GOMACTech-15 AGENDA
Extending Security in an Insecure World

Click HERE to view the Tentative Advanced Program
(subject to change)

Welcome

The GOMACTech-15 Program Committee warmly welcomes you to this year's conference in St. Louis, Missouri 23 March – 26 March, 2015. GOMACTech is the pre-eminent conference for the review of developments
in microelectronic devices, circuits, and applications for government systems. GOMACTech was established in 1968. GOMACTech is an unclassified, export-controlled event that requires all participants to be
U.S. Citizens or legal U.S. Permanent Residents.

This year, our conference theme, “Extending Security in an Insecure World” focuses on the development of modern defense systems in an era when research spending and capabilities of commercial systems greatly outstrip those of government systems. Many emerging technologies bring smaller feature sizes, high bandwidth, high speed, and novel materials which can
be applicable to government applications. Unfortunately these advances
are often in a context which present challenges for system security. GOMACTech-15 provides a forum for discussing and demonstrating advanced microelectronics and microsystems that can provide the means
to develop confidence in transformational, leap-ahead technologies and capabilities. The topical sessions will focus on developments and accomplishments ranging from components to sensor sub-systems within selected ongoing government-sponsored programs. Technical sessions include:
• Advanced Counterfeit Detection
• Microelectronics Integrity Analysis
• Rad Hard Technology • RF Photonics
• Reconfigurable RF Technology
• Advanced SiGE Technology
• SiC and GaN Power Electronics
• Advanced Phased Array Technology
• Space Processing Systems

The conference content for this year includes several tutorials on Monday,
23 March. The first tutorial is “Trusted Suppliers Industry Day,” hosted and planned by the Trusted Suppliers Steering Group. The tutorial’s objective
is to gather members of industry and government agencies representing
the interests of integrated-circuit and electronics producers who are
focused on serving defense and aerospace applications that are trusted.
This tutorial is planned for the entire day.

The second tutorial will provide an introduction to quantum computing “Exploring Quantum Computing and Sensing”. What is quantum
computing? What is quantum sensing? In this tutorial, speakers will
answer these questions and provide examples of the current work being done. Attendees will be educated on the most important aspects of
quantum computing and sensing along with where the biggest challenges are. By the end of the tutorial, attendees will understand the unique
potential of quantum computing and sensing and where the research
will be moving in the future.

Our third tutorial offering will focus on “Phased Array Beamsteering.”
Phased Array antennas have advanced significantly since their first appearance in the 1970s. Recent advances have pushed the limits in bandwidth, multiple beams, and advanced digital processing. While the technology has evolved, the basics of beamsteering have remained the same. This tutorial will describe phase and time based beamsteering for phased arrays, discuss benefits and drawbacks of various architectures,
and showcase the latest in beamsteering technology. Insights into analog, photonic, and digital approaches will also be shown.

The fourth and final tutorial is on “DARPA’s Advanced Thermal Manage-
ment Showcase.” Thermal management is often a limiting factor of system performance and miniaturization. DARPA has been funding research to advance nearly all aspects of thermal mitigation approaches for high value applications. This showcase will open with an overview of DARPA's
programs and lessons learned, followed by an interactive series of technology demonstrations and short presentations from experts in
the field.

The conference formally opens on Tuesday morning, 24 March, with an outstanding Plenary Session which includes a keynote address by Dr.
William Chappell, Director - DARPA Microsystems Technology Office.

The keynote will be followed by the Jack S. Kilby Lecture Series, which
will consist of the following three presentations: Dr. Berinder Brar,
President, Teledyne Scientific Co.; Dr. David Lam, Multibeam Corporation; and Prof. Mark Kasevich, Stanford University.

The plenary, technical, and topical sessions are the major venues for information exchange at the conference. Other opportunities for technical interaction are provided by the Exhibits Program that includes major IC manufacturers and commercial vendors of devices, equipment, systems,
and services for nearly every facet of the electronics business. The exhib-
ition opens on Tuesday at noon and runs through Wednesday, 25 March,
at 4:00 pm. On Tuesday evening, attendees can network in a relaxing atmosphere during the Exhibitors’ Reception. Wednesday evening features the conference banquet, which will be held at the St. Louis Science Center.
In addition to dinner there will be the opportunity to peruse the various exhibits and to take in an OMNIMAX movie. On Thursday morning,
26 March, a Poster Session that includes our annual student poster competition will be held. This year’s technical program is a result of the
hard work and enthusiasm of the GOMACTech-15 Technical Program Committee. The committee members discussed and collaborated on the topics and presentations. The quality of the conference reflects this comprehensive team effort. We hope that you find GOMACTech-15 an enlightening and rewarding experience. Thank you for your active participation.


