“It is a pleasure to invite you to attend this year’s conference in New Orleans. The conference committee has put together terrific technical and social programs and you are sure to enjoy this fantastic multi-cultural city. Many thanks to the volunteers, authors, exhibitors, supporters and attendees for your hard work on making NSREC 2017 possible.”
Véronique Ferlet-Cavrois NSREC 2017 General Chair European Space Agency
On behalf of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), its Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society (NPSS), the Radiation Effects Steering Group (RESG) and the 2017 Nuclear and Space Radiation Effects Conference (NSREC) committee, it is my pleasure to invite you to attend the 54th NSREC to be held July 17 – 21, 2017. The conference will be in New Orleans at the New Orleans Marriott, next to the French Quarter area of the city.
The conference begins Monday, July 17, with a one-day Short Course titled “Radiation Hardness Assurance for Satellite Systems – From Macro to Nano”. It is organized by Jonathan Pellish of NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and consists of four sections taught by leading experts in their respective fields. This course will discuss Radiation Hardness Assurance for a wide range of space systems, starting with large- and medium-scale systems, and extending them to small satellites with reduced mass and lower overall cost. This short course will benefit those new to the field by covering traditional hardness assurance methods, and those experienced with the evolving topic of hardness assurance for highly scaled microelectronics and advanced Commercial-Off-the-Shelf (COTS) technologies.
The Technical Program is from Tuesday, July 18 to Friday, July 21. Heather Quinn of Los Alamos National Laboratory is the Technical Program Chair. She, along with her technical committee, has chosen an outstanding set of contributed papers organized into 10 sessions of oral presentations and a poster session encompassing papers from all 10 sessions. In addition the technical committee has selected a set of high quality presentations for the Radiation Effects Data Workshop. This is an additional poster session describing radiation effects data on electronic and photonic devices and systems, and new simulation or test facilities. Finally, Heather has invited three engaging speakers to give general interest presentations from Wednesday to Friday.
The Industrial Exhibit, organized by Anne Minez of 3D Plus, opens Tuesday morning. It will allow one-on-one discussions between conference attendees and exhibitors on the latest developments in areas such as radiation-hardened and radiation-tolerant electronics, engineering services, facilities, modeling, and equipment. Attendees will be able to visit the booths during scheduled breaks. Attendees and guests are invited to a cocktail reception in the exhibit halls on Tuesday evening.
Local Arrangements Chair, John Stone of Southwest Research Institute, has organized an outstanding social program. The Conference Social on Wednesday evening, at the Mardi Gras World, will highlight the program. Three companion tours are also scheduled. The first, on Tuesday, will be a narrated tour of New Orleans, which includes a visit of the French Quarter, Cemetery, Lake Ponchartrain, and the Garden District. The second, on Wednesday, will be a cooking demonstration at the New Orleans Cooking School. The third, on Thursday, will be a visit to the National World War II Museum.
The NSREC 2017 conference committee, including Publicity Chair Teresa Farris (Cobham Semiconductor Solutions), Finance Chair Dolores Black (Sandia National Laboratories), Awards Chair Jean-Luc Leray (CEA), Poster Chair Marta Bagatin (DEI – University of Padova), Radiation Effects Data Workshop Chair Jeffrey George (The Aerospace Corporation), and Web Developer Jeff Black (Sandia National Laboratories) welcomes you to one of America’s most fantastic cities.
We look forward to seeing you in New Orleans this July!