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After Fukushima, Vanderbilt researchers study radiation’s effects on robots

Aug. 27, 2014—  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 the data gathered. Three teams of Vanderbilt University researchers...

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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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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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Vanderbilt engineering dean wins IEEE award in nuclear and plasma science

Jun. 21, 2007—Ken Galloway, dean of the Vanderbilt School of Engineering, has won the prestigious Richard F. Shea Distinguished Member Award from the IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society (NPSS). The annual award recognizes “outstanding contributions through leadership and service to the NPSS and to the fields of Nuclear and Plasma Sciences,” according to the NPSS website....

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School of Engineering takes lead in Air Force research on radiation effects on emerging electronic materials and devices

Apr. 26, 2005—The Air Force Office of Scientific Research has selected the Vanderbilt School of Engineering to lead its new Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) on Radiation Effects on Emerging Electronic Materials and Devices. The new research program will focus on the impact of radiation – both in space and on the ground – on continually shrinking...

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