Results of the JUNO Jupiter Mission and the Difficulty in Designing the Spacecraft to Operate in Harsh Environment Existing in Jupiter, and Lessons Learned Applied to the Upcoming Europa Clipper Mission 🗓

SD IEEE Industry Applications Society (IAS) and Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society (AESS) Chapters Meeting
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Meeting Date: October 24, 2019
Time: 6:30 PM Networking & Food; 7:00 PM Presentation
Speaker: Pablo Narvaez, JPL
Location: San Diego
Cost: none
RSVP: requested, through website
Event Details: IEEE vTools

Summary:
The NASA Europa Clipper spacecraft with its nine science instruments will orbit Jupiter’s icy moon Europa to investigate whether the icy moon could harbor conditions suitable for life. Of those nine science instruments, there are two magnetically sensitive ones: The Plasma Instrument for Magnetic Sounding (PIMS) and the Interior Characterization of Europa using Magnetometry (ICEMAG). The two instruments will measure the strength and direction of the moon’s magnetic field to determine the depth and salinity of its ocean, which hence leads to unique DC magnetic requirements. The lecture will also focus on the DC magnetic model analysis that was performed on Europa Clipper spacecraft to guide design trades and provide an early assessment for the spacecraft in order to ensure that the unique DC magnetic requirements can be met and validated by test in the future.

Bio:
Pablo Narvaez is the subject matter expert for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in flight spacecraft Electromagnetic Compatibility and Magnetic environments (EMC/Mag). Pablo has held the title of Principal in the area of EMC/Mag for fourteen years and has continued to contribute and become a Laboratory resource in all aspects of Spacecraft Electromagnetic Compatibility. Currently, he is the Lead Environments Engineer for the NASA flagship mission Europa Clipper. He is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers (IEEE). In addition, he is recognized in the professional community (government, NASA and industry) as a subject matter expert and is the Vice Chairman of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) EMC Technical Committee 8 (TC-8) on Aeronautics and Space EMC. In addition, he represents the United States on the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Technical Committee 20 Subcommittee 14 for Space Systems and Operations (SC14) and is the Project Lead for the international standards in EMC and Magnetics requirements and testing. Also, Pablo was elected to be one of twenty-five national committee members of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Navigating Automotive LIDAR Technology 🗓

IEEE San Diego Section
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Meeting Date: October 22, 2019
Time:
6:00pm – 6:10pm Sign-in and networking
6:10pm – 7:30pm Seminar and Q&A
Speaker: Mial Warren, Vice President of Technology for TriLumina Corporation
Location: San Diego
Cost: none
RSVP: requested, through website
Event Details: IEEE vTools

Summary:
LIDAR is an optical analog of radar providing high spatial-resolution range information. It is considered by most of the automotive community (with one very outspoken exception) to be an essential part of the sensor suite for ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems), and ultimately, autonomous vehicles. Many competing LIDAR designs are being developed by established companies and by startup ventures. Although there are no standards, the performance and cost expectations for automotive LIDAR are relatively consistent across the automotive industry. Why are there so many different competing designs? We will look at the system requirements and describe how the design options can be organized around a few key technologies. We will also look at the cost and time-to-market implications of these design choices.

Bio:
Mial Warren is a former DMTS at Sandia National Laboratories, where he did research on vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL) technology, diffractive optical element design and fabrication, micro-optical system integration and nanophotonics. He retired from Sandia in 2012 to join a venture-capital funded start-up in Albuquerque, NM. He is currently Vice President of Technology for TriLumina Corporation, where he is leading the development of high-power VCSEL arrays and near-infrared illumination modules for automotive LIDAR and 3D time-of-flight imaging applications.

