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Friday, September 1 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Computers in Space - brought to you by BAE

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Computers in space have been a frequent theme in science fiction in both film and books.  They have taken on roles from villains (like HAL and Skynet) to heroes (like Data and the computers in The Martian).  The reality of space computers are just as interesting as their fictional counterparts, with some famous examples being the computers onboard NASA probes or the computers in satellites used for the modern telecommunications and GPS.  Computers in space must survive in an environment that is significantly more challenging than on Earth.  This panel will compare the reality of computers in space to the fiction, with experts from the industry to talk about what it takes to build a computer that can survive launch, temperature extremes, and even radiation.

Moderators
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Steven Danziger

Senior Manager of Quality, Site Executive, BAE Systems
Mr. Steve Danziger serves as Quality Manager for BAE Systems Space Systems as well as the Site Executive in Manassas. Mr. Danziger is responsible for improving the overall quality and efficiency for the organization's ($150M/yr in business) products and technology. Mr. Danziger has... Read More →

Speakers
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Michael Bear

Technical Director, BAE Systems
Michael Bear is a Technical Director at BAE Systems in Manassas, Virginia. He over 30 years of experience in the electronics from advanced device reliability and ASIC design through systems architecture. He has served on both the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board and National Academy... Read More →
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Joe Marshall

Global Engineering Fellow, BAE Systems
Joe Marshall is a Global Engineering Fellow working on embedded processor systemsat BAE Systems in Manassas, Virginia. He has developed and/or led development of hardware, software and subsystems at GTE, IBM, Loral, Lockheed Martin and BAE Systems with the last 29 years focused on... Read More →

Volunteers
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Stacy Bruss

Director, Event Programming, Museum of Science Fiction
Stacy Bruss, MS, MSIS, is a reference librarian at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). At NIST, she supports all Physical Measurement Laboratory researchers and manages the Innovation Hub, a center with 3-D printers, technology bar, data visualization tools... Read More →

Friday September 1, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
5 - South (250)

Attendees (15)