Meeting Invitation and Preliminary Program

Coming in early March!

The May 2020 Joint Army-Navy-NASA-Air Force (JANNAF) meeting will include the Joint Meeting of the 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), and 14th Modeling and Simulation (MSS) Subcommittees; as well as the 67th JANNAF Propulsion Meeting (JPM) and meeting of the Programmatic and Industrial Base (PIB) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown.


The overall security level of the meeting is Unclassified. All sessions will be held at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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


6 Jan 2020


Extended Deadline for receipt of Abstract Submittal Forms.

6 Jan 2020


Extended Deadline to submit workshop and specialist session request forms.

3 Feb 2020


Estimated date for acceptance/rejection letters sent to authors.

10 Feb 2020


Authors begin writing paper. Factor at least 3 weeks for internal and/or customer review into your personal timeline in order to meet paper and presentation due dates.

10 Feb 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.

14 Feb 2020


Deadline for changes to Meeting Invitation and Preliminary Program.

9 March 2020


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

16 March 2020


Deadline for award nominations.

16 March 2020


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

6 April 2020


Deadline for submission of changes to the Final Program.

20 April 2020


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

27 April 2020


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

4 May 2020


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

15 May 2020


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

Deadline for completion of online Registration Form.

18 May 2020


JPM, PIB, and SMBS / PEDCS / RNTS / SEPS / MSS Joint Subcommittee Meeting begins.