The Directed Energy (DE) Systems Symposium focuses on systems aspects of DE in a limited-attendance environment.
Substantial program changes have been made to the Systems Symposium. This change is in reaction to the increasing opportunities to transition our Directed Energy Weapon concepts. The opening plenary 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 the Navy’s Laser Weapon System Demonstrator (LWSD), the Marine Corps’ Ground-Based Air Defense (GBAD), the Army’s High Energy Laser Mobile Test Truck (HELMTT), the Navy-Air Force Joint High Power Electromagnetic Non-Kinetic Strike (HIJENKS), the AF Self-Protect High Energy Laser Demonstrator (SHiELD) and the AF High-power Adaptive Directed Energy Weapon (HADES). Following this exclusive event are two days of orals and posters that focus on system level contributions.
This new format is designed to inform interested parties about the general state of this emerging military relevant technology. It also serves our research and development scientists and engineers with a comprehensive view of our technology needs.
Call for Papers
Contributions are solicited for presentation with a primary interest in topics that support a system level view of Directed Energy Weapons (DEW) and activities that support the transition of DEW system, sub-system, or technology toward an operational system. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
A special networking event will be held Wednesday morning: The poster presentation session will be supported by the six plenary system talks where attendees can interact with the system teams as well as review an estimated 60 poster presentations on near and far term technologies. Unlike the system oral presentations, poster presentations can include basic research and other topics not directly traceable to the impact on the system.
Note that all persons wishing to present at the Directed Energy Systems Symposium will be required to submit an abstract. (See Submission Instructions section below.) Important dates for presenters are listed in the table below.
General information on the submission of abstracts, presentations, papers and release forms is provided below. Specific information on sending presentations and papers will be provided here soon. Presentations and papers will be considered for acceptance at Distribution Limitations A and D and at Secret levels.
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 security classification as well as identification of any distribution restrictions. Additionally, please identify the presenter (if different from the lead author) and update contact information.
An online form for submission of the abstracts will be available here.
Specific instructions for submission of presentations, papers and release forms will be available here.
Technical sessions of the Directed Energy Systems Symposium will be held at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel, 1 Old Golf Course Road, Monterey, California, and at the Naval Postgraduate School.
DEPS has negotiated a block of rooms at government rates for Symposium attendees. To make a reservation at these reduced rates, click here and use the hotel's online reservation system. Reservations must be made early to insure the reduced rates.
(1) Esteemed Leaders are retired DEPS members willing to volunteer for 2 half days of service. In exchange for their help in putting on a successful program we can offer a reduced rate for their attendance to the overall symposium. Please contact Cynnamon@deps.org for more information.
(2) Full time students will be admitted at reduced charge provided they either (1) agree to assist DEPS staff for two half-days of service, or (2) are presenting at the Symposium, and agree to assist DEPS for a single half-day day of service. If these conditions are not met, students will be required to pay the full registration fee. Note however that short courses are free for all full-time student registrants regardless of their volunteer/presenter status. However, students who are not presenting or volunteering will need to use a stand-alone short course registration form (to be available here) to obtain this rate.
Registration fees include participation in all Symposium sessions for which the attendee qualifies; breakfast snacks* and coffee breaks Tuesday through Friday mornings, lunch Tuesday through Thursday, the evening reception on Tuesday, and a copy of the proceedings. *Note that Government Employee registration does not include breakfast. Breakfast can be purchased for $10/day with your registration.
Short course registrations include student materials, refreshments, and Continuing Education Unit (CEU) credits for successful students. Morning courses include breakfast snacks and a box lunch is provided to those attending afternoon courses. Two half-day courses can be selected for the price of a full-day course. Short courses can be purchased separate from your Symposium registration by using a form to be available here.
Proceedings of the Symposium will be published. See our Online Store for proceedings of previous Directed Energy Systems Symposia.