Meeting Invitation and Preliminary Program

The December 2019 Joint Army-Navy-NASA-Air Force (JANNAF) meeting will include the Joint Meeting of the 13th Modeling & Simulation (MSS), 11th Liquid Propulsion (LPS), and 10th Spacecraft Propulsion (SPS) Subcommittees; and meeting of the Programmatic and Industrial Base (PIB). This meeting will be held Monday through Friday, 9 - 13 December 2019, in Tampa, Florida at the Hilton Tampa Downtown.

Attend the December 2019 meeting to

  • Choose from 33 technical sessions, 6 specialist sessions, 5 workshops, and 3 subcommittee plenary sessions, encompassing more than 200 presentations, plus 11 panel, 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 provides general information about the meeting, meeting location, and a detailed daily schedule of sessions, meetings, events and activities being held during the five 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) is now available and includes program highlights, detailed session agendas, as well as the daily schedule-at-a-glance.

You must have a JANNAF Secure Portal account to view this secure document. Click on "Final Program" on the left side of this page or above 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 Final 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 Hilton Tampa Downtown in Tampa, Florida.

Attendance is restricted to invited 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 Secret as announced in the specific meeting’s announcement and call for papers.

Attendee Timeline

Week of

Weeks before Meeting


16 Sep 2019


Invitation, Preliminary Program, and registration instructions posted online.

7 Oct 2019


Deadline for award nominations.

7 Oct 2019


Due date for Student papers being considered for Best Student Paper award.

28 Oct 2019


Deadline for submission of changes to the Final Program.

12 Nov 2019 *


Paper and Paper/Presentation Clearance Forms due. Author must have active Portal account to upload.

18 Nov 2019


Last day to make JANNAF discounted rate reservations at Hilton Tampa Downtown.
NOTE: JANNAF discounted rooms could sell out earlier than this date

25 Nov 2019


Presentations due. Author must have an active JANNAF Portal account to upload.

6 Dec 2019


Pay by this date to qualify for discounted meeting registration fee (all attendees).

Deadline for completion of online Registration Form.

9 Dec 2019


MSS / LPS / SPS Joint Subcommittee Meeting & PIB Meeting begins.

* Monday, 11 November is a Federal holiday. Therefore, deadlines have shifted by one day as indicated.