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June 25-27, 2018
United States

Main Day 1

8:00 am - 8:45 am Registration & Coffee

8:45 am - 9:00 am Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

9:00 am - 9:45 am Keynote: Governmental perspective on directed energy development, acquisition and force integration

Congressman Jim Langevin, Co-Chair, Directed Energy Caucus,U.S. Representative, Rhode Island's 5th Congressional District
·         NDAA 2018 Implication on directed energy programs
·         Future plans, heading towards FY19.
·         Strategic overview of the directed energy caucus for full cross service DES integration

Congressman Jim Langevin

Co-Chair, Directed Energy Caucus
U.S. Representative, Rhode Island's 5th Congressional District

9:45 am - 10:30 am Keynote Presentation: Providing the 21st century fleet operational Directed Energy Systems

Vice Admiral Thomas Moore, Commander , Naval Sea Systems Command,US Navy
·         Requirements for multi-domain capabilities when applying DES
·         Systems reliability and operator level maintenance
·         Lessons learned from research, development, testing, evaluation and system integration

Vice Admiral Thomas Moore

Commander , Naval Sea Systems Command
US Navy

10:30 am - 11:15 am Demo Drive and Morning Networking & Refreshment Break

11:15 am - 12:00 pm Providing Defensive Laser Weapons for Air Mobility Platforms

Dr. Donna C. Senft, Chief Scientist, Air Mobility Command,US Air Force
  • Future plans for DE integration on air mobility assets
  • Enabling global mobility and operational freedom
  • Challenges and Opportunities

Dr. Donna C. Senft

Chief Scientist, Air Mobility Command
US Air Force

12:00 pm - 12:45 pm Accelerating the Fielding and Operational Application of High Energy Laser Weapon Systems

Mr. Steve Squires, Director, High Energy Laser Systems Test Facility (HELSTF),White Sands Missile Range
·         White Sands Missile Range laser weapon  testing and evaluation process
·         Accelerating  research and development for rapid fielding
·         Optimizing testing and threat-specific  data collection of  laser lethality

Mr. Steve Squires

Director, High Energy Laser Systems Test Facility (HELSTF)
White Sands Missile Range

12:45 pm - 1:45 pm Networking Luncheon

1:45 pm - 2:30 pm Joint Laser Systems Effectiveness Joint Test

Scott Boyd, Director, JLaSE Joint Test ,NSWC Dahlgren
·         JLaSE and J-FLaME joint feasibility study update
·         Integration of DEL systems into the Joint Targeting Cycle focusing on capabilities analysis, weapons, and damage estimation
·         Collateral and civilian concerns for employment

Scott Boyd

Director, JLaSE Joint Test
NSWC Dahlgren

2:30 pm - 3:15 pm Directed Energy Systems Industry Panel

·         Future plans road map for high energy beam development
·         Directed Energy R&D breakthroughs ready to be introduced
·         Understanding the requirements and contracting process

3:15 pm - 3:45 pm Afternoon Networking & Refreshment Break

3:45 pm - 4:30 pm AF Directed Energy Experimentation for Air Base Defense, Precision Engagement, Aircraft Self-Protect

Dr. Michael Jirjis, Directed Energy Experimentation Lead, AF Strategic Development Planning & Experimentation ,Air Foce Research Laboratory (AFRL)
  • US Air Force Directed Energy Weapons Flight Plan
  • Directed Energy Experimentation Campaign
  • Airbase Defense targeting group 1 and 2 unmanned aircrafts

Dr. Michael Jirjis

Directed Energy Experimentation Lead, AF Strategic Development Planning & Experimentation
Air Foce Research Laboratory (AFRL)

4:30 pm - 5:15 pm Diode Pumped Alkali Laser (DPAL) as the most promising laser for high power scaling

Dr. Boris Zhdanov, Senior Scientist ,US Air Force Academy
·         Hybrid technology, unique set of features
·         Projected strategic and tactical DPAL applications
·         Main R&D results and perspectives

Dr. Boris Zhdanov

Senior Scientist
US Air Force Academy

5:15 pm - 5:30 pm Main Day 1 Closing Remarks