• Mirror Technology SBIR/STTR Workshop
Embassy Suites Hotel
Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
18 - 20 November 2014
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Workshop Announcement

It is my pleasure to announce that Mirror Technology Days 2014 will be the week of November 17 to 21. The workshop will be held at the Embassy Suites Hotel, 1000 Woodward Place, NE, Albuquerque NM. Presentations are expected to start on Tuesday November 18 and end on Thursday November 20, but the exact days and times may vary depending upon the number of presentations.

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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.

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.
And, 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 3 days before and 2 days after Tech Days at the Embassy Suites. Individuals at are responsible for making their own reservations before Monday October 27.

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.

Thank you for your support of Tech Days.

Sincerely;

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


CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS


Please submit your title information by Friday June 20

It is my pleasure to offer you an opportunity to present at Mirror Technology Days 2014. Tech Days 2014 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 ASAP by no later than Friday June 20:
   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