NEWS | Aug. 2, 2010

Dr. Tim Andreadis Named DEPS Fellow

By Amanda Bowie

Dr. Tim Andreadis, Head of the High Power Microwave Section in the Tactical Electronic Warfare Division at the Naval Research Laboratory, has been named a fellow of the Directed Energy Professional Society (DEPS) and recently elected to its Board of Directors. Andreadis is recognized for his outstanding contributions to the U.S for enhancing the survivability and effectiveness of our warfighters by investigating the effects of Radio Frequency Directed Energy on electronic threat systems and developing the technology needed to help evaluate the military utility of RF DEW concepts for ship and harbor protection.

The Directed Energy Professional Society (DEPS) was founded in 1999 to foster research and development of Directed Energy (DE) technology for national defense and civil applications through professional communication and education. The intent of the society is to be the premier organization for exchanging information about DE and advocating DE research, development and applications.

As a Section Head and research physicist at NRL, Andreadis' current research includes defeat of improvised explosive devices (IEDs), IED detection, marine engine stopping, ultra short pulse research, laser guided energy, and piezoelectric generation of radio frequency (RF) pulses. He leads a team of 18 physicists and engineers, many acknowledged leaders in Directed Energy research, who investigate RF characteristics of materials and electronics to defeat threat devices. The team's approach employs both experimental measurements and modeling and simulation. The Section has an active cooperative education program to introduce young researchers to NRL.

Andreadis joined NRL in 1985 and spanning that time he has directed and participated in critical investigations of RF on anti-ship missiles for ship protection; demonstrated HPM anti-ship missile capability; developed waveforms that significantly reduced susceptibility levels; researched and developed HPM-based boat stopper technology for ship protection and other applications; advocated the need to defend against small boat attacks; identified the Active Denial System (ADS) as a potential defense against small boats; and participated in Office of Naval Research (ONR) study of ADS for maritime applications. Andreadis holds a patent for a laser protection system that safeguards the human eye against laser attacks. He has an extensive list of publications and presentations.

Andreadis is a U.S. representative to the NATO Directed Energy working groups SCI-132, SCI-198, SCI-232, and SCI-227 and represents the Navy in Data Exchange Agreements with Korea, Japan, and the United Kingdom. He served as a Navy representative to the Department of Defense (DoD) HPM Steering Group, and the DoD Technology Panel on Directed Energy Weapons. Additionally, he participates, at the invitation of the Joint IED Defeat Organization (JIEDDO), on multiple red teams on IEDs and serves on the JIEDDO Directed Energy Review Group.

Andreadis received his bachelor's degree in physics in 1974, his master's and doctorate degrees in nuclear engineering in 1976 and 1981 from the University of Maryland, College Park.