Tuesday, March 27

8:25        Introduction and Welcome                 Jay Falker, NIAC Program Executive

8:40        NIAC Overview                                    Jay Falker, NIAC Program Executive

9:00        Keynote Address                                 Gentry Lee, NASA JPL
“Innovation and Infusion in a Structured World”     
10:00     Break

10:20     Grover Swartzlander, Rochester Institute of Technology

                Steering of Solar Sails Using Optical Lift Force

10:45     John Mankins, Artemis Innovation Management Solutions

                SPS-ALPHA: The First Practical Solar Power Satellite via Arbitrarily Large PHased Array

11:10     Michael Paul, Pennsylvania State University

                Non-Radioisotope Power Systems For Sunless Solar System Exploration Missions

11:35     Lunch

1:00        Kurt Hohman, Busek Co. Inc.

                Atmospheric Breathing Electric Thruster for Planetary Exploration

1:25        Steven Howe, Universities Space Research Association

                Economical Radioisotope Power

1:50        Daniel Gregory, Raytheon BBN Technologies

                Space Debris Elimination (SpaDE)

2:15        Bong Wie, Iowa State University

                Optimal Dispersion of Near-Earth Objects
2:40        Break

3:00        Isaac Silvera, Harvard University

                Metallic Hydrogen: A Game Changing Rocket Propellant

3:25        James Gilland, Ohio Aerospace Institute

                The Potential for Ambient Plasma Wave Propulsion

3:50        John Slough, MSNW LLC

                Nuclear Propulsion Through Direct Conversion of Fusion Energy

4:15        Alfonso Tarditi, University of Houston at Clear Lake

                Aneutronic Fusion Spacecraft Architecture

4:40        Robert Werka, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center

Proposal for a Concept Assessment of a Fission Fragment Rocket Engine (FFRE) Propelled Spacecraft

5:05        Adjourn


Wednesday, March 28


8:25        Introduction and Welcome                                    Jay Falker, NIAC Program Executive

8:40        NIAC Program Plans                                            Jay Falker, NIAC Program Executive

9:00        Keynote Address                                                    David Brin, Futures Unlimited
“Looking Upward - The Most Human Trait”  
10:00     Break

10:20     Scott Ferguson, North Carolina State University

Enabling All-Access Mobility for Planetary Exploration Vehicles via Transformative Reconfiguration

10:45     Marco Pavone, Stanford University

                Spacecraft/Rover Hybrids for the Exploration of Small Solar System Bodies

11:10     Gregory Scott, Naval Research Laboratory

                Low Power Microrobotics Utilizing Biologically Inspired Energy Generation

11:35     Lunch

1:00        Kendra Short, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

                Printable Spacecraft

1:25        Robert Staehle, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

                Interplanetary CubeSats: Opening the Solar System to a Broad Community at Lower Cost

1:50        Paul Stysley, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Laser-Based Optical Trap for Remote Sampling of Interplanetary and Atmospheric Particulate Matter

2:15        William (Red) Whittaker, Astrobotic Technology Inc.

                Technologies Enabling Exploration of Skylights, Lava Tubes and Caves
2:40        Break

3:00        Paul Kwiat, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Entanglement-assisted Communication System for NASA's Deep-Space Missions: Feasibility Test and Conceptual Design

3:25        Dmitry Strekalov, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

                Ghost Imaging of Space Objects

3:50        David Miller, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

High-Temperature Superconductors as Electromagnetic Deployment and Support Structures in Spacecraft

4:15        Joe Ritter, University of Hawaii

                Ultra-Light “Photonic Muscle” Space Structures

4:40        Laurent Sibille, NASA Kennedy Space Center

In-Space Propulsion Engine Architecture based on Sublimation of Planetary Resources: from Exploration Robots to NEO Mitigation

5:05        Adjourn

Thursday, March 29

8:25        Introduction and Welcome                               Jay Falker, NIAC Program Executive

8:35        Sheila Thibeault, NASA Langley Research Center

Radiation Shielding Materials Containing Hydrogen, Boron, and Nitrogen: Systematic Computational and Experimental Study

9:00        Ram Tripathi, NASA Langley Research Center

Meeting the Grand Challenge of Protecting Astronaut's Health: Electrostatic Active Space Radiation Shielding for Deep Space Missions

9:25        Shayne Westover, NASA Johnson Space Center

                Radiation Protection and Architecture Utilizing High Temperature Superconducting Magnets
9:50        Break

10:10     Michael Hogue, NASA Kennedy Space Center

Regolith Derived Heat Shield for a Planetary Body Entry and Descent System with In-Situ Fabrication

10:35     Behrokh Khoshnevis, University of Southern California

                Contour Crafting Simulation Plan for Lunar Settlement Infrastructure Build-Up

11:00     Kevin Duda, The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory

                Variable Vector Countermeasure Suit (V2Suit) for Space Habitation and Exploration

11:25     Phase II Proposal Q and A                                  Jay Falker, NIAC Program Executive

11:45     Symposium Wrap-up and Summary                Jay Falker, NIAC Program Executive

12:00     Adjourn