March 2019 Section Meeting

Taking High Reliability Electronics Design to Mars, the Moon, and the US Border

Securing our Nation’s Future Through RF Communications, Avionics and Infrared Detection

DATE: Thursday, March 28, 2019
PLACE: Raffel’s – 10160 Reading Road (directions below)
TIME: 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. – Social Time
6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. – Dinner
7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. – Presentation
COST: Dinner $15- $20, See information in Reservations (Updated)
RSVP: Make Dinner Reservation Here
Reservations close at 11:59 PM on March 26th, 2019

ABOUT THE MEETING: Our nation spends a fortune on its military, preparing for traditional warfighting in traditional war zones. However, there is an emerging threat to the United States’ national interests that goes beyond the realm of traditional warfare, and that threat extends into space. Our entire national infrastructure depends upon availability of the resources we have in space – from GPS satellites navigating our air traffic, to Wideband Global Satcom satellites providing protected communications to our warfighters in Afghanistan and the Middle East. Our country’s national interests are intimately tied to the availability and affordability of Space assets to enable our national security. This presentation discusses the role of L3 Space and Sensors Technology Center (SSTC)’s role in defending our nation and providing affordable, rapid access to launch assets and satellite communications.

ABOUT THE PRESENTERS: Dr. Robert Hayes is the Director of Advanced Programs at L3 Space Avionics in Mason, Ohio. He leads a team of principle investigators in developing the new technologies that L3 is inserting into its space portfolio. His team’s current research interests include navigation processing for launch vehicles, low cost processing options for satellites, space sensing technologies for overhead persistent infrared (OPIR) missions for missile defense, and microwave technologies to enable high bandwidth communications between space assets and ground assets.

Mr. Gordon Samuels is a Senior Principle Engineer at L3 Intelligent EO Solutions (IES) in Mason, Ohio. IES features a broad array of products ranging from baseball-sized, standard definition IR imagers to ultra large format systems with up to 36 Mpix of resolution. They are fielded on armored vehicles, tanks, fighter aircraft, UAVs, ships, submarine periscopes, foot soldiers, and satellites. IR sensors have emerged as a critical element in both offensive and defensive military and paramilitary systems and will play an increasingly important role in building and maintaining our space borne infrastructure. Mr. Samuels has a BSEE from the University of Cincinnati and an MSEE from the University of Texas at Arlington and has been an IEEE member since 1985..

MENU SELECTIONS: Buffet Menu: Raffel’s Signature Hot Sliced Roast Beef in Gravy, Chicken Marsala, Eggplant Parmesan, Parsley Butterd Red Skin Potatoes, Green Beans Almondine, Tossed Salad, Dinner Rolls & Butter, Tea and soft drinks are included, and alcoholic beverages are available for purchase.

LOCATION: Raffel’s is located at 10160 Reading Road in Evendale, south of Glendale-Milford Road on the east side of Reading. Take I-75 to the Glendale-Milford Rd. Exit, go east on Glendale-Milford Road approximately ¾ of a mile to Reading Rd. and turn right on Reading.

RESERVATIONS: Please use the online reservation system even if you are paying at the door. Doing so helps reduce our costs and assures that enough food is available. Our cost is based number of reservations and plates used; if you choose to have dinner, please pay the fee even if you arrive late or didn’t make a reservation.

The price for dinner is $15 for members with a reservation, or $20 cash at the door for non-members (and members without reservations).     Please bring the correct change.   Note: You are welcome to attend this meeting without having dinner.

DINNER RESERVATION CANCELLATION POLICY: An email to Reserve.Cinti@ieee.org prior to the close of reservations is required to properly cancel your reservation.

PE CREDITS: Depending on the subject matter, attendance at IEEE Cincinnati Section Meetings now qualifies the attendee for Professional Development Hours towards renewal of Professional Engineers Licenses. Required documentation will be available following the meeting if qualified! The Section Meetings also provide a great opportunity to network with fellow engineers in the area.