DoubleTree Hilton Hotel
Warsaw, Poland
11 - 14 September 2017
Conference 10435
Technologies for Optical Countermeasures
Tuesday - Wednesday 12 - 13 September 2017
Important
Dates
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Abstract Due:
13 March 2017
Late submissions will be considered. Please submit your abstract online as soon as possible.

Author Notification:
26 May 2017

Manuscript Due Date:
14 August 2017

Conference
Committee
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Conference Chairs
Program Committee
  • Brian Butters, Meon Technology Limited (United Kingdom)
  • Marc Eichhorn, Institut Franco-Allemand de Recherches de Saint-Louis (France)
  • Ian F. Elder, SELEX Galileo Ltd. (United Kingdom)
  • Markus Henriksson, FOI-Swedish Defence Research Agency (Sweden)
  • David B. James, Cranfield Univ. (United Kingdom)
  • Helena Jelinkova, Czech Technical Univ. in Prague (Czech Republic)
  • Espen Lippert, Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (Norway)
  • Gerald C. Manke, Naval Surface Warfare Ctr. Crane Div. (United States)

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Tuesday 12 September Show All Abstracts
Welcome and Introduction
Tuesday 12 September 2017
8:30 AM - 8:40 AM
Session 1:
Keynote Session
Tuesday 12 September 2017
8:40 AM - 10:00 AM
Session Chairs:
Robert J. Grasso, EOIR Technologies (United States) ;
David H. Titterton, UK Defence Academy (United Kingdom)
The scientists' war: essential research areas for technological superiority in future conflicts (Keynote Presentation)
Paper 10435-1
Author(s): Philip Perconti, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States)
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Innovation within defence (Keynote Presentation)
Paper 10435-2
Author(s): Paul A. Winstanley, UK Defence Solutions Ctr. (United Kingdom)
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Session 2:
Threats, Threat Detection, and Discrimination
Tuesday 12 September 2017
10:30 AM - 11:40 AM
Session Chair:
David H. Titterton, UK Defence Academy (United Kingdom)
Testing missile warning and countermeasure systems (MWCS): instrumentation for development, production and maintenance of MWCS (Invited Paper)
Paper 10435-4
Author(s): Dario Cabib, CI Systems (Israel) Ltd. (Israel); ILya Koshkin, AltaSens, Inc. (United States)
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Flare dispensing program optimization against third generation infrared seekers via genetic algorithm
Paper 10435-5
Author(s): Ragip Yurttas, Kaan Ergöz, Emrah Oduncu, TÜBİTAK BİLGEM İLTAREN (Turkey)
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Higher operation temperature quadrant photon detectors of 2-11 µm wavelength radiation with large photosensitive areas
Paper 10435-6
Author(s): Jaroslaw Pawluczyk, Andrzej Sosna, Dariusz Wojnowski, A. Kozniewski, Mariusz Romanis, Waldemar Gawron, Jozef Piotrowski, VIGO System S.A. (Poland)
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Lunch/Exhibition Break 11:40 AM - 12:40 PM
Session 3:
Quantum Cascade Lasers
Tuesday 12 September 2017
12:40 PM - 2:20 PM
Session Chair:
Hans Dieter Tholl, Diehl BGT Defence GmbH & Co. KG (Germany)
Continuous wave optical power scaling with lateral dimensions for high-power quantum cascade lasers (Invited Paper)
Paper 10435-7
Author(s): Arkadiy A. Lyakh, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
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Advanced thermal management of high-power QCL arrays for infrared countermeasures (Invited Paper)
Paper 10435-8
