Event Proceedings
2016 Annual Directed Energy Symposium  

The items listed below constitute the proceedings from the 2016 Annual Directed Energy Symposium.
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Unless otherwise noted, presentations only are included for each entry.

Attendees List

Symposium Proceedings
Note: Only unclassified, public release presentations, papers, and abstracts are included in these proceedings. Some limited distribution presentations are available through AFRL Directed Energy Engineering and Analysis Center. Please see the listing of our Limited Distribution Proceedings.
Plenary Sessions
DoD Research and Engineering
Dr Kevin Hewett, DE staff specialist, ASD R&E
AF Experimentation Campaigns Supporting Capability Development
Col Chuck Ormsby, Military Deputy, Air Force Science Technology & Engineering (SAF/AQR)

Luncheon Speakers
DEPS Annual Business Brief
Dr. James Horkorvich, DEPS President
National Photonics Initiative
Dr. James Horkorvich, DEPS President
DEPS Fellows and Recognitions
Dr. Sean Ross, DEPS Secretary

HPEM Systems and Technologies
Fabrication and Cold Testing of an S Band Inhomogeneous Slow Wave Structure for Highly Efficient Backward Wave Oscillators
Ushe Chipengo, Niru Nahar and John Volakis, The Ohio State University
Generation of High-Power Ultrashort Pulse Waveforms in S- to X-bands using Time-Reversal Pulse Compression Techniques
Victor Mendez, Zach Drikas, and Jerry Kim, Naval Research Laboratory; Sun K. Hong, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
A Variable Pulse Width, Voltage, and Repetition Frequency Solid-State High Power Radio Frequency (HPRF) Source Driver
Timothy Ziemba, Eagle Harbor Technologies, Inc.
High Energy Density 80KV Capacitors for HPRF Applications
Quentin Diduck and Richard Orr, Ballistic Devices Inc.
Metamaterial Slow-Wave Structure Design for High Power Microwave Generation
Sabahattin Yurt, Sarita Prasad, Mikhail Fuks, and Edl Schamiloglu, University of New Mexico
Improvements in Low-Profile HPM-Capable Conformable Leaky-Wave Antennas
Robert Koslover, Greg Raith, and Sammuel Jalali, SARA, Inc.

Laser Sources and Components
Diode Pumped Alkali Laser Kinetics: Higher Lying Excited States
A.J. Wallerstein, Ricardo Davila, Christopher Rice and Glen Perram, Air Force Institute of Technology
Optically Pumped Rare Gas Laser Kinetics
Steven Owen, Ben Eshel, Christopher Rice and Glen Perram, Air Force Institute of Technology
Diamond for High Power Lasers and Beam Combiner Systems
A McKay, RJ Williams, H Jasbeer, S Sarang, DW Coutts, DJ Spence, and O Kitzler, Macquarie University

HPM Effects
Prediction of Soft Failures in Complex Digital ICs
S Yang, X Gao, H Geng, W Lee, Y Shi, S Hemmady, J Lawrance, H Pohle, T Clarke, and D Beetner, Missouri University of Science and Technology

Counter DEW
Optical Interconnects for HPM Robust Electronics
Edo Waks, University of Maryland
Resonant, Absorbing Microwave Metamaterials
Dragoslav Grbovic, Naval Postgraduate School
Recent Advances in Nonlinear Metasurfaces for Suppression of Surface Currents
Dan Sievenpiper, Sanghoon Kim, and Hiroki Wakatsuchi, University of California, San Diego
UAV Flight Testing and HEL Engagement of Argus High-Energy Laser Threat Sensor
Mark Lucente, Byron Zollars, Daniel Mitchell, Austin Goodwin, and Michael McAleer, Nanohmics, Inc.

Electrical Power for DEW
Lithium-ion Cell and Module Design and Performance for DEW Applications
Frank Puglia, Stuart Santee and Ryan Lawrence, EaglePicher, Yardney Division

Employment and Testing of DE
Advanced Controls for RF and Directed Energy Systems - This Ainít Your Fatherís Control System (Paper also included)
Sandra Biedron, Auralee Edelen, and Stephen Milton, Element Aero
Development of the Non-linear Curvature Wavefront Sensor
Mala Mateen, Starfire Optical Range, RDS
Test & Evaluation/Science & Technology Program
Trung Nguyen, U.S. Army PEO STRI; Jeffrey Schleher and Jim Griggs, American Systems
Fiber Laser Irradiated Graphite and Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymers using Imaging Fourier Transform Spectroscopy
Nicholas Herr, Ashley Gonzales, Grady Phillips, and Glen Perram, Air Force Institute of Technology
Joint Fiber Laser Mission Engagement (J-FLaME)
Scott Boyd, NSWC DD