TSMC’s excellent adventure into 7nm and beyond 🗓

IEEE OC San Diego Section
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Meeting Date: October 16, 2019
Time:
7:00pm – 7:10pm Sign-in and networking
7:10pm – 8:00pm Seminar and Q&A
Speaker: Paul Rousseau, TSMC
Location: San Diego
Cost: none
RSVP: requested, through website
Event Details: IEEE vTools

Summary:
Moore’s law is getting ever more difficult to continue, yet we keep upping the ante. This talk will describe how TSMC, the world’s largest pure-play silicon foundry, is leading into new territories with 7nm and beyond. Every generation now requires disruptive innovations to keep scaling and providing denser, faster, and lower power technologies.

Bio:
Paul Rousseau is Director for TSMC North America’s Field Technical Solutions where his team supports TSMC’s earliest technology adopters from technology definition to production. He has also held roles in enabling emerging customers, together with the VC community, bring disruptive technologies to the marketplace. Prior to TSMC, Paul worked as a process integration engineer in both CMOS and Bipolar technologies. He earned his Ph.D. and M.S. in Applied Physics from Stanford University.

IEEE Young Professionals for our monthly project night 🗓

IEEE OC Section YPs
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Meeting Date: October 29, 2019
Time:
6:30 – 7:00 – Check in
7:00 – 7:20 – Presentations
7:20 – 8:30 – Project Time

Location: Irvine
Cost: none
RSVP: Light appetizers and refreshments will be served. For questions, please reach out to Irvin at irvin.huang AT ieee.org
Event Details: IEEE vTools

Summary:
Join the OC IEEE Young Professionals for our monthly project night where you can build things like a maze solving micro mouse robot, use block based logic to build robots for both kids and adults and explore many other STEM projects using drones, AI, and machine learning!

Young professionals can gain experience in robotic automation…
Students can do their homework or study…
Families can see some awesome STEM robots!

Whether you’re a EECS student at UCI looking to see what projects are out there, a young professional in need of new skill or a family looking to have fun with STEM, our Project Night has something for everyone! Come join us the last Tuesday of every month at the tables under the white canopy at University Trade Center by UCI from 6:30 to 8:30! We will be the table with lots of robots on them!

Light appetizers and refreshments will be served. For questions, please reach out to Irvin at irvin.huang AT ieee.org

Workshop: Building Python Apps with Autonomous Transaction Processing in No Time 🗓

— a hands-on workshop to build a full-stack python application

Orange County ACM Chapter
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Meeting Date: Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Time:
7:00 pm: Registrations, Enjoy Food and Drinks and Network.
7:15 pm: A short presentation on Building Python apps with ATP
7:30 pm: Workshop Starts
9:00 pm: Wrap up

Workshop Instructors:
Srini Bala is Senior Cloud Solution Engineer for Oracle with 15 years of industry experience in application development and networking.

Pradyumna Kodgi is Senior Cloud Solution Engineer for Oracle with 15 years of industry experience in custom application development and integration.

Daniel Lay is Senior Analytics Consultant for Oracle with 15 years of experience in data technologies and visual effects

Location: Orange
Cost: none
RSVP: requested, through website
Event Details: Meetup

Summary:
This is a hands-on workshop to build a full-stack python application. Whether you are a developer or a DBA writing automation scripts in Python, this lab will be helpful for you. We will provision a python app server and an autonomous transaction processing service in the Oracle cloud and deploy a python app. Oracle cloud accounts will be provided.
You will learn to:
– Setup Cloud Environment
– Load and Access Data
– Build and Test Python REST Service
– Derive insights into customer and service provider data

California’s Building Energy Efficiency Standard; Title 24 challenges and best practices for LED lighting replacement 🗓

IEEE OC Section PES/IAS Chapter

Meeting Date: October 17, 2019
Time: 6:00 PM Networking 6:45 Food; 7:30 PM Presentation
Speaker: Sam Hin, Controls Specialist at Performance Lighting
Location: DoubleTree Club Orange County Airport
Cost: none
RSVP: email William.stone@polb.com for meal preference of chicken, fish or vegetarian

Summary:
Highlight of T24 code updates, Examine TI interior and exterior space applications

