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  1. 1. DEFENCE IQ IS PROUD TO PRESENT ThE 9Th ANNUAL DIRECTED E N Directed 2 D REGISTER AN D ER 01 ATTEN GY PAY TO systems 2 ERGY DIRECTED EN 012 systems SYSTE MS 2 Energy BY 25TH NOV D 2 011 AN EMBER RECEIVE UP TO Y €600 OFF 20 RG 1 Systems 2012 E 2 N DIRECTED E PREPARING DIRECTED ENERGy FOR ThE BATTLEFIELD HOTEL VIER JAHRESzEITEN KEMPINSKI, MUNICH, GERMANy pre-conference WorKSHopS: 21St february main conference: 22nD & 23rD february DirecteD energy SyStemS 2012 Hear from Senior expertS incluDing: Will enable you to: colonel Joseph Skaja, Chief of Electronic Warfare, Information Operations and Directed Energy Division, v Gain updates on the latest programme developments Air Combat Command, US Air Force from the major US organisations driving the directed Dr Kirk Hackett, Directed Energy Directorate, energy sector, including the Air Force Research US Air Force Research Laboratory Laboratory, Air Combat Centre, Office of Naval major general george Harrison (ret’d), Research and DARPA Director, Strategic Initiatives, Georgia Technology Research Institute v Asses the current work being carried out by European rear admiral massimo annati (ret’d), Deputy- MoDs into DES systems Director, v Learn about on-going research from leading R&D European Working Group on Non-Lethal Weapons bodies in areas such as pulse power, meta- Dr nigel Seddon, Technical Expert, Novel Systems, materials, non-lethal weapons, fiber lasers and MBDA more mike rinn, Vice President and Programme Manager, Directed Energy Systems, Boeing v Move beyond mere technical development and learn about the development of military TTPs and concept of operations for the practical use of pre-conference WorKSHopS: Directed Energy Systems 21St february 2012 facing tHe HigH-poWer microWave v For the first time at the event, hear about the work of cHallenge major prime industry companies such as Boeing Led by Dr Lionel Merlat, French-German Research and MBDA Institute – ISL Developing tHe next generation of v Network face-to-face with military and industry non-letHal WeaponS contacts in an intimate environment that crowded Led by Dr Mike Cathcart, Remote Sensors Group, trade shows cannot deliver Georgia Technology Research Institute “Directed Energy Systems is “Good job. Directed Energy “Directed Energy Systems is excellent, much more technical Systems is very valuable” very informative” content than expected!” Dr John Swegle, Senior Advisory Captain Massimo Annati, Italian Navy Jacques Dubois, Defence R&D Scientist, Savannah River National and Deputy-Director of the European Canada, Valcartier Laboratory USA Working Group on Non-Lethal Weapons media partners
  2. 2. PRE CONFERENCE WORKShOPS: 21ST FEBRUARy 2012WorKSHop 1 WorKSHop 2facing tHe HigH-poWer Developing tHe next generationmicroWave cHallenge of non-letHal WeaponSThere is an increasingly wide-range of ways of applying high-powered NLWs are an area of high interest currently and there is no doubtmicrowave technology in the defence sector, with systems being put to that this interest and the amount of developmental time and moniesuse in spheres, such as area protection and countering IEDs, as well as put into them is set to grow. Indeed, they are increasingly seen as acivil applications like vehicle stopping. more morally acceptable use of directed energy systems and as a tactically useful force escalation option, a mid-way point before the use of traditional kinetic weapons.Non-lethal capabilities and action range are clearly of importancebut dirty weapons emerging from the diversion of domestic The Georgia Technology Research Institute is a world renownedmicrowave technologies