Directed Energy Systems Symposium
14 - 18 November 2022 La Jolla, CA



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Symposium Overview

The 2022 Directed Energy Systems Symposium will be held 14-18 November in La Jolla, CA at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines, 10950 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, CA 92037.

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The DE Systems Symposium will focus 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 are limited to U.S. citizens with security clearances, who are employees of the U.S. Government or its contractors.

The theme of the Systems Symposium will be DE system program status, integration, fielding, and deployment issues, and other challenges facing DE technologies to transition into meaningful systems that can be used by the warfighter.

What you can expect:

  • Tuesday AM plenary session
    • CUI updates of DE systems
      • DE M-SHORAD
      • ODIN
      • SHIELD
      • HIJENKS
      • and more!
  • System-oriented breakout technical sessions (Limited Distribution & Classified)
  • Exhibits and an Exhibitor Reception
  • Professional Development Short Courses
    • Atmospheric Laser Propagation
    • DE Systems Engineering
    • Directed Energy Bio-Effects
    • HEL Modeling
    • Deep-turbulence Limitations
    • HPM Effects and Data Collection
    • Wargaming
    • Introduction to Counter DE

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

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Preliminary Overview Agenda

  Monday, 14 November
Short Courses

  Tuesday, 15 November
AM Plenary Session
PM Technical Breakout Sessions
Evening Reception

  Wednesday, 16 November
AM/PM Technical Breakout Sessions

  Thursday, 17 November
AM/PM Technical Breakout Sessions

  Friday, 18 November
Closing Session Summaries
Symposium Adjourns

With the focus of the Systems Symposium being DE system program status, integration, fielding, and deployment issues, and other challenges facing DE technologies to transition into meaningful systems that can be used by the warfighter, the opening Tuesday morning plenary session will be full of the services DE program level talks with supporting technical breakout sessions following in the afternoon. Tuesday PM, Wednesday and Thursday will be comprised of oral presentations that focused on system level contributions. DEPS encourages the use of these presentation time slots to further detail the systems discussed at the plenary.

System focus areas for technical breakout sessions include

  • Counter-Unmanned Aerial System Capabilities
  • HEL Programs and Systems
  • HPM Programs and Systems
  • HEL Effects
  • HEL Lethality
  • HPM Effects
  • DE System Modeling and Wargaming
  • CDEW Technologies
  • DE Bio-effects
  • Pulsed Laser Systems and Effects
  • DE Manufacturing
  • DE for Undersea Domain

This format is designed to inform interested parties especially our future DE warfighters 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
  Don Seeley
  Symposium Committee
  Counter-Unmanned Aerial System Capabilities
  Craig Robin
  HEL Programs and Systems
  Ted Schuler
  Iain McKinnie
  HPM/HPRF Programs and Systems
  Brad Hoff
  Ryan Hoffman
  HEL Effects
  Steve Hammel
  Steve Fiorino
  HEL Lethality
  Nahim Flores
  DE System Modeling and Wargaming
  Darl Lewis
  Alex Alaniz
  HPM Effects
  Nicholas Erickson
  Pulsed Laser Systems and Effects
  Mike Helle
  DE Manufacturing
  Jenny Niles
  Chad Skaggs
  DE Bio-effects
  Jason Payne
  Jeff Whitmore
  DE for Undersea Domain
  Tariq Manzur
  Symposium Coordinator
  Cynnamon Spain (505) 998-4910
  Kat Gonzales (505) 998-4910
  Registration and Receipts
  Dawn Gutierrez (505) 998-4910
  Technical Program Coordinator,
Short Courses
  Cristina Crowson
  Presentations and Release Forms
  Carolyn Bowman

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