• Mirror Technology SBIR/STTR Workshop
Northrop-Grumman Aerospace Systems Presentation Center
Redondo Beach, California, United States
14 - 16 November 2017
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2017 Workshop - Call for Presentations

It is my pleasure to announce that Mirror Technology Days 2017 will happen November 14 to 16, 2017. The workshop will be held at the Northrop-Grumman Aerospace Systems Presentation Center, One Space Park, Redondo Beach, CA. The Optical Society of Southern California will be our local host.

Presentations are expected to start on Tuesday November 14 and end on Thursday November 16. Exact days and times may vary depending upon the number of presentations and potential tours of the JWST.

Download the Draft 2016 Agenda

Registration Information - Early registration is by October 27

NCTS Information - For NASA Civil Servants and Contractors Only

JWST Tour Information

Hotel Information - Reservations in the room block by October 27

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 Nov xx to Nov. xx at the Ayres Hotel for the rate of $xxx per night including a $xx breakfast voucher.  Individuals are responsible for making their own reservations before [date]

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.

Sincerely;

H. Philip Stahl, PhD
h.philip.stahl@nasa.gov


Registration

Register online for Mirror Tech Days 2017

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. 27.

# Days Early (through 27 Oct.) Regular (after 27 Oct.) Onsite Full-Time Student
3 Day $260 $280 $320 $150
1 Day $150 $160 $180 $65
Register online for Mirror Technology 2017 Register online

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 (Tues Sept. 12). 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.

29696-18     Mirror Technology Days SBIR/STTR Workshop 2017
                    November 14-16, 2017, Redondo Beach, CA


JWST TOUR

We are planning a tour of the Webb Telescope Integration Facility at Northrop Grumman. Right now we expect at least the Spacecraft and Sunshade. The Telescope itself is schedule to arrive 2 weeks before Tech Days. More information will be provided soon.


Exhibition
Exhibitor Fee for the full 3-day Tech Day 2017 is $700. The exhibit proceeds will fund the Tuesday night reception. The Exhibitor Fee is for a single 6 foot table top; electricity is available. Please note, in 2013 we had hard-wire internet. We are working to see if we can offer it again. BUT, there is no wire-less internet available. Also, please note that the Exhibitor Fee does not include Technical Registration. Persons wishing to both exhibit and attend presentations, must also register for the technical session.

Download Exhibition overview and call for exhibitors

Download Exhibition information and contract

<>For more information please contact James Heaney at james.b.heaney@nasa.gov


Hotels

The Ayres Hotel is offering a block of 40 rooms per night at the prevailing 2018 government per diem rate including complimentary in-room internet and parking. Rooms can be book directly at the below link for Mirror Technology Days 2017:
       Online Reservations

The Booking Code is: MIRTEC

NOTE: The hotel block expires on 27 October 2017.The Ayres has a video tour on-line of their property


CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS


Please submit your title information by Friday July 14

It is my pleasure to offer you an opportunity to present at Mirror Technology Days 2017. Tech Days 2017 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 ron.eng@nasa.gov:
   Presentation Title
   Presenter Name
   Company Name
   Sponsoring US Government Agency
and
   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.

Sincerely;
H. Philip Stahl, Ph.D.
h.philip.stahl@nasa.gov