• Mirror Technology SBIR/STTR Workshop
Northrop-Grumman Aerospace Systems Presentation Center
Redondo Beach, California, United States
1 - 4 October 2013
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Workshop Announcement

It is my pleasure to announce that Mirror Technology Days 2013 will be the week of October 1 to 4.

Location: Northrop Grumman E2 Presentation Center (in tall building off of Entrance 2), Redondo Beach, CA (formerly TRW) - 2264 Marine Ave., Redondo Beach, CA 90278

Directions: Take the 405 Inglewood exit (southbound it's the exit after Rosecrans East, northbound it's the exit just after Hawthorne) and go north on Inglewood Avenue (southbound, turn left at the end of the ramp, northbound, turn right). Turn left at Marine. Continue West under the freeway past the railroad tracks three lights to Simon Ramo Drive and turn left. E2 is on the tall white building to the LEFT, past the shorter presentation building.

Please note:

The meeting has moved to the fall because NASA has shifted its SBIR calendar. Six month SBIR Phase 1 contracts will be announced in April 2013 and the next Call for Proposals will be in mid-Oct 2013.
We are not holding the meeting in a hotel. Therefore, everyone needs to make their own arrangements.
As per our past practice, as much of the workshop as possible will be ‘open’. Northrop-Grumman is able to accommodate foreign national and green card attendees.
But, Northrop-Grumman policy does not allow cell phones or other electronic devices with communication capability inside the Conference Center. Thus, there will be no internet access during the meeting. To compensate, we will either schedule more frequent or longer breaks.

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Note: Because of Northrop-Grumman security procedures, Foreign Nationals must pre-register. Foreign Nationals will not be allowed to register onsite.

# Days Early (before 16 Sept.) Regular (after 16 Sept.) Onsite Full-Time Student
3 Day $260 $280 $320 $150
1 Day $130 $140 $160 $50
Register online for Mirror Technology 2013 Register online

The Optical Society of Southern California (OSSC) will be sponsoring an exhibit at Mirror Tech Days 2013. There is space for 20 exhibitors.

For more information see the attached flier or go to: www.ossc.org


We have blocks of rooms reserved at two hotels for $125 per night.

TownePlace Suites LA/Manhattan Beach
14400 Aviation Blvd, Hawthorne, CA 90250
(310) 725-9696
To make a reservation call 310-725-9696 and ask for Reservations, or call 1-800-228-9290. Refer to Mirror Workshop for the discounted rate.  

Ayres Hotel
14400 Hindry Ave, Hawthorne, CA 90250
(310) 220-6447
POC: Lori Higgins

Ayres Hotel rate includes complimentary hot breakfast buffet, wired & wireless internet, and parking. They also have a complimentary shuttle to Northrop-Grumman.


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 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. Presentations will be distributed via DVD/CD.

This year, Optical Society of Southern California and Ronald Polidan, Manager, Science and Civil Weather Systems, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, will be our local hosts and SPIE will handle registration.

For your consideration, OSSC and Northrup-Grumman are planning several tours.

OSSC has setup blocks of government rate rooms at: Towne Place Suites Los Angeles LAX/Manhattan Beach, and Ayres Hotel Manhattan Beach/Hawthorne/LAX. It is expected that additional hotels will be added to the block.

I look forward to seeing you in California.

Thank you for your support of Tech Days.


H. Philip Stahl, PhD