Keynotes worth seeing at DesignCon 2020 : Page 3 of 4

Silicon photonics, fiber optic communications, design for chip-IP security and microsystems in NASA’s SOFIA project are just a few of the topics covered.

Finally, microchips in space looks at the fascinating applications of the rapidly evolving field of small, low power air and space electronics aboard drones, high-flying planes and small satellites. In this case, the application involves NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy or SOFIA in which a Boeing 747SP jetliner has been modified to carry a 106-inch diameter telescope with miniaturized, low power electronic microchips.

“Space is not only the final frontier, but also an infinite one,” explains Zaheer Ali, Product Assurance Manager at USRA (Universities Space Research Association) and Mission Operations of NASA’s SOFIA. “Human understanding and exploration of space is critical to both the growth and sustaining of humanity. My talk will discuss how micro devices help drive our understanding of space.”

Image Source: NASA

After hearing this keynote, attendees will have a better understanding of research devices used in astronomy and other space related research. In addition to the keynote, Ali will be a panelist with other experts sharing insights on how device design can drive progress in Industry 4.0.

To learn more, visit: Microchips in Space: How Device Design Enables Amazing Astronomy

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