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Dates: November 1-5, 2009;

Place: Doubletree Paradise Valley Resort, Scottsdale, Arizona;

Organizers: American Institute of Beamed Energy Propulsion;

Chairmen: Franklin B. Mead. Jr. and Claude R. Phipps.

Download the book of abstracts for ISBEP6 HERE

Download the final schedule for ISBEP 6 HERE (last updated on 10.26.09)

 

ISBEP WILL GO ON!

ISBEP 6 is supported by:

   
  Air Force Office of Scientific Research;
   
  Exquadrum, Inc.;
   
  Photonic Associates;

International Program Committee

Final Schedule:

 

November 1, Sunday, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Pre-Registration, Welcome Reception;

 

November 2, Monday to November 4, Wednesday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Sessions (tbd, one ballroom for all sessions);

 

November 4, Wednesday, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Dinner and Award Ceremony;

 

November 5, Thursday, daylong tour to Grand Canyon National Park.

Important Deadlines:

      Entry Visa Applications: ASAP

          Abstract Submission: September 1;

               Hotel Reservation: September 15;

                    Early Registration: September 15;

                         Paper Submission: November 1;

Synopsis and Scope:

Beamed Energy Propulsion (BEP) is a revolutionary technology of the future space transportation.  BEP vehicles are driven by a power beamed from a remote, reusable, long-range sources.  While the majority of modern BEP techniques are based on lasers, the scope of ISBEP also covers other forms of directed energy, such as microwave and x-ray radiation and particle beams.  In combination with a multitude of propulsive mechanisms: blast waves, ablation, photon pressure, vaporization, photodesorption and alike, BEP stays on a forefront of modern physics and engineering.   BEP systems provide unique propulsive characteristics which would be impossible to achieve by means of traditional, combustion-based engines.  Vehicles driven by BEP will be smaller, lighter, faster, and more efficient than any currently existing means of space transportation.  In addition, BEP offers new and often unique technical solutions which are unattainable by traditional means of propulsion.  The areas of BEP potential application includes astronautics (from terrestrial launches to interstellar missions), aeronautics and micronautics (motion in microspace).

The Sixth International Symposium on Beamed Energy Propulsion (ISBEP 6) is committed to carry on the mission, started by ISBEP 1 (Huntsville, Alabama, November 5 - 7, 2002) and continued by ISBEP 2 (Sendai, Japan, October 20 - 23, 2003), ISBEP 3 (Troy, New York, October 11 - 14, 2004), ISBEP 4 (Nara, Japan, November 15 - 18, 2005) and ISBEP 5 (Kona, Hawaii, November 11-15, 2007).  It will bring together organizations and individuals interested in developing beamed-energy propulsion vehicles, engines, schemes and concepts into space transportation systems of the future.  It will offer an exceptional opportunity for researchers in the BEP field to present the current results of their studies.

 

The program of ISBEP 6 will cover ALL aspects related to the science and technology of beamed-energy propulsion in its various forms and applications.  The list of topics includes, but is not limited to: 

 

basic science and technology of laser, microwave, x-ray and particle-beam propulsion and micropropulsion (microthrusters);

applications of BEP beyond the space propulsion (hypervelocity impacts, nano-mechanics, robotic transport, etc.);

beamed energy for propulsion in microspace (micronautics, BEP nano-vehicles);

BEP mission and system analysis;

BEP for interstellar missions;

power-beamed photon sails;

hybrid and auxiliary BEP systems;

beam-propelled aircraft;

BEP flight experiments;

lasers and other sources for BEP;

beam generation, guidance and propagation for propulsion;

new BEP concepts;

directed-energy airspikes;

research facilities for BEP tests;

economics, geography, politics, law and history of BEP.

 

Each presentation must be accompanied with submission of a technical paper (limited to 12-page format).  Proceedings will be published under Conference Series of American Institute of Physics.  Proceeding format: book, hardcover, 6x9-inch size, with CD.  In addition, AIP will provide on-line access to its proceedings for one year (free to all ISBEP participants).  Early submissions are encouraged.  Read more ..

 

 

Important note to all non-U.S. participants, who need entry visas:  please, submit applications for your visas as soon as possible!

 

Abstract Submission:

An abstract with the title, author's name(s), affiliation(s), affiliation address(es) and not more than 150 words of text must be submitted by e-mail to Claude R. Phipps in the form of a direct message or as an attachment in MS Word or Word Perfect format not later than September 1.  Use this link to view a sample abstract.

Please, see this Note below regarding presentation format.

Presentations:

 

The duration of regular presentations is expected no longer than 20 - 30 min including q&a (the actual time alottment for talks will be set in the conference Program).  Plenary talks will be limited to ~ 40 - 45 min.  The presentations should be prepared in English, in MS Word Power Point format. 

 

The presenters will have an option to give a talk from their own laptop PC or from MS Windows compatible USB flash drive. 

Note: talks on data CD must be copied to flash drives prior to presentations.  LCD projector coupled with a PC will be used as a standard presentation setup.

