MEMS and Microstructures enabling future Satellites and Space Science|
ATI's Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) in Space course
This three-day course on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) and
Microstructures for Aerospace Applications establishes a
strong foundation for current and future practitioners.
MEMS is an interdisciplinary field requiring
knowledge in electronics, micro mechanisms,
processing, physics, fluidics, packaging and materials
just to name a few of the skills. It is to that group of
broad ranging disciplines that this course is directed to.
The material is designed and presented for the:
systems engineer, flight assurance manager, project
lead, technologist, program management, system lead
engineers and others including the scientist searching
for new instrumentation capabilities as a practical
guide to MEMS in aerospace applications. The course
provides a mix of general background and specific
details to envision and support the insertion of MEMS
in future flight missions. In order to nurture the vision
to use MEMS in micro spacecraft – or even as
spacecraft –an overview of the demonstrations of
MEMS in space is provided. This highly topical course
provides guidelines and materials for the end user to
draw upon in order to conceive, implement, integrate
and qualify MEMS for future space missions.
Dr. Robert Osiander received his Ph.D. at the Technical
University in Munich, Germany, in 1991. Since then he
works at the Johns Hopkins University Applied
Physics Laboratory Research and
Technology Development Center, where is
the Assistant Group Supervisor for Sensor
Science and a member of the Principal
Professional Staff. Dr. Osiander’s current
research interests include Micro-Electro-Mechanical
Nanotechnology, and Terahertz Imaging
and Technology for Applications in
Sensors, Communications, Thermal Control, and Space. He
is the PI on “MEMS Shutters for Spacecraft Thermal
Control”, which is one of NASA’s New Millennium Space
Technology Missions, to launch in 2005. Dr. Osiander has
also developed a research program to develop carbon
nanotube based thermal control coatings.
Ann Garrison Darrin is a member of the Principal Staff
and Program Manager for the Research and Technology
Development Center at the Johns Hopkins
University Applied Physics Laboratory. She
has over 20 years experience in both
government (NASA, DoD) and private
industry in particular with technology
development, application, transfer and
insertion into space flight missions. She holds
an M.S. in Technology Management and has
authored several papers on technology
insertion along with co-authoring several
patents. Ms. Darrin was the Division
Chief at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center for Electronic
Parts, Packaging and Material Sciences from 1993-1998. She
has extensive background in aerospace engineering
management, microelectronics and semiconductors,
packaging, and advanced miniaturization. Ms. Darrin co-Chairs
the MEMS Alliance of the Mid Atlantic.
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What You Will Learn:
- Role of MEMS and Microsystems in enabling future space craft visions
- Comprehensive understanding of MEMS technology
- Knowledge of the space environment and its effect on MEMS devices
- Insertion points for MEMS in space craft and instrument systems
- Practical insight into nuts and bolts topics such as: packaging, materials,
handling and contamination control
- Reliability and Quality Assurance topics
- Overview of Micro Electro Mechanical Systems and Microstructures for
Aerospace Application. Understanding of MEMS and the MEMS Vision.
Space demonstrations of MEMS; past, current and emerging flight
opportunities. Identification of the long-term, disruptive or revolutionary
impacts that MEMS technology has in space applications.
- Fundamentals of MEMS. Understanding of the MEMS fabrication
processes. Bulk micromachining, sacrificial surface micromachining and
LIGA. Capability differences including achievable device aspect ratio,
materials, complexity, and integration with microelectronics.
- MEMS and the Space Environment. Overview of the space environment
and its effects upon the design of Micro Electro-Mechanical Systems
(MEMS). Thermal, mechanical, and chemical effects that impact reliability.
Mission environmental influences including radiation, zero gravity, zero
pressure, plasma and atomic oxygen.
- MEMS in Space craft and in Science Instruments. Size, power, volume
and weight reduction offered by micro-machining and the multiple insertion
points into spacecraft and science instrumentation. New capabilities and
increased functionality of MEMS and Microsystems.
- MEMS in Satellite Subsystems. Satellite subsystems including
communication (both RF and Optical), guidance, navigation and control,
thermal and micro propulsion.
- Insertion of MEMS in Aerospace Applications. Materials guidelines,
packaging requirements, handling and contamination control requirements.
- Quality Assurance and Reliability. Review requirements, screening and
qualification regimes. Tailoring requirements for mission success.
Terrestrial, launch and on orbit reliability concerns.
This course is not on the current schedule of open enrollment courses. If you are interested in attending this or another course as open enrollment, please contact us at (410) 956-8805 or at email@example.com and indicate the course name and number of students who wish to participate. ATI typically schedules open enrollment courses with a lead time of 3-5 months. Group courses can be presented at your facility at any time. For on-site pricing, request an on-site quote. You may also call us at (410) 956-8805 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.