October 28 - 30, 2019
Washington, D.C.

Main Conference Day 2

8:00 am - 8:45 am Registration & Refreshments

Mr. Jess Sponable, Former DARPA and AFRL Program Manager at Chair of the 2019 Hypersonic Weapons Conference

Mr. Jess Sponable

Former DARPA and AFRL Program Manager
Chair of the 2019 Hypersonic Weapons Conference

9:00 am - 9:45 am Systems Engineering Approach to Hypersonics: A Space Domain Perspective

The navigation and guidance technologies within a hypersonic weapon are key to making them successful in an operational capacity. The demands of space amplify the
challenges of tracking at high speed as the extreme temperatures can compromise these assets.
• Ensuring that Current Sensors are Fast Enough to Handle Hypersonic Speed
• Space Proofing Existing Technology
• Cultivating Existing Seeking Tools to Help Track Hypersonic Weapons
Col Eric Felt, Director of the Air Force Research Laboratory Space Vehicles Directorate at Kirtland Air Force Base at United States Air Force

Col Eric Felt

Director of the Air Force Research Laboratory Space Vehicles Directorate at Kirtland Air Force Base
United States Air Force

9:45 am - 10:30 am Utilizing Cooling Systems to Counter Astro & Aerothermodynamics

Dynamic cooling systems have long been a proposed alternative to specifically manufactured materials in the development of hypersonic vehicles and munitions. Powered cooling systems and heat pipes are being readily explored as alternatives to combined materials.
  • Engineering Heat Pipes to Protect Leading Edges from Overheating
  • Designing Systems with Survivability in Mind
  • Utilizing Highly Conductive Materials to Protect Vehicles and Weapons in Flight
Dr. Eric Marineau, Hypersonic Aerodynamics, Heat Transfer & Materials Program Officer at Office of Naval Research

Dr. Eric Marineau

Hypersonic Aerodynamics, Heat Transfer & Materials Program Officer
Office of Naval Research

10:30 am - 11:00 am Coffee & Networking Break

10:30 am - 11:15 am Navy Case Study: Ensuring that Organizations are Properly Communicating Success and Failures

• Understanding how instillations that are building out multiple projects are building best practices
• Creating lines of communications to best lead projects
• Enabling engineers through first rate leadership
Emmanuel Skamangas, SSTM for Surface Warfare Analysis at Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division

Emmanuel Skamangas

SSTM for Surface Warfare Analysis
Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division

11:00 am - 11:45 am MDA and Hypersonics: Understanding the Perspectives and Programs of the Hypersonic Defense Program

As we enter a new era in military technology it is imperative that our defensitve institutions build capable programs to defend the homeland. The MDA, who honorably
defends our the US from many threats. Join us as we detail the required programs that the MDA is filling to continue the mission.
• Detailing the programs that MDA has relating to hypersonics
• Understanding the future of the MDA going forward
• Detailing how partnerships are key to achieving this mission
Jeffrey Sexton, Deputy Technical Director Hypersonic Defense Program at Missile Defense Agency

Jeffrey Sexton

Deputy Technical Director Hypersonic Defense Program
Missile Defense Agency

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch

1:30 pm - 2:15 pm Building a Counter Hypersonic Mission into Homeland Defense Doctrine

For years MDA has honorably defended the American homeland against tactical threats from abroad. In light of modern technology, new plans, technologies and procedures are needed to continue defending the homeland from hypersonic weapons.
  • Adopting New Constellations of Sensors to Detect Hypersonic Launches
  • Harnessing the Latest Sensor Technology to Ensure Accuracy
  • Hardening Targets to Protect for Hypersonic Strikes
Melanie Marlowe, Senior Associate (Nonresident), International Security Program at CSIS

Melanie Marlowe

Senior Associate (Nonresident), International Security Program
CSIS

2:15 pm - 3:00 pm Chasing the Future: Detailing the Future of Hypersonic Development for the DoD to Ensure Global Competitiveness

Hypersonic technology represents an opportunity for a paradigm switch in military technology, threats and doctrine. It is imperative that DoD, Industry, Academia and Political Leadership are able to align goals, benchmarks and strategies to properly achieve these missions and bring the new wave of hypersonic capabilities into reality.
  • Seizing the Urgency to Ensure Buy-In Across all Stake Holders in Hypersonic Weapons Development
  • Dominating the Hypersonic Realm Through the Development of Military, Government and Industry Functions
  • Detailing Procurement Strategies That will Help to Develop Hypersonic Options
Ryan Markinson, Subject Matter Expert at Defense Technical Information Center

Ryan Markinson

Subject Matter Expert
Defense Technical Information Center

3:00 pm - 3:15 pm Chairman's Closing Remarks