 

Important: if your presentation requires any non-standard projection means, such as DVD or VCR player, overhead projector, etc. - please, notify the organizers (Claude R. Phipps) when you will be submitting your abstracts.  We need to know about such needs ahead of time in order to provide them.  We cannot guarantee accommodation of any non-standard projection/presentation media needs if we are not notified in a timely manner as described above.

 

Note: no paper - no podium policy will be enforced by session chairs, please, submit your papers in a timely manner.

 

Paper Submission:

 

ISBEP 6 Proceedings will be published under AIP Conference Series by the American Institute of Physics.  Proceeding format: book, hardcover, 6x9-inch size, with CD.  In addition, for those who prefer electronic publications over traditional paper, AIP will provide on-line access to proceedings. 

 

Please, note: we are no longer collecting hardcopies of your manuscripts, all papers must be submitted in pdf format not later than November 1, 2009. 

 

Paper page limit: 12 pages per paper

 

It is very important to follow the instructions exactly as they are described by AIP - failure to comply with AIP guidelines will delay the issue of the book.  You can download the instructions on preparation of your manuscript here (MS Word 97 format or pdf format).

Please, send the pdf copy of your paper prepared in accordance with AIP guidelines to the editor:  Claude R. Phipps  not later than November 1, 2009.

While manuscript hardcopy is no longer required for submission, we still have to collect the hardcopies of all pertinent forms.  Please, mail the forms filled and signed to the following address:

American Institute of Beamed Energy Propulsion,

P.O. Box 1907,

Madison, AL, 35758, USA


Fax: 1- (256) 890-6286

AIP requires each author to submit the following forms (the links to customized pdf files are placed below).

 
Mandatory forms:

(1) Transfer of Copyright form: This form transfers the copyright to AIP. A signature of one of the authors of the paper is sufficient.

(2) Permissions Form: It is necessary to obtain permission from the original author and publisher to reprint any previously published material.  You can see the info on when you need a permission here.

Optional forms:

(3) Color Commitment Letter: You need to submit this form in case if you would like to have color graphics reproduced in your paper in print.  Without this form all color graphics submitted by you will be printed in grey scale.  Note: color graphics reproduced in grey scale often turns ugly or partly invisible: if you are opting out for a color print, test your color graphics prior to submission.  Please, check with AIP on the current price for color pages (for example, $212 was the rate used for ISBEP 5 Proceedings).

(4) Offprint/Reprint order form: Offprints of individual papers are available for an additional charge as described in the form. Please note that AIP cannot accept any offprint orders once the manuscript is in production. 

For questions or comments please e-mail Claude R. Phipps, the Editor.

Registration:

Use this link for registration.  Regular early registration fee for non-members is $350, it includes one copy of the book of  conference proceedings.  Early registration expires on September 15, late registration fee is $390.  The registration option for students and retirees is $45. 

AIBEP associate members can register for $320 ($350 after September 15), lifetime members register for $300 (no late deadline), registration for student and retiree AIBEP members is $25.

Thursday daylong Grand Canyon tour, extra dinner tickets and extra copies of AIBEP Proceedings at pre-selling price are offered as additional registration options.

Accommodations:

Doubletree Paradise Valley Resort, Scottsdale, Arizona is the newest four diamond luxury resort located in the heart of Paradise Valley, Scottsdale, only 12 miles away from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.  The rate for conference attendants is  $119 / night plus tax.  The dates covered under group rate: from 10/29 to 11/08.  Reservations must be made before October 1. 

For reservation at AIBEP group rate, please, use this link.

Travel Arrangements:

To our participants from those countries where entry visa to U.S. is required (includes Brazil, China and Russia):  Please, submit your visa applications as soon as possible.  Visit U.S. Department of State for more information.

AIRLINE RESERVATIONS with American Airlines at 5% group discount rate are available to participants of ISBEP 6 under Promotion Code A52H9AE.  In order to get the discount:

Those who will travel from overseas: please call your local reservation number for American Airlines and give them Promotion Code A52H9AE.

Those who will travel from U.S. and Canada have 2 options:

a. Call American Airlines at 1-800-433-1790 or use this link: www.AA.com and make a reservation with 5% group discount under Promotion Code A52H9AE.

b. You can alternatively use Zone Reservation instead of 5% group discount.  This would be more beneficial if you are planning to attend 1-2 days of the conference and/or your trip takes only a fraction of a week (no weekend days).  To get the lowest fare available (either 5% group discount or zone reservation, whichever is less), make your reservation by calling 1-800-433-1790 and mention Promotion Code A52H9AE (note: zone reservation cannot be made online).  Again, this option is available only for travel within U.S. and from Canada.

For RENTAL CAR RESERVATIONS  use: Fox Car Rentals at airport locations around the world.

Non-Discriminatory Practices:

The Organizers will accept registrations irrespective of race, ethnic or national origin, sex, creed, or physical handicap. 

Restrictions:

Video or audio taping of sessions and unauthorized sale of symposium proceedings is prohibited. 

 

Work in Progress:

This site will be updated with details on Thursday tour information, as soon as the tour plan will be finalized. ISBEP 6 Program and Schedule will be posted after the abstract submission deadline (September 1).

 

For further inquiries on ISBEP 6, please, e-mail your questions to:  secretaryaibep@aibep.org;