|Welcome to PRISM: NNSA Center for Prediction of Reliability, Integrity and Survivability of Microsystems, a university center funded by the Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) under their Advanced Simulation and Computing (ASC) Predictive Science Academic Alliance Program (PSAAP). PRISM is centered at Purdue University, with the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and University of New Mexico as partners.
During the last few years, there has been great interest in the development of micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) for the monitoring and control of weapons stockpiles and new weapons systems. However, in order for MEMS to be included in weapons stockpiles, they must satisfy stringent performance and reliability requirements, which they have thus far been unable to meet. PRISM seeks to significantly accelerate the integration of MEMS technologies into stockpile monitoring and weapons systems through the use of predictive, validated science and petascale computing.
The Challenges of Micro-System Product Development
Friday, September 19, 2008 - 3p.m.