Status Report

First Call for Papers 2006 MAPLD International Conference

By SpaceRef Editor
February 2, 2006
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Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center with a session at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

Washington, D.C.

September 26-28, 2005

Abstract deadline: April 24, 2006.
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The 9th Annual Military and Aerospace Programmable Logic Device (MAPLD) International Conference will address new developments in programmable logic devices and technologies, digital engineering, computing and related fields for military and aerospace applications. Papers are invited on a wide range of topics such as technologies, devices, processors, systems, high performance computers, logic design, reconfigurable computers, programming tools, standards, applications (e.g., flight, encryption, communications), fault tolerance, reliability, and radiation susceptibility.

The Technical Program will consist of technical paper presentations, “Birds of a Feather” workshops, and a poster session. We are planning an exciting program including several special Invited Speakers including the annual Invited History talk, to be given at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. We will also continue a feature introduced in 2004, a workshop on “Digital Engineering and Computer Design – A Retrospective and Lessons Learned for Today’s Engineers,” featuring key design engineers from the 1960s and 1970s and historians.

Special Talks Include:

  • Welcome and Opening Address – Chris Scolese, NASA Chief Engineer
  • Invited History Talk- Fred Haise – Apollo 13, Shuttle ALT
  • Panel Session – “Why Is Learning Lessons ‘Lessons Learned’ From Mishaps So Hard?”
  • The Application Engineers’ View
  • And many others …

Four Seminars Are Being Planned:

  • Spacewire 101
  • Radiation and Programmable Logic Devices
  • Systems Safety and Embedded Computing Systems
  • Design Verification Tutorial

Planned Technical Sessions

  • Applications: Military & Aerospace
  • Logic Design and Processors
  • Reconfigurable Computing, Evolvable Hardware, and Security
  • Reliability and Failure Analysis
  • Radiation and Mitigation Techniques
  • Non-volatile Memory Technologies
  • Mitigation Methods for Reprogrammable Logic in the Space Radiation Environment
  • PLD Failures, Analyses, and the Impact on Systems
  • NESC and Software
  • Low Power Design
  • Reviewing Military and Aerospace Designs
  • Digital Engineering and Computer Design – A Retrospective and Lessons Learned for Today’s Engineers

Reservations are being accepted for the Industrial & Gov’t Exhibits: e-mail for information:

Book Signings by the Following Authors (developing …)

  • Eldon Hall: Journey to the Moon
  • Tom Jones: Complete Idiot’s Guide to NASA, Sky Walking
  • Roger Launius: To Reach the High Frontier, Space Stations: Base Camp to the Stars and others
  • Sy Liebergot: Apollo EECOM

For additional information please contact:

Richard B. Katz
NASA Office of Logic Design

SpaceRef staff editor.