The 2010 IEEE Nuclear and Space Radiation Effects Conference will be held July 19–23, 2010, in Denver, Colorado, at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel. The conference will feature a Technical Program consisting of nine sessions of contributed papers (both oral and poster) that describe the latest observations and research results in radiation effects, an up-to-date Short Course offered on July 19, a Radiation Effects Data Workshop, and an Industrial Exhibit.
The conference hotel will be the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel. Located on the 16th Street Pedestrian Mall in the heart of downtown Denver, you will be near lots of great shopping, restaurants, and activities. The hotel is near the Colorado Convention Center, within walking distance of the Denver Art Museum and the State Capitol, and just minutes from the Pepsi Center and Coors Field. The Sheraton Denver’s $70 million renovation will be completed for NSREC! Denver, established in 1858 when gold was discovered, is the perfect blend of outdoor adventure and urban sophistication. With snowcapped peaks providing a spectacular backdrop, Denver is as refined as it is laid-back. And with 300 days of sunshine per year, bring your sunscreen! Known as the Mile High City (altitude 5,280 feet), a round brass cap embedded in the western entrance stairs of the State Capitol marks the spot.
Supporters of the conference include the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Sandia National Laboratories, Air Force Research Laboratory, NASA Electronic Parts and Packaging Program, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Aeroflex Colorado Springs, Boeing, BAE Systems, Honeywell, Micro-RDC, and Northrup Grumman.
Chaired by Jeff Black, Vanderbilt University, papers to be presented at this meeting will describe the effects of space, terrestrial, or nuclear radiation on electronic or photonic devices, circuits, sensors, materials and systems, as well as semiconductor processing technology and techniques for producing radiation-tolerant devices and integrated circuits. The conference will be attended by engineers, scientists, and managers who are concerned with radiation effects. International participation in the conference is strongly encouraged.
The conference committee is soliciting papers describing significant new findings in the following or related areas:
- Basic Mechanisms of Radiation Effects in Electronic Materials
- Radiation Effects on Electronic and Photonic Devices and Circuits
- Space, Atmospheric and Terrestrial Radiation Effects
- Hardness Assurance Technology and Radiation Testing
- New Developments of Interest to the Radiation Effects Community
RADIATION EFFECTS DATA WORKSHOP
The Radiation Effects Data Workshop is a forum for papers on radiation effects data on electronic devices and systems. Workshop papers are intended to provide radiation response data to scientists and engineers who use electronic devices in a radiation environment, and for designers of radiation-hardened or radiation-tolerant systems. Papers describing new simulation facilities are also welcomed.
Information on the submission of summaries to the 2010 NSREC for either the Technical Sessions or the Data Workshop can be found at www.nsrec.com. The deadline for submitting summaries is February 5, 2010.
Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a one-day Short Course on Monday, July 19. The theme for the 2010 short course is: “Custom Integrated Circuits and Memories: Design, Basic Mechanisms and Qualification” and is being organized by Ron Lacoe, Aerospace Corporation. The course will be of interest both to radiation effects specialists and newcomers to the field alike.
NOTE: All short course attendees will receive a special CD-ROM containing the complete notes from all previous NSREC short courses (1980–2010). The notes will be electronically searchable and will include all figures and text.
An Industrial Exhibit will be included as an integral part of the conference and chaired by Kirby Kruckmeyer, National Semiconductor. The exhibit will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday. It will include exhibits from 35–40 exhibitors that represent companies or agencies involved in manufacturing electronic devices or systems for applications in space or nuclear environments, modeling and analysis of radiation effects at the device and system level, and radiation testing.
Radiation Assured Devices
Arizona State University
The Aerospace Corporation
Aeroflex Colorado Springs
ITT Space Systems