five conference technologies.

The DE Systems Symposium furthered this purpose by focusing on the question: How will Directed Energy (100kW class laser) change joint warfare? To implement this purpose and enhance the output, a two-plenary session approach was implemented. The symposium began with a plenary session on Tuesday morning with invited speakers from both military operations and the acquisition communities. A wrap-up plenary session was held on Friday morning where each of the five conference chairmen presented the highpoints of their conference.



The technical program is available here in PDF format (440Kb) for download. Changes to the program did occur.

The Monterey Marriott

Location & Accommodations

Sessions were held at the Naval Postgraduate School and the Monterey Marriott, located at 350 Calle Principal, Monterey.

Companions Program

Monterey is a major California vacation destination, and many registrants were accompanied by companions. Daytime activities for companions of registrants were planned including tours in the Monterey area.
Monterey Bay Aquarium

In addition, companions were able to participate in the catered events at the Symposium that were held in open, public areas upon payment of a separate companion's fee. This fee included participation in the receptions on Tuesday and Thursday evening, as well as breakfasts, lunches and breaks from Tuesday through Friday morning.

Symposium Contacts

Symposium Co-Chairs:    
Dr. Thomas Meyer (505) 292-3770
Maj Gen Jack Catton (USAF Ret) (703) 465-3222
Symposium Program Coordinator    
David Loomis (303) 898-3747
Beam Control Conference    
Dr. Dan Herrick (505) 853-5189
Directed Energy Effects Mitigation Conference    
Stephanie Miller (210) 563-3881
Directed Energy Modeling and Simulation Conference    
Linda Lamberson (505) 846-9414
Employment of Directed Energy Weapons Conference    
LTCOL John Hartke (845) 938-8611
High Energy Laser Lethality Conference    
Dr. Nicholas Morley (505) 846-0805
Symposium Coordinator:    
Cynnamon Spain (505) 998-4910
Registration and Short Courses:    
Donna Storment (505) 998-4910

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