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IEEE Buenaventura
July 2017 Newsletter

In This Issue

Local IEEE Events

•  July 20: Compositional Heterogeneity of Impact Melt Rocks at the Haughton Structure: Implications for Planetary Processes and Remote Sensing - Skyworks, Lawrence Drive
•  July 27: How Best Should an Engineer Run Both Product Development and Delivery on Ultra-High Performance Electro-Optic SCAs? - Hub101

Other IEEE Announcements

•  IEEE Region 6 Conferences

Other Local Happenings

•  July 20: TiE SoCal: Transformation In Healthcare - Innovations In Digital Health

Reports from Previous Events

•  Photos from Local IEEE Events

Sponsors and Job Opportunities

•  Advanced Personnel Profiles - Staffing & Recruiting Since 1995
•  Hydra-Electric - Leaders In Aerospace Switch & Sensor Technology
•  Syntesis Global - Management Consulting
•  Ameriprise Financial - D. F. Rick Speidel, Financial Advisor

Local IEEE Events

July 20, 2017
Compositional Heterogeneity of Impact Melt Rocks at the Haughton Structure: Implications for Planetary Processes and Remote Sensing

Reception and Networking: 6:30 PM
Presentation: 7:00 PM
Speaker: Rebecca Greenberger
Meetings are free and open to the public. No registration required.


Meteorite impacts are a geological process affecting every solar system body. These impacts bring subsurface units to the surface, where they can be studied through remote sensing and “in situ” measurements. In many cases, impact craters are the primary windows into subsurface compositions and permit identification of minerals that might not otherwise be observable. The melt that forms as a byproduct of impacts is present in all but the smallest impact structures and often fills large portions of the craters. This impact melt rock is often explicitly or implicitly assumed to be homogenous, though some studies of impact structures on Earth have suggested that this is not the case. However, a quantitative assessment of melt rock composition and heterogeneity at the scale of outcrops, comparable to orbital and landed planetary missions, has thus far been impossible through standard geologic field methods because the presence of clasts of variable size and composition do not permit collection of hand-samples entirely representative of outcrops. I will present the results of a study using visible-shortwave infrared imaging spectroscopy of outcrops in the field at the Haughton impact structure in the Canadian High Arctic to quantify outcrop composition. This technique measures reflected light as a function of wavelength, providing information about the minerals present at a spatial scale of a few cm/pixel in the field and allowing us to essentially sample compositions of entire outcrops. Comparing the compositions of outcrops around the structure, we then evaluate the heterogeneity of this melt rock unit, determine the source of clasts from within the target stratigraphy, and consider the implications for both our understanding of impact processes as well as interpretation of planetary remote sensing datasets.

About the Speaker

Dr. Rebecca Greenberger is currently a NASA Postdoctoral Program Fellow at JPL working with Dr. Bethany Ehlmann and Dr. Robert Green in the Imaging Spectroscopy Group (382B). She received her Ph.D. in 2015 and Sc.M. in 2012 from Brown University in Geological Sciences and completed her undergraduate degree in 2010 at Washington University in St. Louis with a major in Earth and Planetary Sciences. Her research uses imaging spectrometers in the field and laboratory to investigate a variety of geological processes on Earth and as an analog for other solar system bodies.


Skyworks Solutions
649 Lawrence Drive
Newbury Park, CA  91320
(Not the main building; please use link to arrow that pinpoints building)

Presented by:  IEEE Buenaventura Microwave Theory and Techniques Society Chapter

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July 27, 2017
How Best Should an Engineer Run Both Product Development and Delivery on Ultra-High Performance Electro-Optic SCAs?

Pizza and Networking: 6:30 PM
Presentation: 7:00 PM
Speaker: Chad Fulk
Meetings are free and open to the public. Register at 


In this presentation, I propose an open discussion on effective engineering in boutique EOIR industries. Satellite systems are expensive and deliveries are usually unique to their mission. Focal plane foundries need to bid, build and deliver these SCA on cost, on time and most importantly, fully functional. Deliveries however, are usually in small quantities with very specialized performance needs. Often technology development is required. This suggests ‘proving’ a new method/process/idea is viable before implementation. Thus, the question: How best should an engineer run both product development and delivery on ultra-high performance and ‘boutique’ electro-optic SCAs?

About the Speaker

Dr. Chad Fulk is a Senior Principal Operations Engineer at Raytheon Vision Systems. He formerly worked at BAE Systems and EPIR. His focus in on development of vis-SWIR, MWIR and VLWIR large area staring and hyperspectral arrays for next generation of space based strategic defense and astronomy applications. Chad earned is BA in Physics, MA in Mathematics, MS and PhD in Physics. He is an adjunct assistant professor of Physics at the University of Illinois at Chicago with more than 30 publications and two patents pending. In 2005 he was awarded the William Spicer Best Paper Award at the II-VI materials. He is recognized as a Georgia Tech SENSIAC, Military Sensing Information Analysis Center Subject Matter Expert for Infrared Materials and Mathematical Analysis, Modeling & Simulation. He also held a position as a committee member of the Workshop on Physics and Chemistry of II-VI and is currently a member of the Military Sensing Symposia Detector and Material committee. Chad also acts as the Raytheon industry liaison to UCSB on their Corporate Affiliates Board


Cal Lutheran Center for Entrepreneurship
31416 Agoura Road
Westlake Village, CA 91361

Presented by: IEEE Buenaventura Photonics Society Chapter

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Other IEEE Announcements

IEEE Region 6 Conferences

IEEE Region 6 (Western USA) hosts hundreds of conferences each year. For example:

IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC), Oct 19-22, 2017, San Jose, CA
GHTC is the flagship IEEE Conference focusing on innovation, deployment and adaptation of Technology for Humanitarian Goals and Sustainable Development.  For more information see:

IEEE Conference for Sustainable Technologies (SusTech), Nov 12-14, 2017, Phoenix, AZ
SusTech is designed to explore the development and application of science, engineering and technology in achieving a sustainable lifestyle for humanity. For more information see

IEEE Rising Stars, Jan 6-8, 2018, Las Vegas, NV
As the premier student event within IEEE Region 6, the Rising Stars conference brings together the most promising students and young professionals from within the region to network and be inspired by each other and the top tech companies from around the world. For more information, see

You can search the full listing of IEEE conferences here.

