Call For Abstracts

The 18th Department of Defense (DoD) Electromagnetic 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 electromagnetic windows
• Present electromagnetic window technical challenges, discuss possible solutions
and find new performers
• Learn and share feedback on basic research, new ideas and innovations

The 18th DoD EMW Symposium will be held on May 10 through May 12, 2022 at the University
of Delaware, Clayton Hall Conference Center, Newark, Delaware. A hotel room block will be
available at the at the Courtyard Marriott Newark, University of Delaware.

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:

• Laser Windows and Active Laser Materials for Applications such as Directed Energy, Communications, LIDAR, etc.
• High Speed (Hypersonic) Electromagnetic Aperture Materials, Coatings, and Design
• Sensor Window Materials for Stationary Applications, including Sensor Windows for Static Test Rigs
• Infrared/Multimode, Radio Frequency Transmission 
• Materials Fabrication, Characterization, and Performance (greater focus on Additive Manufacturing for 2022)
• Optical Fabrication and Metrology, Including Conformal Windows and Domes
• Specialized test methods and facilities specifically for apertures and aperture materials

Abstract Submission Opens: November 1, 2021 (
Abstract Submission Deadline: December 27, 2021
Author Notification: January 31, 2022
Extended Abstract Submission Deadline: April 12, 2022
Presentation Submission Deadline: May 10-12, 2022 Day of Presentation

The EMW Symposium 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, Victoria Blair, DEVCOM Army Research Laboratory to submit the
abstract using encrypted or other secure means. Non-ITAR abstracts should be submitted
by email to [email protected].

The EMW Symposium 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 April 12, 2022.

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 (Incorporating Change 3,
October 15, 2018):

For technical questions and programmatic details please contact:  

Victoria Blair, Symposium Chair, 410-306-4947, [email protected]

Doug Freitag, USACA Technical Director, 410-997-3923, [email protected]   



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