are of primary concern in overseas theatres establishment with one of the most highly respected teams workingand mass transportation facilities or financial centres. Legal and on directed energy systems in the world. This workshop will addressethical issues are also to be considered together with society’s the development requirements, capabilities and tactical applicationsacceptance of the use of electromagnetic radiations. This workshop of directed energy NLWs. Well known systems such as ADS andaims to review recent advances on high-power microwaves Dazzlers will be discussed, as well as investigating the currenttechnologies for defence and security, specifically: cutting edge of NLW development.r Narrow-band up to ultra-wideband sources, tubes, pulse forming Attending this workshop will enable you to gain a clear insight lines, antennas, etc. into the current capabilities and applications of NLWs, theirr High-voltage power supply and energy storage / transformation use on global operations and current and future areas of chain, including batteries for mobile systems development.r Specific metrologyr Embedded/portable systems The workshop will be led by Dr mike cathcart, Remote Sensors Group, georgia technology research instituter Dedicated proving ground facilitiesr Biological effectsr Military and civil doctrine.This will be your chance to learn from one of Europe’s mostrespected R&D groups. In a market traditionally seen to be ledby the United States this is an opportunity to learn about thework currently being conducted by academia, governmentalagencies and industries, and help to identify technologyrequirements and growth areas within the European hPM sector.The workshop will be led by Dr lionel merlat, Senior Scientist,French-German Research Institute - iSlreaSonS you SHoulD SponSor DirecteD energy SyStemS toimprove your buSineSS:1 thought leadership: 2 branding: 3 featured networking events:With an expected audience of senior military We bring together buyers and suppliers in a Focused and high level, our events willcustomers and decision makers from across tailored location with unbeatable facilities for provide you with the perfect environmentthe globe, Defence IQ events enable you on-site branding and exposure. Furthermore, to initiate new business relationshipsto build your reputation as a market leader our dedicated marketing team can help you and achieve face to face contact thatin your chosen domain through speaking achieve your promotional aims in the months overcrowded tradeshows cannot deliver.sessions and subject specific conference leading up to the conference with dedicated Sponsorship opportunities range fromstreams, workshops and focus days mailings to cover 50,000 contacts through exhibition stands to sponsored lunches, brochure drops, extensive e-mail campaigns cocktail receptions, gala dinners and a host and tailored web coverage of informal social networking events.if you would like to sponsor or exhibit at Directed energy Systems 2012 call Simon benns on +44 (0) 207 368 9857 oremail: communitieSFollow Defence IQ @DefenceIQ Read the Defence IQ blog authoritative news source for high quality andto keep up to date with news and Join Defence IQ World Defense exclusive commentary and analysis on global defence and military-relateddevelopments on Directed Energy Community on LinkedIn topics http://defencesummits.wordpress.comSystemsFor more information on the conference programme and speaking opportunities, contact Alex Grant: the directed energy systems media centre now to listen to and read the latest developments inthe directed energy industry P.s. please do contact us if you would like to contribute content.
