ASPE Proceedings, Challenges at the Intersection of Precision Engineering
and Vacuum Technology

May 1-2, 2006

Sheraton Station Square Hotel
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Session I
Keynote Presentations
Monday, May 1, 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

  • Historic Overview of Vacuum Technology in Consumer Products and Professional Equipment within Philips Electronics (Keynote Paper)
    Bisschops, T. (Philips Research)
    Challenges at the Intersection of Precision Engineering and Vacuum Technology/Oral/No Abstract/2006 Spring
  • Vacuum System Development for Semiconductor and FPD Industry – Current Status and Trends (Keynote Paper)
    Grant, R. B. (BOC Edwards)
    Challenges at the Intersection of Precision Engineering and Vacuum Technology/Oral/No Abstract/2006 Spring

Session II
Electromagnetic Actuators
Monday, May 1, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

  • Actuators for Nano-positioning in Vacuum
    Compter, J. C. (Philips Applied Technologies)
    Electromagnetic Actuators/Oral/Abstract/2006 Spring
  • Isolation Limits in Magnetic Suspensions
    Maslen, E. H.; Gillies, G. T. (University of Virginia)
    Electromagnetic Actuators/Oral/Abstract/2006 Spring
  • Stray Field Minimization through Actuator Design
    Trumper, D. L. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
    Electromagnetic Actuators/Oral/No Abstract/2006 Spring

Session III
Imaging Systems
Monday, May 1, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Session IV
Design for Systems in Vacuum
Monday, May 1, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Session V
Keynote Presentations
Tuesday, May 2, 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

  • The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory LIGO: Some Case Studies in Precision Engineering (Keynote Paper)
    Weiss, R. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
    Challenges at the Intersection of Precision Engineering and Vacuum Technology/Oral/No Abstract/2006 Spring
  • The “Swift” Gamma-Ray Burst X-ray Telescope (Keynote Paper)
    Hill, J. E. (USRA/NASA); Angelini, L. (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center); Burrows, D. N.; Nousek, J. A.; Kennea, J. A.; Miles, B.; Morris, D.; Pagani, C.; Zugger, M. (The Pennsylvania State University); Wells, A. (University of Leicester/The Pennsylvania State University); Chincarini, G.; Citterio, O.; Campana, S.; Moretti, A.; Tagliaferri, G. (Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera); Abbey,A. F.; Beardmore, A.; Osborne, J.; Short, A. D. T.; Wason, D. J.; Willingale, R. (University of Leicester); Bräuninger, H. W. (Max-Plank-Institut für Extraterrestrische Physik); Chang, W. (Edge Space Systems, Inc.); Capalbi, M.; Giommi, P.; Tamburelli, F. (ESRIN/Agenzia Spaziale Italiana); Bosworth, J.; Kittle, B. P.; McMeekin, M. (Swales Aerospace, Inc.); and Killough, R. (Southwest Research Institute)
    Challenges at the Intersection of Precision Engineering and Vacuum Technology/Oral/Abstract/2006 Spring

Session VI
Interferometry and P.E. Stages
Tuesday, May 2, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Session VII
EUV Lithography
Tuesday, May 2, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Session VIII
Air Bearing & P.E. Stages
Tuesday, May 2, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM