Directed Energy Test & Evaluation Conference
10-12 August 2009
Albuquerque, New Mexico|
Co-Hosted by the
International Test & Evaluation Association
Directed energy (DE) is an important and expanding technology area for the military. Taken to include
High Energy Laser (HEL) and High Power Microwave (HPM) systems, DE is creating a new class of weapons.
Military test and evaluation (T&E) is currently adapting to these radically new technologies. New
measures, methods, and facilities are required for adequate T&E of these systems.
The purpose of this eighth annual conference was to continue exchanging insights, experiences and ideas regarding DE T&E.
As major DE systems progress through the various phases of T&E, critical questions arise regarding our
ability to perform appropriate and affordable T&E. In addition, important issues regarding the vulnerability
of other, more conventional systems are also of great interest to the DE T&E community. This conference
provides a forum to discuss the current and future issues facing DE T&E.
|Early Morning at Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta|
Photo by Scott Williams
|||Product and Service Exhibits from Industry, Government, and Academia|
|||Panels, Luncheons, and an Evening Reception|
|||Classified and Unclassified Sessions|
|||Tours at Kirtland AFB|
The final program/agenda is available here for download.
Tours at Kirtland Air Force Base
Live demonstrations and tours of the Active Denial System and the Advanced Tactical Laser
at Kirtland AFB were held on Thursday morning, August 13. Attendance was limited and
particpation restricted to persons who submitted classified visit requests.
People on Active Denial tour were allowed to volunteer for the demonstration and experience the full
power capabilities for themselves.
This was the eighth in a series of conferences on this topic.
Proceedings from this and prior meetings are available for purchase through the DEPS