  3. 3. DAy ON E AG E N DA: 22N D FE B R UARy 201208.30 coffee and registration 12.20 networKing lunch09.00 chairman’s welcome and introductory 13.30 mbda – develoPing next generation comments industry Pulsed Power technology insight09.10 Keynote: us air force air combat ADS is probably the most well known non-lethal directed command: introducing the directed energy system. It is primarily designed for crowd control and energy enabling Policy has been called “the gap between shouting and shooting”. The US Air Force Air Combat Command is responsible for r Explaining the back ground and development of the project the combat enablement of the directed energy systems r Feedback from recent operational deployment projects currently in development across the Air Force. r Discussion of the “ethics” question of usage r Introducing the role and work of the ACC r Utility of such systems for military and police purposes r Studying the work in liaising with other DES Air Force Dr nigel Seddon, Technical Expert, High Power development agencies Microwave Systems, mbDa uK ltd r Detailing the “Directed Energy Enabling Concept”, 14.10 one year on: Progress in analysing the the first step on the road to creating TTPs for directed Physics of laser interaction in military energy systems and homeland security aPPlications colonel Joseph Skaja, Chief of Electronic Warfare, r Linear and non-linear energy coupling Information Operations and Directed Energy Division, Air r Analysing countermeasures against optronical Combat Command, uS air force components and suggesting the military09.50 Keynote: united states office of naval r Laser effects on ammunitions research (onr): leading the develoPment Dr. ruediger Schmitt, Senior Scientist, Laser of directed energy systems Applications, French German Research Institute, iSl The ONR has for a number of years been one of the 14.50 networKing coffee breaK keys agencies in the US driving the development of 15.20 sPecial solid-state lasers for directed energy systems. industry Protection of airborne Platforms by r Introducing the current structure of the ONR directed insight Jamming and damage energy research team The French-German Research Institute (ISL) was formed r Updates on the current programmes in development in 1958 with the aim of providing research, scientific by the ONR: study and pre-development in the armament domain. • Free Electron Laser r Introducing threat description according to jamming • Maritime Laser Demonstrator and damage lasers r Looking forwards: analysing the likely timeline for r Comparison of well known “classical” military lasers achieving operational capability with small scale solid-state lasers and their adaptation Quentin Soulter, Programme Manager, office of naval to airborne platforms for operational use research r Discussing different concepts of solid-state laser in10.30 networKing coffee breaK the 2um range for jamming and damage treated by ISL11.00 Keynote: united states air force research r Looking forwards, project timelines and ultimate goals laboratory directed energy directorate Dr. michael H von Salisch, Senior Scientist, Special Laser The US Air Force Research Laboratory is the R&D section Applications, French German Research Institute, iSl of the US Air Force. It has been heavily involved in the 16.00 boeing mK 38 tactical laser system development of directed energy systems since the early 90s. Programme overview r Introducing the Directed Energy directorate, the The use of high energy lasers on naval platforms has structure and personnel involved been one of the major research and development r Detail of the status and lessons learned from non- focuses of the military and industry partnerships focusing lethal research projects including: on directed energy system development. • Dazzler r Overview of project so far • PHaSR r Difficulties surrounding platform integration r Detail of the status and lessons learned from laser r Overcoming heat and power generation issues projects including: r Building on the initial test results, applications for • COIL future projects • yAL-1A mike rinn, Vice President and Program Manager r Detail of the status and lessons learned from Directed Energy Systems, boeing microwave projects including: 16.40 chairman’s comments • Active Denial System • CHAMP 1 .00 7 close of day one r Discussing the future plans and development of DES from and AFRL perspective Dr Kirk Hackett, Directed Energy Directorate, uS air force research laboratory11.40 uPdate on the worK of the high energy about laser Joint technology office (hel Jto) Defence IQ is an authoritative news source The HEL JTO was established in 2000 with the aim of for high quality and exclusive commentary and developing and executing a comprehensive investment analysis on global defence and military-related strategy for HEL science and technology that would underpin topics. Sourcing interviews and insights directly from senior military and weapons development. The JTO is currently sponsoring 80 industry professionals on air defence, cyber warfare, armoured vehicles, programs across industry, academia, and government agencies naval defence, land defence and many more topics, Defence IQ is a unique r Outline of current projects and research efforts multimedia platform to discuss and learn about the latest developments undertaken by HEL JTO within the defence sector. So join over 45,000 defence professionals today r Trends and developments within military HEL applications to claim your exclusive video interviews, podcasts, articles and whitepapers r Operational considerations and the next steps for that are updated on a daily basis at - and all for free. battlefield use of HEL Join the community: mark neice, Director HEL JTO, uS DoD tel: +44 (0)20 7368 9737 email:
