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Meeting Invitation and Final Program

The December 2020 Joint Army-Navy-NASA-Air Force (JANNAF) meeting will include Joint Meeting of the 50th Combustion (CS), 38th Airbreathing Propulsion (APS), 38th Exhaust Plume and Signatures (EPSS), and 32nd Energetic Systems Hazards (ESHS) Subcommittees and the Programmatic and Industrial Base (PIB) meeting.

Adapted to a virtual format due to ongoing uncertainty related to the COVID-19 pandemic, this meeting will be held Monday through Friday, 7 - 11 December 2020, and Monday through Thursday, 14 -17 December 2020. This virtual meeting will include unclassified sessions only. Plans are still being evaluated for the conduct of classified sessions.

The Final Program (pdf) is now available and includes program highlights, detailed session agendas, as well as the daily schedule-at-a-glance.


The overall security level of the meeting is Unclassified. All sessions will be held virtually via the Defense Collaboration Services (DCS) web-based platform, version 2.2.

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


Weeks before Meeting


5 Oct 2020


Estimated date for acceptance/rejection letters sent to authors.

12 Oct 2020


Deadline for changes to Meeting Invitation and Preliminary Program.

12 Oct 2020


Authors begin preparing presentation, and writing paper if applicable. Factor at least 3 weeks for internal and/or customer review into your personal timeline in order to meet presentation and paper due dates.
Note: Papers are not required for this meeting but are welcome and encouraged and will be published in JDOC.

12 Oct 2020


Make sure your JANNAF Portal account is active and you can log in. Don't have one? Apply now. A Portal account is required to view Preliminary Program and to Register for the meeting.

26 Oct 2020


Meeting Invitation, Preliminary Program, registration instructions, and technology guidelines posted online.

9 Nov 2020


Deadline for award nominations.

9 Nov 2020


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

16 Nov 2020


Join a DCS Testing Session to ensure your computer and audio are properly configured for successful login and participation in the virtual JANNAF sessions. Other DCS Testing options offered week of 23 Nov and week of 30 Nov. See Virtual Platform/Technology page for details.

23 Nov 2020


Deadline for submission of changes to the Final Program.

23 Nov 2020


Deadline for completion of online Registration Form (all attendees).
Deadline to pay Registration Fee to qualify for Early discounted rate (all attendees).

30 Nov 2020


Week 1 Presentations and Publication Clearance Forms due. FIRM deadline. Author must have an active JANNAF Portal account to upload.

4 Dec 2020
For authors writing papers, a minimum of 1 business day is needed for ERG staff to upload your paper to the Virtual Reading Room (Distribution Statemetn A and C papers only). Please plan accordingly and time your submission so that attendees will have the maximum amount of time to read your paper during the meeting. Author must have active Portal account to upload.

7 Dec 2020


Week 2 Presentations and Publication Clearance Forms due. FIRM deadline. Author must have an active JANNAF Portal account to upload.

7 Dec 2020


Start date for Week 1 of CS / APS / EPSS / ESHS Joint Subcommittee Meeting and PIB Meeting.

14 Dec 2020


Start date for Week 2 of CS / APS / EPSS / ESHS Joint Subcommittee Meeting and PIB Meeting.