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Dr. Jean Yang-Scharlotta Presented at the 2013 IEEE International Integrated Reliability Workshop (IIRW)

November 5th, 2014

Dr. Jean Yang-Scharlotta attended the  2013 IEEE International Integrated Reliability Workshop (IIRW) at Fallen Leaf Lake California where she showed results from the resistive memory study entitled “Reliablity Characterization of a Commerical TaOx-based ReRAM.  The refereed paper was co-authored by Mark White, Doug Sheldon, Megan Fazio and Mehran Ambar, and will be available for download […]

Karl Strauss Attended the SAE Aerospace Systems and Technology Conference and Presented his Research Findings into the Risk of Using Devices that Have Been in Long-Term Storage

October 10th, 2014

Karl Strauss (Electronic Parts Engineering) attended the SAE Aerospace Systems and Technology Conference in Cincinnati and presented his research findings into the risk of using devices that have been in Long-Term Storage. This talk, part of the Obsolescence Management track, was prominently featured on the conference main web page and has been nominated for “Best […]

Cheryl Asbury Investigated a Laser Failure on the Tropospheric Emission Spectrometer (TES)

August 5th, 2014

Cheryl Asbury, 5141 Photonics Specialist and Cognizant Engineer for the reference laser on the Tropospheric Emission Spectrometer (TES), was called upon by the TES Instrument Operations Team to investigate an apparent failure of Laser A just shy of the 10th anniversary of the TES launch aboard the AURA spacecraft – launched into the “A-train” of […]

The 5th NASA Electronic Parts and Packaging (NEPP) Electronics Technology Workshop (ETW)

June 24th, 2014

The 5th NASA Electronic Parts and Packaging (NEPP) Electronics Technology Workshop (ETW) was held at Goddard Space Flight Center from June 17th through June 19th.  Many of the PI’s for NEPP sponsored tasks are from Section 514.  NEPP sponsorship at JPL is through Chuck Barnes in Section 502 (Assurance Technology Program Office).  Farokh Irom, Steve McClure, Leif […]

Megan Fazio, Kristen MacNeal, and James Skinner Were Members of the Organizing Committee for the 2014 Interplanetary Small Satellite Conference

May 12th, 2014

Megan Fazio, Kristen MacNeal, and James Skinner (Parts Engineering & Reliability) were members of the organizing committee for the 2014 Interplanetary Small Satellite Conference held at Caltech on April 28-29.  The conference is designed to promote an interdisciplinary understanding of exploration by small spacecraft and interplanetary systems, including novel science and technology, and their applications […]

Megan Fazio and Kristen MacNeal Attended the 11th Annual CubeSat Developers Workshop at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

May 12th, 2014

Megan Fazio and Kristen MacNeal (Parts Engineering & Reliability) attended the 11th Annual CubeSat Developers Workshop on April 23-25 at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.  The conference featured talks by CubeSat developers from academia and industry on CubeSat flight experiences, CubeSat program development, advanced CubeSat technologies, and future CubeSat missions.

A New Technology Report (NTR) Authored by Karl Strauss and Doug Sheldon has been Approved for Publication in NASA Tech Briefs

March 12th, 2014

A New Technology Report (NTR) authored by Karl Strauss and Doug Sheldon has been approved for publication in an upcoming NASA Tech Briefs. The NTR is entitled “Active Alteration of Chalcogenide Glass Characteristics and Performance”. The NTR describes an in-situ metal ion injection device that is based on a chalcogenide memory cell. Additional bias electrodes, […]

Steve McClure Hosted a Daylong Meeting with the Missile Defense Agency

March 6th, 2014

Steve McClure of the Electronic Parts Engineering Section hosted a daylong meeting with the Missile Defense Agency which addressed a variety of part specific issues with emphasis on counterfeit part detection and analysis.  Lori Risse reviewed the section’s counterfeit policy. Additional technical expertise from the section was provided by Doug Sheldon, base metal electrode capacitor […]

Cheryl Asbury Attended SPIE’s Photonics West 2014 in San Francisco

February 19th, 2014

Cheryl Asbury (Electronic Parts Engineering) attended SPIE’s Photonics West 2014 in San Francisco where she also served as a session chair.  Since the Optics and Electro-Optics Standards Council (OEOSC) annual meetings were held concurrently with Photonics West, Cheryl participated in OEOSC Technical Advisory Group meetings discussing national and international industry standards for optics, lasers, and […]

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 […]