Meeting Invitation and Preliminary Program

Attend the December 2016 meeting to

  • Choose from 37 technical sessions with more than 200 presentations, 7 specialist sessions, 4 workshops, 10 panel meetings, three subcommittee plenary presentations or panel discussions, and more
  • Network with fellow professionals, including DoD/NASA program managers and decision-makers in the propulsion industry
  • Learn more about current research and development activities in your area of expertise
  • Develop new business opportunities
  • Future employment networking opportunities for student attendees at a discounted registration fee

The Meeting Invitation (updated 10/25/16) provides general information about the meeting, meeting location, and a detailed daily schedule of sessions, meetings, events and activities being held during the four days of the meeting. To view this public document, click on "Meeting Invitation" on the left side of this page. This document is marked unclassified-unlimited, “Approved for Public Release” (U-A).

The Final Program (pdf) (updated 10/25/16) includes the above information and also provides detailed session agendas, as well. You must have a JANNAF Secure Portal account to view this secure document. Click on "Final Program" on the left side of this page to log in or to create an account. If you do not currently have a portal account, please allow sufficient time for this process as it may take several days to complete. Note that the Preliminary Program is marked with limited-distribution notations and must be treated as such upon download or printing.


The overall security level of the meeting is Unclassified. All sessions will be held at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix in downtown Phoenix, Arizona.

Attendance is restricted to U.S. citizens qualified to receive unclassified, limited-distribution information. Please go to the Registration Page for important information regarding security, attendance requirements, and registration guidelines.


The JANNAF Interagency Propulsion Committee focuses on the technology, development, and production capabilities for all types of propulsion systems and energetics for tactical, strategic and missile defense rockets and missiles, for space boost and orbit transfer, for in-space propulsion, and for gun systems. JANNAF provides a forum for discussion of propulsion issues, challenges, and opportunities across the Military Departments, Defense Agencies and NASA. JANNAF subcommittees focus their resources on technical issues of interest to the JANNAF agencies.

Work in all areas of DoD and NASA are solicited as defined below:

6.1 Basic Research:
Systematic study directed toward greater knowledge or understanding of the fundamental aspects of phenomena and of observable facts without specific applications toward processes or products.

6.2 Applied Research:

Systematic study to gain knowledge or understanding necessary to determine the means by which a recognized and specific need may be met.

6.3 Development:

Systematic application of knowledge toward the production of useful materials, devices, and systems or methods, including design, development, and improvement of prototypes and new processes to meet specific requirements.

JANNAF accepts papers that are unclassified/unlimited and unclassified/limited for all meetings; and up to classified Secret as announced in the specific meeting’s announcement and call for papers.

Author Timeline



Weeks before Meeting


11 July 2016


Deadline to submit completed Abstract Submittal Forms.

11 July 2016


Deadline for requests for Workshops and Specialist Sessions.

22 August 2016


Acceptance/rejection letters sent to authors.

6 Sept 2016


Deadline for changes to Meeting Invitation and Preliminary Program.

27 Sept 2016


Invitation, Preliminary Program, and registration information forwarded to propulsion community.

3 Oct 2016


Deadline for award nominations.

24 Oct 2016


Deadline for submission of changes to the Final Program.

7 Nov 2016


Deadline for receipt of manuscripts and paper/presentation clearance forms.

18 Nov 2016


Deadline for reservations at Hyatt Regency Phoenix.

23 Nov 2016


Deadline for receipt of presentations.

30 Nov 2016


Deadline for completion of Registration Questionnaire.

4 Dec 2016


Deadline for reduced registration fee (complete by 11:59 p.m. EST).

5 Dec 2016


PIB/MSS/LPS/SPS Joint Subcommittee Meeting