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NASA Sets Coverage Schedule for CubeSat Launch Events

Oct. 2, 2015 15-030AM NASA Sets Coverage Schedule for CubeSat Launch Events Thirteen NASA and National Reconnaissance Office (NRO)-sponsored CubeSats are scheduled to launch aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket Thursday, Oct. 8, from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Prelaunch media briefings and launch commentary coverage will be carried live on NASA...... KEEP READING

Posted on Monday, October 5th, 2015 in Events, News, Related News | Tags: , , Comments Off on NASA Sets Coverage Schedule for CubeSat Launch Events


After Fukushima, Vanderbilt researchers study radiation’s effects on robots

Original article source Robots simulating radiation damage (left) and normal function (right). After the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant disaster, investigators used robots to determine the extent of the damage and begin cleaning up. The question is how well robots can stand up to that sort of radiation and whether the humans using them can count on...... KEEP READING

Posted on Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 in News, Related News | Tags: , , , , Comments Off on After Fukushima, Vanderbilt researchers study radiation’s effects on robots


Large University, Industry Team Analyzes Single Electron That Can Zap Technology

Original Article Source Paper first-authored by engineering graduate student wins IEEE Outstanding Conference Paper Award As phones and other electronics shrink in size, they’ve grown in capabilities and ubiquitousness. But, as semiconductors – the omnipresent and indispensable building blocks of the electronics and computer industries – get to the 28 to 45 nanometer feature size...... KEEP READING

Posted on Thursday, January 16th, 2014 in News, Related News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments Off on Large University, Industry Team Analyzes Single Electron That Can Zap Technology


Solar Flares, Muons and Microelectronics – What’s the Connection?

Original Article Source This week has seen an intense period of activity from the Sun, with four colossal solar flares in 24 hours. Here on Earth, such spectacular solar displays seem far enough away but in fact these extra-terrestrial events are a cause for concern in our modern digital world. Of concern are so called...... KEEP READING

Posted on Thursday, May 23rd, 2013 in Events, News | Tags: , , , , , , , Comments Off on Solar Flares, Muons and Microelectronics – What’s the Connection?


NASA Announces Fourth Round of CubeSat Space Mission Candidates

RELEASE: 13-064 NASA ANNOUNCES FOURTH ROUND OF CUBESAT SPACE MISSION CANDIDATES WASHINGTON — NASA has selected 24 small satellites to fly as auxiliary payloads aboard rockets planned to launch in 2014, 2015 and 2016. The proposed CubeSats come from universities across the country, a Florida high school, several non-profit organizations and NASA field centers. CubeSats belong to a class...... KEEP READING

Posted on Wednesday, February 27th, 2013 in News | Tags: , , , , , , Comments Off on NASA Announces Fourth Round of CubeSat Space Mission Candidates


Technology Scaling and Soft Error Reliability – IRPS 2012 Invited Talk by Dr. Lloyd Massengill

Dr.  Lloyd Massengill, Director of Engineering at the Institute for Space and Defense Electronics (ISDE), will be giving an invited talk on Technology Scaling and Soft Error Reliability at the 2012 IEEE International Reliability Physics Symposium.  The paper discusses several attributes of integrated circuit scaling in relation to radiation soft error failure modes and vulnerability. The influence of ionizing...... KEEP READING

Posted on Thursday, April 12th, 2012 in News | Tags: , , , , , , Comments Off on Technology Scaling and Soft Error Reliability – IRPS 2012 Invited Talk by Dr. Lloyd Massengill


US Navy Test Fires Trident II D5 Missile

Original Source: Naval Technology Article – US Navy Test Fires Trident II D5 Missile US Navy Test Fires Trident II D5 Missile The US Navy’s fleet ballistic missile submarine, USS Tennessee (SSBN 734), has successfully launched the Lockheed Martin-developed Trident II D5 test missile in the Atlantic Ocean. The unarmed missile was launched as a...... KEEP READING

Posted on Wednesday, March 21st, 2012 in News, Related News | Tags: , , , Comments Off on US Navy Test Fires Trident II D5 Missile


Resisting Radiation

Article on radiation effects published Fall of 2009 in Vanderbilt’s Engineering Magazine. Resisting Radiation As electronics advance, so do radiation effects and reliability research. By JoAnne Lamphere Beckham, BA’62 How do you design a sunscreen for a computer chip? For that matter, why would you need to? Lloyd Massengill, professor of electrical engineering and computer...... KEEP READING

Posted on Tuesday, September 1st, 2009 in News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , Comments Off on Resisting Radiation


VU Space-Defense Institute Growing on Music Row

Original Source Article – Venture Nashville Connections VU Space-Defense Institute Growing on Music Row By: By Milt Capps Posted: Monday, July 6, 2009 8:22 am Vanderbilt University’s Institute for Space and Defense Electronics anticipates further growth after its impending relocation to Music Row. ISDE Director Ron Schrimpf, Ph.D. (at right), told VNC in a recent interview that...... KEEP READING

Posted on Monday, July 6th, 2009 in News | Tags: , , , Comments Off on VU Space-Defense Institute Growing on Music Row