Second Workshop on Arc Jet Technology

McMurtry Auditorium (Duncan Hall DH 1055), Rice University, Houston, TX
July 16th-20th, 2007

Disclosure of Workshop Information: Information to be presented, distributed, discussed, or otherwise disclosed at this workshop is subject to the United States export control laws and regulations. Any disclosure to any “foreign person”, as defined in the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) – which in certain circumstances can include U. S. citizens as “foreign persons” – requires prior U. S. Government authorization in accordance with the ITAR. Questions regarding disclosure of workshop materials or related information (including software) to foreign persons should be directed to:

by phone at (202) 663-1282, or by e-mail at However, to simplify registration activities and to simplify distribution, discussion, and disclosure of the information presented at this workshop, attendees to the workshop must be U. S. Citizens or have a green card.


You must register online at and pay a nominal fee.


Thirty rooms have been reserved at a true government rate at the Best Western in the Med Center. It's within "easy walking distance" of McMurty Hall. Buses will provide early morning travel from the Med Center to the workshop site. Starting within fifteen minutes of the close of the day's sessions, buses will return our visitors to the Med Center. Thus, you won't need to find a parking place on campus or the money to pay for campus parking. The decision about having a car in the first place depends on what you plan to do while in town.

To book one of the rooms reserved for this conference at a discount rate, call the number below and mention that you will be booking under the group code "Arc Jet."

Best Western Plaza Hotel & Suites at the Medical Center
6700 Main Street
Houston, TX 77030
Phone: (713) 522-2811
Fax: (713) 522-2607
Toll Free: 1-800-780-7234

Tentative Schedule

Monday and Friday are travel days. A typical schedule for Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday would be:

7:30Catered breakfast/get organized
8:30Welcome/administrative details
9:00First morning session
10:15Snack break/informal conversations
10:40Second morning session
12:00Catered lunch
1:00First afternoon session
2:30Snack break/informal conversations
3:00Second afternoon session
4:30End of Technical Day
Social Evening

Tuesday evening's social activities center around a Texas BBQ. We're looking for input from you for other evenings. We're also looking for ideas for the technical presentations. Are there people you've always wanted to hear? Are there facilities, programs, etc., that you would like to hear about? Volunteers are welcome. Give a pitch on your organization capabilities. The Workshop is ITAR: open only to U. S. citizens and green card holders. A tour of the Space Center on Thursday afternoon for those of you leaving on Friday is possible.



Last updated 4 May 2007