16th DoD Electromagnetic Windows SymposiumWelcome to the 16th DoD
Electromagnetic Windows Symposium
May 23-24, 2018
Dayton, OH

Call For Abstracts

The 16th Department of Defense (DoD) Electro-Magnetic Windows Symposium (EMWS) supports the unique mission of DoD and the Services in the area of electro-optic and radar window and dome materials and design.  It brings together members of an interdisciplinary community across government, industry and academic institutions to:

  • Increase awareness around the Department of Defense's objectives, initiatives and opportunities in the area of electro-magnetic windows.
  • Present electro-magnetic window technical challenges, discuss possible solutions and find new performers.
  • Learn and share feedback on basic research, new ideas and innovations.

The 16th DoD EMW Symposium will be held on 23 May through the 24 May 2018 at the University of Dayton Research Institute, River Campus in Dayton, Ohio.  Hotel room blocks will be available at the Marriott at the University of Dayton and at the Courtyard Marriott University of Dayton. Abstracts are solicited in the following topic areas covering the latest developments in state-of-the-art materials, processes, and applications for aircraft, missiles, land vehicles and ships:  

  • Infrared/Multimode, Radio Frequency Transmission
  • Materials Fabrication, Characterization, and Performance (including additive manufacturing)
  • Optical Fabrication and Metrology, Including Conformal Windows
  • Laser Applications Including Directed Energy, Communications, LIDAR, etc.
  • High Speed (Hypersonic) Electromagnetic Aperture Materials, Coatings, and Design
  • Transparent Armor

Abstract Submission Opens: December 1, 2017 

Abstract Submission Closes: EXTENDED January 22, 2018

Author Notification: EXTENDED January 31, 2018

Extended Abstract Submission Deadline: May 4, 2018

Presentation Submission Deadline: May 22-25 Day of Presentation The EMWS is an ITAR meeting. 

However, to expedite transmission and review of abstracts, please DO NOT include ITAR restricted information in your abstract submission.  If you need to include ITAR and/or other sensitive information in your abstract, please contact the Symposium Chair, Brian Anderson at the Air Force Research Laboratory, to submit the abstract using encrypted or other secure means.  Non-ITAR abstracts should be submitted through the 16th DoD EMWS website address www.advancedceramics.org or by email to USACA@strategicmi.com. The 16th DoD EMWS Proceedings will include extended abstracts along with the presentations used during the Symposium.  Your extended abstract should be less than two pages long and may include information subject to ITAR restrictions.  The proceedings will be distributed in electronic form to attendees and to the Defense Technical Information Center for archiving.  Extended abstracts cleared for release at the Symposium are due on 4 May 2018. The Distribution Statement that you may use on your extended abstract and presentation will be either A - Public Release, or C - U.S. Government Agencies and their contractors. Statement D (DoD and DoD contractors) is not allowed.  Further information about Distribution Statements for technical documents is available via the following link (incorporates changes as of November 1, 2017): http://www.esd.whs.mil/Portals/54/Documents/DD/issuances/dodi/523024p.pdf


For technical questions and programmatic details please contact:

Brian Anderson, Symposium Chair, (937) 904-4373, brian.anderson.29@us.af.mil

Doug Freitag, USACA Technical Director; (410) 997-3923, dfreitag@baysidematerials.com


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