Vanderbilt to lead $5M Air Force center of excellence in radiation effects research on electronics


The Institute for Space and Defense Electronics at Vanderbilt University has been selected as the Center of Excellence in Radiation Effects by the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research and the Air Force Research Lab. The $5 million, five-year program will be led by Vanderbilt in partnership with The Ohio State University and the University of California at Santa Barbara.


The goal is to develop tools, experimental techniques, theoretical understanding, and models that can be applied to multiple emerging technologies that will be integral to advanced satellite systems, GPS navigation, remote sensing, communications, and other electronics applications.