Other Local Happenings

July 20, 2017
TiE SoCal: Transformation In Healthcare - Innovations In Digital Health
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

TiE SoCal is bringing a healthcare panel of representatives from Amgen Digital Health, Cedars-Sinai Innovation, Molina Healthcare and Bespoke Business Strategy to Hub101 in Westlake Village.

Details and registration information

Presented By: TiE SoCal

Reports from Previous Events

Photos from Local IEEE Events

On June 7, Bridge Carney of Microduino talked to the Robotics and Automation/Industry Applications chapter about "Rapid Prototyping with Small Form Factor Arduino Modules for Your Next Automation Project". He showed us a variety of modules that snap together like Legos. (photo)


Advanced Personnel Profiles
Staffing & Recruiting Since 1995

Sr. Quality Assurance Engineer
Second Sight (, Sylmar

Broad based quality assurance position requiring 3-5 years medical device experience.  Will provide support in the design, development, manufacture and servicing of implantable medical device.  Will conduct or facilitate internal quality system audits.

Contact Pat Jacobs – 805-579-0630

Sr. Regulatory Specialist
Bioness (, Valencia

Must have 5+ years of experience in medical device industry.  Working with minimal supervision, manage complex projects/products, including responsibility for the content, assembly, pre-final review, and filing of major medical device applications (e.g., IDEs, PMAs, 510(k)s) submitted to the FDA and foreign regulatory agencies.

Contact Pat Jacobs – 805-579-0630

Technical Writer and Editor
Bioness (, Valencia

The Technical Writer & Editor assists with the implementation and development of medical device labeling. Assists product management with writing instructions for use for medical devices based on specifications, prototypes, and researched gathered from subject experts. Updates existing manuals, product inserts, and administrative documentation to meet marketing and compliance requirements. Assists with the implementation of product label updates and related corresponding documentation.

Bachelor’s degree or advanced degree in English, Science, Graphic Design or technical field.  1-3 years related experience. Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word/Excel) and Adobe Creative Suite including InDesign, and Acrobat Pro. Working knowledge of Adobe Illustrator CC and PhotoShop CC with a general understanding of graphics handling and formatting preferred. Illustration skills are a plus. Experience in the medical device or pharmaceutical industry a plus.

Contact Pat Jacobs – 805-579-0630

Document Control Specialist
Second Sight (, Sylmar

Responsible for general administration and maintenance of company documents and QA record per document control and quality records procedures including processing change requests, document control review and release of approved documents.  Responsible for coordinating training activities in EtQ.  May be required to perform inspection, compile and issue quality reports and assist in EtQ web administration.

Must have at least 5 years clerical/computer related experience or combination of education and industry experience.  At least 2 years Document Control experience in a regulated industry with at least one year EtQ or similar document control system.

Contact Pat Jacobs – 805-579-0630

Leaders In Aerospace Switch & Sensor Technology

Job Title: Electrical Engineer
EEO Code: 2A
Direct / Indirect: Indirect
Job Classification: Exempt
Organization: Engineering


As a member of the technical staff, the electrical engineer is responsible for the design of new electronic products up to full production. This includes specification reviews, development program timelines and reports, design reviews, simple mechanical designs, documentation packages, preproduction builds and transfers to production. This engineer is also responsible for technical support of some mature electronic products currently in production.

Duties and Responsibilities

•  Assists in the review and approval of contractor plans, including goals and objectives, works breakdown structure, detailed scope descriptions, detailed schedules, risk management approach, milestone descriptions, budgets and staffing requirements
•  Coordinates and performs field management assessments and audits/surveillance
•  Provides technical direction, serves as a point of contact or business liaison, prepares briefings for senior management and assists in problem resolution specific to the program/project
•  Designs and tests electronic products
•  Writes, manufactures and tests procedures and reports
•  Participates in project teams and all activities related to the development of new products
•  Provides technical support to sales and marketing for bids and proposals
•  Designs and prototypes Analog precision Electronics with operational amplifiers, Instrumentation amplifiers, voltage regulators
•  Develops and tests EMI filters including Pi-networks and passive filter components
•  Develops and tests transient and Lightning protection circuits
•  Performs testing or reviews testing to EMI and Lightning requirements of DO160 and Mil—STD-461/462
•  Works with automated equipment using Labview code
•  Designs and develops PCB assemblies
•  Performs other related duties as required and assigned

Education and Experience

•  Bachelor of Science in Electrical engineering or Physics
•  Minimum of two years’ experience in electronic design with electronic circuit technology assembly processes (analog, digital and/or high voltage design)
•  Experience in design, repair and analysis of electronic systems. Must have exposure to electrical engineering design principles and methodologies
•  Knowledge of CAD software (ProE or AutoCAD preferred)

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to walk.  The employee is occasionally required to stand and sit.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus

Direct Reports

Contact: Ossanna Aywazian, 818-843-6211 x244,

Syntesis Global
Management Consulting

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Ameriprise Financial

D. F. Rick Speidel, Financial Advisor
Managing Director
Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.
3027 Townsgate Rd Suite 200
Westlake Village, CA 91361-5863
O: 805.367.9015|F: 805.277.5156
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