June 24 - 26, 2020 | Washington, D.C

Past Presentations

Past Presentation Packet

Past Presentation Packet

In preparation for Directed Energy 2019, we wanted to exclusively share these past presentations with you. Below you will find expert content on:

  1. Enhancing and Developing Directed Energy Testing: Colonel Richard Haggerty, Project Manager ITTS, PEO STRI
  2. Implementing DES Into the Shorad Strategy to Counter Group 1 UAS: Col (R) John Haithcock, Director, Fires Battle Lab, Fires Center of Excellence
  3. Providing Distributed Lethality with Directed Energy and Kinetic Platforms: Colonel Michael “Moses” Thompson, Chief, Advanced Weapon Systems Division, ACC USAF
  4. Defense Laser Weapons for Air Mobility Platforms: Dr. Donna C. Senft, Chief Scientist, Air Mobility Command, US Air Force
  5. Integrating Directed Energy Technology to Counter UASs and Forward Base Defense: Dr. Michael Jirjis, Directed Energy Experimentation, Lead, Strategic Development, Planning & Experimentation, US Air Force
  6. Joint Laser Systems Effectiveness Joint Test: Mr. Scott Boyd, Director JLaSE Joint Test, NSWC Dahlgren
  7. Energy Storage and Power Systems for DEW Applications: Rich Schroeder, Director, Business Operations, EaglePicher Technologies
  8. High Energy Laser Technology for the Multi-Domain Battlefield: Thomas Webber, Director, USASMDC/ARSTRAT Technical Center
  9. AFSOC Airborne High Energy Laser Initiative: Lieutenant Colonel Oluyomi “Yomi” Faminu, Division Chief of Technology, SOCOM
  10. Energy Magazines for Directed Energy Weapons and Back-up Power: Don Klick, Director Business Development, Leonardo DRS Naval Power Systems

Enhancing and Developing Directed Energy Testing

Enhancing and Developing Directed Energy Testing

Colonel Richard Haggerty, Project Manager ITTS, PEO STRI, presents on enhancing and developing DE testing. PEO STRI is the leading office in the army, collaborating with all services of the DOD and armed forces to Mature and transition DE test technologies. The office is focused and determined to enable and develop full-spectrum Test and Evaluation capabilities and fill the current and future critical testing gaps, eventually leading to the fielding of operational DE weapons systems.

Implementing DES Into the Shorad Strategy to Counter Group 1 UAS

Implementing DES Into the Shorad Strategy to Counter Group 1 UAS

Col (R) John Haithcock, Director, Fires Battle Lab, Fires Center of Excellence, presents on:

  • DES battle management and fire control
  • Efficient power fire and versatile applications
  • Unit level DES SHORAD capabilities
Providing Distributed Lethality with Directed Energy and Kinetic Platforms

Providing Distributed Lethality with Directed Energy and Kinetic Platforms

Colonel Michael “Moses” Thompson, Chief, Advanced Weapon Systems Division, ACC USAF, presents on:

  • Warfighters perspective for future requirements, capabilities and integration of DE weapon systems on fighter jets
  • Enabling crew and asset survivability while increasing air superiority
  • Advancements in Precise turbulence correction and laser beam pointing for mission success
Defense Laser Weapons for Air Mobility Platforms

Defense Laser Weapons for Air Mobility Platforms

Dr. Donna C. Senft, Chief Scientist, Air Mobility Command, US Air Force, presents on:

  • Future plans for DE integration on air mobility assets
  • Enabling global mobility and operational freedom
  • Challenges and Opportunities
Integrating DE Technology to Counter UASs and Forward Base Defense

Integrating DE Technology to Counter UASs and Forward Base Defense

Dr. Michael Jirjis, Directed Energy Experimentation, Lead, Strategic Development, Planning & Experimentation, US Air Force, presents on:

  • US Air Force flight plan
  • Enabling precision engagement and interception
  • Targeting group 1 and group 2 unmanned aircraft
Joint Laser Systems Effectiveness Joint Test

Joint Laser Systems Effectiveness Joint Test

Mr. Scott Boyd, Director JLaSE Joint Test, NSWC Dahlgren, presents on:

  • 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
Energy Storage and Power Systems for DEW Applications

Energy Storage and Power Systems for DEW Applications

Rich Schroeder, Director, Business Operations, EaglePicher Technologies, presents on energy storage and power systems.


High Energy Laser Technology for the Multi-Domain Battlefield

High Energy Laser Technology for the Multi-Domain Battlefield

Thomas Webber, Director, USASMDC/ARSTRAT Technical Center, presents on:

  • Demonstrating HEL Technology on Mobile systems
  • Accelerating HEL Technology to the Warfighter
  • Vision for future HEL Technology Development and Fielding
AFSOC Airborne High Energy Laser Initiative

AFSOC Airborne High Energy Laser Initiative

Lieutenant Colonel Oluyomi “Yomi” Faminu, Division Chief of Technology, SOCOM, presents on the AFSOC airborne high energy laser initiative.

Energy Magazines for Directed Energy Weapons and Back-up Power

Energy Magazines for Directed Energy Weapons and Back-up Power

Don Klick, Director Business Development, Leonardo DRS Naval Power Systems,and Carlos Aguirre, Senior Manager Business Development, Leonardo DRS Land Electronics, present on energy magazines for DEW and back-up power.