Bio:
Sam Hin Controls Specialist at Performance Lighting

Towards monolithic quantum computing processors in production FDSOI CMOS technology 🗓

— fundamental concepts and the feasibility of high-temperature (2-4 K) Si and SiGe electron/hole-spin qubits and qubit integrated circuits (ICs)

IEEE Orange County EDS/MTT Joint Chapter
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Meeting Date: Irvine
10:00-10:30 AM Arrival & Networking
10:15-11:30 AM Talk, followed by Q&A
Speaker: Prof. Sorin Voinigescu
Location: Irvine
Cost: none
RSVP by sending e-mail to: info@nanomems-research.com
Event Details: IEEE vTools

Summary:
This presentation will discuss the fundamental concepts and the feasibility of high-temperature (2-4 K) Si and SiGe electron/hole-spin qubits and qubit integrated circuits (ICs) in commercial 22nm FDSOI CMOS technology,. The beneficial aspects of the SiGe channel hole-spin qubit will be emphasized in comparison with its silicon-only electron-spin counterpart. It is also shown that, at 2 K, MOSFETs and cascodes can be operated as quantum dots in the subthreshold region, while behaving as classical MOSFETs and cascodes in the saturation region, suitable for qubits and mm-wave mixed-signal processing circuits, respectively. Challenges in the design and testing of quantum processor units monolithically integrated with readout and mm-wave spin control electronics in commercial 22nm FDSOI CMOS technology, will also be covered. Finally, I will present measurements for full technology characterization at cryogenic temperatures up to 67 GHz.

Bio:
Sorin P. Voinigescu is a Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Toronto where he holds the Stanley Ho Chair in Microelectronics and is the Director of the VLSI Research Group. He is an IEEE Fellow and an expert on millimeter-wave and 100+Gb/s integrated circuits and atomic-scale semiconductor device technologies. He obtained his PhD degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Toronto in 1994 and his M.Sc Degree in Electronics and Telecommunications from the Politechnical Institute of Bucharest in 1984.

IEEE OC Section ExCom Meeting 🗓

IEEE OC Section ExCom Meeting
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Meeting Date: October 10, 2019
Time: 6:00 PM Networking & Food; 6:30 PM Meeting starts

Location: 41 Tesla, Irvine
Cost: none
RSVP: requested, through website
Event Details: IEEE vTools

Summary:
IEEE Orange County Section Executive Committee Monthly meeting – occurs every 2nd Thursday of the month.

All IEEE OC Committee/Chapter/Affinity/SIG Chair/Key Volunteers (or their proxy) are requested to attend. Other IEEE members are also welcome to attend. Please RVSP here to ensure adequate food is ordered. Routine attendance is required to qualify for your chapter annual IEEE rebate.

QoE-based optimization for video communication over the Internet, Wi-Fi, LTE and 5G networks 🗓

San Diego Section
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Meeting Date: October 31, 2019
Time: 5:30 PM Networking & Food; 6:00 PM Presentation
Speaker: Liangping Ma of InterDigital Communications
Location: San Diego
Cost: none
RSVP: requested, through website
Event Details: IEEE vTools

Summary:

Bio:
Liangping Ma is with the San Diego, CA office of InterDigital, Inc., a mobile technology and research development company. His current research interests include 5G radio access networks, ultra-reliable and low-latency video communication, and cognitive radios. Previously, he led the research on Quality of Experience (QoE) based optimization for video streaming and interactive video communication. Prior to joining InterDigital in 2009, he was with San Diego Research Center and Argon ST (acquired by Boeing), where he led research on cognitive radios and wireless sensor networks and served as the principal investigators of two projects supported by the Department of Defense and the National Science Foundation. He is the co-inventor of more than 40 patents and the author/co-author of more than 50 journal and conference papers. He has been the Chair of the San Diego Chapter of the IEEE Communication Society since 2014. He received his PhD from University of Delaware in 2004 and his B.S. degree from Wuhan University, China, in 1998.