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IMAPS 2nd Advanced Technology Workshop on
Reliability of Advanced Electronic Packages and
Devices in Extreme Cold Environments

February 27 – March 1, 2007
Embassy Suites Hotel Arcadia – Pasadena Area
211 East Huntington Drive
Arcadia, California - USA

Courtesy of JPL/NASA
Photo courtesy of JPL/NASA

General Chair:
Dr. Rajeshuni Ramesham
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology
Phone: 818-354-7190, Fax: 818-393-4382
Technical Program Chair:
Dr. Chris Van Hoof
Phone: +32 16 28 81 80; Fax: +32 16 28 15 01

February 9, 2007

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Tuesday Keynote Presentation | Technology to Liquid Helium Temperatures for Space Applications | Lunch Speaker | Devices and Their Reliability for Extreme Temperatures | Dinner Speaker
Wednesday Keynote Presentation | Low/High Temperature Technology for Space Applications | Lunch Speaker | FPGAs for Extreme Low Temperatures
Thursday Keynote Presentation | Reliability, Packaging, and Qualification

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Tuesday, February 27th

Registration: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Continental Breakfast: 7:15 am - 8:15 am

Opening Remarks: 8:15 am
Workshop General and Technical Chairs

Keynote Presentation: 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Title: MER Project: Stealing Success from the Jaws of Failure
Speaker: Robert M. Manning, NASA / Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Robert M. Manning is Chief Engineer for the Mars Exploration Directorate where he supports current and future missions to Mars.  Rob was Systems Engineering Manager and Entry, Descent and Landing (EDL) Development Manager for the MER Project. Since joining JPL in 1980, Rob was Chief Engineer for the 1997 Mars Pathfinder Project, and also developed computers and fault tolerant electronic systems for JPL’s deep space missions, including the Cassini and Galileo Projects. He is a graduate of both Caltech (BS ’82) and Whitman College (BA ’80), where he studied mathematics, physics, computer science and control systems.

Session 1: Technology to Liquid HeliumTemperatures for Space Applications
Chairs: Chris van Hoof, IMEC; Patrick Merken, IMEC
9:30 am - Noon

Development and Manufacture of a Linear 16 Pixel FIR Array - the PACS Module
Hilmar H. Richter, Michael Harr, Peter Dinges, Heribert Krüger, Alexandra Todisco, Bernd Zimmermann, ASTEQ GmbH

Flight Qualification of Sensor Front-End Electronics for PACS/Hershel at Liquid Helium Temperature
Patrick Merken, T. Souverijns, J. Putzeys, C. Van Hoof, IMEC

Break: 10:30 am - 11:00 am

Cryogenic Analog-to-Digital Converters Operational from Room Temperature Down to 4.2K
Ybe Creten, Patrick Merken, Robert Mertens, Willy Sansen, Chris Van Hoof, IMEC

Extreme Temperature Invariant Circuitry Through Adaptive Body Biasing and Supply Voltage Scaling
Wallace Shepherd Pitts, Vinayak Devasthali, Paul D. Franzon, John Damiano, North Carolina State University

Lunch: Noon - 1:15 pm

Lunch Speaker: 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
Title: Mars Exploration Rover Surface Mission Flight Thermal Performance

Speaker: Keith Novak, Charles Phillips, Eric Sunada, Gary Kinsella, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Session 2: Devices and their Reliabilityfor Extreme Temperatures
Chairs: Richard Patterson, NASA Glenn Research Center; Malik Elbuluk, University of Akron
1:15 pm - 5:00 pm

Reliability of Cryogenic Power Electronics Components
E. K. Mueller, M. J. Hennessy, O. Mueller, R. R. Neal, A. E. Libby, P. J. Steffan, W. J. Wilson, MTECH Laboratories, LLC

Electronics for Low Temperature Space Exploration Missions
Richard L. Patterson, Ahmad Hammoud, NASA Glenn Research Center; Malik Elbuluk, University of Akron

SiGe Diodes for Cryogenic Power Electronics
Rufus R. Ward, W. J. Dawson, L. Zhu, R. K. Kirschman, GPD Optoelectronics Corp.; G. Niu, R. M. Nelms, Auburn University; O. Mueller, LTE-Low Temperature Electronics; M. J. Hennessy, E. K. Mueller, MTECH Laboratories LLC

Break: 2:45 pm - 3:00 pm

Ultra Low Temperature Testing of an Ultra Low Power CMOS Synchronously Clocked Complex Logic Circuit
Ronald O. Nelson, Muzar Jah, Sterling Whitaker, Pen-Shu Yeh, University of Idaho

Characterization of SOI Industrial Circuits from -195°C to 300°C
Laurent Demeûs, Vincent Dessard, Gonzalo Picun, Pierre Delatte, Lucien Marechal, CISSOID. S.A.; Richard Patterson, NASA Glenn Research Center; Ahmad Hammoud, QSS Group, Inc.

