Systems Engineering for Microscale and Nanoscale Technologies

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Micro-scale and nano-scale technology developments have the potential to revolutionize smart and small systems. The application of systems-engineering methodologies that integrate standalone, small-scale technologies and interface them with macro-technologies to build useful systems is critical to realizing the potential of these technologies. Contributing to the knowledge base on SE principles for micro- and nano-technology integration, this book offers new approaches to developing smart systems. The text provides practical knowledge about the capabilities of micro- and nanotechnologies and how they interface with each other and with macro systems.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781439837320
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/3/2012
  • Pages: 592
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

M. Ann Garrison Darrin is a member of the principal professional staff and the managing executive of the Space Department at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. She has held several engineering management positions at the laboratory, including in the research center. She has more than 30 years experience in both government (NASA, U.S. Department of Defense) and private industry, particularly 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 in addition to coauthoring several patents. Ms. Darrin was the division chief at NASA’s GSFC for Electronic Parts, Packaging and Material Sciences from 1993 to 1998. She has extensive background in aerospace engineering management, microelectronics and semiconductors, packaging, and advanced miniaturization. Ms. Darrin is a co-founder of the Mid Atlantic Micro Nano Alliance and the author/editor on two books related to aerospace engineering.

Janet L. Barth is the Chief of the Electrical Engineering Division (EED) at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) where she is responsible for the delivery of spacecraft and instrument avionics to several of NASA’s science missions. These include the Solar Dynamics Observatory, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, and the Thermal InfraRed Sensor instrument on the Landsat Data Continuity Mission. She also oversees development of microwave and communications systems and suborbital avionics systems for the GSFC’s Wallops Flight Facility. Barth received her B.S. degree in Mathematics from the University of Maryland in 1978 and pursued graduate studies in computer science. She is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and is an elected member of the IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society Administrative Committee, and she is actively involved with the IEEE Nuclear and Radiation Effects Conference (NSREC).

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Table of Contents

PART 1: Systems Engineering Methodologies

Systems Engineering for Micro- and Nanoscale Technologies, J.L. Barth and M.A. Garrison Darrin

Introduction to Systems Engineering, E. Fong

Systems Engineering in Technology Development Phases, D.Y. Kusnierkiewicz

Agile Systems Engineering, T.G. McGee and B.M. McGee

PART 2: Technology Development Process

Scaling, S.J. Papadakis

Micro Electro Mechanical Systems—Systems Engineering’s Transition into the Nanoworld, R. Osiander

Introduction to Nanotechnology, J.L. Sample

Nanoscale Systems—Top-Down Assembly, J.P. Maranchi

Nanoscale Systems—Bottom-Up Assembly, J. Benkoski

PART 3: Systems Engineering Process Elements

Modeling and Simulation in the Small World, M. Trexler and J. Thomas

Interfaces at the Micro and Nano Scale, J. Breidenich

Systems Reliability, O. Manuel Uy

Test and Evaluation Techniques from Very-Large-Scale Integration (VLSI) to New Developments in Micro- and Nanoscale Technology (MNT), W. Paulsen

Developing and Implementing Robust Micro- and Nanoscale Technology Programs, J.L. Barth

PART 4: Systems Engineering Applications—Toward the Future

Future Generations of Nanotechnology, M.A. Garrison Darrin and J.L. Barth

Biomedical Microsystems, B. Jamieson and J. Mateo

Stability and Uncertainty in Self-Assembled Systems, I.K. Ashok Sivakumar

The Role of Mechanoevolution in Predicting the Future of Micro- and Nanoscale Technologies, B. Layton

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