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



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Call for Papers

Contributions are solicited for presentation with a primary interest in topics that support the Test and Evaluation (T&E) of Directed Energy Weapons (DEW), both HEL and HPM/HPRF, and activities that support the transition of DEW system, sub-system, or technology toward an operational system. A goal is to leverage the model of the DEPS DE Systems Symposium (Monterey, California, 25-29 September 2017) and seek topics related to the T&E of the Symposiumís DoD systems of interest, as well as broader topics including but not limited to:

  • DE System Symposiumís DoD systems and their T&E planning efforts
    • 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
  • DE T&E Instrumentation and Facilities
    • Current instrumentation to include strengths and limitations
    • Emerging/developing instrumentation programs to include S&T and SBIR/STTR
    • Laser and RF test facility capabilities
  • DE T&E planning and execution challenges, specifically issues and solutions associated with executing current and future laboratory and field testing of DEW systems
    • Predictive Avoidance and Battlespace Deconfliction
    • Range safety
    • Range coordination and planning
    • Resources for pretest predictions and data analysis
  • DE T&E Results
    • Both laboratory and field results
    • Counter weapon system results
    • Counter ISR results
    • DEW effects
  • DE S&T efforts in support of planned T&E efforts

Note that all persons wishing to present at the DE T&E Conference will be required to submit an abstract. (See Submission Instructions section below.) Important dates for presenters are listed in the table below.

Important Dates for Presenters

  17 November 2017
Abstracts due but see below

  1 December 2017
Authors notified of acceptance

  22 December 2017
Presentations due with release forms

  5 January 2018
Papers due with release forms

  16-18 January 2018
DE T&E Conference

Submission Instructions

General information on the submission of abstracts, presentations, papers and release forms is provided here. Specific information on sending presentations and papers will be provided below soon. Presentations and papers will be considered for acceptance at open, public release level and at Distribution Limitation D.

Note that it is the responsibility of the lead author to obtain all approvals and releases for submitted abstracts, presentations, and papers. All submitted materials including unclassified presentations must be appropriately marked for any distribution restrictions. Additionally, please identify the presenter (if different from the lead author) and update contact information.


The Conference is accepting post-deadline abstracts for consideration. Use the process outlined below.

All persons wishing to present at the 2018 DE T&E Conference must submit an abstract for consideration. Abstracts must be unclassified and are due on or before 17 November 2017. Abstracts are to be submitted online by completing this form. Authors will be notified on or before 1 December of acceptance of their paper for presentation and/or publication.

Authors may choose whether to release either the title or the abstract online. Those who do not yet have public release approval are encouraged to submit the abstract before the deadline and select the appropriate options on the submission form to keep the details off the Website listing. Authors may also make arrangements to submit classified or limited distribution material. To do so, authors should submit a place-holder title and abstract through the online submission form and follow the instructions there that are suitable for their material.

Please contact with any technical issues regarding abstract submission. Subject matter questions regarding abstracts should be directed to a member of the conference technical committee.

Note: While an automated email is sent confirming receipt of your abstract, some military domains may block delivery of such an email. If you do not receive email confirmation, you may check this online listing of submitted abstracts. This listing is dynamically generated based on abstracts received at the time the page is displayed and author permission (granted when submitted). If the title of your abstract is contained in this listing, it has been received by DEPS.

Presentations and Papers
In order to assemble the presentations for the symposium in a timely manner, authors will be required to submit the sponsoring Program Office approved versions of classified and unclassified presentations no later than 22 December. Any presentation received after this date is subject to not being presented at the discretion of the technical committee.

Authors are encouraged to submit papers as well as presentations. Submitted papers may, upon author approval, be forwarded for consideration by editors of the Journal of Directed Energy, a peer-reviewed publication. Papers are will be due on or before 8 January and should be submitted in either Microsoft Word format, which is preferred, or Adobe Acrobat format (pdf file). Specific format instructions can be found on the following link: Journal Author Instructions with the following exceptions: no page limit, single space paragraphs, double space between paragraphs and integrated figures and tables. Include full information (including address, phone, fax, and email) for corresponding author. It is the authors' responsibility to ensure that the paper has not been published, nor under consideration, elsewhere

Note that all submitted materials, including unclassified presentations, must be appropriately marked for security classification as well as identification of any distribution restrictions.

Unclassified, public release (Distribution A) presentations and papers that are less than 5MB in size can be sent electronically to Carolyn Bowman and Tiffany Bjelke at Unclassified presentations and papers that are Distribution C or D, contain embedded videos, or are more than 5MB in size can be mailed on a CD to the following address or uploaded to a secure file transfer site such as AMRDEC.

DEPS Graphics
695 Conway Ave.
Las Cruces, NM 88005

Unclassified presentations must be received by 22 December 2017; papers by 5 January 2018.

Release Forms
Release forms are required for all papers and presentations submitted to the 2018 DE T&E Conference. These Microsoft Word release forms can be completed electronically, then printed for signature and submission. It is the responsibility of the lead author to obtain all approvals and releases for submitted presentations and papers. Submission instructions are provided on the form itself. Forms are due at the same time as the corresponding presentation/paper. Note that poster papers are considered presentations and the presentation release form should be used in those cases.

Presentation Release Form      Paper Release Form

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