Meetings and Workshops

Meetings of the JANNAF Interagency Propulsion Committee are held to support the JANNAF mission of facilitating the exchange of technical information and problem-solving in areas of joint agency interest. JANNAF meetings are held twice each year, in the spring and in December. Groups of three to four subcommittees meet approximately every 18 months, with the JANNAF Propulsion Meeting (JPM) rotating annually with the subcommittees that meet in the spring.

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Upcoming Meetings

Dec 7 - 17, 2020
Virtual Edition
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Final Programs from Recent Meetings 

September 29 –
          October 9, 2020

67th JANNAF Propulsion Meeting (JPM) / Programmatic and Industrial Base (PIB) / 46th Structures and Mechanical Behavior (SMBS) / 42nd Propellant and Explosives Development and Characterization (PEDCS) / 33rd Rocket Nozzle Technology (RNTS) / 31st Safety and Environmental Protection (SEPS) / 14th Modeling and Simulation (MSS) Subcommittees
December 9 – 13, 2019
Tampa, FL
13th Modeling and Simulation (MSS) / 11th Liquid Propulsion (LPS) / 10th Spacecraft Propulsion / Programmatic and Industrial Base meeting (PIB)
June 3 – 7, 2019
Dayton, OH
66th JANNAF Propulsion Meeting (JPM) / Programmatic and Industrial Base meeting (PIB) / 49th Combustion (CS) / 37th Airbreathing Propulsion (APS) / 37th Exhaust Plume and Signatures (EPSS) / 31st Propulsion Systems Hazards (PSHS) Subcommittees
December 10 – 13, 2018

Vancouver, WA
45th Structures and Mechanical Behavior (SMBS) / 41st Propellant and Explosives Development and Characterization (PEDCS) / 32nd Rocket Nozzle Technology (RNTS) / 30th Safety and Environmental Protection (SEPS) Subcommittees / Programmatic and Industrial Base meeting (PIB)
May 21 - 24, 2018
Long Beach, CA
65th JANNAF Propulsion Meeting (JPM) / Programmatic and Industrial Base meeting (PIB) / 12th Modeling and Simulation (MSS) / 10th Liquid Propulsion (LPS) / 9th Spacecraft Propulsion (SPS) Joint Subcommittee Meeting
December 4 - 8, 2017
Newport News, VA
48th Combustion (CS) / 36th Airbreathing Propulsion (APS) / 36th Exhaust Plume and Signatures (EPSS) / 30th Propulsion Systems Hazards (PSHS) Joint Subcommittee / Programmatic and Industrial Base Meeting (PIB)
May 22 – 25, 2017
Kansas City, MO
64th JANNAF Propulsion Meeting (JPM) / Programmatic and Industrial Base Meeting (PIB) / 44th Structures and Mechanical Behavior (SMBS) / 40th Propellant and Explosives Development and Characterization (PEDCS) / 31st Rocket Nozzle Technology (RNTS) / 29th Safety and Environmental Protection (SEPS) Joint Subcommittee Meeting
December 5 – 8, 2016
Phoenix, AZ
Programmatic and Industrial Base (PIB) / 11th Modeling and Simulation (MSS) / 9th Liquid Propulsion (LPS) / 8th Spacecraft Propulsion Joint Subcommittee Meeting
August 23 – 25, 2016
Huntsville, AL
Liquid Propulsion Subcommittee (LPS) / Advanced Materials Panel / Additive Manufacturing for Propulsion Applications Technical Interchange Meeting (TIM)
May 16 – 20, 2016
Newport News, VA
63rd JANNAF Propulsion Meeting (JPM) / Programmatic and Industrial Base (PIB) / 47th Combustion (CS) / 35th Airbreathing Propulsion (APS) / 35th Exhaust Plume and Signatures / 29th Propulsion Systems Hazards Joint Subcommittee Meeting
December 7 – 11, 2015
Salt Lake City, UT
43rd Structures and Mechanical Behavior (SMBS) / 39th Propellant and Explosives Development and Characterization (PEDCS) / 30th Rocket Nozzle Technology (RNTS) / 28th Safety and Environmental Protection (SEPS) / Programmatic and Industrial Base Joint Subcommittee Meeting
August 4 – 5, 2015
Huntsville, AL
Green Monopropellant Alternatives to Hydrazine JANNAF / NIRPS Joint Technical Interchange Meeting
June 1 – 5, 2015
Nashville, TN
62nd JANNAF Propulsion Meeting; Programmatic & Industrial Base Meeting; and the Joint Meeting of the 10th Modeling & Simulation, 8th Liquid Propulsion, and 7th Spacecraft Propulsion Subcommittees

 The JANNAF Meetings Typically Include

    • Keynote speakers that address issues of primary interest
    • 40 to 50 breakout sessions – an average of 250 papers/presentations per meeting
    • Specialist sessions
    • Workshops
    • Panel meetings
    • Technical Steering Group business meetings
    • Ample networking opportunities


Who Should Attend

An average of 400 federal government and non-government scientists and engineers working in the areas of rocket, missile, space, aircraft, or gun propulsion, attend each JANNAF meeting. Participants in JANNAF are leaders in their fields, including:

    • Research scientists
    • Engineers
    • Professors
    • Program Managers
    • Business Development
    • Subject Matter Experts
    • All attendees must be U.S. citizens and meet specific security criteria


Reasons to Attend
    • Present and publish your work, particularly your restricted distribution or classified papers, in restricted distribution and classified meetings
    • Participate in panel tasks and workshops to help the propulsion and energetics community cooperatively overcome the difficult challenges shared by numerous organizations
    • Learn more about current research and development activities in your area of expertise
    • Acquire valuable information about the challenges facing the government to align your research to meet critical government needs
    • Network with fellow professionals, including DoD/NASA program managers and decision-makers in the propulsion industry
    • Develop new business opportunities


Stay Informed

Meeting Announcements and Call for Papers are disseminated to the propulsion community approximately 6-8 months prior to the meeting. Meeting programs are primarily derived from abstracts submitted in response to the Call for Papers. Meeting invitations are typically released three months before a meeting.

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Meeting Proceedings

Proceedings from JANNAF Meetings are available via the JANNAF Digital Online Collection (JDOC) database.  In addition to proceedings, JDOC houses the entire history of the JANNAF collection with over 25,000 searchable papers, reports, standards, and manuals.  Unclassified documents are available in PDF format.  JDOC is accessible via your Secure JANNAF Portal Account.  The JDOC database is provided complimentary to all U.S. Government employees.  All non-government meeting attendees have complimentary access for a one year period with their meeting registration.  Subscriptions are available to non-government individuals and organizations.  For additional information, contact ERG customer service at 410-992-7300 or