Version 3.0 of the Directed Energy System is the first "large-scale" DES, more than doubling the energy delivery capabilities of earlier versions. It took a lot of time to identify and source the variety of components that make DES 3.0 so robust and versatile, and our "workhorse" has proven to be very reliable.
As the primary data generation system, DES 3.0 has been successfully adapted from the bench top configuration shown here, to a field-scale apparatus used for vineyard trials as well as turf trials.
'Modular' is the idea during the R&D phase, but also to scale the technology and its application to treat increasingly larger areas at once. What we learn with this system of unrelated components assembled to fly in formation will be the foundation for the next generation DES, custom built to apply the treatment faster and more efficiently.