6 th NIAC Annual Meeting Tuesday, October 19, 2004

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1 6 th Annual Meeting of the NASA Institute for Advanced Concepts Meeting Registration due date: October 8, 2004 Hotel Registration due date: September 18, 2004 See attached: NIAC 6 th Annual Meeting Registration Information October 19-20, 2004 Grand Hyatt Seattle 721 Pine Street Seattle, Washington Hotel Registration due date: September 18, 2004 Call or ask for the NASA Institute for Advanced Concepts block of rooms NIAC Annual Meeting Contact Information: Maria Turney

2 6 th NIAC Annual Meeting Tuesday, October 19, :00am 8:30am Registration and Light Breakfast 8:30am 9:00am Welcome Robert Cassanova, NIAC Director NIAC Overview Introduction of New NIAC Phase I Fellows And NIAC Student Fellows 9:00am 10:00am Keynote Speaker Paul Spudis, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab The New Presidential Space Vision 10:00am 10:30am Break 10:30am 12:00pm NIAC Status Reports (45 minutes) Dava Newman, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Astronaut Bio-Suit System for Exploration Class Missions (45 minutes) Paul Todd, Space Hardware Optimization Technology,Inc. Robotic Lunar Ecopoiesis Test Bed 12:00pm 1:00pm Buffet Lunch 1:00pm 3:00 pm NIAC Status Reports (45 minutes) John Manobianco, ENSCO, Incorporated Global Environmental MEMS Sensors (GEMS): A Revolutionary Observing System for the 21st Century (45 minutes) Alexey Pankine, Global Aerospace Corporation Sailing the Planets: Science from Directed Aerial Robot Explorers (30 Minutes) Calvin College Team Global System for Monitoring Earth Radiation Balance 3:00pm 3:30pm Break 3:30pm 5:30pm NIAC Status Reports (45 minutes) Anthony Colozza, Ohio Aerospace Corporation Solid State Aircraft (45 minutes) Narayanan Komerath, Georgia Institute of Technology Tailored Force Fields (30 Minutes) Zach Adams, University of Washington The Origin of Life and Spaceflight Biospherics 5:30pm 7:00pm Reception, Viewing of NIAC Phase I and Student Award Posters and Tour of the Science Fiction Museum

3 8:00am Light Breakfast 8:45am 9:00am 6 th NIAC Annual Meeting Wednesday, October 20, 2004 Welcome Robert Cassanova, NIAC Director 9:00am 10:00am Keynote Speaker Robert Hoyt, Tethers Unlimited Space Tethers: Lessons for Developing Revolutionary Technologies 10:00am 10:30am Break 10:30am 12:00pm NIAC Status Reports (45 minutes) Steven Howe, Hbar Technologies, LLC Antimatter Driven Sail for Deep Space Missions (45 minutes) John Slough, University of Washington The Plasma Magnet 12:00pm 1:00pm Buffet Lunch 1:00pm 3:00pm NIAC Status Reports (45 minutes) Raymond Sedwick, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Electromagnetic Formation Flight (45 minutes) Constantinos Mavroidis, Northeastern University Bio-Nano-Machines for Space Applications (30 Minutes) Florin Mingireanu, Louisiana State University Ramjet Statoreactor 3:00pm 3:30pm Break 3:30pm 4:45pm NIAC Status Report (45 minutes) Parviz Soroushian, Technova Corporation Inherently Adaptive Structural Systems (30 Minutes) Darin Ragozzine, California Institute of Technology and Frank White, Harvard University Collectible Projectosats 4:45pm 5:15pm Open Discussion and Adjornment

4 CP Phase I Awards The following Phase I Concepts began development through a NIAC grant on October 1, Each of these investigators has a poster at the NIAC 6 th Annual Meeting. Informal discussions are encouraged with the investigators during the scheduled breaks, luncheons and the reception. J. Roger Angel, University of Arizona A Deep Field Infrared Observatory Near the Lunar Pole Ivan Bekey, Bekey Designs Incorporated Extremely Large Swarm Array of Picosats for Microwave/RF Earth Sensing, Radiometry, and Mapping Wendy F. Boss, North Carolina State University Redesigning Living Organisms to Survive on Mars Charles R. Buhler, ASRC Aerospace Corporation Analysis of a Lunar Base Electrostatic Radiation Shield Concept Webster Cash, University of Colorado New Worlds Imager Richard Fork, University of Alabama, Huntsville Efficient Direct Conversion of Sunlight to Coherent Light at High Average Power in Space. Jeffrey Hoffman, MIT Use of Superconducting Magnet Technology for Astronaut Radiation Protection Ricky J. Morgan, Morgan Optics Corporation Wide Bandwidth Deep Space Quantum Communications Jerome Pearson, Star Technology and Research, Inc. Lunar Space Elevators for Cislunar Space Development Chris Phoenix, Center for Responsible Nanotechnology Large-Product General-Purpose Design and Manufacturing Using Nanoscale Modules Robert M. Winglee, University of Washington Magnetized Beamed Plasma Propulsion (MagBeam) Craig A. Woolsey, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University A Self-Sustaining, Boundary-Layer-Adapted System for Terrain Exploration and Environmental Sampling

5 NIAC Student Visions of the Future Program (NSVFP) The following NIAC Student Fellows will be presenting posters at the 6 th Annual Meeting. Informal discussions are encouraged with the investigators and their academic advisors during the scheduled breaks, luncheons and the reception. Andrew Bingham, Clarkson University Deployment of an Interstellar Electromagnetic Acceleration System Xiadong Liu, Yu Liang, QiChang Liang, Michigan State University Propulsion by the Recoil of the Field Momentum Chris Malow, University of Virginia and Danielle Adams, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Humanitarian Systems Enabled by Space Solar Power Hunter Marks, Louisiana State University Towards a Decision Support System for Selecting a Landing Site on Mars Tommy Sebastian, North Carolina State University Lunar Scout Vehicle - A Novel Long-Range Lunar Rover Neil Toronto, Brigham Young University Creative Autonomous Vehicles

6 NIAC 6 th Annual Meeting Registration and Accommodations Information General Information The Annual Meeting will be held on October 19-20, 2004 at the Grand Hyatt Seattle in Seattle, Washington. In order to attend, NIAC must receive a completed registration form by October 8, There is no fee to attend this meeting but you must register in order to attend. Registration Registration may be accomplished electronically (preferred) or by mail. To register electronically, click: To register by mail, download, print and fill out the registration form and mail to NIAC to arrive on or before October 8, NASA Institute for Advanced Concepts 75 Fifth Street NW Suite 318 Atlanta, Georgia Meeting Location and Accomodations: The Grand Hyatt Seattle Hotel, 721 Pine Street, Seattle, Washington is our hotel for the meeting and our lodging. Our meeting room is the Eliza Anderson Amphitheater that is on the first floor of the hotel. The Grand Hyatt Seattle Hotel has placed a block of rooms on reserve for the NIAC 6 th Annual meeting. We urge all attendees to stay at the meeting hotel and to take advantage of the outstanding hotel facilities and convenient location. The block of rooms will be released on September 18, 2004; consequently, please make your room accommodations before that date. The rooms are reserved for the government rate of Single Occupancy: $ Double Occupancy: $ Triple Occupancy: $ Quadruple Occupancy: $ When you call the hotel at [ ] or [ ] ask for the NASA Institute for Advanced Concepts block in order to get the rate. The hotel s web page is:

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