Author(s): Philip Barletta, Micross Advanced Interconnect Technology (United States); Laurent Diehl, Pendar Technologies (United States); Mark T. North, Aavid Thermacore, Inc. (United States); Bao Yang, Sevket Yuruker, Univ. of Maryland, College Park (United States); Nicholas G. Baldasaro, Dorota S. Temple, RTI International (United States)
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Recent results on performance optimization of mid-infrared quantum cascade lasers for infrared countermeasure applications
Paper 10435-9
Author(s): Richard Maulini, Ilia Sergachev, Dana Nevou, Stéphane Blaser, Tobias Gresch, Alfredo Bismuto, Antoine Muller, Alpes Lasers SA (Switzerland)
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Comparison of performance of high-power mid-IR QCL modules in actively and passively cooled mode
Paper 10435-10
Author(s): Franz Münzhuber, Hubert Denzel, Hans Dieter Tholl, Diehl BGT Defence GmbH & Co. KG (Germany)
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Session 4:
Lasers and Sources
Tuesday 12 September 2017
2:20 PM - 3:40 PM
Session Chair:
Dorota S. Temple, RTI International (United States)
Compact 2100 nm laser diode module for next-generation DIRCM (Invited Paper)
Paper 10435-11
Author(s): Edgaras Dvinelis, Mindaugas Greibus, Augustinas Trinkūnas, Greta Naujokaite, Augustinas Vizbaras, Brolis Semiconductors UAB (Lithuania); Dominykas Vizbaras, Brolis Photonics Solutions Ltd. (United Kingdom); Kristijonas Vizbaras, Brolis Semiconductors UAB (Lithuania)
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Radiation-hardened optical amplifier based on multicore fiber for telecommunication satellites
Paper 10435-12
Author(s): Marta Filipowicz, Marek Napierala, InPhoTech (Poland); Michal Murawski, Polish Ctr. of Photonics and Fiber Optics (Poland); Lukasz Ostrowski, Lukasz Szostkiewicz, InPhoTech (Poland); Pawel Mergo, Univ. of Maria Curie-Sklodowska (Poland); Marios Kechagias, Jihan Farzana, Leontios Stampoulidis, Efstratios Kehayas, Gooch & Housego (United Kingdom); J. Crabb, Gooch & Housego (Torquay) Ltd. (United Kingdom); Tomasz Nasilowski, InPhoTech (Poland)
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Pathways to higher mid-IR laser sources (Invited Paper)
Paper 10435-13
Author(s): Eric D. Park, Kevin F. Wall, Kevin M. Ezzo, Wenyan Tian, Q-Peak, Inc. (United States)
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Session 5:
Atmospheric Effects
Tuesday 12 September 2017
4:00 PM - 5:10 PM
Session Chairs:
Robert J. Grasso, EOIR Technologies (United States) ;
Alexander M. J. van Eijk, TNO Defence, Security and Safety (Netherlands)
Atmospheric and laser propagation (Invited Paper)
Paper 10435-14
Author(s): Alexander M. J. van Eijk, TNO Defence, Security and Safety (Netherlands), Fraunhofer-Institut für Optronik, Systemtechnik und Bildauswertung (Germany)
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Experimental validation of a phase screen propagation model for nanosecond laser pulses travelling through turbulent atmospheres
Paper 10435-15
Author(s): Christopher Westgate, Christopher D. Burgess, Defence Science and Technology Lab. (United Kingdom)
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Power in the bucket and angle of arrival modelling in the presence of an airborne platform-induced turbulence
Paper 10435-16
Author(s): Marie-Thérèse Velluet, ONERA (France)
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Session PD:
Panel Discussion: Directed Energy meets IRCM
Tuesday 12 September 2017
5:15 PM - 6:10 PM

Moderators:
Robert J. Grasso, EOIR Technologies (United States)
David H. Titterton, UK Defence Academy (United Kingdom)

