Directed Energy Test & Evaluation Conference
10-12 August 2009 Albuquerque, New Mexico

Co-Hosted by the
International Test & Evaluation Association


Directed energy (DE) is an important and expanding technology area for the military. Taken to include High Energy Laser (HEL) and High Power Microwave (HPM) systems, DE is creating a new class of weapons. Military test and evaluation (T&E) is currently adapting to these radically new technologies. New measures, methods, and facilities are required for adequate T&E of these systems.

Early Morning at Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta
Photo by Scott Williams
The purpose of this eighth annual conference was to continue exchanging insights, experiences and ideas regarding DE T&E. As major DE systems progress through the various phases of T&E, critical questions arise regarding our ability to perform appropriate and affordable T&E. In addition, important issues regarding the vulnerability of other, more conventional systems are also of great interest to the DE T&E community. This conference provides a forum to discuss the current and future issues facing DE T&E.

Conference Highlights
Technical Presentations
Short Courses
Poster Papers
Product and Service Exhibits from Industry, Government, and Academia
Featured Speakers
Panels, Luncheons, and an Evening Reception
Classified and Unclassified Sessions
Tours at Kirtland AFB

The final program/agenda is available here for download.

Tours at Kirtland Air Force Base

Live demonstrations and tours of the Active Denial System and the Advanced Tactical Laser at Kirtland AFB were held on Thursday morning, August 13. Attendance was limited and particpation restricted to persons who submitted classified visit requests. People on Active Denial tour were allowed to volunteer for the demonstration and experience the full power capabilities for themselves.

Previous Conferences

This was the eighth in a series of conferences on this topic. Proceedings from this and prior meetings are available for purchase through the DEPS Online Store.

Event Committee

Conference Co-Chairs:    
Mr. Patrick M. Cannon 505-881-1003
Mr. Rick Graber 505-944-2133
Technical Program Co-Chairs:    
Mark Henderson 760-939-2689
Robin Ritter 505-244-1222
Technical Program Administrator:    
Stephanie Clewer 410-620-2402
Exhibits Chair:    
Mr. Bill Dallas 703-631-6226
Conference Coordinator:    
Cynnamon Spain 505-998-4910
Registration and Short Courses:    
Donna Storment 505-998-4910
Payments and Receipts:    
Tiffany Bjelke (505) 998-4910

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