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Nuclear Ballistic Missile Command and Control Technology Still a Prime Military Concern

A recent special report article in Military and Aerospace Electronics highlights the importance of the command and control electronics in the U.S. arsenal of ballistic missiles, which represent two important legs of the “nuclear triad” of bomber aircraft, ICBMs, and submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBMs).  The U.S. must have a “reliable command structure for the nuclear...... KEEP READING

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CubeSat Development

Vanderbilt researchers are launching satellites into space to test the radiation effects on electronic components in order to predict and prevent future failures of such devices. Funded by NASA, these radiation effects test bed payloads will be among the first of their kind in the United States at their scheduled launches in 2013. It’s an...... KEEP READING

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Capabilities

The engineering staff of ISDE performs design, analysis and modeling work for a varietyof space- and defense-oriented organizations. ISDE engineers help to identify radiation-related issues at the device and circuit levels, propose design solutions, and implement test plans. ISDE has an array of software tools for simulating radiation effects and designing integrated circuits, a high...... KEEP READING

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Background

The Radiation Effects Group (RER) at Vanderbilt University was established in 1987 and is the largest program of its kind in the U.S.  It is the only academic program actively involved in supporting the Department of Defense (DOD) in radiation effects for strategic applications, and one of a very few programs involved in microelectronics research...... KEEP READING

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