As seeker technology becomes more resistant to “classic” countermeasures new methods are required to defeat these advancing threats.  Directed Energy based countermeasures has always been considered the “Holy Grail” in terms of accommodating all threat types regardless of threat type or seeker architecture.  But, is this damage and destroy approach even practical and achievable considering threats, platforms, environment, implementation, and especially cost.  Is there a role for low-power, in-band damage to augment traditional laser-based IRCM? What additional requirements does DE based IRCM place upon the countermeasure system and upon the platform in terms of SWaP, necessity of atmospheric compensation, and increased pointing requirements. Please join us for an insightful discussion of those system-specific factors and external effects that can enable this non-threat specific IRCM to be realized.
Wednesday 13 September Show All Abstracts
Session 6:
Mid-infrared Transmitting Fibres
Wednesday 13 September 2017
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Session Chair:
Ric H. M. A. Schleijpen, TNO (Netherlands)
Enhancing the applications of chalcogenide glass for passive and active multispectral applications (Invited Paper)
Paper 10435-17
Author(s): Daniel W. Hewak, Andrea Ravagli, Christopher Craig, Armen Aghajani, Brian E. Hayden, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom); Ajoy K. Kar, Mark D. MacKenzie, Heriot-Watt Univ. (United Kingdom)
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Chalcogenide negative curvature fibers (Invited Paper)
Paper 10435-18
Author(s): Curtis R. Menyuk, R. Joseph Weiblen, Univ. of Maryland, Baltimore County (United States); Jonathan Hu, Baylor Univ. (United States); Rafael R. Gattass, L. Brandon Shaw, Jasbinder S. Sanghera, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
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Chalcogenide glass and fiber technology for countermeasure and other applications (Invited Paper)
Paper 10435-19
Author(s): Ishwar D. Aggarwal, The Univ. of North Carolina at Charlotte (United States); W. J. Kim, Viet K. Nguyen, L. Brandon Shaw, Lynda E. Busse, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States); Catalin Florea, US Naval Research Lab. (United States); Daniel Gibson, Rafael R. Gattass, Shyam S. Bayya, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States); Frederic Kung, U.S. Navy (United States); Geoffrey D. Chin, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States); Fritz Miklos, Sotera Defense Solutions, Inc. (United States); Jasbinder S. Sanghera, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
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Session 7:
Laser Effects
Wednesday 13 September 2017
10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Session Chair:
Ove Steinvall, FOI-Swedish Defence Research Agency (Sweden)
Anti-aliasing algorithm development (Invited Paper)
Paper 10435-20
Author(s): Frances Bodrucki, The Univ. of North Carolina at Charlotte (United States)
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Modelling of UV missile seekers (Invited Paper)
Paper 10435-3
Author(s): Itor James, Defence Science and Technology Lab. (United Kingdom); Mark Richardson, Cranfield Univ. (United Kingdom)
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Airborne platform effects on lasers and warning sensors (Invited Paper)
Paper 10435-21
Author(s): Markus Henriksson, FOI-Swedish Defence Research Agency (Sweden); Christian Eisele, Dirk P. Seiffer, Fraunhofer-Institut für Optronik, Systemtechnik und Bildauswertung (Germany); Lars J. Sjöqvist, FOI-Swedish Defence Research Agency (Sweden); Fabio Togna, Aeronautica Militare Italiana (Italy); Marie-Thérèse Velluet, ONERA (France)
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Brillouin scattering effect in the multicore optical fiber applied to fiber optic shape sensing
Paper 10435-22
Author(s): Anna Pytel, Agnieszka Kolakowska, Michalina Józwik, Lukasz Szostkiewicz, InPhoTech (Poland), Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland); Zhisheng Yang, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland); Michal Murawski, Polish Ctr. of Photonics and Fiber Optics (Poland); Marek Napierala, InPhoTech (Poland); Luc Thévenaz, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland); Pawel Mergo, Univ. of Maria Curie-Sklodowska (Poland); Tomasz Nasilowski, InPhoTech (Poland)
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Polarization analysis of retroreflection from COTS sensors
Paper 10435-23
Author(s): Frances Bodrucki, The Univ. of North Carolina at Charlotte (United States)
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Artificial saturable absorbers based on nonlinear phenomena in optical fibers
Paper 10435-24
Author(s): Jan Szczepanek, Univ. of Warsaw (Poland); Tomasz M. Kardaś, Institute of Physical Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences (Poland); Witold Stepień, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland); Czeslaw Radzewicz, Univ. of Warsaw (Poland); Yuriy Stepanenko, Institute of Physical Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences (Poland)
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