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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


EE Grad’s Cyborg Glove Wins Y Combinator’s First-Ever Hardware Hackathon in Silicon Valley

Original Article Source While the hackathon trend may be aging, Y Combinator – a well-known Silicon Valley incubator – freshened the concept by hosting a 12-hour “hardware” hackathon in late February at its headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. Jack Minardi, a 2012 electrical engineering graduate, led a six-person team to victory in under 10 hours...... KEEP READING

Posted on Tuesday, April 9th, 2013 in Related News | Tags: , , , , Comments Off on EE Grad’s Cyborg Glove Wins Y Combinator’s First-Ever Hardware Hackathon in Silicon Valley


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


Galloway is President-Elect of the American Society for Engineering Education

Original Article Source Kenneth F. Galloway has been elected to serve as president-elect of the American Society for Engineering Education.  Galloway is dean of the School of Engineering and professor of electrical engineering. He will become president-elect at the 2012 Annual Conference June 10-13 in San Antonio, Texas, and will assume the presidency in June...... KEEP READING

Posted on Tuesday, April 10th, 2012 in Related News | Tags: , , , , Comments Off on Galloway is President-Elect of the American Society for Engineering Education


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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Did Bad Memory Chips Down Russia’s Mars Probe?

http://spectrum.ieee.org/aerospace/space-flight/did-bad-memory-chips-down-russias-mars-probe... KEEP READING

Posted on Thursday, February 23rd, 2012 in Related News | Tags: , , , Comments Off on Did Bad Memory Chips Down Russia’s Mars Probe?


Ron Schrimpf

Ron Schrimpf is a Professor of Electrical Engineering at Vanderbilt University , where his research activities focus on microelectronics and semiconductor devices. In particular, he has a very active research program dealing with the effects of radiation on semiconductor devices and integrated circuits. The Radiation Effects Research Group at Vanderbilt is the largest of its...... KEEP READING

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Test Capabilities

ISDE has an extensive suite of test and characterization equipment for radiation-effects analysis, including an ARACOR 10-keV x-ray irradiator, two Cs-137 isotopic irradiators and 2-MeV proton source. ISDE team members have extensive experience conducting single-event tests at facilities including Brookhaven National Laboratory, Michigan State University, Texas A&M, Berkeley Laboratory and Indiana University. An array of...... KEEP READING

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