Past Meetings/Webinars

Integrating Named Data Networking in Connected Communities ๐Ÿ—“

— a foundation for secure data sharing among autonomous vehicles.

ACM Orange County
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Webinar Date: September 17, 2020
Sspeaker: Syed Hassan Ahmed, Ph.D.
Location: on the Web
Cost: none
RSVP: Please register to receive attendance info.
Event Details & Registration: ACM OC

Summary:
In this talk, the speaker will briefly look at the driving forces for one of the popular Future Internet architectures known as Named Data Network (NDN). He will also discuss our contributions to the field of Vehicular NDN. Finally, the speaker will look at NDNโ€™s applicability and an application use-case in terms of automating traffic violation ticketing using vehicular communications.

REGULATORY FRAMEWORK FOR SOFTWARE AS A MEDICAL DEVICE (SAMD) AND MEDICAL DEVICE SOFTWARE (2020 AND COVID-19 PANDEMIC UPDATE) ๐Ÿ—“

— recent regulatory changes as they apply to Medical Device software and how businesses can best prepare for upcoming regulatory submissions.

OC EMBS
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Speaker: Luis Jimenez, Vice President of Business Development for BrandwoodCKC and President of OCRA (Orange County Regulatory Affairs)
Webinar Date: August 31, 2020 6:30PM

Location: on the Web
Cost: none
RSVP: VIRTUAL TECHNICAL TALK: Must register to receive Webinar link
Event Details & Registration: IEEE

Summary:
During this presentation we will cover:

– Impact that Covid-19 is having to these types of devices and possible Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) pathways

– Specific regulatory challenges that the non-physical nature of software raises

– Review of the definition and distinction between a SaMD and medical device software

– International Medical Device Regulators Forum (IMDRF) recent developments

– EU Medical Device Regulation (MDR) required changes

– Discussion of FDAโ€™s pre-certification program for SaMD development

– Requirements for Quality Management System and key characteristics for SaMDs

– Review of IEC 62304- Software Lifecycle Process Standard and key considerations for Design History File

– Clinical Evaluation considerations of SaMDs

THE REALITY OF OUR CHANGING CLIMATE AND HOW IT AFFECTS OUR PLANET AND WILDLIFE ๐Ÿ—“

— SUSTECH-TALKS #1

IEEERegion 6. Co-sponsored by SusTech 2021
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Webinar Date: August 15, 2020 6PM
Speaker: Allen Monroe
Location: on the Web
Cost: none
RSVP:
Please register: We will send you the meeting ID and password
Event Details & Registration: IEEE

Summary:
SusTech 2021 is hosting talks on Sustainability leading up to the conference in April 2021. https://site.ieee.org/sustech/

Abstract- Hotter summers, drier grasslands, more frequent and more intense fires. We are experiencing a change in our climate that is threatening our homes, our lifestyles, and importantly our wildlife and wildlands. Allen Monroe, President and CEO of The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, will detail these changes but will also share reasons why we should be hopeful. We can combat climate changeโ€”if we work together!

After the talk, Allen Monroe will be available to answer questions

Heterogeneous Integration Roadmap (HIR) Webinar Series ๐Ÿ—“

IEEE Electronics Packaging Society
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Webinar Date: August 6, 2020 8AM
Speaker: Bill Bottoms and Amr Helmy

Location: on the Web

Cost: none
RSVP: VIRTUAL TECHNICAL TALK: Must register to receive Webinar link
Event Details & Registration: IEEE

Summary:
The Heterogeneous Integration Roadmap (HIR), released October 2019, is a roadmap to the future of electronics identifying technology requirements and potential solutions. The primary objective is to stimulate pre-competitive collaboration between industry, academia and government to accelerate progress. The roadmap offers professionals, industry, academia and research institutes a comprehensive, strategic forecast of technology over the next 15 years. The HIR also delivers a 25-year projection for heterogeneous integration of Emerging Research Devices and Emerging Research Materials with longer research-and-development timelines. With the release of the 2019 HIR edition, the preparation of the 2020 edition is underway.

CHIP-SCALE WAVE-MATTER INTERACTIONS AT RF-TO-LIGHT FREQUENCIES: CIRCUITS, SYSTEMS AND APPLICATIONS ๐Ÿ—“

–their potential applications in bio- chemical analysis, wireless networks, PNT (positioning, navigation & timing), security and so on.

San Fernando/Metropolitan LA Jt,MTT17
Co-sponsored by MTT-S AdCom MGA Committee
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Webinar Date: August 25, 2020 9AM
Speaker: Ruonan Han of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

Location: on the Web

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

Summary:
Traditional electromagnetic (EM) spectral sensors using integrated circuit technologies (e.g. automotive radars, security imagers, cameras, etc.) are normally based on remote wave scattering or absorption by macroscopic objects at remote distance; the operations are also not selective in wave frequencies. In the past couple of years, a new paradigm of chip-scale EM spectral sensing emerges with features complementary to the above: they utilize various modalities of interactions between EM waves with high-precision frequency control and microscopic particles (molecules, atoms, etc.) with close proximity to the chip. This progress is enabled by the recent advances of silicon devices and processes, as well as the extension of circuit operation frequencies into the terahertz regime. Chip-scale sensing and metrology systems with new capabilities, higher performance and unprecedented affordability now become possible. Examples include THz gas spectroscopy sensors, on-chip โ€œatomic-clock-gradeโ€ frequency references, room-temperature CMOS-quantum magnetometers, etc. This talk will present the basic physics of the some wave-matter interactions, key enabling technologies, as well as the designs and prototypes of a few chip systems in the category described above. We will also discuss their potential applications in bio- chemical analysis, wireless networks, PNT (positioning, navigation & timing), security and so on.

