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October, 2013

Doug Sheldon and Shri Agarwal Were Invited Speakers at the 26th Microelectronics Workshop Sponsored by the Japanese Space Agency

October 30th, 2013

Doug Sheldon and Shri Agarwal were invited speakers at the 26th Microelectronics Workshop sponsored by the Japanese Space agency, JAXA.  The theme of the meeting was “Space Component Strategies in the Globalization of Space Development” and was held at the Tsukuba International Congress Center in Tsukuba, Japan.  Over 260 attendees were there representing US, European […]

Mark White and Carlos Abesamis Attended the Space Program Mission Assurance Improvement Working Group Meeting on Counterfeit Parts at Aerospace Corp in El Segundo

October 25th, 2013

Mark White (514) and Carlos Abesamis (512) attended the Space Program Mission Assurance Improvement Working Group (MAIW) meeting on Counterfeit Parts  at Aerospace Corp in El Segundo, representing NASA/JPL.  The MAIW was created to explore gaps in common industry guidelines and to identify and develop best practices and common approaches to mitigate the risks of […]

Doug Sheldon, Farokh Irom and Karl Strauss Attended a Meeting at APL Regarding Radiation Resting on Non-volatile Memories

October 21st, 2013

In support of the Europa project, Doug Sheldon, Farokh Irom and Karl Strauss attending a meeting at APL regarding radiation testing on non-volatile memories.  NAND flash devices were the main technology discussed along with future characterization plans.  Accurate measurement of NAND bit error rates as a function of radiation and reliability stress will be an […]

Dr. Steven M. Guertin and Mehran Amrbar Participated in Final Testing and Integration Activities for Software for Detection of SEEs on the SpaceMicro Proton 400k-L Space Computer on the ISS

October 8th, 2013

Dr. Steven M. Guertin and Mehran Amrbar participated in final testing and integration activities for software to be used in flight for detection of SEEs on the SpaceMicro Proton 400k-L space computer on the ISS.  Test efforts included final proton beam verification of software SEE detection on 9/17/2013, and on-site support of integration activities (9/6-9/27/2013) […]

Tim Larson, Rob Menke, Doug Sheldon and Shri Agarwal Attended a Workshop on Class D Missions and CubeSats at Goddard Space Flight Center

October 8th, 2013

Tim Larson, Rob Menke, Doug Sheldon and Shri Agarwal attended a workshop on Class D missions and CubeSats at Goddard Space Flight Center.  The workshop addressed electronic parts issues and the associated programmatic risks for Class D and CubeSat missions. Various talks were given to present current approaches for managing electronic parts related assurance activities […]