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Monday, 31 October 2016 11:10

5th Annual NSMMS & CRASTE Conferences

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The National Space & Missile Materials Symposium (NSMMS) and the Commercial & Government Responsive Access to Space Technology Exchange (CRASTE) Advisory Committees have announced the details of their 2017 co-located events which will take place June 26-29, 2017 at the Renaissance Indian Wells Resort & Spa in Indian Wells, CA.

These co-located conferences continue their outstanding legacy in bringing together technologists, users, and decision makers from across the nation. These events share significant support from DoD, DoE, FAA, and NASA with an effort to promote the commercial and government space and missile and space launch communities. Each year, the event’s partners help ensure that they focus on the latest advancements and challenges affecting the industry. A focal point for the events include key technology issues related to space, missile, hypersonic systems, and a variety of ground-breaking commercial space topics necessary for our Country’s defense and research and development pursuits. The NSMMS specifically focuses on the materials industry’s needs and most recent advances to enable new capabilities for challenges associated with new and future space and missile systems. A special focus is given to advanced materials technology development which is crucial to improve performance and reliability of both defense and commercial systems. CRASTE specifically focuses on matching system integrators with subsystem technology providers to facilitate new responsive space access capabilities. Special focus is given to the integration of emerging technologies and emerging space access architectures to satisfy new and existing markets. For the first time, NSMMS & CRASTE attendees will have unlimited access to all the technical sessions at both events.

Features of the event include over 150 technical presentations, a senior level Plenary Session, an exhibit show, a poster session, a student grant program, and a variety of networking events.  One additional noteworthy element of NSMMS & CRASTE is the Small Business Forum (SBF). The SBF aims to broaden industry’s contacts with regard to technology needs and transfer in order to foster future communication, innovation, and partnerships. The forum facilitates the interaction of small businesses and universities with larger “prime” contractors based on similar interests that relate to specific materials/performance metrics relevant to NASA and the DoD. Additionally, the event provides small businesses with connections and resources within the government SBIR agencies to start their interaction with or assist them along the path of meaningful interactions with a variety of the SBIR offices. The participating primes and SBIR agencies will be announced on the website in the coming months. Small businesses and universities may sign up for one-on-one appointments starting in early February.

The events have opened up their submission process for abstracts and will be accepting them until January 6th. Authors whose abstracts are accepted will have an opportunity to present in the technical sessions and in the poster session. This is a great way for organizations to present the leading edge technology or research their organization is working on. Organizations can also engage in the event through exhibiting, sponsoring, or participating in the other outreach programs the two events offer. Sponsors, poster presentations, and exhibits will be accepted until full or May 2017, whichever comes first. Typical attendance for the NSMMS & CRASTE event is 350 - 450 people.

For more information or to register, visit: www.usasymposium.com/space

You are invited to participate in the 2016 National Space & Missile Materials Symposium (NSMMS), June 20-23 in Westminster, Colorado.

The NSMMS brings together the Nation’s technology leaders to review the critical challenges of materials, processing, and manufacturing for space, missile, and hypersonic systems. System engineers, designers, scientists, researchers, managers, and senior leaders will be in attendance from the joint services, NASA, DOE, academia, and industry. The government’s active participation in this event helps provide direction to our senior leaders, research scientists and engineers in the industry, in order to keep our capabilities internationally competitive and our defense systems the best in the world.

The Symposium has established a format that focuses on key materials and processing challenges associated with system and component needs on the critical path to enabling current and future capabilities. The NSMMS maintains this focus to directly convey to a diverse audience of researchers, planners, managers, and senior leadership the importance of supporting advanced materials technology development. Advanced materials are crucial to the improved performance and reliability of both commercial and defense systems. As a national materials community, it is important to establish and continue an exchange with our leaders emphasizing that advanced materials research must be a priority for the country.

