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Advanced IC Packaging Solutions and Reliability Challenges
Register Here: Mars Helicopter is the first attempt at aerial flight on a planet other than earth. It is slated to go to Mars with the 2020 Rover. The air near the surface of Mars is extremely thin and cold, making it a significant engineering challenge to bear the overall vehicle mass, and stay warm enough to survive, on a limited power budget. The telecom subsystem shares these constraints, while providing a radio frequency tether to the rover, in support of five planned demonstration sorties. This talk is an overview of the Mars Helicopter Mission and the Telecom subsystem implementation. About the Speaker Courtney Duncan has worked on the Space Transportation System Ku-Band communications system, the Rouge family of science grade GPS receivers, the Space Interferometry Mission Microsecond ArcSecond Testbed, MONTE for deep space navigation, the Shuttle Radar Topography mission, GRAIL, the SCaN TestBed, and the Iris CubeSat compatible deep space transponder. He currently manages the reprogrammable Signal Processing Group (337G), and leads the telecom team for the Mars Helicopter.

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The IEEE Buenaventura Meetup Group is the gathering place of the IEEE Buenaventura Section ( and its ten chapters. We are very active. Our events are open to anyone interested in advances in technology that benefit the well being of humanity, IEEE members or non-members. Our group is a non-profit 401(c)3 organization. Most of our events are free of charge. We organize more than 50 speaker talks each year.

The mission of our IEEE Buenaventura Section is to:

• Align great speakers to make it convenient for engineers/scientists/technical educators from Ventura County to remain relevant about advances in their field. We cover the following engineering areas of expertise: aerospace, communications, biology and medicine, electronic devices, circuitry systems, microwave, robotics, automation process, and photonics/imaging.

• Organize technical literacy events (STEM events) for for middle schools, high schools and colleges in Ventura County

• Present Entrepreneurship workshops to help the technical inventor set up his own startup.

• Create Networking events to align graduates with employers or professionals in transition with potential opportunities.

Note: The IEEE Buenaventura Section is the local volunteer representation of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), a large technical society in the world, with over 400,000 members. About 1,000 IEEE members live or work in Ventura County.

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