Directed Energy Systems Symposium
26-29 August 2013 Monterey, California

Co-Sponsored by the
High Energy Laser Joint Technology Office

Moving Forward: Making DE Happen

The Directed Energy (DE) Systems Symposium focuses on systems aspects of DE in a limited-attendance environment. This eighth DE Systems Symposium consisted of co-located technical sessions organized by six separate conferences, with joint technical and plenary sessions to encourage discussion outside narrow technical limits. The objective
Herrmann Hall at the Naval Postgraduate School
of this symposium was to provide a forum for the interchange of ideas and to focus on near term demonstrations of DE technology.

Portions of the Symposium were conducted at the Secret level, and attendance at all sessions were limited to U.S. citizens with security clearances, who are employees of the U.S. Government or its contractors.

Symposium Highlights

  • Beam Control Conference
  • 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
  • Short courses
  • Co-located Exhibition
  • Evening Receptions
  • Employment opportunities

The technical program is available here in PDF format (401Kb) for download. Changes to the program did occur.


The conferences of the eighth annual DE Systems Symposium will publish all presentations (and papers) that were properly marked and released by a sponsoring government agency. See our Online Store for these and other proceedings from previous Systems Symposia.

Location and Accommodations

The DE Systems Symposium returned to its popular Monterey location this year. This classified symposium was held on the campus of the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS).

Symposium Contacts

Symposium Chair:    
John Boness (505) 998-4910
Beam Control Conference    
Jim Lasche (505) 846-2745
Chris Washer (505) 239-1295
Counter Directed Energy Weapons Conference    
Sylvia Dorato (505) 248-8211
Directed Energy Modeling and Simulation Conference    
Nicholas Morley (505) 846-0805
Ross Dudley (505) 881-1003
Dwight Smith (505) 846-1492
Employment of Directed Energy Weapons Conference    
Kraig Sheetz (845) 938-7915
John Hartke (845) 938-8611
High Energy Laser Lethality Conference    
J. Thomas Schriempf (202) 781-1196
Chris Lloyd (540) 653-5675
Dave Loomis (303) 898-3747
RF Directed Energy Weapon Workshop    
Diana Loree (505) 846-5261
Symposium Coordinator/Short Courses    
Cynnamon Spain (505) 998-4910
Security Coordinator    
Rhonda Peyton (505) 338-2856
Registration and Receipts    
Tiffany Bjelke (505) 998-4910

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