2016 Plenary Speakers

  • Moderator: Mr. Thomas Lockhart - Director, Materials & Manufacturing Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory
  • Welcome by: NASA Astronaut Barry "Butch" Wilmore
  • Ms. Adele Ratcliff - Director, DoD Manufacturing Technology Program, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manufacturing and Industrial Base Policy
  • Mr. Robert Lightfoot Jr - Associate Administrator, NASA
  • Mr. Mark Sirangelo - Corporate Vice President, Space Systems Sierra Nevada Corporation
  • Mr. Michael Kelly - Chief Engineer, Federal Aviation Administration


Joint Conference

NSMMS will once again co-locate with the Commercial and Government Responsive Access to Space Technology Exchange (CRASTE) for the 4th Annual event.  These symposia continue their outstanding legacy in bringing together technologists, users, and decision makers from across the nation to discuss key technology issues related to space, missile, and hypersonic systems and a variety of ground-breaking commercial space topics necessary for our Country’s defense and research and development pursuits.  What this means for you – you can attend two events with one trip, experience an expanded exhibit show and poster session, have more people to network and exchange ideas with, and have even more technical talks to participate in.

ITAR Restriction

These Symposia are restricted to U.S. CITIZENS ONLY and is ITAR Restricted in accordance with DoD directive 5230.5 under the provisions of Public Law 98-94, “Department of Defense Authorization Act, 1984,” Section 1217, Sept 24, 1983. These Symposia are not open to the general public. Presentations may not be more restrictive than Distribution C. More information about NSMMS attendance requirements can be found on the security page. CRASTE is being held at the same security level.

Wednesday, 28 October 2015 09:25

2015 Nano For Defense (NT4D) Conference

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Since the signing of the 21st Century Nanotechnology Research and Development Act (Public Law 108-153) in 2003, NanoTechnology for Defense (NT4D) has provided an opportunity for Government leadership to interact directly with industry executives, academia, and technical representatives, to discuss current and future opportunities for nano and advanced technology development supporting the DoD warfighter objectives and dual-use opportunities.  Initiated over a decade ago by the Air Force Research Laboratory, Army Research Laboratory, the Office of Naval Research, the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the NT4D remains the premier event addressing emerging, advanced, and nano technology for defense needs and solutions.

NT4D’s special focus is on accelerating the rate of transition from discovery to technology.  With that focus in mind, the conference identifies defense technology needs, presents exciting nano advances primed for technology development, forges connections to facilitate and accelerate the development process, and provides solutions for obstacles to accelerating the transition of nanotechnology and emerging technology innovations.  In essence, it addresses the most critical issues in real and emerging needs for defense. Collaboration and opportunities for innovation are key elements at this event.

The 13th Annual Nano for Defense Conference (NT4D) will be held at the Pacific Palms Resort in City of Industry, California on November 16-19, 2015.  This year’s NT4D features a wide array of learning and networking opportunities through its technical program. The Conference will feature an Innovators & Small Business Forum (ISBF) that primes businesses and academia for doing business with government and provides opportunities for one-on-one discussions between these parties.  The ISBF includes a variety of talks on how to do business with the government.  Hear from Mr. David Sikora, Acquisition Program Manager, Air Force Small Business Office; Dr. Seth Coe-Sullivan, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, QD Vision, Inc.; Mr. Steve Taulbee, ARL Outreach Office; and Dr. James Garrett, Vice President, Technology Development Division, Luna Innovations Incorporated.

There will be workshops following the ISBF on topics including Human and Environmental Health and Safety for Nanotechnology: Basics of Nano EHS; Cloaking for Sound and Light Using Metamaterials; and Nanoinformatics.  Tuesday kicks off with a Plenary Session featuring executive level perspectives including Dr. Steve Wax, Chief Scientist, J9, Defense Threat Reduction Agency; Dr. Douglas Deason, Director Advanced Research, Missile Defense Agency; and Mr. Charles Chase, Sr. Program Manager, Revolutionary Technology Programs, Lockheed Martin Skunk Works.  Technical talks Tuesday through Thursday include Advanced Manufacturing/Nanomanufacturing; Nano/Biotechnology: Advanced Materials and Detection Capabilities; Advanced Coatings & Films; Next Generation Electronics; Safety & Health; Power & Energy Generation; Nanostructured Materials: 1-D, 2-D, and Metamaterials; and Tech Insertion Success Stories.

The event also includes an expanded poster session Monday through Wednesday, an exhibit show, and a host of networking opportunities via receptions, tours, and side meetings.

