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October 18, 2012

Mtg: Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM): Problem, Basic Implementation, Traps, and Tricks

by @ 4:40 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design

THURSDAY November 8, 2012
SCV Robotics and Automation Chapter
Speaker: Mark Phillip Woodward, Ph.D., consultant for Neato Robotics
Time: Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley, Room 118, Building 23, Moffett Field
RSVP: from website

We all have grand visions for our robots, be it straightening our home, taking out the trash, or even delivering an ice cold beverage.? One challenging prerequisite to these tasks is determining where the robot is in its environment. If the environment is known (more…)

Mtg: Opportunities and Challenges in Performance and Resource Management in the Cloud

by @ 4:05 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software

WEDNESDAY November 7, 2012
SCV Computational Intelligence Chapter
Speaker: Xiaoyun Zhu, Staff Engineer, Cloud Resource Management Group, VMware
Time: Networking and food at 6:45 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley, Room 118, Building 23, Moffett Field
RSVP: from website

In the past decade, the information technology industry has experienced a paradigm shift as computing resources became available to businesses and individuals as a utility through cloud-based services.? The wide adoption of server virtualization technologies has (more…)

Mtg: Disturbance Accommodating Adaptive Control with Application to Wind Turbines

by @ 3:53 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power

WEDNESDAY December 5, 2012
SCV Computational Intelligence Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Susan Frost, Intelligent Systems Division, NASA Ames Research Center
Time: Networking and food at 6:45 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley, Room 118, Building 23, Moffett Field
RSVP: from website

Adaptive control techniques are well suited to applications that have unknown modeling parameters and poorly known operating conditions.? Many physical systems experience external disturbances that are persistent or continually recurring.? Flexible structures (more…)

Mtg: Active Components for Advanced Commercial Satellite Systems

by @ 3:31 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Semiconductors

THURSDAY November 8, 2012
SCV Microwave Theory and Techniques Chapter
Speaker: Norman Chiang, Space Systems/Loral
Time: Networking and refreshments at 6:00 PM; Prsentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Agilent Technologies, 5301 Stevens Creek Boulevard, Santa Clara
RSVP: from website

Advanced satellite systems require high performance RF/Microwave active components including LNAĆ¢??s, Down Converters, Local Oscillators, and Linearized Channel Amplifiers to name a few.? Vital parameters such as size/mass, DC power consumption, linearity, (more…)

Game of Laser Tag & The Sports Page

by @ 3:16 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design

TUESDAY October 30, 2012
SCV Grads of the Last Decade (GOLD)
Time: 5:30 PM to suit up
Cost: IEEE Members: $12; Non-members: $17 (Food and drinks not included)
Place: Laser Quest, 1400 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View; then food at Sports Page, 1431 Plymouth St., Mountain View
RSVP: from website

Come join IEEE SCV GOLD for a friendly game of Laser tag, and to network with your fellow Bay Area engineers! We will be playing three games, so you can improve your scores and learn your opponent’s strategies.? After the game, join us at (more…)

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