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Tinker's Toolbox - Disaster Relief and the Engineer

Tue, 04/20/2010 - 5:55am

With the recent spate of natural disasters occurring around the globe, this month's installment of the Tinker's Toolbox continues our migration from a discussion of general engineering tools to a more focused debate on an engineer's role in disaster relief and what should be in an engineer first-responder toolkit.

Click below to listen to the discussion:

Participants in this discussion include:

Thierry Goossens
Thierry Goosens, FCI
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richard levin
Richard Levin,
National Semicondutor
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Dave Webber from C&K
David Webber, C&K
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Topics discussed include the importance ot self-sufficiency and an integrated architecture for power and computing as well as the need for "away-team" belt, hand, and backpack tool sets for recovery engineers to carry into the scene of the disaster.

We encourage you to contribute your ideas as to the functions and support EEs can provide in a disaster regios, and what kinds of tools and equiptment they should carry to perform those tasks.

Click below to listen to the discussion:

One of the people submitting ideas and/or questions to the group will get copies of two recently-released books:


Substrate Noise Coupling in Analog/RF Circuits

and

RFID-Enabled Sensor Design and Applications

So send in your comments and questions to ecn_web@advantagemedia.com and win!

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