The International Space Stationsurveyor_apollo.gif (1234344 bytes)The Integral flight model in the Large Space Simulator at ESTEC (April-May 2002)An Ariane 5 LaunchSTS100-396-007 (19 April - 1 May 2001) --- Astronaut Scott E. Parazynski, mission specialist, works with cables associated with the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) or Canadarm2 during one of two days of extravehicular activity (EVA). Parazynski shared both space walks with astronaut Chris A. Hadfield of the Canadian Space Agency (CSA). SputnickView of the Apollo 9 Lunar Module "Spider" in a lunar landing configuration photographed by Command Module pilot David Scott inside the Command/Service Module "Gumdrop" on the fifth day of the Apollo 9 earth-orbital mission.  The landing gear on "Spider" has been deployed. Lunar surface probes (sensors) extend out from the landing gear foot pads. Inside the "Spider" were astronauts James A. McDivitt, Apollo 9 Commander; and Russell L. Schweickart, Lunar Module pilot. Multi Purpose Logistics Module: Cosmonaut Yuri P. Gidzenko is dwarfed by hardware packed in the Leonardo Multi Purpose Logistics Module - an Italian-built moving van used to carry International Space Station equipment inside the Space Shuttle's payload bay.  Gidzenko helped unpack Leonardo when it made its first trip to the Station in the spring of 2001. The STS-111 Space Shuttle mission is Leonardo's third trip to the Station and the fifth delivery by logistics modules that transport research equipment and other experiments to the Station. The fleet of "moving vans" is managed by the Flight Projects Directorate at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala.

2003 MAPLD International Conference

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
Washington, D.C.

September 9-11, 2003


The 6th annual MAPLD International Conference will present papers on programmable devices and technologies, as well as digital engineering and related fields, for military and aerospace applications.   Devices, technologies, logic design, flight applications, fault tolerance, usage, reliability, radiation susceptibility, and encryption applications of programmable devices, processors, and adaptive computing systems in military and aerospace systems are topics for papers.

We are planning an exciting program with presentations by Government, industry, academia, and consultants, including talks by distinguished Invited Speakers.   This conference is open to US and foreign participation and is unclassified.  For related information, please see Programmable Technologies Web Site (http://klabs.org).

MAPLD Pictures (under construction)

Special Themes for 2003:
  • Reliability of hardware and designs
    • Long-term missions: > 15 Years
    • Fault Tolerance
  • Hardware and software: The line is blurring
  • Radiation Hardening by Design
  • Digital Signal Processing and Programmable Devices
  • Design Security
Features:

Allan McDonald: "The Challenger Accident," Inivted History Talk at the 2002 MAPLD International Conference

The Challenger Accident
Allan McDonald
ATK Thiokol Propulsion
Invited History Talk for the 2002 MAPLD International Conference


Last Call For Papers   (.pdf)   (.doc) Industrial and Government Exhibits
Special NASA Exhibit 

 

Dates and Times

2003 MAPLD Program

 

Presenter and Author Information


Hosts, Sponsors, and Supporters


Technical Committee


Attendance List
 

 

Helpful Information For Your Visit


Some images from the 2002 MAPLD International Conference

An advanced design seminar on Finite State Machines.
An advanced design seminar on Finite State Machines.

 

OK, where's Hans?  And where is that Moon Rock????
OK, where's Hans?  And where is that Moon Rock????
John East of Actel Corporation gives us the "CEO's View"
John East of Actel Corporation gives us
the "CEO's View"
Anja Zoe Christen of Astrium GmbH presents "A Fast Transform DSP Coprocessor"
Anja Zoe Christen of Astrium GmbH presents
"A Fast Transform DSP Coprocessor"

 

Gregory C Ahlquist of the Air Force Institute of Technology discusses "Design and Synthesis of Small and Fast Finite Field Multipliers for FPGAs"
Gregory C Ahlquist of the Air Force Institute of
 Technology discusses "Design and Synthesis of
Small and Fast Finite Field Multipliers for FPGAs"

 

Ronald Scrofano, University of Southern California, talks about Energy-Efficient Design of Kernel Applications for FPGAs Through Domain-Specific Modeling
Ronald Scrofano, University of Southern California,
talks about "Energy-Efficient Design of Kernel Applications
 for FPGAs Through Domain-Specific Modeling
Ray Andraka talks about a "Low Complexity Method for Detecting Configuration Upset in SRAM Based FPGAs"
Ray Andraka talks about a "Low Complexity Method for Detecting Configuration Upset in SRAM Based FPGAs"
Heather Quinn, a student at Northeastern University, presents "Accelerating Image Processing Pipelines in a Hardware/Software Environment"
Heather Quinn, a student at Northeastern University,
presents "Accelerating Image Processing Pipelines
in a Hardware/Software Environment"

Previous Conferences and On-line Proceedings:

CD-ROM Proceedings from Previous Conferences

Note New Conference Address: mapld2003@klabs.org



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