Palais de la Musique et des Congrès
Strasbourg, France
9 - 12 September 2019
Conference SD104
Technologies for Optical Countermeasures
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Abstract Due:
13 March 2019

Author Notification:
24 May 2019

Manuscript Due Date:
14 August 2019

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Conference Chairs
Program Committee
  • Frances Bodrucki, The Univ. of North Carolina at Charlotte (United States)
  • Christopher D. Burgess, Defence Science and Technology Lab. (United Kingdom)
  • Brian Butters, Meon Technology Limited (United Kingdom)
  • Stuart N. Chapman, Leonardo S.p.A. (United Kingdom)
  • Marc Eichhorn, Fraunhofer-Institut für Optronik, Systemtechnik und Bildauswertung (France)
  • Ian F. Elder, SELEX Galileo Ltd. (United Kingdom)
  • Markus Henriksson, FOI-Swedish Defence Research Agency (Sweden)
  • David B. James, Cranfield Univ. (United Kingdom)
  • Itor James, Defence Science and Technology Lab. (United Kingdom)

Program Committee continued...
Call for
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
  • 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
  • novel optical devices and technology
  • “homeland defence” and border protection
  • other civil and military applications.
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