NON-RESONATING MODES DO IT BETTER! 🗓

— manufacturing examples of actual products developed at RS Microwave

Organizer: San Fernando/Metropolitan LA Jt,MTT17
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Webinar Date: September 8, 2020 9 AM
Speaker : Dr. Simone Bastioli
Location: on the Web
Cost: none
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Event Details & Registration: IEEE

Summary:
The innovative concept of nonresonating modes and how this has been recently exploited to extend the performance and capabilities of the state-of-art of microwave filter technology will be presented in this talk. Although the concept is presented by mostly focusing on filters, as these are the components where this new technique has found large application over the past few years, all general features are explained and illustrated in detail thus potentially paving the way for new applications involving other passive microwave components. After a brief discussion highlighting the importance of microwave filters from a system perspective, the main concept of the talk will be introduced by defining what is a nonresonating mode and by illustrating what are the benefits of this approach. The concept is then gradually explained by using some waveguide as well as planar SIW examples, as the rectangular waveguide technology is where these modes were first observed; most importantly, these examples have been proved to considerably ease the understanding of the concepts from both students and non-experts perspectives. The general multimode environment of these structures is described step-by-step and several animations are introduced during the explanation thus really allowing the audience to absorb the more general multimode concept that otherwise often remain an obscure myth for many microwave engineers. The presentation is then extended to the most various filter technologies, such as conventional coaxial structures, dielectric resonators based architectures, as well as more original mixed technologies. The presentation will also cover few examples regarding different applications such as three-port junctions for duplexing purposes, and showing how actually some well-established four-port components have indeed always “unconsciously” exploited some form of nonresonating modes. Several manufacturing examples of actual products developed at RS Microwave (Dr Bastioli‘s affiliation) are going to be presented along this talk, thus also satisfying the more practical taste of an industry audience.

OKLO: POWERING A CLEAN ENERGY FUTURE WITH ADVANCED FISSION 🗓

— Potentially a colossal game-changer

IEEE ALASKA SECTION, FAIRBANKS SUB-SECTION, UAA & UAF Student Branches, and PES CHAPTER
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Webinar Date: August 19, 2020 11:30AM
Speaker: Jacob DeWitte of Oklo, Inc.

Location: on the Web

Cost: none
RSVP: please sign up, and before the meeting starts, join the meeting via Zoom.
Event Details & Registration: IEEE

Summary:
As we have been discussing various energy solutions for our state, we have, so far, discussed energy storage, wind, solar, hydro, carbon dividends and just about everything BUT nuclear power. However, if nuclear power can be made to work on scales that are suitable for Alaskan applications, this would be a colossal game-changer. Instead of barging in hundreds of thousands of gallons of diesel fuel to coastal towns (or flying diesel in to interior communities), a single power plant could potentially power its community or industrial site for years or decades between refuelings, and this power would be provided 24/7/365 without regard for the weather. Instead of using heating oil, people in rural communities could utilize either the waste heat from the reactor or use electric heat. Overall, this has the potential to drastically reduce air pollution and reduce the cost of living out in the bush, and the developments that result from developing micro reactor technology have the potential to enable other solutions as well.

The presentation will cover the following topics:

About Oklo
Fast Facts on the Aurora Powerhouse
Plant Applications and Plant Features
Technical Details
Fuel Recycling

ADDING A NEW SENSING DIMENSION TO SOFT ELECTRONICS: FROM THE SKIN TO BELOW THE SKIN 🗓

—IEEE EPS SOCIETY SAN DIEGO

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Webinar Date: July 22, 2020
Time: 6 PM
Speaker: Dr. Sheng Xu, Department of Nanoengineering at UC San Diego
Location: on the Web
Event Details: IEEE

Summary:
Soft electronic devices that can acquire vital signs from the human body represent an important trend for healthcare. Combined strategies of materials design and advanced microfabrication allow the integration of a variety of components and devices on a stretchable platform, resulting in functional systems with minimal constraints on the human body. In this presentation, I will demonstrate a wearable multichannel patch that can sense a collection of signals from the human skin in a wireless mode. Additionally, integrating high-performance ultrasonic transducers on the stretchable platform adds a new third dimension to the detection range of conventional soft electronics. Ultrasound waves can penetrate the skin and noninvasively capture dynamic events in deep tissues, such as blood pressure and blood flow waveforms in central arteries and veins. This stretchable platform holds profound implications for a wide range of applications in consumer electronics, sports medicine, defense, and clinical practices.

