Defense Systems Digest - 4 June 2019 / Photo Credit: Airman First Class Adarius Petty (U.S. Air Force)

Notable Technical Inquiry

What technologies are available as a target illumination laser and LED for use on fixed wing aircraft?

DSIAC received a request for information on nonvisible lasers, LEDs, or other technologies for target illuminators at a high technologies readiness level (TRL) that meets given...

Claude Phipps, Ph.D., Managing Partner, Photonic Associates, LLC image

Voice From The Community

Claude Phipps, Ph.D. Managing Partner
Photonic Associates, LLC

As a physicist, I work on new applications of laser propulsion while incorporating data. These applications  involve rep-pulse, ultraviolet, and short-pulse lasers, which provide better mechanical coupling and  
less target heating. My expertise includes laser interaction with surfaces, modeling and measurements, design of high-energy laser systems for fusion and propulsion, optical diagnostics of plasmas, and general plasma physics. I have worked with NASA on research initiatives, including a validation study of “Orion,” a laser space debris removal concept. I have a Ph.D. in plasma physics from Stanford and master’s and bachelor’s degrees in electrical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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DSIAC publishes research and development (R&D) and engineering articles in a quarterly journal that is distributed to more than 35,000 members. The articles explore new ideas and emerging trends in science and engineering in nine focus areas:  Advanced Materials; Autonomous Systems; Directed Energy; Energetics; Military Sensing; Non-Lethal Weapons; Reliability, Maintainability, Quality, Supportability, and Interoperability (RMQSI); Survivability & Vulnerability; and Weapon Systems. The goal of the DSIAC Journal is to help researchers, engineers, and technical managers by providing a forum in which to share their expertise and lessons learned throughout the community and minimize redundant research. We publish original and high-quality papers, with the objective of    covering the latest developments in engineering and/or technologies. 


Publication Dates:

Fall 2019                                                         Winter 2019 
   Abstract deadline:  10 June 2019                    Abstract deadline:  2 September 2019

   Article deadline:  15 July 2019                         Article deadline:  18 October 2019