National Aerospace & Electronics Conference(NAECON)

Dayton, OH | USA * June 27 - 30, 2017


Thank you to our Sponsors!







Air Force Institute of Technology

Wright State University

University of Cincinnati

The Ohio State University

Oakland University

IEEE Circuit and Systems Society (CAS)

Ohio Aerospace Institute

Chairman: Dr. Robert Ewing
Phone: 937-713-8122



Day 1– Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Tutorial A Trusted Systems and Electronics
Dr. Charles Cerny and Dr. Matt Casto, AFRL Sensors Directorate

13:00-13:15 PM Welcome and Introduction - Charles Cerny
13:15-14:15 PM  "Long-Term Strategy for DoD Trusted and Assured Microelectronics Needs" – Dr. Matt Casto
Abstract: The Department of Defense (DoD) Trusted and Assured Microelectronics Initiative is focused on trusted and assured access to advanced semiconductor technology for the DoD as well as the broader United States Government (USG). The initiative has three main elements: (1) development of an alternate trusted photomask capability to preserve long-term trusted access and protection of Intellectual Property, (2) enhanced verification and validation activities at key government laboratories and the promotion of industry best practices and commercial standards in the areas of microelectronics trust and assurance, and (3) the development and transition of technologies in support of a new trust and assurance approach.
14:15-15:00 PM "Engineering Trusted Systems" - Carla Purdy
Abstract: As software and embedded systems take on more responsibilities in such fields as consumer products, medical devices, automobiles, airplanes, defense systems, financial systems, and manufacturing, the need to ensure that they behave as expected has become critical. Users must be able to trust that these systems are safe, reliable, secure, and appropriately responsive to the task at hand. Many strategies and tools have been developed to ensure safety and reliability, especially at the hardware level, and these continue to be modified and extended to work for embedded systems and complex software. But major challenges exist in the continually evolving area of security. We will review commonly accepted definitions of trust in various domains and look at some strategies for enhancing tools for developing trusted systems in general and secure systems in particular.
15:00-15:15 PM Break
15:15-16:15 PM “Challenges in Foundations and Transition of Trust” - Dr. Brian Dupaix, AFRL Sensors Directorate, Adjunct Professor, The Ohio State University
Abstract: The development of quantitative approaches to trust rely on a fundamental understanding of the technology and challenges associated with the complex and rapidly changing microelectronics ecosystem.  The establishment of practical boundary conditions and traceable benchmarks is key to scalable and measurable assurance.  Concepts on how to scope meaningful research problems
in the area of trusted electronics will be presented.
16:15-16:50 PM    Q&A Panel Moderator: Charles Cerny. Panelists: Matt Casto, Carla Purdy, Brian Dupaix, Daniel Both
16:50 PM Wrap-up

Tutorial B
Understanding Infrared Detection
Dr. Kenneth Hopkins, AFRL Materials and Manufacturing Directorate
Abstract: Infrared detection and imaging is in general a mature technology that is fundamentally critical for tactical and strategic military applications. The infrared, for example, enables high-contrast sensing of jet engine exhaust against an earthscape and of satellites against space. Yet, there are numerous technical opportunities for further advancing the capabilities. The tutorial will quickly cover the physics of infrared detection and imaging with emphasis on state-of-the-art semiconductor technology, and the performance of various systems/devices/materials will be compared. The critical performance parameters for these devices will be explained and derived when possible. The lecturer assumes attendees’ have a technical background but without specialized study in the physics of these devices.

Tutorial C
Overview of 5G Communication Technologies
Dr. Michel Gagne, Keysight Technologies Inc.
Abstract: The commercial communications industry is abuzz with 5G. Whether it is carriers like Verizon and DOCOMO, regulatory bodies like the FCC and OfCom, semiconductor companies like Qualcomm and Intel, or network giants like Nokia and Huawei, the race is on to see who will win in this next generation. This talk takes a step back to look at the market drivers for the vision of this next generation, a summary of key technologies getting the most attention in the R&D labs, and a brief overview of the business ecosystem including the regulatory and standards perspective. It will also cover the timing of 5G and what to expect in the next year or two.


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