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



Symposium Contacts


Location & Hotel


Call for Papers



A Joint DEPS - ITEA Event

High Energy Laser Mobile Test Truck

Conference Highlights

  • Plenary session
  • Breakout technical sessions
  • Exhibits
  • Short Courses
  • Public and restricted sessions

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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.

Some portions of the DE T&E Conference will be available to any Conference registrant. Others will require that attendees be employees of the U.S. Department of Defense or its contractors. A detailed security section will be available.

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

Program and Agenda

One focus of the 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

Preliminary Agenda Overview

  Tuesday,16 January
Short Courses

  Wednesday, 17 January
Morning plenary
Afternoon technical breakout sessions
Evening Reception

  Thursday, 18 January
Technical breakout sessions

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

An overview of the preliminary agenda is provided at the right.





Conference Contacts
  Conference Chair
  Edward Trzcienski (505) 938-9224
  Conference Technical Chair
  John Cao (505) 377-8514
  Conference Coordinator
  Cynnamon Spain (505) 998-4910
  Security, Registration, and Receipts
  Tiffany Bjelke (505) 998-4910
  Short Courses
  Cristina Crowson (505) 998-4910

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