IAPG Mechanical Working Group Meeting 2018

May 1, 2018 - May 3, 2018

The Interagency Advanced Power Group (IAPG) Mechanical Working Group (MWG) meeting is scheduled for May 1-3, 2018, at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Philadelphia Division (NSWCPD) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Meeting Goals

The IAPG strives to share information and increase effectiveness of the interagency R&D programs in a wide realm of Advanced Power. Each year, the MWG meeting provides a forum for a cross-cutting review of current government research activities across the interest of MWG participants within the IAPG member agencies (Army, Navy, Air Force, DOE, and NASA).

Meeting Venue

Naval Surface Warfare Center Philadelphia Division
1000 Kitty Hawk Avenue, Building 77L
Philadelphia, PA 19112

The meeting will be held in the Melville Room of Building 77L.

Meeting Attendees – Please Review Carefully

Attendance at the Mechanical Working Group Meeting is limited to U.S. citizens only.

There will be a government-only session held May 1-2, 2018.  This session, is open to:

  1. Government employees, includes Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) assignees.

There will be a technical session held Thursday, May 3, 2018. This session is open to:

  1. Government employees, includes Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) assignees.
  2. On-site contractors at a government operated laboratory working under NDA. Employer is precluded from competing for open R&D solicitation (captive).
  3. Employees of federally funded R&D centers (FFRDCs). This only includes employees of the FFRDC, not the administering entity. View the master list of FFRDCs.
  4. Government contractors – those currently holding grants or contracts with a U.S. government agency. This would include academic institutions, as well as both on-site and off-site performers.

Meeting Registration

All presenters, as well as meeting attendees, are required to register for the meeting. No walk-in/day-of meeting registrations will be permitted. The deadline for registration is April 17, 2018.

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Overall Agenda

While the agenda is preliminary and subject to change, the MWG leaders have planned the following overall agenda:

Tuesday, May 1, 20180800 – 1630MWG Government-only Session
Wednesday, May 2, 20180800 – 1230Conclusion of MWG Government-only Session (a.m.)
1400 – 1630NSWC Facility Tours (p.m.) – open per guidance above
Thursday, May 3, 20180800 – 1700MWG Technical Session – open per guidance above

Meeting organizers are planning presentations for both sessions. We encourage you to add this meeting to your travel calendar and forward this announcement along to other interested colleagues and managers.

Facility Tours

Tours of NSWC are being planned for the afternoon of Wednesday, May 2, 2018. Tours are open to all MWG Meeting attendees.

Visitor Requests

Those who are able to submit a visit certification via JPAS may do so using NSWC Philadelphia Division SMO Code: 64498. The POC is Steven Miller (215) 897-7593 steven.p.miller3@navy.mil.

Those who do NOT have access to JPAS may submit a visit request on company letterhead no later than April 17, 2018. Please contact Renee O’Brokta for additional instructions.

Visitor Access/Badging

MWG Meeting attendees will enter NSWC through the Philadelphia Navy Yard’s main/front gate by following Broad Street South. Visitors may pick up their badges at the IAPG registration desk located outside the Melville Room in Building 77L.

See NSWC Visitor’s Guide below for maps and driving directions.


Below is a listing of hotels in close proximity to the NSWCPD. The NSWC Visitor’s Guide below offers additional lodging options.

Courtyard Philadelphia South at the Navy Yard
1001 Intrepid Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19112
(215) 644-9200
Located on-site at NSWCPD

Holiday Inn Philadelphia-Stadium
900 Packer Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19148
(215) 755-9500
2.1 miles from NSWC

Driving Directions/Map

The following provides detailed driving directions from Philadelphia International Airport (PHL).

Food Accommodations

While there is no registration fee, $21.00 per person, per day, will be collected through the online registration process to cover beverages, lunch, and snacks provided throughout the meeting.

It is imperative we have actual numbers for the meal count as the number provided to the caterer is what we are held accountable for.  If your attendance plans change, please contact Renee O’Brokta to cancel your registration so we may avoid unnecessary charges.  The deadline for cancellation is April 24, 2018.  Refunds cannot be issued after this date.

Additional Contact Information

If you know of a presentation that might be of interest to the MWG community, please contact one of the following MWG Leaders:

Selma Matthews, Chair
(703) 704-3377

Andy Williams, Vice Chair
AFRL, Kirtland Air Force Base
(505) 846-0396