Michael Lovellette
Conference Chair
James Wilson
Technic
al Program Chair


Tutorial 1: Trusted Suppliers Industry Session
Monday, 23 March 2015, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Union Station Hotel, Regency Ballroom A
Organizer:  
Harry Kellzi, Teledyne
The national Trusted Suppliers Industry Session returns to GOMACTech 2015. The objective is to gather members of industry and government agencies representing the interests of trusted integrated-circuit and electronics producers who are focused on serving the defense and aerospace industry. This industry day is organized by the Trusted Suppliers Steering Committee and Harry Kellzi from Teledyne will be moderating the event. Some of the key issues include accreditation activity and criteria; emerging defense policy; and demand for trusted supplies, trust solutions, and opportunities for industry to work together and with the government for further progress in this area. The program begins with status and updates of DoD policy, the accreditation process, and programmatic initiatives. Distinguished government as well as industry invited speakers will kick off the event. Later, industry representatives will discuss their perspectives in Trusted Microelectronics requirements and sustainability issues. In the afternoon session, a moderated discussion, with panelists representing both industry and government, will take on topics that are frequently being asked by industry participants.
Tutorial 2: Exploring Quantum Computing and Sensing
Monday, 23 March 8 am - 12:00 pm
Union Station Hotel, Regency Ballroom B
Organizers:  
Craig Keast, MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Jonathan Ahlbin, USC Information Sciences Institute
What is quantum computing? What is quantum sensing? In this tutorial, speakers will answer these questions and provide examples of the current work being done. Attendees will be educated on the most important aspects of quantum computing and sensing along with where the biggest challenges are. By the end of the tutorial, attendees will understand the unique potential of quantum computing and sensing and where the research will be moving in the future.
Tutorial 3: Phased Array Beamsteering
Monday, 23 March 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm 
Union Station Hotel, Regency Ballroom B
Organizers:
Tom Dalrymple, Air Force Research Lab
Peter Buxa, Air Force Research Lab
Phased Array antennas have advanced significantly since their first appearance in the 1970s. Recent advances have pushed the limits in bandwidth, multiple beams, and advanced digital processing. While the technology has evolved, the basics of beamsteering have remained the same. This tutorial will describe phase and time based beamsteering for phased arrays, discuss benefits and drawbacks of various architectures, and showcase the latest in beamsteering technology. Insights into analog, photonic, and digital approaches will also be shown.
Tutorial 4: DARPA's Advanced Thermal Management Technology Showcase
Monday, 23 March 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm 
Union Station Hotel, Regency Ballroom C
Organizers:
Daniel Radack, IDA
Avi Bar-Cohen, DARPA
Thermal management is often a limiting factor of system performance and miniaturization. DARPA has been funding research to advance nearly all aspects of thermal mitigation approaches for high value applications. This showcase will open with an overview of DARPA's programs and lessons learned, followed by an interactive series of technology demonstrations and short presentations from experts in the field.
Keynote Address
Dr. William Chappell
Director, Microsystems Technology Office
DARPA, Arlington, VA
Jack S. Kilby Lecture Series
Dr. Berinder Brar
President
Teledyne Scientific Company

Dr. David Lam
Chairman
Multibeam Corporation

Prof. Mark Kasevich
Professor of Physics and of Applied Physics
Stanford University
EXHIBITION  
An exhibition comprised of commercial vendors exhibiting products of interest to the GOMACTech community is an integral part of the conference. All attendees are reminded to visit the exhibitors when they have some free time. The Exhibit Hall is located in the Midway Hall in the Union Station Hotel. Coffee breaks will be held in the exhibit area when they coincide with the exhibition’s hours of operation. On Tuesday evening, an Exhibitors’ Reception, where attendees can mix in a relaxing atmosphere of food and good spirits, will be held. Exhibition hours are as follows:
Tuesday, 24 March 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday, 25 March April 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Click HERE to view Preliminary List of Exhibitors
GOMACTECH-14 PAPER AWARDS
Paper awards based on audience evaluations from GOMACTech-14 will include the George Abraham Outstanding Paper Award, a Meritorious Paper Award, and a Best Poster Paper Award. Presentation of these well-deserved awards will take place at the Plenary Session on Tuesday morning in the main Ballroom. The GOMACTech-14 winners are as follows:
The George Abraham Outstanding Paper Award (9.5)
“Modifying Contacts to Carbon Nanomaterials through Hyperthermal Ion Implantation”  
C. Cress, J. Robinson, M. Yakes
  Electronics Science and Technology Division, U.S. Naval Research
  Laboratory, Washington, D.C.
 
