Dates: November 1-5, 2009;
Place: Doubletree Paradise Valley Resort,
Franklin B. Mead. Jr. and Claude R. Phipps.
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ISBEP WILL GO ON!
ISBEP 6 is supported by:
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
November 4, Wednesday, 7:00 - 9:00
p.m. Dinner and Award Ceremony;
November 5, Thursday, daylong tour
to Grand Canyon National Park.
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
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
» applications of BEP
beyond the space propulsion (hypervelocity impacts, nano-mechanics, robotic
» beamed energy for
propulsion in microspace (micronautics, BEP nano-vehicles);
» BEP mission and system
» BEP for interstellar
» power-beamed photon
» hybrid and auxiliary
» BEP flight
» lasers and other
sources for BEP;
» beam generation,
guidance and propagation for propulsion;
» new BEP concepts;
» 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.
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Important note to all non-U.S. participants,
who need entry visas: please, submit applications for your visas as soon as
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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).
Transfer of Copyright form: This
form transfers the copyright to AIP. A signature of one of the authors of the paper
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
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).
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
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.
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
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
U.S. Department of State for more information.
RESERVATIONS with American Airlines at 5% group discount rate are
available to participants of ISBEP 6 under Promotion Code
A52H9AE. In order to get
who will travel from overseas: please call your local reservation number for
American Airlines and give them Promotion Code
Those who will travel from U.S. and Canada
have 2 options:
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
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.
RENTAL CAR RESERVATIONS use:
Fox Car Rentals at airport locations around the world.
The Organizers will accept registrations irrespective of race, ethnic or
national origin, sex, creed, or physical handicap.
Video or audio taping of sessions and unauthorized sale of symposium
proceedings is prohibited.
Work in Progress:
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: firstname.lastname@example.org;