Directed Energy Test & Evaluation Conference
16-18 January 2018 Albuquerque, New Mexico



Co-located ITEA Workshop


Short Courses

Conference Contacts

Attendee Info

Location & Hotel



Local Weather

Presenter Info

Call for Papers


Release Forms

Exhibitor Info


Conference Sponsorships


A Joint DEPS - ITEA Event

High Energy Laser Mobile Test Truck

Conference Highlights

  • Partial list of invited speakers
    • Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.)
    • Major General Matthew Molloy, Commander, Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center
    • Dr. Kelly Hammett, Director, Air Force Research Laboratory Directed Energy
    • Mr. Steve Squires, Director, High Energy Laser Systems Test Facility
    • Mr. Derrick Hinton, Acting Director, Test Resource Management Center
    • Mr. Steve Traver, New Mexico Legislative Fellow
    • Dr. Shawn Jordan, Professor at Arizona State University Fulton Schools of Engineering
  • Breakout technical sessions
  • Public and restricted sessions
  • Exhibits
  • Short Courses
    • Introduction to DE T&E Process
    • T&E of High Energy Laser Systems
    • T&E of High Power Microwave Systems
  • Co-located with ITEA Engineering Workshop

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The 2018 Directed Energy Test & Evaluation Conference will be held on 16-18 January 2018 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, at the Sheraton Uptown Albuquerque Hotel. It is jointly sponsored by the Directed Energy Professional Society and the International Test & Evaluation Association, and is co-located with the ITEA Engineering Workshop.

Registrants for either conference may attend sessions of the other. However, while some portions of the DE T&E Conference will be available to any registrant, other sessions will be limited in participation. See the Security Section.

Proceedings of the Conference will be published. See our Online Store for proceedings of some previous DE T&E Conferences.

Program and Agenda

Preliminary Agenda Overview

  Tuesday,16 January
0800 - Short courses
1300 - Short courses

  Wednesday, 17 January
0800 - Keynote and plenary speakers
1300 - Technical track sessions
1730 - Reception with exhibitors

  Thursday, 18 January
0800 - Keynote and plenary speaker
1030 - Panel: Prototyping to Develop           Range Test Capabilities
1300 - Technical track sessions
1700 - Conference adjourns

An overview of the preliminary agenda is provided in the figure. The detailed agenda, including presentations within sessions, is available here in PDF format.

One focus of the 2018 DE T&E Conference is to leverage the model of the DEPS DE Systems Symposium (Monterey, California, 25-29 September 2017) and feature topics related to the T&E of the Symposiumís DoD systems of interest:

  • GBAD- Marine Corps Ground Based Air Defense
  • HADES - Air Force High-power Adaptive Directed Energy Weapon
  • HELMTT- Army High Energy Laser Mobile Test Truck
  • HIJENKS - Joint Navy-Air Force High Power Electromagnetic Non-Kinetic Strike
  • LWSD - Navy Laser Weapon System Demonstrator
  • SHiELD - Air Force Self-Protect High Energy Laser Demonstrator

In addition, focus areas for technical breakout sessions will include these topics:

  • DE T&E instrumentation and facilities
  • DE T&E planning and execution challenges
  • DE T&E results
  • DE S&T efforts in support of planned T&E efforts

Conference Contacts
  Conference Chair
  Edward Trzcienski (505) 938-9224
  Conference Technical Chair
  John Cao (505) 377-8514
  Conference Committee
  James Bowers (937) 255-3636 x6178
  Whitney Winchester (407) 384-3614
  Stephen Yan (505) 853-4313
  Conference Coordinator
  Cynnamon Spain (505) 998-4910
  Security, Registration, and Receipts
  Tiffany Bjelke (505) 998-4910
  Short Courses
  Cristina Crowson (505) 998-4910
  Exhibits, Conference Sponsorships
  Lena Moran (951) 219-4817

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