• 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 (download NGAS map PDF). 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.

Quick Links:

Download the Draft 2017 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

Visit Authorization for US and International Persons

Exhibition Information and Call for Exhibitors

Submitting Presentations - All presentations must be submitted by November 6

OPEN Presentation Public Release Approval

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

Northrop-Grumman has kindly agreed to provide tours on which participants will have an opportunity to view the JWST spacecraft being integrated with the JWST sunshield. PLEASE NOTE: we do not expect for the telescope to have arrived from its cryo-testing in Houston (blame hurricane Harvey).

Tour Size:   20 persons
Tour Times:    Monday 13 November at 2 pm, 3 pm and 4 pm
                     Tuesday 14 November at 10:30 am and 3:30 pm
                     Wednesday 15 November at 10:30 am, 1 pm and 3:30 pm
                     Thursday 16 November at 10:30 am and 1 pm

Those of you on a Monday Tour should be in the Lobby of Building E2 approximately 30 minutes before your tour to get badged. See NGAS Map for location of Building E2. And, to be badged, you MUST have submit a visit authorization. For more information see items 8 and 9. For those taking a Tour on Tues, Wed or Thursday, you only need your Tech Day Badge.

Tours are first come first serve. Foreign Nationals can take tours but (a) need to notify the tour guide that they are foreign national and (b) may need to move between specific tour times depending upon what work is being performed at the time of a tour.

To sign-up for a tour, email Martin Hagenbuechle at martin.hagenbuechle@ngc.com


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.

Current list of exhibitors:
4D Technology Corp., AOA Xinetics -Northrop Grumman, Äpre Instruments LLC, Dynamic Optics - Mirrors, Harris Corp, II-VI Optical Systems, Mindrum Precision Inc, Minus K Technology Inc, Opt-E, Optimax Systems, Inc., Precision Optical, Reynard Corp, SCHOTT North America Inc, Semplastics, Surface Optics Corp., ZeCoat Corp, Zygo Corporation

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 room block which was set to expire on Friday Oct 27 is sold out. But as of Friday Oct 20, they are still taking reservations at the conference rate via phone: (800) 675-3550; Booking Code MIRTEC.

Conference room rate is prevailing 2018 government per diem rate including complimentary in-room internet and parking.

The Ayres has a video tour on-line of their property


Visit Authorization – US Persons (both Attendees and Exhibitors)

Because the Northrop-Grumman APC is a secure facility, NGC Security will need to authorize each attendee to be in the APC. To obtain authorization, emailed to Martin Hagenbuechle (martin.hagenbuechle@ngc.com) by COB Thursday November 9:
1.  Last Name
2.  First Name
3.  Company
4.  Title
5.  Citizenship
6.  Date of Birth

Anyone (such as myself) who does not wish to send their Personal Identifiable Information to Martin via email, you can call him directly at: (310) 813-6007

ALL US Citizens mush show photo ID. Permanent Residents must show their Green Card.

Visit Authorization – International Persons (both Attendees and Exhibitors)

NOTE: An International Person can be a US Citizen or Green Card holder IF they are representing an International Organization, i.e., company.

Because the Northrop-Grumman APC is a secure facility, NGC Security will need to authorize each attendee to be in the APC. To obtain authorization, emailed to Martin Hagenbuechle (martin.hagenbuechle@ngc.com) by COB Thursday October 19:
1.  Title
2.  First Name
3.  Last Name
4.  Company
5.  Country
6.  Postal code
7.  Type of Person: foreign national or dual citizen or US Permanent Resident
8.  If US Permanent Resident, need Card Number
9.  Citizenship
10.  Country of Residence
11.  Gender: male/female
12.  Date of Birth
13.  Place of Birth
14.  Passport Number
15.  Passport Expiration Date
16.  Issuing Country

International Persons will need to show your Passport when you arrive.


Submitting Presentations

Because the Northrop-Grumman APC is a secure facility, you CANNOT connect your computer to the APC projection system. Furthermore, all presentations must be submitted for anti-virus screening before they can be loading onto the ACO’s presentation computer. This is exactly the same as we had to do in 2013.

All presentations must be emailed in either PowerPoint or PDF format to Martin Hagenbuechle (martin.hagenbuechle@ngc.com) by COB Monday November 6. Movies, videos etc should be fine as long as you notified NGC that they are in the file.

NOTE: NG Security strips pdf files from “public access” accounts like gmail, institutional address are usually fine. Therefore, it may be necessary to add an additional character to the file extension, e.g, ‘test.pdfa’.

PLEASE use the following naming convention: Last Name, Short Description. For example: Stahl SBIR S2.03 or Stahl HabEx Telescope Structure Design.

Alternatively, people may bring their presentation on a CD (thumb drives are forbidden).

OPEN Presentation Public Release Approval

IMPORTANT: ALL OPEN Presentations require approval for public release. AND, it is never too early to get public release approval. Some year’s approval has taken 8 weeks. The #1 reason that someone needs to cancel their presentation is because they have not obtained public release approval from their contract monitor.

For any presentation that will be given in an OPEN Session, PLEASE SEND a copy of your public release approval to ron.eng@nasa.gov or h.philip.stahl@nasa.gov

IF you are NOT a NASA SBIR Contractor, I will accept an email from your COTR.

IF You ARE a NASA SBIR Contractor, ALL you need to do is invoke your NPR 2200 Chapter 4 Section 4.5.10 Data Rights. All NASA SBIR contractors own their own IP and thus have the sole authority to determine whether or not to release publically.

NPR 2200, Chapter 4

4.5.10 "SBIR Data"

4.5.10.1 Definition. "SBIR Data" is defined as data first produced by an SBIR contractor which are not generally known, have not, without obligation as to its confidentiality, been made available to others by the contractor, or are not already available to the Government. Data developed under an SBIR contract, if marked with the "SBIR Rights Notice" specified in the contract, must be withheld from public release in accordance with the SBIR contract, usually for 4 years. If such data are not marked with the "SBIR Rights Notice," the Government has no obligation to withhold the data from public release. Any questions regarding what constitutes "SBIR Rights Data," or regarding its marking, use, or dissemination, should be referred to the NASA Headquarters or Center Patent or Intellectual Property Counsel.

4.5.10.2 To provide a commercialization incentive to SBIR contractors, it is NASA policy to restrict all SBIR program reports from public disclosure for the period specified in the contract for "SBIR Data" unless the contractor has granted permission to publicly release the report sooner. If a letter of permission from the contractor is on file, SBIR program reports may be made publicly available immediately.

4.5.10.3 Notice of Availability Limitation. Restricted SBIR program documents must bear the "SBIR Rights Notice" shown in Exhibit 4-4 and one of the document distribution limitations listed in section 4.5.15, along with the appropriate expiration date. Copying and disseminating of such documents must be done in conformance with this notice. Any questions regarding appropriate markings or legends and applicable document distribution limitations should be referred to NASA Headquarters or the Center's Patent or Intellectual Property Counsel.

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