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DAy TWO AG E N DA: 23R D FE B R UARy 2012 08.30 coffee and registration 14.10 georgia technology research institute 09.00 chairman’s welcome and introductory (gtri): helPing to lead the way in comments technical develoPment GTRI are an internationally renowned centre for technical 09.10 high Power microwave (hPm) suscePti- research and development. bility of electronic systems r DES systems and capabilities The Fraunhofer Institute for Technological Trend Analysis r Test and evaluation needs for DEW Systems is part of the Fraunhofer Society, a research organisation r Existing test range capabilities consisting of 60 institutes spread throughout Germany. r Shortfalls in test & evaluation capabilities The Technical Trend Analysis Institute has strong experi- r DES test & evaluation systems development ence in conducting electromagnetic research and experi- r Updates on major DES projects currently underway ments for state and industry bodies. major general george Harrison/Dr michael cathcart, r Introducing the nature of the HPM threat Remote Sensors Group, georgia technology research r Detailing and analysing the HPM susceptibility of institute electronic systems r Examples of test results and their real world applications 14.50 networKing coffee breaK r HPM detection and protection measures: learning to 15.20 oPerational considerations for non- defend against the HPM threat lethal anti-Personnel directed energy Dr. michael Suhrke, Head of Business Unit weaPons Electromagnetic Effects & Threats, fraunhofer institute r Technological issues regarding DE NLWs for technological trend analysis int r Focus: The Active Denial System (ADS) 09.50 energy generation for directed energy r Considering scenarios for ADS use systems r The implications of ADS deployment under real world The University of Loughborough School of Electronic, conditions Electrical and Systems Engineering and leaders into the r The wider perspective of DE NLWs research of pulsed power generation. This is a key tech- Dr. Sjef orbons, Senior Research Scientist, nical development area as for many years the high power netherlands Defence academy demands of directed energy systems have prevent them 16.00 drdc – ZaPlight ProJect, using lasers as from being operationally practical. an imProvised exPlosive device coun- r Introduction to the pulsed power research areas termeasure r Discussion of the current status of research and goals IEDs are clearly one of the major issues faced by mili- of the project taries in recent times. DRDC in Canada have looked to r Feedback from the University of Loughborough Pulsed develop a solution to this problem through the develop- Power Symposium ment of their zaplight project. r Opinion on the way ahead for achieving practical r Introduction to Femtosecond laser technology, the energy generation for military directed energy requirements basis of zaplight Dr ivor Smith, Professor of Electrical Power r Discussion of the operational effects of zaplight, how Engineering, university of loughborough it is able to defeat IEDs 10.30 networKing coffee breaK r Update on current status of development r View of how this technology could be adapted and 11.00discussion Panel: how can directed ener- applied in future gy systems be moved from the academicdiscussion Senior representative (tbc), Electro-Optic WarfarePanel drawing board to an oPerational reality? Section, DrDc valcartier r Bridging the technical divide: for additional information, or if you would like • Power requirements and processing to participate in Directed energy Systems 2012, • Achievement of operational durability please contact: • Increase of capabilities to meet operational demands r Developing the concept of operation 16.40 chairman’s comments r Overcoming the public and private negativity on the 16.50 close of day two use of directed energy systems 11.40 darPa: develoPing the high energy liquid Don’t forget to sign up to the laser area defence system (hellads) workshops and register for DARPA are the technical development agency of the US DoD. DARPA are currently working on a number of high energy Directed energy Systems 2012 at laser projects, the most significant of which is HELLADS. r Design concepts and aims of the HELLADS project r Studying the benefits of industry partnership r Analysis of the testing phase r Future development milestones Dr richard bagnell, Programme Manager, Darpa 12.20 networKing lunch 13.30 the euroPean worKing grouP on non- lethal weaPons The EWG NLW is the leading working group in Europe promoting the development of non-lethal weapons. Di- rected energy systems are an important component area. r Introduction to the work of the EWG NLW r Discussion of the significant projects under development such as DESTO (Direct Energy STOpper) r Update on the progress specific nations such as Italy have had in producing directed energy non-lethal weapons rear admiral massimo annati (ret’d), Deputy Director, european Working group on non-lethal Weapons
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