Directed Energy Systems Symposium
28 March to 1 April 2011 Monterey, California

Co-Sponsored by the
High Energy Laser Joint Technology Office

Directed Energy: Concept to Reality

The Directed Energy (DE) Systems Symposium focuses on systems aspects of DE in a limited-attendance environment. The Sixth DE Systems Symposium consisted of co-located technical sessions organized by five separate conferences, with joint technical and plenary sessions to encourage discussion outside narrow technical limits. The objective of this symposium was to provide a forum for the interchange of ideas and to focus on near term demonstrations of DE technology.
The Hyatt Regency Monterey was the Symposium hotel.

Symposium Highlights

  • Counter Directed Energy Weapons Conference
  • Directed Energy Modeling and Simulation Conference
  • Employment of Directed Energy Weapons Conference
  • High Energy Laser Lethality Conference
  • RF Directed Energy Weapons Workshop
  • Invited speakers
  • Technical presentations
  • DE Effects Committee meeting
  • Short courses
  • DE M&S Showcases
  • Tour of NPS DE facilities
  • Exhibit booths
  • Evening receptions, including Tuesday evening at the Monterey Bay Aquarium
  • Employment opportunities


The final technical program is available here in PDF format for download. Changes in the program did occur.

Tour of NPS Directed Energy Facilities

Tours of Naval Postgraduate School DE facilities were held on Thursday, 31 March. The tours included the beam control facilities, hosted by Professor Brij Agrawal.

DE M&S Showcases

For 2011, the M&S Conference hosted mature software 'Showcases' for conference attendees. These sessions were designed as interactive demonstrations, incorporating step-by-step instruction and simulation runs with existing Government-owned software packages, addressing operationally-relevant scenarios. We showcased the High Energy Laser End-to-End Operational Simulation (HELEEOS), High Energy Laser System End-to-End Model (HELSEEM), and Joint RF Effects Model (JREM). These events highlighted the showcased tool's capabilities at a complexity less than that of a formal short course, but still detailed enough to immerse observers and provide familiarity for future use. Each tool was showcased twice throughout the week and the material presented was the same for each session. .


Proceedings from this 2011 Directed Energy Systems Symposium are available for purchase through the DEPS online store.

Location and Accommodations

Sessions of the Symposium were held at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) and at the Hyatt Regency Monterey.

Symposium Contacts

Symposium Co-Chairs:    
John Wachs (256) 881-6225
John Urias (256) 542-4250
Symposium Program Coordinator    
David Loomis (303) 898-3747
Counter Directed Energy Weapons Conference    
Anthony Cain (937) 255-6636 X3046
Tim Andreadis (202) 767-5746
Directed Energy Modeling and Simulation Conference    
Linda Lamberson (505) 846-9414
Benjamin Call (760) 939-2015
Employment of Directed Energy Weapons Conference    
John Hartke (845) 938-8611
Kraig Sheetz (845) 938-7915
High Energy Laser Lethality Conference    
Chuck LaMar (256) 955-3675
Robert Roybal (505) 846-9368
RF Directed Energy Weapon Workshop    
Mark Henderson (760) 939-2689
Kelly McDonald (760) 939-2539
Symposium Coordinator    
Cynnamon Spain (505) 998-4910
Security Coordinator    
Rhonda Peyton (505) 338-2856
Registration and Short Courses    
Donna Storment (505) 998-4910
Payments and Receipts    
Tiffany Bjelke (505) 998-4910

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