Laser System Concepts / HEL Sources / Space Situational Awareness
Integrated Optics Based, Compact, CW High Power Laser Concept (Paper also included)
William Nunnally and Jon Mayes, Applied Physical Electronics, LLC
Designing Better Sodium Guidestar Lasers for Adaptive Optics with Experimental Results and Modeling (Paper only)
Shawn Hackett, Robert Johnson, and Jack Drummond, Air Force Research Laboratory

DE Education Workshop
Directed Energy Education Activities at Colorado State University (Paper also included)
Sandra Biedron, Thomas Johnson, Carmen Menoni, Stephen Milton, and Jorge Rocca, Colorado State University
A Journey into Directed Energy: for the Next Round of Students
Michael Steinbock, Schafer Corp.
Optical Investigation pf Large-Scale Boundary-Layer Structure
Matthew Kemnetz and Stanislav Gordeyev, Notre Dame University
Progress on the Thomson Scattering High Energy Laser Diagnostic on the Helicon Plasma Experiment (HPX)
Royce James, US Coast Guard Academy
The Development of Low Pressure High Density Plasmas with External Magnetic Fields on the Helicon Plasma Experiment (HPX)
J Karama, J Hopson, P Azzari, J Frank, R.W James, O Duke-Tinson, R.N Paolino, E Sandri, J Sherman, E Wright, and J Turk, US Coast Guard Academy

Beam Control: Subsystems & Components
Rain and Sand Erosion Testing on Silica Windows with Antireflective Surface Structures for High Energy Lasers
Lynda Busse, Jesse Frantz, Brandon Shaw, and Jas Sanghera, Naval Research Laboratory; Menelaos Poutous and Rajendra Joshi, University of North Carolina; and Ishwar Aggarwal, Sotera Defense Solutions
Metrology of Deformable Mirror Transient Response
Byron Zollars, Dan Mitchell, Cory Keitz, Nanohmics, Inc.

Fiber Lasers
Investigation of a Pulsed 1550 nm Fiber Laser System
Michael Klopfer and Ravi Jain, University of New Mexico; Leanne Henry, Air Force Research Laboratory
Yb-doped Large-mode-area Fibers Operating Near Single-mode Regime (Paper also included)
Fanting Kong, Guancheng Gu, Thomas Hawkins, Joshua Parsons, Maxwell Jones, Christopher Dunn, Monica Kalichevsky-Dong, and Liang Dong, ECE/COMSET, Clemson University
Investigation of a Narrow Linewidth 1178 nm Raman Laser System
Matthew Block, Leidos; Leanne Henry, Air Force Research Laboratory; and Michael Klopfer and Ravi Jain, University of New Mexico
A Fiber-Coupled Module Producing >600W From a 225 Micron Fiber, Weighing Less than 400 grams, with >50% Efficiency
Christopher Ebert, DILAS, Inc.

Beam Control Performance: Turbulence/Aerosols
Enhanced Maritime Power-in-Bucket Climatology
Kevin McBryde and Stephen Hammel, SPAWAR Systems Center

Modeled Employment of DE
High Power Radio Frequency (HPRF) Dynamic Surface Engagement Modeling and Simulation Tool (Paper only)
Wesley Krueger, TechFlow Inc., Scientific Division

Poster Session
A method for determining complex-permittivity and -permeability from scattering parameters for E and H dependent thick-films
J.B.Lancaster, A.M.Hassan, D.J.Ernstmann, D.S.Kiddle, S.M.Young, and A.N.Caruso, University of Missouri Kansas City
A High Repetition Frequency Pulsed Capacitance Charger for Photoconductive Switch Applications
Kenneth Miller and T.M.Ziemba, Eagle Harbor Technologies, Inc.
The Directed Energy Test Science and Technology Non-Intrusive HPM Sensor Program
Jeffrey Schleher, American Systems
Capabilities at Sandia National Laboratories for Deposition of Laser Damage Resistant Optical Coatings for High Energy Laser
John Bellum,E lla Field and Damon Kletecka, Sandia National Laboratories
CLAASI - Code for Laser Architecture Analysis and Systems Integration "Simulate Truth and Model Perception"
Zack George, Schafer Corporation
Measurement of High Electric Fields using Slab-Coupled Optical Sensors (SCOS)
Frederick Seng, Nikola Stan, Rex King, LeGrand Shumway, Alec Hammond, and Stephen Schultz, Brigham Young University

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