For more information or to register, visit: www.usasymposium.com/nano

Friday, 13 March 2015 12:40

3rd Annual NSMMS & CRASTE Conferences

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The National Space & Missile Materials Symposium (NSMMS) and the Commercial and Government Responsive Access to Space Technology Exchange (CRASTE) will co-locate for the 3rd annual event.  These symposia continue their outstanding legacy in bringing together technologists, users, and decision makers from across the nation to discuss key technology issues related to space, missile, and hypersonic systems and a variety of ground-breaking commercial space topics necessary for our Country’s defense and research and development pursuits.  System engineers, designers, scientists, researchers, managers, and senior leaders will gather from the joint services, NASA, DOE, academia, and industry to exchange ideas, collaborate, advance their knowledge, and network. The symposia will be held at the Westfields Marriott Washington Dulles in Chantilly, VA on the 22nd - 25th of June 2015.

NSMMS & CRASTE have a very diverse and hard-hitting line up of speakers throughout the week.  The 2015 forum features a joint plenary session with Mr. Thomas Lockhart, Director, Air Force Research Laboratory, Materials & Manufacturing Directorate; Dr. Walter Jones, Executive Director, Office of Naval Research; Dr. Tom Russell, Director, Army Research Laboratory; Dr. David Miller, Chief Technologies, NASA, and a host of others to be announced soon.

The event features over 100 presenters covering research and technology in the areas of:

  • Innovations in Materials
  • Space Materials Experiments, Modeling & Simulation
  • Missiles & Missile Defense
  • Planetary Orbit and Exploration Technologies
  • Space Access & Propulsion
  • Hypersonics
  • Pico-Nano Orbital & Sub-Orbital Concepts and Capabilities from Small Launch Vehicles to High Altitude Balloons
  • Thermal Management & Protection
  • Reducing Cost & Increasing Safety
  • Range and Ground Operations
  • Small-Sat Development:  Guidance Communications, Propulsion, In-Orbit Testing, Environment Qualification
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Ground Testing and Diagnostics for Materials Sensing

Three tracks of tutorials and workshops, a small business forum, a technical poster session, an exhibit show, and a variety of networking opportunities will accompany the Plenary and technical sessions.

The Small Business Forum will facilitate meetings between primes and government SBIR agencies, with the goal to facilitate business match-making based on similar interests that relate to specific space materials & performance metrics relevant to NASA and the Department of Defense.

NSMMS & CRASTE offer an on-line job board featuring space related positions all over the U.S.  The Symposia’s Job Board can be found at usasymposium.com/nsmms/jobs.htm. The site allows you to search by job title, company, location and job type (full time, permanent, etc.).  There is no cost to search the site or apply for jobs.  Employers can post jobs for a nominal fee.

Industry & media sponsors include: Supporters include:
  • CADRE
  • Dynetics, Inc.
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Materials Research & Design
  • NASA Tech Briefs
  • New Space
  • Plasma Processes
  • Prototype Today
  • SAMPE
  • Southern Research
  • Ultramet Corporation
  • Aerojet Rocketdyne
  • The Aerospace Corporation
  • Air Force Research Laboratory
  • Army Aviation & Missile Research Development & Engineering Center
  • Army Space & Missile Defense Command
  • Arnold Engineering Development Complex
  • ATK
  • Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corporation
  • Blue Origin, LLC
  • The Boeing Company
  • Centrus Energy Corporation
  • Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  • Federal Aviation Administration
  • General Dynamics Information Technology
  • I-3 Corporation
  • Lockheed Martin Corporation
  • Missile Defense Agency
  • Missouri University of Science & Technology
  • NASA Ames Research Center
  • NASA Headquarters
  • NASA Johnson Space Center
  • NASA Kennedy Space Center
  • NASA Langley Research Center
  • NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
  • Naval Research Laboratory
  • Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division
  • Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems
  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Raytheon Missile Systems
  • The University of Texas at Austin

 

For more information on the detailed agenda, how to attend, how to become an exhibitor or sponsor, or how to participate in other ways, please visit NSMMS at www.usasymposium.com/nsmms or CRASTE at www.usasymposium.com/craste

Since the signing of the 21st Century Nanotechnology Research and Development Act (Public Law 108-153) in 2003, NanoTechnology for Defense (NT4D) has provided an opportunity for Government leadership to interact directly with industry executives, academia, and technical representatives, to discuss current and future opportunities for nano and advanced technology development supporting the DoD warfighter objectives and dual-use opportunities.  Initiated over a decade ago by the Air Force Research Laboratory, Army Research Laboratory, the Office of Naval Research, the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the NT4D remains the premier event addressing emerging, advanced, and nano technology for defense needs and solutions.

