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Vanderbilt CubeSat data collected by ham radio operators worldwide

Feb. 12, 2016—Building a program of reliable CubeSats; doing real science at a fraction of the cost A tiny space hitchhiker named AO-85 is talking and thousands of ham radio operators worldwide and a handful of Vanderbilt University engineering researchers with the special interest of proud parents are listening. AO-85’s transponder was turned on three days after...

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William H. Robinson named associate dean of the School of Engineering

Jan. 11, 2016—William H. Robinson, a rising academic leader and diversity advocate, has been named an associate dean of the School of Engineering, Dean Philippe Fauchet announced today. Robinson, a member of the university’s Committee on Diversity, Inclusion and Community, which Vanderbilt Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos named in the fall semester, will work with the dean to...

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Grad student’s side project keeps incarcerated parents connected with their kids

Dec. 4, 2015—Zachary Diggins’ research revolves around the effects of gamma radiation on robots — vital work so that one day machines, not people, can be used to address disasters such as the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear meltdown. He expects to earn his Vanderbilt University Ph.D. in electrical engineering next year. But Diggins wanted a way to...

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NASA picks Vanderbilt CubeSat for future launch

Mar. 1, 2013—NASA has selected a miniature satellite designed by a team led by electrical engineering professor Robert Reed to fly as an auxiliary payload aboard rockets planned to launch in 2014, 2015 and 2016. The Vanderbilt project – RadFxSat (radiation effects satellite project) – is a partnership between the university’s Institute for Space and Defense Electronics...

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Tiny ‘space hitchhiker’ to test radiation effects on electronics

Jun. 4, 2012—Smaller, lighter electronic components are more vulnerable to pesky cosmic ray particles Vanderbilt researchers are launching a miniature satellite into space in a quest to help future space missions better combat the harsh conditions of space, particularly radiation that can cause glitches or breakdowns in electronic components. Funded by NASA and the Department of Defense,...

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As electronics advance, so do radiation effects and reliability research

Dec. 2, 2011—, professor of electrical engineering and computer engineering, knows radiation from as far away as deep space and as close as our sun poses significant dangers to both space-based and earthbound computers that control missile-guidance systems, supercomputers and telecommunications systems, and even cell phones and iPods. The cost of service interruptions to such systems can...

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Schrimpf honored with Best Oral Presentation award at RADECS conference

Sep. 29, 2010—Professor of Electrical Engineering Ronald Schrimpf  co-authored and received the Best Oral Presentation Award at the 2009 Radiation and its Effects on Components and Systems (RADECS) conference which was held in Bruges, Belgium. The paper entitled “Modeling of Ionizing Radiation-Induced Degradation in Multiple Gate Field Effect Transistors,” was co-authored by I.S. Esqueda, H. J. Barnaby,University...

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VUSE space-defense institutes gain new home on Music Row

Jul. 15, 2009—The School of Engineering’s Institute for Space and Defense Electronics (ISDE) and the Institute for Software Integrated Systems (ISIS) anticipate further growth after relocation to new offices at 1025 16th Avenue South. The two institutes will move their combined 130 personnel in September to a building that provides approximately 40,000 square feet of lab, office...

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