6:00 PM, Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at MIT Lincoln Laboratory in Lexington, MA
Survivability for Public Safety Networks
Dr. Vanu G. Bose - President and CEO, Vanu, Inc.
The reliability requirements for public safety networks are different from commercial networks. Conventional thought is that public safety networks need to have higher availability than commercial network because they must operate in disaster situations, if commercial networks are built to a 5-nines availability standard, then public safety networks must meet a more stringent standard. However, this talk argues that the commercial reliability metrics are not appropriate for public safety networks and increasing the "number of nines" will not improve network availability in disaster scenarios. This talk presents network design principles for public safety.
This event is the Chapter's annual past chairs dinner and monthly meeting. The past chairs dinner recognizes past chairs of the IEEE Boston Reliability Chapter for their years of dedication and contributions to the chapter. Traditionally, this meeting starts with social networking, followed by dinner and announcements, followed by the presentation.
6:00 PM, Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at MIT Lincoln Laboratory in Lexington, MA
Those Upsetting Ions - The Effects of Radiation on Electronics
Ethan Cascio - Burr Proton Therapy Center, Massachusetts General Hospital
This talk will briefly cover terrestrial, space, and manmade radiation environments, as well as basic radiation concepts. The history of the awareness of the effect of radiation on electronics will be covered as well. We will look at the mechanisms of radiation effects on electronics such as charge trapping, displacement damage, and transient responses. The distinction between deterministic and stochastic effects and how this relates to the difference between fluence and dose will be discussed. Testing and mitigation strategies will be covered, with some discussion of individual component versus system level testing. finally some interesting special cases will be presented.
Registration will open in late December.