Directed Energy

Weapons that emit energy in an aimed direction without the means of a projectile.

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L-VIRA, a germ-zapping robot, emits a flash of ultraviolet c (UVC) light for disinfection of an Intensive Care Unit hospital room at William Beaumont Army Medical Center (Photo Credit: U.S. Army).

Ultraviolet (UV) Bulb Manufacturers and Distributors in the United States

Who are manufacturers and distributors of ultraviolet (UV) bulbs in the United States?

An acoustic hailing device (AHD) being installed on a High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) (Source: U.S. Army Picatinny Arsenal).

Research Efforts in Long-Range Acoustic Messaging

Who are the key players in U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) research efforts in long-range acoustic communications, and what are they doing?

U.S. Army Process for Concept and Research Development

What is the U.S. Army's process for research and concept development?


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Survivability Against High-Power, Radio Frequency/Microwave, Directed Energy Weapons

Modern military systems and supporting infrastructure depend upon sensitive semiconductor electronic components to provide their sensing, communications, and weapon system functions. These electronic devices are known to be potentially vulnerable to high-power electromagnetic sources and…

Directed Energy Intermediate Force Capabilities (IFCs): Relevant Across the Range of Military Operation

Directed energy weapons are key to addressing the Joint Force’s capability gaps. The Joint Intermediate Force Capabilities Office (JIFCO), located at Marine Corps Base Quantico, VA, develops IFCs between presence and lethal effects in support…

A Three-Axis, Nonintrusive, Electro-optic Field Sensor for Electromagnetic Tests and Evaluations

For U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) directed-energy applications, nonintrusive electric and magnetic field probes can solve several technical problems associated with conventional probes. Conventional sensors perturb the field, but they could be used for test…


Military Hypersonic Weapon Systems

This virtual Hypersonics conference will cover topics like emerging threats, modernization strategies, and current capabilities in Hypersonics weapons and development. Speakers include: Chuck Leonard – Project Manager of NASA’s Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate Walter Chai…

Directed Energy Systems Symposium

This symposium features short courses, a half-day plenary session, multiple technical breakout sessions, limited distribution poster sessions, and an evening reception. Because portions of the event will be conducted at the Secret level, all attendance…

Hypersonic Weapons Summit

Join the Institute for Defense and Government Advancement in a two-day discussion of hypersonic weapons development and deployment. The presentation lineup will include more than 15 speakers from across the government, industry, and academia.