More info on UNM and Space Militarization:
First ReSpace/MAPLD Conference to be held in Albuquerque
KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. – The ReSpace/Military/Aerospace Programmable Logic Devices Conference occurs Monday through Thursday (Nov 1-4, 2010) at the Hyatt Regency Albuquerque.
This year, the MAPLD Conference, traditionally hosted by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md., will be combined with ReSpace.
ReSpace is a new annual conference organized by the Configurable Space Microsystems Innovations and Application Center and its affiliates. COSMIAC, in partnership with the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Space Vehicles Directorate here and the University of New Mexico, interacts with the space microsystems community to enable and propel the meaningful use of reconfigurable electronics and microsystems in high-reliability aerospace systems.
COSMIAC is a congressionally-supported, space electronics center at the University ofNew Mexico.
It is also the charter program of the AFRL’s Phillips Technology Institute located on the installation. COSMIAC’s role is to promote aerospace innovation through the reliable and responsible use of configurable technology in military and aerospace systems by serving the interests of industry, government and academia. COSMIAC’s three primary thrusts include research and development, workforce development and technology outreach.
The addition of MAPLD creates a single major event focused upon the revolution of new and commercial electronics in space systems. Topics will cover an entire spectrum from single electronics devices to spacecraft made possible through the use of new components.
The conference incorporates several key and innovative features that help COSMIAC perform its mission in support of space microsystems. Key portions of the symposium include a general session, courses, technical presentations, open forums, a technical exhibition, and social events.
Partners and sponsors for the event include AFRL, PTi, NASA, Xilinx, Inc., Los Alamos National Laboratory, SES Consultants, Inc., the National Science Foundation, Sandia National Laboratories, the Southwest Research Institute, and the Space Dynamics Laboratory.
For more information, please visit www.cosmiac.org/ReSpace2010 <http://www.cosmiac.org/ReSpace2010> .