Directed Energy Systems Symposium
25-29 September 2017 Monterey, California



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A Symposium on Current DE Systems

Marine Corps Ground Based Air Defense

Navy Laser Weapon System

Army High Energy Laser Mobile Test Truck

Symposium Overview

  • Preliminary technical agenda
  • Classified Tuesday overviews of these systems
    • 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 .
  • System-oriented breakout technical sessions
  • Exhibits
  • Short Courses
    • Active Denial Applications
    • HPM Modeling and Simulation Tools for Test & Evaluation
    • Introduction to the DoD Test & Evaluation Process
    • Laser Deconfliction
    • Modeling & Simulation Verification, Validation & Accreditation
    • Systems Engineering for Directed Energy Systems
    • Tools for Transitioning Technology
  • PIBM (Power In the Bucket Metric) Workshop on Monday

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The 2017 Directed Energy Systems Symposium will be held on 25-29 September in Monterey, California, at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and at the Naval Postgraduate School.

The DE Systems Symposium focuses on systems aspects of DE in a limited-attendance environment. Portions of the Systems Symposium will be conducted at the Secret level, and attendance at all sessions is limited to U.S. citizens with security clearances, who are employees of the U.S. Government or its contractors. See Security section.

Proceedings of the Symposium will be published. See our Online Store for proceedings of previous Directed Energy Systems Symposia.

Program and Agenda

The preliminary technical agenda is available. This online listing of submitted abstracts provides more details for many of the presentations. An overview of the agenda is provided here.

Preliminary Overview Agenda

  Monday, 25 September
Short Courses
PIBM Workshop

  Tuesday, 26 September
DEW System Plenary Talks - All Day
Evening Reception

  Wednesday, 27 September
Intel Brief - Morning
Poster Session - Mid- to Late Morning
Technical Sessions - Remander of Day

  Thursday, 28 September
Technical Sessions - All Day

  Friday, 29 September
Closing Plenary
Symposium Adjourns 1100

Substantial program changes have been made to the 2017 DE Systems Symposium. These changes are a reaction to the increasing opportunities to transition Directed Energy Weapon concepts. The opening plenary morning session will be replaced by a full day of system level talks. DEPS has received confirmation that six DoD efforts will be participating. These invited talks include LWSD, GBAD, HELMTT, HIJENKS, SHiELD and HADES. Following this exclusive event are two days of presentations and posters that focus on system level contributions. DEPS encourages the use of additional presentation time slots to further detail the systems. These presentations will be scheduled in the sessions following the plenary.

System focus areas for technical breakout sessions

  • System Trades
  • Applied Beam Control
  • Laser Maturation
  • Auxiliary Functions
  • Lessons Learned
  • Mission Models
  • Applied HPM
  • Lethality
  • Policy

This new format is designed to inform interested parties about the general state of this emerging militarily relevant technology. It also provides our research and development scientists and engineers with a comprehensive view of current technology needs.

Symposium Contacts
  Symposium Chair
  Dan Marker (505) 846-2871
  Symposium Committee
  Christopher Behre (540) 653-8616
  Ryan Carn (505) 853-6745
  Arthur Hassall (505) 853-7939
  Mark Henderson (760) 939-2689
  David Kiel (540) 653-8079
  Nicholas Morley (505) 846-0805
  Douglas Nelson (256) 955-1488
  Mary Lou Robinson (505) 846-4040
  Fernando Rodriguez (937) 255-5733
  Robert Roybal (505) 846-9368 Robert
  Harry Sinsheimer (505) 248-8205
  Edward Trzcienski (505) 938-9224
  Symposium 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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