Optical Countermeasures continue to evolve and expand as new threats emerge and new technologies evolve to detect and defeat this ever-present threat. Additionally, new countermeasure methods continue to evolve and improve with the development of enabling component technologies, advanced systems concepts, integration with new platforms, and innovative technology employment strategies. Combined with advances in threat detection, laser and source technology, advanced pointer/tracker architectures, signal processing, data fusion, and advanced techniques, the diversity and sophistication of these capabilities continue to grow in support of a wide range of defense application. This conference presents an opportunity for experts, and those who wish to stay current on the latest advances in enabling technology, to interact, collaborate, and foster innovation in the development of these advanced countermeasure systems.

Further, while enabling technology development is an important and exciting topic in itself, development of enabling technology can be more interesting and exciting when considered within the context of application of that technology to address a specific problem. Examining enabling and emerging technology as the device level, system level, problem level, and application level can help to define future application of this technology to both general and specific problem areas for difficult defense, security, and counter terrorism application. These new applications may create additional demands upon the supporting technologies, and, as a result, this conference will focus upon not only on enabling optical countermeasures, but also upon the practical applications of those discrete enabling technologies, and, in particular, new applications of optical countermeasure technology. Papers on military, commercial, laser/source, effects, and applications are solicited.

Papers are solicited in the following areas:

  • quantum cascade lasers
  • solid state and fibre lasers
  • mid-IR lasers and sources
  • nonlinear optics
  • DIRCM systems
  • countermeasures for UAV’s, drones, and non-traditional platforms
  • advances in lasers and nonlinear optics
  • pyrotechnic, flares, and expendable countermeasures
  • smokes and obscurants
  • beam steering, guiding, and control
  • laser beam pointing
  • threat detection, warning, and discrimination
  • hostile fire detection, indication, and suppression
  • threats and threat properties
  • modelling and simulation
  • aberration issues and compensation methods
  • laser dazzling and effects
  • mid-IR transmission fibres
  • platform protection
  • external/platform effects
  • threat properties and characteristics
  • multi-mode/multi-function operation
  • closed-loop countermeasures
  • non-traditional countermeasures
  • laser propagation and effects
  • atmospheric and background effects
  • military/commercial application of technology
  • enabling component/system technology
  • alternative countermeasures
  • counter-swarms
  • novel optical devices and technology
  • “homeland defence” and border protection
  • other civil and military applications.
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    Conference 11867

    Technologies for Optical Countermeasures XVIII and High Power Lasers: Technology and Systems, Platforms, Effects V

    This conference is no longer accepting submissions.
    Late submissions may be considered subject to chair approval. For more information, please contact Alex Pulchart Rusova.
    Abstract Due: 28 April 2021
    Author Notification: 18 June 2021
    Manuscript Due: 16 August 2021
    Optical Countermeasures continue to evolve and expand as new threats emerge and new technologies evolve to detect and defeat this ever-present threat. Additionally, new countermeasure methods continue to evolve and improve with the development of enabling component technologies, advanced systems concepts, integration with new platforms, and innovative technology employment strategies. Combined with advances in threat detection, laser and source technology, advanced pointer/tracker architectures, signal processing, data fusion, and advanced techniques, the diversity and sophistication of these capabilities continue to grow in support of a wide range of defense application. This conference presents an opportunity for experts, and those who wish to stay current on the latest advances in enabling technology, to interact, collaborate, and foster innovation in the development of these advanced countermeasure systems.

    Further, while enabling technology development is an important and exciting topic in itself, development of enabling technology can be more interesting and exciting when considered within the context of application of that technology to address a specific problem. Examining enabling and emerging technology as the device level, system level, problem level, and application level can help to define future application of this technology to both general and specific problem areas for difficult defense, security, and counter terrorism application. These new applications may create additional demands upon the supporting technologies, and, as a result, this conference will focus upon not only on enabling optical countermeasures, but also upon the practical applications of those discrete enabling technologies, and, in particular, new applications of optical countermeasure technology. Papers on military, commercial, laser/source, effects, and applications are solicited.

    Papers are solicited in the following areas:

  • quantum cascade lasers
  • solid state and fibre lasers
  • mid-IR lasers and sources
  • nonlinear optics
  • DIRCM systems
  • countermeasures for UAV’s, drones, and non-traditional platforms
  • advances in lasers and nonlinear optics
  • pyrotechnic, flares, and expendable countermeasures
  • smokes and obscurants
  • beam steering, guiding, and control
  • laser beam pointing
  • threat detection, warning, and discrimination
  • hostile fire detection, indication, and suppression
  • threats and threat properties
  • modelling and simulation
  • aberration issues and compensation methods
  • laser dazzling and effects
  • mid-IR transmission fibres
  • platform protection
  • external/platform effects
  • threat properties and characteristics
  • multi-mode/multi-function operation
  • closed-loop countermeasures
  • non-traditional countermeasures
  • laser propagation and effects
  • atmospheric and background effects
  • military/commercial application of technology
  • enabling component/system technology
  • alternative countermeasures
  • counter-swarms
  • novel optical devices and technology
  • “homeland defence” and border protection
  • other civil and military applications.
  • Conference Chair
    UK Defence Academy (United Kingdom)
    Conference Chair
    NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
    Conference Chair
    Cranfield Univ. (United Kingdom)
    Conference Chair
    BohnLaser Consult (Germany)
    Conference Chair
    Harro Ackermann
    Joint Directed Energy Transition Office (United States)
    Program Committee
    The Univ. of North Carolina at Charlotte (United States)
    Program Committee
    Defence Science and Technology Lab. (United Kingdom)
    Program Committee
    Bernd Eberle
    Fraunhofer-Institut für Optronik, Systemtechnik und Bildauswertung IOSB (Germany)
    Program Committee
    Fraunhofer-Institut für Optronik, Systemtechnik und Bildauswertung (France)
    Program Committee
    Heriot-Watt Univ. (United Kingdom)
    Program Committee
    FOI-Swedish Defence Research Agency (Sweden)
    Program Committee
    James P. Hitscherich
    U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (United States)
    Program Committee
    Itor James
    Defence Science and Technology Lab. (United Kingdom)
    Program Committee
    Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
    Program Committee
    Humboldt-Univ. zu Berlin (Germany)
    Program Committee
    Alpes Lasers SA (Switzerland)
    Program Committee
    Q-Peak, Inc. (United States)
    Program Committee
    U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
    Program Committee
    TNO Defence, Security and Safety (Netherlands)
    Program Committee
    Swedish Defence Research Agency (Sweden)
    Program Committee
    TNO Defence, Security and Safety (Netherlands)
    Program Committee
    RTI International (United States)
    Program Committee
    Diehl BGT Defence GmbH & Co. KG (Germany)
    Program Committee
    Laura R. Vanderhoef
    U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States)
    Program Committee
    Marijke Vandewal
    Royal Military Academy (Belgium)