AEROSPACE CYBER PHYSICAL AND AUTONOMOUS SYSTEMS – 🗓

–DISTINGUISHED LECTURE

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Webinar Date: July 22, 2020
Time: 6 PM
Speaker: Prof. Roberto Sabatini of RMIT University (Melbourne)
Location: on the Web
AESS Chapter Meeting. Virtual Meeting Registration open to all IEEE chapters and sections to co-host and serve their local membership and the public.
Event Details: IEEE

Summary:
Advances in aerospace Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) are accelerating the introduction of automated decision making functionalities and the progressive transition to trusted autonomous operations both in civil and military applications. Major benefits of these capabilities include de-crewing of flight decks and ground control centres, as well as the safe and efficient operations of air and space platforms in a shared, unsegregated environment. In the commercial aviation context, CPS are supporting the development of single-pilot operated aircraft, with the co-pilot potentially replaced by a digital assistant and/or a remote pilot on the ground. A single remote pilot on the ground, on the other hand, will no longer be restricted to controlling a single aircraft and instead will be allowed to control multiple manned and unmanned vehicles, in line with the so-called One-to-Many (OTM) operational concept.

BUILDING THE ROBOTIS OPEN MANIPULATOR – AN EXPERIENCE REPORT 🗓

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Webinar Date: July 13, 2020
Time: 6:30 PM

Location: on the Web
A Zoom invite will be sent out to all registered by 4:00 pm on the meeting date. You must be registered to get the invite.
Event Details: IEEE

Summary:
This will be an informal meeting focused on the experience three of us had building the Robotis Open Manipulator. ROS 2 runing on X86 and Raspberry Pi where the software targets. The OpenCR and U2D2 where the hardware controller targets.

HIGH-SPEED CMOS SERIAL TRANSMITTERS FOR 56-112GB/S ELECTRICAL INTERCONNECTS 🗓

–the design of a 56-Gb/s PAM4 transmitter designed in 14nm FinFET CMOS

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Webinar Date: July 10, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM
Speaker: Timothy Dickson, IBM Watson Research Center
Location: on the Web

Event Details: IEEE

Speaker:
Timothy (Tod) Dickson received the B.S. and M.Eng. degrees at the University of Florida, and the Ph.D. degree at the University of Toronto. Since 2006, he has been with the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, NY. He currently leads research projects investigating high-speed power-efficient I/O solutions for electrical and optical wireline communication links. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University in New York, NY, where he teaches graduate courses in analog and mixed-signal circuit design. He has received numerous best paper awards, including the IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits Best Paper Award in 2009, and the IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference (CICC) Best Paper Award in 2015. He is an Associate Editor for the IEEE Solid State Circuits Letters, and serves on the Technical Programming Committee of the IEEE CICC where he currently chairs the wireline circuits subcommittee. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE, and a Solid State Circuits Society Distinguished Lecturer for 2019-2020.

