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January 28, 2013

Computer History Museum Tours for Families

by @ 1:40 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors

SATURDAY or SUNDAY February 16 or 17, 2013
SCV Section
Tours: let by CHM staff
Time: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM on either day
Cost: none for IEEE members; regular CHM admission fees for non-members
Place: Computer History Museum, 1401 N Shoreline Blvd, Mountain View
RSVP: not required; bring copy of flyer

The Computer History Museum invites IEEE members and their families to be our special guests and enjoy a fun-filled day at the Museum.? Youâ??ll see the Museumâ??s large-scale 25,000 sf state of the art exhibition, â??Revolution: (more…)

Mtg: HDD Ghosts, Goblins and Failures in RAID Storage Systems

by @ 1:16 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt

TUESDAY February 19, 2013
SCV Magnetics Chapter
Speaker: Dr. John Elerath, Elerath Reliability Consulting Services
Time: Networking and pizza at 7:00 PM; Presentation at 7:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Western Digital, 1710 Automation Parkway, San Jose
RSVP: not required

Data storage architectures employing Redundant Arrays of Independent Disks (RAIDs) were created to improve reliability over the typical non-redundant hard disk drive (HDD) used in most personal computers. As the (more…)

Mtg: Cooperative Multiagent Control: Stability vs. Optimality

by @ 12:50 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt

THURSDAY February 21, 2013
SCV Control Systems Chapter
Speaker: Prof. Frank L. Lewis, Advanced Controls and Sensors Group, UT-Arlington
Time: 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Intersil, 1001 Murphy Ranch Road, Milpitas
RSVP: from website

Distributed systems of agents linked by communication networks only have access to information from their neighboring agents, yet must achieve global agreement on team activities to be performed (more…)

Mtg: High-Resolution Infrared Thermography to Analyze Thermal Profiles of RF Cardiac Ablation Catheter Technologies

by @ 12:29 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering

WEDNESDAY February 20, 2013
SCV Engineering in Medicine and Biology Chapter
Speaker: Leslie Oley, product strategy consultant
Time: Optional dinner at 5:15 PM, cafeteria; Presentation at 7:30 PM
Cost: none for presentation
Place: Optional dinner at Stanford Hospital cafeteria; meeting at Room M-114, Stanford University Medical School, Stanford
RSVP: not required

Radiofrequency Ablation (RF) Catheters are often used to treat certain cardiac arrhythmias, like atrial fibrillation, during minimally-invasive cardiac ablation procedures.? During these procedures, RF energy is applied to (more…)

Mtg: Remote Diagnostics and Failure Prevention of Emergency Generator Systems

by @ 12:03 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power

WEDNESDAY February 26, 2013
SF Industry Applications Chapter
Speaker: David Carpenter, Director of Sales, Omnimetrix, LLC
Time: Networking at 5:30 PM; Presentation at 6:00 PM; Dinner at 7:00 PM
Cost: $25 ($10 for IEEE Student members)
Place: Sinbad�s Restaurant, Pier 2 The Embarcadero, San Francisco
RSVP: by email to Brandon Yee,

Most generator system failures are caused by consumables, such as battery, fuel, oil, and water.? Monitoring the status of these and other key performance parameters can provide critical information to both generator (more…)

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