Past event: Directed Energy Systems 2012 Conference

Preparing Directed Energy for the Battlefield

Directed Energy Systems are widely seen to be the next major development of military capability. High Power Microwaves (HPM) and High Energy Lasers (HEL) have a multitude of applications. The 9th annual Directed Energy Systems will go further than ever before to deliver a clear insight into this crucial area of future development.

Directed Energy Systems 2012 Will Enable You To:

  • Be up to date with the latest programme developments from the major US organisations driving the directed energy sector, including the Air Force Research Laboratory, Air Combat Centre, Office of Naval Research and DARPA
  • Asses the current work being carried out by European MoD’s into DES systems
  • Learn about on-going research from leading research and development bodies in areas such as pulse power, meta-materials, non-lethal weapons, fiber lasers and more
  • Move beyond mere technical development and learn about the development of military TTP’s and concept of operations for the practical use of Directed Energy Systems.
  • For the first time at the event, hear about the work of major prime industry companies such as Boeing.
  • Network face-to-face with military and industry contacts in an intimate environment that crowded trade shows cannot deliver

The 9th Annual Directed Energy Systems conference next February will build on the success of the series, introduci ng a speaker panel which will investigate the current status of development as well as the real world applications of this important technology.

Pre-Conference Workshops:

21st February 2012
  • Facing the High-Power Microwave Challenge
    Led by Dr Lionel Merlat, French-German Research Institute – ISL
  • Developing the Next generation of Non-Lethal Weapons
    Led by Dr Mike Cathcart, Remote Sensors Group, Georgia Technology Research Institute

What do your fellow Directed Energy professionals think about Defence IQ’s Directed Energy Systems conference?

“Directed Energy Systems is excellent, much more technical content than expected!”
Jacques Dubois, Defence R&D Canada, Valcartier

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Hear from senior experts including:

  • Colonel Joseph Skaja, Chief of Electronic Warfare, Information Operations and Directed Energy Division, Air Combat Command, US Air Force
  • Dr Kirk Hackett, Directed Energy Directorate, US Air Force Research Laboratory
  • Major General George Harrison (ret’d), Director, Strategic Initiatives, Georgia Technology Research Institute
  • Rear Admiral Massimo Annati (ret’d), Deputy- Director, European Working Group on Non-Lethal Weapons
  • Mike Rinn, Vice President and Programme Manager, Directed Energy Systems, Boeing
  • Dr Lionel Merlat, Senior Scientist, French-German Research Institute, ISL
  • Dr Mike Cathcart, Remote Sensors Group, Georgia Technology Research Institute
  • Dr. Ruediger Schmitt, Senior Scientist, Laser Applications, French German Research Institute, ISL
  • Quentin Soulter, Programme Manager, Office of Naval Research
  • Dr. Michael H Von Salisch, Senior Scientist, Special Laser Applications, French German Research Institute, ISL
  • Mark Neice, Director HEL JTO, US DoD
  • Dr. Michael Suhrke, Head of Business Unit Electromagnetic Effects & Threats, Fraunhofer Institute for Technological Trend Analysis INT
  • Dr. Sjef Orbons, Senior Research Scientist, Netherlands Defence Academy
  • Senior Representative (TBC ), Electro-Optic Warfare Section, DRDC Valcartier
  • Dr Ivor Smith, Professor of Electrical Power Engineering, University of Loughborough
  • Dr Richard Bagnell, Programme Manager, DARPA
  • Fabian Ochsner, Vice President Marketing and Product Management, Rheinmetall Air Defence AG
  • Mr. Mitchell Howell, Deputy Director for Rapid Acquisition and Technology, Joint IED Defeat Organisation, US Department of Defence
  • Senior Representative (TBC), Electro-Optic Warfare Section, DRDC Valcartier

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Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski München

Maximilianstrasse 17
80539 Munich, Germany
Tel: +49 89 2125 2799
Fax: +49 89 2125 2000


Travel and accommodation is not included in the registration fee. However a number of discounted bedrooms have been reserved at the Hotel Vier Jareszeiten Kempinski. Please call the hotel directly on Tel: + 49 89 2125 2799 and quote booking reference IQPC to receive your discounted rate, prices start from €175 including taxes but excluding breakfast. There is limited availability so we do encourage attendees to book early to avoid disappointment.

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Event details
Organizer : IQEU
Event type : Conference
Reference : ASDE-1838