S. Schmucker  
  National Research Council Postdoc Residing at the U.S. Naval   Research Laboratory, Washington, D.C
 
Best Poster Paper Award (P.5)  
“A Comprehensive Program for Investigation of Radiation Effects in Robots Used in Mitigation of Nuclear Disasters”  
A. Witulski, E. Barth, G. Karsai, Z. Diggins, N.Mahadevan, E. Pitt, D. Herbison, R. Schrimpf, R.Reed, R. Weller, B. Sierowski  
   Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN  
Best Student Poster Paper Award (SP.5)  
“Cyber-Physical Network of Terrestrial Insect Biobots”  
E. Whitmire, T. Latif, A. Bozkurt  
Department of Electrical Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC  
   

RATING FORM / QUESTIONNAIRE
Don't forget to vote for your favorite presentation this year before you leave the conference. A rating form/questionnaire is being handed out at conference check-in. To encourage submission of these forms, GOMACTech has a special gift for all attendees submitting a completed form. Please turn your form in at the Conference registration desk when you leave the Conference to receive your gift item.
SPEAKERS' PREP ROOM
The Wabash Cannonball Room has been designated as speakers' preparation room and will be available during the hours the conference registration desk is open starting on Tuesday, 23 March. Speakers are encouraged to use the facilities to ensure compatibility with the meeting’s AV equipment. Speakers having difficulties should request to see an AV operator. Speakers are also asked to be at their assigned presentation room 30 minutes before the sessions begins to meet with their session chair. An AV operator will NOT be assigned to each technical session room.
CD-ROM PROCEEDINGS
The GOMACTech CD-ROM Proceedings, containing searchable, condensed versions of submitted papers presented at the Conference, will be distributed to all registrants. Additional copies of the CD-ROM can be purchased at the Conference at a cost of $40.00.
Previously published as the GOMAC Digest of Technical Papers, Volumes I – XXVII, this publication is the only record of the conference. Previous GOMAC Digests will, upon request, made available copies to qualified Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) users. Please call 1-800-225-3842 for bound or microfiche copies. Past Digests can be ordered by calling the above number and identifying the following accession numbers (please note that GOMAC was not held in the calendar year of 1995):
   
GOMAC -84 B113271 -86 B107186 -87 B119187
  -88 B129239 -89 B138550 -90 B150254
  -91 B160081 -92 B169396 -93 B177761
  -94 B195015 -96 B212362 -97 B222171
  -98 B235088 -99 B242763 -00 B254138
  -01 B264749 -02 M201603 -03 M201604
  -04 M201663 -05 M201849 -06 M202011
  -07 M202134 -08 M202438 -09 M202646
  -10 M202788 -11 M202918 -12 ADB279283
  -13 ADB387878 -14 ADM202992  
INFORMATION / MESSAGE CENTER
The Information/Message Center will be located adjacent to the GOMACTech Registration Desk located in the Regency Ballroom Registration Office. The message center telephone number for incoming calls is 314-621-5262. Callers should ask to be transferred to the GOMACTech Registration Desk.
PARTICIPATING GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATIONS
Participating Government Organizations of GOMACTech-14 include: Department of Defense (Army, Navy, Air Force) ... National Aeronautics and Space Administration ... Department of Commerce (National Institute of Standards and Technology) ... National Security Agency ... Department of Energy (Sandia National Laboratories) ... Department of Energy (National Nuclear Security Administration) Defense Logistics Agency ... Department of Health and Human Services ... Defense Threat Reduction Agency ... Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency ... Advisory Group on Electron Devices ... Central Intelligence Agency ... National Reconnaissance Office.
GOMAC WEB SITE
Information on GOMACTech may be obtained through its Web site at www.gomactech.net.
CONFERENCE CONTACT
Anyone requiring additional information about GOMACTech should contact the Conference Coordinator, Alicia Waldron, GOMACTech, 411 Lafayette Street, Suite 201, New York, NY 10003 (212/460-8090 x216), awaldron@pcm411.com.