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1 Directed Energy Technologies Cynthia H. Kaiser Chief Engineer Directed Energy Directorate Air Force Research Laboratory Directed Energy and New Mexico Intended for government use only; PA Release RD08-427

2 2 Unleash the POWER of DIRECTED ENERGY Overview Background Directed Energy Lasers / High Power Microwaves Problems solved Center of excellence for DE technology Economic realities in NM Current economic impact of DE on NM today Kirtland AFB Boeing Company What needs to be done for NM to become the center of excellence for DE The power of four

3 3 Unleash the POWER of DIRECTED ENERGY Precision Engagement Selective targeting measured by the inch Rapid re-targeting in real time Speed-of-Light Delivery Immediate attack with global reach Surprise element for enemy confusion Controlled Effects Minimum collateral damage Graduated effects from deny to destroy Logistical Advantage Seamless awareness of battlefield and space Deep magazine without shelf-life or stockpile issues What is Directed Energy? AFRL/Directed Energy Directorate

4 4 Unleash the POWER of DIRECTED ENERGY The Difference Between Lasers and HPM

5 5 Unleash the POWER of DIRECTED ENERGY Lasers

6 6 Unleash the POWER of DIRECTED ENERGY HPM

7 7 Unleash the POWER of DIRECTED ENERGY Problems Solved Technology wins wars Precision Speed of Light Collateral Damage Plausible Deniability Lethal to Non-lethal Reduce Manpower Density

8 8 Unleash the POWER of DIRECTED ENERGY Manpower Density

9 9 Unleash the POWER of DIRECTED ENERGY Economic Realities Entrepreneurship Incubators Incentives Tax Structure Capital Education Quality of Life/Creative Population R&D Clusters/Markets

10 10 Unleash the POWER of DIRECTED ENERGY Center of Excellence for Directed Energy Technology Airborne Laser System Program Office Air Force Research Laboratory Directed Energy Directorate Space Vehicles Directorate Air Force Space Development Test Wing Sandia National Laboratories White Sands Missile Range High Energy Laser Systems Test Facility Los Alamos National Laboratory Department of Defense High-Energy Laser Joint Technology Office Directed Energy Professional Society

11 11 Unleash the POWER of DIRECTED ENERGY Directed Energy Directorate World Class Facilities Air Force Maui Optical and Supercomputing site (AMOS) Richard W. Davis Advanced Laser Facility (DALF) High Energy Microwave Laboratory (HEML) High Energy Research and Technology Facility (HERTF) High Power Systems Facility with Shiva Star Laser Effects Test Facility (LETF) Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE) Facility Satellite Assessment Center (SatAC) Starfire Optical Range (SOR) Telescope & Atmospheric Compensation Laboratory (TACLab) White Sands Missile Range (WSMR) DE Laser & Optics Laboratories (North Oscura and Salinas Peak)

12 12 Unleash the POWER of DIRECTED ENERGY Multiple R&D and Technology Industries in NM today

13 13 Unleash the POWER of DIRECTED ENERGY Economic Impact of Kirtland AFB ABL, AFRL, SMC 4,886 direct, indirect, and induced jobs $228.2 M salaries and wages $21.4M state and local tax revenues Mentoring and support of educational activies PRS industrial park ????

14 14 Unleash the POWER of DIRECTED ENERGY Boeing Company SAV, DE Tech Dev, IDS Support Systems, Phantom works, Secure Border, Space Tech Dev 473 residing employees 419 direct jobs $37M salaries and wages 959 retirees 902 shareholders $122,667 charitable giving state wide 92 suppliers and vendors $150 M $14,114 employee charitable giving 10 Non-,manufacturing facilities Mentoring and support of educational facilities

15 15 Unleash the POWER of DIRECTED ENERGY Road Ahead $ 400,000, DoD S&T budget for DE Transition DE to the user Increase SBIR and STT awards in NM Increase presence of Industry in NM Grow highly skilled technical work force Transition technology Market NM as the DE center of excellence

16 16 Unleash the POWER of DIRECTED ENERGY Power Of Four INDUSTRY ACADEMIA DoD RESEARCH STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT

17 17 Unleash the POWER of DIRECTED ENERGY Cynthia H. Kaiser Chief Engineer (505)


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