NT4D’s special focus is on accelerating the rate of transition from discovery to technology.  With that focus in mind, the conference identifies defense technology needs, presents exciting nano advances primed for technology development, forges connections to facilitate and accelerate the development process, and provides solutions for obstacles to accelerating the transition of nanotechnology and emerging technology innovations.  In essence, it addresses the most critical issues in real and emerging needs for defense. Collaboration and opportunities for innovation are key elements at this event.

The 12th Annual NanoTechnology for Defense Conference (NT4D), 17-20 November 2014, will be held at the Westfields Marriott Washington Dulles in Chantilly, Virginia.  This year’s NT4D features a wide array of learning and networking opportunities through its technical program.

The Conference will feature an Innovators & Small Business Forum (ISBF) that primes businesses and academia for doing business with government and provides opportunities for one-on-one discussion between these parties. The ISBF includes a variety of talks on how to do business with the government including:

  • "Leveraging and Partnership Opportunities in the Army Research Laboratory” by Mr. Steven Taulbee, U.S. Army Research Laboratory
  • "DoD Small Business Innovative Research Overview" by Mr. Larry Pollack, Defense Threat Reduction Agency
  • "Moving Manufacturing Left: A Structured Approach for Manufacturing Planning" by Dr. Karla Strong, Air Force Research Laboratory
  • “Acquiring R&D Funding from Federal Mission Agencies” by Dr. Jim Murday, University of Southern California.

In parallel with the ISBF are two workshops on 2D Materials & EM Characterization that include experts from various perspectives.  Tuesday kicks off with a Plenary Session featuring executive level perspectives including

  • Dr. Tom Russell, Director, U.S. Army Research Laboratory
  • Dr. H.D. Stevens, Chief Engineer, STAR Labs, Lockheed Martin Space Systems
  • Dr. Alicia Jackson, Deputy Director, Biological Technologies Office, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  • Dr. Mihail Rocco, Senior Advisor for Nanotechnology, National Science Foundation
  • Prof. Ahmed Busnaina, Director, Center for High-Rate Nanomanufacturing, Northeastern University.

Technical talks Tuesday through Thursday include Advanced Manufacturing, Nano-Biology & Biotechnology for Health; Advanced Coatings & Films, Next Generation Electronics, Warfighter Capabilities/ Energetic Materials for Propulsion & Power, Energy Storage & Conversion, Metamaterials, Nanostructured Materials, and Tech Insertion Success Stories. The event also includes an expanded poster session Monday through Wednesday, an exhibit show, and a host of networking opportunities via receptions, tours, and side meetings.

For more information or to register, visit: www.usasymposium.com/nano

Friday, 04 April 2014 10:45

2014 NSMMS & CRASTE Conferences

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The National Space and Missile Materials Symposium (NSMMS) and the Commercial and Government Responsive Access to Space Technology Exchange (CRASTE) bring together technologists, users, and decision makers from across the nation to discuss key technology issues related to space, missile, and hypersonic systems and a variety of ground-breaking commercial space topics necessary for our Country’s defense and research and development pursuits.  The event will take place at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, AL on the 23rd -26th of June 2014 and will feature over 150 technical presentations and posters.

This year’s Symposia features speakers such as, Dr. Steven Walker, Deputy Director, DARPA; Dr. Mike Gazarik, Associate Administrator NASA STMD; Major General Terrence Feehan, Vice Commander, Space & Missile Systems Center; Mr. Greg Hulcher, Strategic Warfare Director, OSD-ATL; Dr. Thomas Christian, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary (Science, Technology & Engineering), SAF/AQR; Dr. Dale Thomas, Associate Director, NASA MFSC; and Mr. James Lackey, Acting Director, AMRDEC.