Assessment of SOI Integrated Circuits at Extreme Temperatures
Malik Elbuluk, University of Akron; Ahmad Hammoud, QSS Group, Inc.; Richard L. Patterson, NASA Glenn Research Center

Reliability of Indium Attach in Low Temperature Packaging for Space Applications
F. Patrick McCluskey, Rui Wu, University of Maryland

Welcome Reception/Dinner: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Dinner Speaker: 6:15 pm - 7:00 pm
Title: Cryoelectronics and Their Use in the JWST Optical Telescope Element Control Electronics
Speaker: Sandor Demosthenes, Randy Abbott, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.
Wednesday, February 28th

Registration: 7:30 am - 4:15 pm
Continental Breakfast: 7:30 am - 8:30 am

Keynote Presentation: 8:30 am - 9:10 am
Title: Extreme Temperature Electronics based on Self-Adaptive System using Field Programmable Gate Array
Speaker: Didier Keymeulen, Ricardo Zebulum, Ramesham Rajeshuni, Adrian Stoica, Jet Propulsion Laboratory; Srinivas Katkoori, University of South Florida; Sharon Graves, Frank Novak, Charles Antill, NASA LaRC

Didier Keymeulen received his BSEE, MSEE and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Free University of Brussels, Belgium in 1994. In 1996 he joined the computer science division of the Japanese National Electrotechnical Laboratory, Tsukuba, Japan as senior researcher. Since 1998 he is member of the technical staff of JPL in the Autonomous Division. At JPL, he is responsible for the applications of evolvable hardware for adaptive computing that leads to the development of fault-tolerant electronics and autonomous and adaptive sensor technology.  He has served as the chair, co-chair, and program-chair of the NASA/DoD Conferences on Evolvable Hardware.

Session 3: Low/High Temperature Technology for Space Applications
Chairs: Chris van Hoof, IMEC; Jay Polk, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
9:10 am - 11:40 am

Low Temperature Lithium Ion Batteries for Mars Missions
Ratnakumar Bugga, Marshall Smart, Rao Surampudi, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Thermal Cycle Lifetest of Swaged Cathode Heaters
Jay Polk, Rajeshuni Ramesham, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Break: 10:10 am - 10:40 am

Thermal Energy Storage Technology Developments
Michael Pauken, Nick Emis, Brenda Watkins, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Temperature Compensation of Calorimetric Flow Sensor using Wheatstone Bridge Circuit
Dongwoo Han, Sekwang Park, Kyungpook National University

Lunch: Noon - 1:00 pm

Lunch Speaker: 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
Title: Titan and Enceladus Mission Overview
Speaker: Kim R. Reh, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Session 4: FPGAs for Extreme Low Temperatures
Chairs: Srinivas Katkoori, University of South Florida; Gary M. Swift, Jet Propulsion Laboratory / Caltech
1:15 pm - 4:15 pm

An FPGA-Based Computer Platform for Space Applications
Gary M. Swift, Jet Propulsion Laboratory / Caltech

Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) in Extreme Environments - A Survey
Srinivas Katkoori, University of South Florida; Adrian Stoica, Didier Keymeulen, Ricardo Zebulum, Rajeshuni Ramesham, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Break: 2:15 pm - 2:45 pm

Single Effective Gate: Distributive Computation in Noisy Environments
Joseph Neff, SPAWAR Systems Center

Coupling Induced Oscillations in Bistable Systems and Applications
Visarath In, SPAWAR Systems Center

High Reliability FPGAs for Space Applications
Ravi Pragasam, Actel Corporation

Reception: 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Thursday, March 1st

Registration: 7:30 am - 12 noon
Continental Breakfast: 7:30 am - 8:30 am

Keynote Presentation: 8:30 am - 9:00 am
Title: TBD
Company: Texas Instruments
Session 5: Reliability, Packaging,and Qualification
Chairs: Kin Fung Man, Jet Propulsion Laboratory; Rajeshuni Ramesham, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Qualification of Hardware for JPL/NASA Projects Under Extreme Temperatures to Assess Reliability and to Enhance Mission Assurance
Rajeshuni Ramesham, Justin N. Maki, Gordon C. Cucullu, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Cryogenic Detection Circuit for a Fourier Transform Mass Spectrometer
Raman Mathur, Ronald W. Knepper, Peter B. O’Connor, Boston University

Testing of the Mars Exploration Rovers to Survive the Extreme Thermal Environments
Kin Fung Man, Alan R. Hoffman, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Break: 10:30 am - 11:00 am

Improved Electric Characterization to Compared Nitride Deposition with other Material for Passivation on Engine Oil Sensor
Suwon Cho, Sekwang Park, Kyungpook National University

Low Temperature, Thermal Cycle Electronic Packaging Survivability Study for Brushless Motor Drive Electronics
Carissa D. Tudryn, Elizabeth Kolawa, Don Schatzel, Andrew Shapiro, Jong-Ook Suh, Kirk Bonner, Chuck Derksen, Tosh Hatake, Atul Mehta, Anarosa Villanueva, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology

Closing Remarks: 12:00 pm


(Hotel Cut-off is February 9, 2007)
Housing Accommodations must be made directly to:

Embassy Suites Arcadia - Pasadena
211 East Huntington Drive
Arcadia, CA 91006
P: 1-800-362-2779 or 626-445-8525
Please reference IMAPS when making reservation.

Single/Double: $155
Embassy Suites requires a deposit for the first night's room and tax to hold your room. Deposit refunded if reservation is cancelled fourteen
(14) days prior to arrival; after which deposit is non-refundable.


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