Final Program Now Available

The September 2020 Joint Army-Navy-NASA-Air Force (JANNAF) meeting (rescheduled from May 2020) 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), will be conducted virtually via the Defense Collaboration Services (DCS) platform.


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

Attendance is restricted to invited U.S. citizens qualified to receive unclassified, limited-distribution information.

Please go to the Registration/Payment 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 - Updated 19 August 2020

Week of

Weeks before Meeting


10 Feb 2020


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

17 Aug 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.

24 Aug 2020


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

14 Sept 2020


Deadline for submission of changes to the Final Program.

14 Sept 2020


Pay registration fee and complete meeting registration form by this date to qualify for discounted Early registration fee (all attendees).
Go to Registration/Payment page for details and links.

21 Sept 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.

21 Sept 2020


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

28 Sept 2020


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

28 Sept 2020


For authors writing papers, a minimum of 24 hours is needed for ERG staff to upload your paper to the Virtual Reading Room. 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.

29 Sept 2020


Start date for Week 1 of JPM/PIB/SMBS/PEDCS/RNTS/SEPS/MSS Joint Subcommittee Meeting.

5 Oct 2020


Start date for Week 2 of JPM/PIB/SMBS/PEDCS/RNTS/SEPS/MSS Joint Subcommittee Meeting.