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Space Navigation Workshop (NASA), Feb 2017, DC

NASA’s Space Communications and Navigation (SCaN) program will hold a workshop on February 16-17, 2017 at NASA Headquarters in Washington, DC on “Emerging Technologies for Autonomous Space Navigation.”    The workshop is on February 16 and optional one-on-one meetings with industry participants are on February 17.

NASA is soliciting information from all interested U.S. private sector enterprises only.

Reservations are required for the one-on-one meetings by 5:00 pm ET February 8.  Contact James J. Miller at jj.miller@nasa.gov.

More information is in the Federal Register notice, which is reproduced below:

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION  [Notice: (17-002)]   Notice of Intent To Hold Space Navigation Workshop and Request  for Information  AGENCY: National Aeronautics and Space Administration.  ACTION: Request for Information or Sources Sought Notice.  -----------------------------------------------------------------------  SUMMARY: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Space  Communication and Navigations (SCaN) Program announces a Workshop on  Emerging Technologies for Autonomous Space Navigation to inform  industry on evolving positioning, navigation and timing (PNT)  technologies and techniques being developed to enhance the operational  efficiency and flexibility of future missions. The ``Nav Workshop''  will include optional one-on-one discussions with industry participants  on a space-available basis Friday, February 17, 2017. NASA is  soliciting information from all interested U.S. private sector  enterprises only.  DATES: The Space Navigation Workshop, Thursday, February 16, 2017, and  the One-on-One Meetings, Friday, February 17, 2017.  ADDRESSES: NASA Headquarters Auditorium (west lobby) 300 E Street SW.,  Washington, DC 20546.  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: U.S. participants will register/sign- in for the Navigation Workshop at the door on February 16. To RSVP for  the follow-on One-on-One Meetings scheduled for February 17, please  RSVP to James J.  [[Page 8545]]  Miller by February 8 at jj.miller@nasa.gov or 202-358-4417.     Reservations must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. EST on  Wednesday, February 8, 2017. A confirmation email will be sent to  acknowledge your requested participation. Companies will be notified on  or before Friday, February 10, 2017, of their assigned One-on-One  meeting time.  SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This announcement is a Request for  Information (RFI) or Sources Sought Notice and is limited to U.S.  citizens or residents. This synopsis is for information and planning  purposes and does NOT constitute a Request for Proposal (RFP). Requests  for a solicitation will not receive a response. No reimbursement will  be made for any costs associated with providing information in response  to this announcement or any follow-up information requested. No basis  for claim against the Government shall arise as a result of a response  to this announcement or Government use of any information provided.  This announcement does not restrict the Government's right to consider  acquisition strategies as deemed appropriate.     The Nav Workshop will allow industry to gain a better understanding  of space navigation technologies and techniques that NASA is investing  in to better enable space missions in near Earth, cis-Lunar space, and  deep space domains. It will also allow industry to better align their  navigation research and development efforts with NASA's Architecture  Roadmaps now under development. The follow-on one-on-one meetings are  intended to provide a forum for industry to share their ideas with  NASA, for NASA to understand the scope of space navigation technologies  being developed in the commercial sector, and for both NASA and  industry to assess areas for potential collaboration regarding  navigation technology development efforts that have the potential to  serve national needs. NASA is therefore seeking broad information about  systems previously flown, systems currently in development--including  for other non-NASA missions--and future technologies that are relevant  to space navigation and space-based PNT.     Navigation topics to be discussed during the Nav Workshop include:      Emerging Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS)  applications, including the development and use of GNSS in high  altitude applications in the Space Service Volume (SSV), protecting and  enhancing the GPS SSV, developing a multi-GNSS SSV, NASA's current and  future missions employing GNSS in the SSV, and GNSS receiver  developments within NASA.      Emerging Navigation technologies, including PNT  capabilities envisioned for the Next Generation Broadcast Service  (NGBS), innovative timing system developments and techniques such as  the Deep Space Atomic Clock (DSAC), optical navigation capabilities and  techniques that support rendezvous, landing on objects (near Earth or  solar system objects) or docking to vehicles, and navigation & PNT  capabilities supporting proximity operations, satellite servicing, and  formation flying.      Other advanced topics to be addressed include the use of  optimetrics from laser communications systems to support precise PNT  solutions, on-board navigation software and filters, such as the  Goddard Enhanced Onboard Navigation System (GEONS), and X-ray  Navigation capabilities and techniques.     The agenda for the Nav Workshop and Industry Meetings is as  follows:  Tentative Space Navigation Workshop Agenda (Thursday, February 16,  2017)  8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., Networking Opportunity 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Introductions & Emerging GNSS Applications 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Lunch Break 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Next-Generation Developing Technologies 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Game-Changing Initiatives 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Wrap-Up 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Networking Opportunity  One-on-One Industry Meetings With NASA (Friday, February 17, 2017)  9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., 45 minute information-exchange/discussion      To RSVP for the February 16 workshop and follow-on One-on-One  Meetings scheduled for February 17, please RSVP to James J. Miller by  February 8 at jj.miller@nasa.gov or 202-358-4417.     Attendance limitations: The Navigation Workshop and One-on-One  Meeting attendees is strictly limited to four (4) persons per company.  One-on-One Meeting Description      To facilitate interactive communication with industry, NASA SCaN  representatives will be available for One-on-One meetings to exchange  ideas on areas of synergy and potential collaboration. NASA will hold  One-on-One meetings with industry on Friday, February 17, 2016, from  9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST, to discuss Space Navigation technologies  and techniques as related to Nav Workshop presentations. The meetings  will be held with interested parties at scheduled times provided in  response to the RSVP on a space available basis. NASA will attempt to  prioritize non-local companies with One-on-One meeting times.     The One-on-One meetings are intended to be private question-and- answer and information-gathering sessions based on industry  developments that align with NASA investments for enhanced autonomous  space navigation capabilities. Industry presentation packages are  acceptable and will be held in accordance with any proprietary or  business confidential markings as annotated on the chart package.  Meetings will not exceed 45 minutes in length. One appointment per hour  will be scheduled. Additional separate meetings can be scheduled later  if demand exceeds capacity.     No recording devices are permitted during the Workshop and One-on- One meetings.  Cheryl E. Parker, Federal Register Liaison Officer.  Space Navigation Workshop Registration and Industry ``One-on-One'' RSVP  Form  1. Full Name: 2. Title: 3. Organization Name: 4. Email address: 5. Phone Number: 6. Company's Primary Point of Contact for interactions with NASA on  Navigation Workshop (Please provide full name): 7. Company's Point of Contact Email address: 8. Company's Point of Contact Phone Number: 9. Are you interested in participating in the Space Navigation Workshop  ``One-on-One''? yes/no 10. If yes, please provide the full Names of the representatives  attending (4 or less): 11. Interested and local/Interested and from out of town/Not interested  [FR Doc. 2017-01711 Filed 1-25-17; 8:45 am]  BILLING CODE 7510-13-P



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