Directed Energy

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

Recent Inquiries

High-Energy Laser Aircraft Vulnerability and Survivability Testing

What documentation exists for high-energy laser aircraft vulnerability and survivability testing?

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Robust and Scalable Arrays of Infrared Emitters

What companies have demonstrated products or technology for building robust and scalable arrays of infrared emitters?

Counter-Unmanned Aerial System (C-UAS) Technologies Using Nonkinetic Electromagnetics

What Counter-Unmanned Aerial System (C-UAS) technologies exist or are being developed with the capability to defeat drone swarms with nonkinetic electromagnetics?

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Webinars

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…

Events

Space and Missile Defense Symposium

The 2022 symposium topic is “Air, Space, and Missile Defense:  Ready Today – Modernizing for Tomorrow.” Event sessions include updates from SPACECOM, NORTHCOM, CUAS Task Force, RCCTO, industry, and more. Some confirmed speakers for the…

Wright Dialogue With Industry

U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory’s (AFRL’s) Wright Dialogue with Industry (WDI) and Life Cycle Management Center’s (LCMC’s) Life Cycle Industry Days (LCIDs) will take place within the same week (August 8-12). Both events will be…

2022 MSS Tri-Service Radar Symposium (TSRS)

Celebrating its 68th anniversary in 2022, the Tri-Service Radar Symposium (TSRS) is the oldest, continuous meeting of defense radar engineers, scientists, and technologists. This event provides a tri-service forum for presenting a wide range of…