It is my pleasure to announce that Mirror Technology Days 2016 will be the week of November 1 to 3, 2016. The workshop will be held at the Greenbelt Marriott, Greenbelt, MD. Presentations are expected to start on Tuesday November 1 and end on Thursday November 3. Exact days and times may vary depending upon the number of presentations and potential tours of the JWST integration at GSFC.
Download the Draft 2016 Agenda
Registration Information - Early registration is by October 10
NCTS Information - For NASA Civil Servants and Contractors Only
JWST Tour Information
Hotel Information - Reservations in the room block by October 10
Exhibition Information and Call for Exhibitors
Read the Call for Presentations
Tech Days annually summarizes the USA Government's investment strategies and activities in developing technology for any application (such as telescopes, imaging systems, seeker/trackers, high-energy laser systems, solar energy, etc.) which requires optical components. Tech Days covers technology investment efforts in: optical materials; substrate design & manufacture; optical fabrication and metrology technology; optical coatings; wavefront sensing and control via adaptive optics; nano-technology imaging technologies; etc.
The purpose of Tech Days is to:
||Review the technical accomplishments of last year and plans for the future of mirror technology development being funded via the Government (e.g., SBIRs, DIIs, NASA ROSES, direct contracts, etc.)
||Celebrate success stories of funded mirror technology development efforts which have either been integrated into a Government program or reached the commercial marketplace.
||Offer Prime Contractors and/or Systems Integrators the opportunity to identify specific technologies which they would like to see developed.
There will be OPEN and CLOSED sessions. OPEN sessions are intended for presentations of basic mirror technology development research. Presentations in the OPEN session contain no Export Controlled information. CLOSED sessions are intended for presentations which are Export or ITAR Controlled. Attendance for CLOSED sessions is restricted to US Citizens and Green Card Holders.
A block of rooms have been setup for the period from Oct 29 to Nov 4 at the Greenbelt Marriott for the rate of $179 per night including a $20 breakfast voucher. Individuals are responsible for making their own reservations before Monday October 10.
While the details are still being finalized, as in past years I expect that there will be an exhibit and social function.
Thank you for your support of Tech Days.
H. Philip Stahl, PhD
NASA personnel, please read the NCTS note below.
Register online for Mirror Tech Days 2016
October 28 is when we need to give the hotel our Catering Head Count. There is a $15 per person per day fee to add catering after Oct. 28.
||Early (before 10 Oct.)
||Regular (after 28 Oct.)
NCTS - For NASA Civil Servants and Contractors Only
It is very important for NASA personnel (civil servants and contractors) planning to attend Tech Days to get entered into NCTS. (I know that JPL has a different system.) The number of persons who will be permitted to travel depends on the number of persons in the system in NCTS 60 days before the meeting (Thurs Sept 1). But, there is a push on at HQ to review NCTS earlier. So, even if you are just ‘thinking’ about going, please put yourself into NCTS.
25623-17 Mirror Technology Days SBIR/STTR Workshop 2016
November 1-3, 2016, Greenbelt, MD
GSFC has graciously offered tours of the JWST Optical Telescope Assembly in the GFSCF Integration and Test facility. (For those who are interested JWST assembly, there is a webcam: http://www.jwst.nasa.gov/webcam.html).
Date: Monday October 31
Times: 2 pm, 3 pm, and 4 pm
Where: GSFC Visitor Center
Limit: 20 persons per tour
Who: USA Citizens and Green Card Holders
NOTE: Non-US Citizens or Green Card Holders might be allowed to tour provided that they contact Jim Heaney by Friday October 14.
Tours are available on a first come first serve by reservation only. Tours will be scheduled starting at 4 pm and working backwards. Tours must be reserved before Wednesday October 26.
To reserve a tour time contact Jim Heaney:
Please arrive at the GSFC Visitor Center 15 minutes before your scheduled tour with proof of citizenship or green card status. Acceptable proof of US Citizenship includes: US Passport, US Civil Servant Badge, Copy of Birth Certificate, Visit Authorization letter from your Security Officer, or enhanced Driver’s License.
Download Driving Directions and Parking Map
There will be an Exhibition in conjunction with Tech Days from 10 am to 5 pm on November 1-2 and 10 am to 3 pm on November 3. The optics industry is invited to exhibit their wares and services to the projected 100 professionals who will be in attendance.
Download Exhibition overview and call for exhibitors
Download Exhibition information and contract
For more information please contact James Heaney at email@example.com
We have blocks of rooms from Oct. 31 to Nov 4 reserved at:
The Greenbelt Marriott
6400 Ivy Lane
Greenbelt, MD 20770
- 50 Room 'Block' at $179.00 (plus tax) includes a $20 breakfast voucher
- Block 'cut-off' date is Monday 10 Oct 2016
- Reservations made by calling Marriott Reservations at:
800-228-9290 or 301-441-3700
Important: When you reserve your room, please tell them that you are part of the Tech Day group.
CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS
Please submit your title information by Friday July 8
It is my pleasure to offer you an opportunity to present at Mirror Technology Days 2016. Tech Days 2016 is accepting three distinct types of presentations:
1. Review of Funded Research: Contractors with current Government funding (e.g., SBIRs, NASA ROSES, DIIs, etc.) are invited to review their accomplishments of the last year and plans for the future.
2. Success Stories: Contractors are invited to present how past or present government-funded mirror technology development efforts have either been integrated into a Government program or reached the commercial marketplace.
3. Technology Needs: Prime Contractors and/or Systems Integrators are invited to identify specific technologies which they would like for the Government to have developed.
Please remember, presentations should not be of a generic capabilities or ‘commercial’ nature.
Projects to be reviewed include Government-sponsored mirror technology development for any application (such as telescopes, imaging systems, seeker/trackers, high-energy laser systems, solar energy, etc.) which requires optical components. Tech Days covers technology investment efforts in: optical materials; substrate design & manufacture; optical fabrication and metrology technology; optical coatings; wavefront sensing and control via adaptive optics; nano-technology imaging technologies; etc.
Please send your presentation information to firstname.lastname@example.org:
Sponsoring US Government Agency
OPEN or CLOSED Session
OPEN sessions are for basic mirror technology development research. CLOSED sessions are Export or ITAR Controlled Presentations. Attendance for CLOSED sessions is restricted to US Citizens and Green Card Holders.
As always, Contractors working on Government funding have three options: 1) you can prepare and present your own presentation; 2) you can prepare your own presentation and have your Government sponsor present it on your behalf; or 3) your sponsor can prepare and present a presentation of your activities on your behalf.
Before arriving at Tech Days, each presenter is responsible for getting all necessary public release clearances for their presentations. All OPEN presentations must be fully public - containing no proprietary or Export Controlled information. I will need a copy of each author’s public release authorization. Authors are expected to bring an electronic version of their presentation that can be loaded onto the conference computer for projection.
H. Philip Stahl, Ph.D.