It is my pleasure to announce that Mirror Technology Days 2015 will be the week of November 10 to 12. The workshop will be held at the Westin Annapolis Hotel, 100 Westgate Circle, Annapolis, MD. Presentations are expected to start on Tuesday November 10 and end on Thursday November 12. Exact days and times may vary depending upon the number of presentations and potential tours of the JWST integration at GSFC.
Read the Call for Presentations - Title submissions are due by July 10
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.
Download preliminary agenda
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 government rate rooms have been setup for the period from Nov 7 to Nov 14 at the The Westin Annapolis. Individuals are responsible for making their own reservations before Monday October 12.
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 2015
Wednesday November 4 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 Nov 4.
||Early (before 24 Oct.)
||Regular (after 24 Oct.)
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 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.
23016-16 Mirror Technology Days SBIR/STTR Workshop 2015
November 10-12, 2015 Annapolis, MD
The National Capital Section/OSA will be holding an Exhibition in conjunction with Tech Days from 10 am to 4 pm on November 10-11 and 10 am to 3 pm on November 12. The optics industry is invited to exhibit their wares and services to the projected 100 professionals who will be in attendance.
Download Exhibition information and contract
For more information please contact James Heaney at email@example.com
Download Exhibition Space Reservation Form (143kB PDF)
We have blocks of rooms from Nov 7 to 14 reserved at:
The Westin Annapolis Hotel
100 Westgate Circle
Annapolis, MD 21401
Reserve using the Online Reservations System. Reservations must be made by October 12.
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 10
It is my pleasure to offer you an opportunity to present at Mirror Technology Days 2015. Tech Days 2015 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 ASAP by no later than Friday June 20:
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.