On Monday of the event, a variety of tutorials and workshops covering ground-breaking research and technology are available, as well as a small business forum that facilitates the interaction of small businesses and universities with larger “prime" contractors based on similar interests relevant to NASA and the Department of Defense. Technical sessions beginning on Tuesday afternoon include topics such as heavy lift; hypersonics; in-space transportation & sub-orbital concepts & capabilities; planetary orbit and exploration technologies; range & ground operations; reducing cost, increasing safety; reusability; space access & propulsion; space materials experimentation, modeling, & simulation; systems integration; and thermal management/protection.

Accompanying this event, is a job board featuring space related jobs all over the U.S.  The site allows you to search by job title, company, location and job type (full time, permanent, etc.).  There is no cost to search the site or apply for jobs.  Employers can post jobs for a nominal fee.

Industry sponsors for the event include ATK; Boeing; Dynetics; i-3; MR&D; National Technology Transfer Center; Northrop Grumman; Plasma Processes; Prototype Today; Scot Forge; Southern Research Institute; Ultramet.

For more information or to register, visit: www.usasymposium.com/nsmms/default.htm or CRASTE at www.usasymposium.com/craste/default.htm

Friday, 21 February 2014 10:08

2014 International HPLA and BEP Symposium

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Please join us for the combined International High Power Laser Ablation (HPLA) and the International Beamed Energy Propulsion (BEP) Symposium. These two events have been combined to provide an even greater opportunity for exchange of ideas, collaboration, and networking. The HPLA side of the meeting focuses on the physics and application of high power laser-materials interaction, including advances in relevant high power laser sources and problems of beam propagation and detection, while the BEP portion of the meeting focuses on the development of beamed-energy propulsion vehicles, engines, schemes and concepts into space transportation systems of the future, as well as microwave sources and lasers as drivers. These meetings offer an exceptional opportunity for researchers in the HPLA & BEP fields to network and present the current results of their studies.

What is high power laser ablation? The light from high-power pulsed lasers can be so intense that it makes a “jet” of material come from solid stuff – space junk, for example. Multiple pulses make multiple jets and can propel the object in a controlled way. You can lower or raise the space junk orbit that way or, if it’s small, make it burn up in the atmosphere. Every time someone launches a satellite, they also make space junk – second stages, explosive bolts and the like. We now have 300,000 pieces of it larger than 1cm (about 0.4 inches) circling the Earth, ready to puncture a live rocket or satellite and make even more space junk, and so on. That is the all-too-real instability featured in the movie “Gravity.” Hundreds of dead, uncontrollable satellites weighing tons are up there, and will circle the Earth until they re-enter and crash on Earth. We can use lasers to control, or at least lower or raise an object so it’s harmless, and clear out the little pieces. Space junk control is the most dramatic of a range of applications that include nanoengineering, laser lightcraft for space travel, transdermal drug injections, laser “direct writing,” and making strange events called phase explosions with pulses a millionth of a billionth of a second long. Beamed energy propulsion is a broader field that uses microwaves for the energy source, not just laser beams.

A majority of our speakers come to Santa Fe from outside the U.S., including Russia, France, the U.K., Germany, Ukraine, Japan, Australia and China. Dr. Claude Phipps first organized HPLA at the Santa Fe Hilton in 1998, and is the Chair of the 2014 HPLA/BEP Symposium. In conjunction with Dr. Phipps, the events are organized by Blue52 Productions, LLC, a technical event production company based out of Dayton, OH. The intention was to create a new kind of physics symposium that would emphasize the broad relationships in laser ablation research and its applications rather than focusing on a single narrow technology. This year, for the first time, we are also joined by Beamed Energy Propulsion, a symposium Dr. Phipps also chaired in 2009.

This year the Symposium has a very diverse and hard hitting line up of speakers. Our distinguished keynote speakers include Prof. Eric Mazur from the Harvard Physics Department, Dr. Johannes Pedarnig of the Johannes Kepler University in Austria, Dr. Bruno Esmiller of Astrium Space Transportation in France, and Prof. David Neely from the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in the U.K. There are 21 sessions all told in two parallel tracks, in which 94 oral papers will be given plus a poster session featuring 60 more presentations. We expect 200 attendees.

For more information or to register, visit: www.usasymposium.com/hplabep

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