OKLO: POWERING A CLEAN ENERGY FUTURE WITH ADVANCED FISSION ๐Ÿ—“

— 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

BUILDING 5G NETWORKS FOR CONSUMER USE CASES ๐Ÿ—“

–Getting the most out of spectrum

Seattle Sect Jt. Chap,
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Webinar Date: August 12, 2020 5PM
Speaker: Robert McCrorey of Ericsson

Location: on the Web

Cost: none
RSVP: Please register and we will Email you the online instructions how to join prior to the event.
Event Details & Registration: IEEE

Summary:
To build 5G networks that meet the dual challenges of aggressive traffic growth combined with higher network performance over wide area geographical coverage will require that operators deploy multi-band 5G networks with ample amounts of low-band, mid-band, and high-band (mmWave) spectrum. The new 5G NR air interface, working in conjunction with technologies such as Massive MIMO and leveraging Carrier Aggregation between bands, will allow operators to get the most out of their spectrum holdings by maximizing spectral efficiency, while Dynamic Spectrum Sharing will enable operators to migrate their legacy spectrum holdings from 4G to 5G more aggressively compared to any previous technology transition. These technologies will enable operators to transition quickly to NR Standalone (SA) network architecture running on 5G Core, thereby realizing the full potential of 5G by offering next generation services and supporting new use cases with network slicing.

ADDING A NEW SENSING DIMENSION TO SOFT ELECTRONICS: FROM THE SKIN TO BELOW THE SKIN ๐Ÿ—“

— demonstrate a wearable multichannel patch that can sense

IEEE EPS SOCIETY SAN DIEGO CHAPTER SEMINAR
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Webinar Date: August 12, 2020 5PM
Speaker: Dr. Sheng Xu UCSD

Location: on the Web

Cost: none
RSVP: WebEx URL will be sent out on August 11, 2020 evening to those who registered before the meeting.
Event Details & Registration: 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

WHAT IS MY MEASUREMENT EQUIPMENT ACTUALLY DOING? IMPLICATIONS FOR 5G ๐Ÿ—“

— mechanisms and ideas for better measurements will be explored.

San Fernando/Metropolitan LA Jt,MTT17
Co-sponsored by MTT-S AdCom MGA Committee
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Webinar Date: August 11, 2020 9AM
Speaker: Jon Martens of Anritsu

Location: on the Web

Cost: none
RSVP: Registration Link will be provided on this webpage prior to the event: https://mtt.org/mtt-s-webinars-2020/
Event Details & Registration: IEEE

Summary:
Current microwave and high frequency instrumentation perform many tasks behind the scenes, even more so in the mm-wave and high modulation rate regimes, and it is easy to lose track of how the equipment, the processing algorithms, the setup and the signals are interacting. By exploring the measurement mechanics within some common instruments under practical conditions, it may be easier to understand where sensitivities or anomalies might increase and how to mitigate them. Through a study of example architectures and measurements, including those in the 100+ GHz range and those with wide modulation bandwidths where linearity, dynamic range and other physical metrics are stressed even more, mechanisms and ideas for better measurements will be explored.

ORBIT OPTIONS FOR NEAR-TERM SPACE SOLAR POWER ๐Ÿ—“

— This presentation will consider alternative orbits.

Coastal Los Angeles Chapter, MTT17
Co-sponsored by Coastal Los Angeles Section APS Chapter
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Webinar Date: August 18, 2020 6PM
Speaker: Seth Potter
Location: on the Web

Cost: none
RSVP: Please register so we can send the meeting ID and password
Event Details & Registration: IEEE

Summary:
Studies of space solar power (SSP) for the commercial grid have usually considered transmitting power from geostationary orbit (GEO), via microwaves at frequencies below 10 GHz, where the atmosphere is relatively transparent. Due to beam divergence from that distance at such frequencies, system sizes must be be large, leading to power levels of 1000 MW or more. However, the scale of the systems, and the need to develop low-cost routine access to space, make competing with traditional energy sources challenging in the near-term. More recently, studies by the US Naval Research Laboratory have considered SSP for nearer-term niche uses in remote locations. At such locations, providing power by conventional means can be challenging. Many remote locations are typically powered by generators, which depend on fuel delivered at great cost, often through hazardous environments. Power requirements for such users range from a few hundred kilowatts to several megawatts. Furthermore, some remote facilities are at high latitudes, which are inaccessible from geostationary orbit. This presentation will consider alternative orbits. Examples of such orbits are highly inclined orbits, which may be sun-synchronous, or have a repeating ground track, or both. In addition, elliptical orbits may be considered which have relatively long dwell times over ground sites that are beneath their apogee. Since non-GEO orbits do not remain over their intended ground sites, systems or constellations, of satellites must be designed, in which beam handoffs can provide a given ground site with power much of the time, while making maximum use of the satellites as multiple satellites serve multiple ground sites.