Summary:
Data rates in high-speed wireline communication links continue to increase, fueled by demands in data center and high-performance computing applications. In recent years, serial link data rates have increased from 28Gb/s to 56Gb/s, with 112Gb/s rapidly approaching. To achieve these higher data rates across high-loss electrical channels, standards are switching from NRZ to PAM4 signaling. In this talk, we will start with an overview of serial transmitter architectures focusing on feed-forward equalization (FFE) techniques as well as power considerations for PAM4 links. Next, we will look at the design of a 56-Gb/s PAM4 transmitter designed in 14nm FinFET CMOS technology with a fractionally-spaced FFE. Finally, we will look at directions for 112Gb/s and discuss the design of a 112-Gb/s PAM4 transmitter in 14nm FinFET CMOS technology with precise equalization control to minimize intersymbol interference in PAM4 links.

ePPC – Power Plant Controller 🗓

–Intelligent and secure controller hardware ensures compliance with local grid code and standards

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Webinar Date: June 24, 2020 9AM – 10AM

Location: on the Web
Cost: none
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Event Details & Registration: IEEE

Summary:
Intelligent and secure controller hardware ensures compliance with local grid code and standards. ePPC leverages a model-driven electrical digital twin for visualization, predictive calculations, optimization and management of renewable power plants.

Monitor and gain insight into asset health and perform preventive maintenance based on present and anticipated conditions by combining PPC and SCADA with dedicated HMIs and predictive analysis applications.

HOW TO BE AN EFFECTIVE IEEE VOLUNTEER (VTOOLS, CLE, VOLT, ILN & COLLABRATEC TRAINING) 🗓

— Gora Datta

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Webinar Date: Wednesday, Jun 19, 2019 5:00 pm | 2 hours |

Location: on the Web
Cost: none
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Event Details & Registration: IEEE

Summary:
We will focus on learning the following tools:

1. Events (and filing of Meeting Report aka L31 Report)

2. eNotice

3. Officer Reporting

4. Voting

5. OU Analytics

6. CLE: Center for Leadership Excellence

7. VoLT (Volunteer Leadertship Training)

8. ILN: IEEE Learning Network

9. Collabratec

FEATURE OBJECT EXTRACTION – EVIDENCE ACCRUAL APPLIED TO INFORMATION ASSURANCE AND OTHER PROBLEMS 🗓

–Dr. Stephen Stubberud of Oakridge Technology & Prof. Kathleen A. Kramer of University of San Diego

AESS Chapter Meeting — Virtual Meeting Registration open to all IEEE chapters and sections to co-host and serve their local membership and the public.
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Webinar Date: June 24, 2020
Time: 5:50PM
Location: on the Web
Cost: none
RSVP: Required
Event Details & Registration: IEEE

Summary:
AESS Distinguished Lecture
FEATURE OBJECT EXTRACTION – EVIDENCE ACCRUAL APPLIED TO INFORMATION ASSURANCE AND OTHER PROBLEMS
Speakers
Dr. Stephen Stubberud of Oakridge Technology
Prof. Kathleen A. Kramer of University of San Diego

CONSULTANTS NETWORK OF SAN DIEGO: “PHM ANALYTICS FOR INDUSTRIAL INTERNET (AKA INDUSTRIAL AI)” 🗓

– PIERO P. BONISSONE

IEEE Consultants’ Network of San Diego
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Webinar Date: June 8, 2020

Location: on the Web
Cost: none
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Summary:
First, we will review the application of data-driven analytic models to assets diagnostics and prognostics, (PHM) such as aircraft engines, medical imaging devices, and locomotives. We will cover a few case studies on anomaly detection, diagnosis, prediction, and optimization.

Then we will describe the evolution of analytic models with the advent of cloud computing, and propose the use of customized model ensembles on demand, inspired by Lazy Learning. This approach is agnostic with respect to the origin of the models, making it scalable and suitable for a variety of applications. We successfully tested this approach in a regression problem for a power plant management application, using two different sources of models: bootstrapped neural networks, and GP-created symbolic regression models evolved in the cloud. We will also present results on the fusion of models for FlyQuest, a GE-sponsored Kaggle competition in which we crowd-sourced the generation of models predicting the estimated runway and gateway arrival (ERA, EGA) over a month of US flights.

Finally, we will explore research trends, challenges and opportunities for Machine Learning techniques in this emerging context of big data and cloud computing.