In this talk, we discuss opportunities for power MEMS technologies arising from the needs of continuous operations in Cislunar space. National Cislunar Science and Technology strategy issued by the White House in November 2022 established key science and technology objectives for exploration and use of the vast region extending half-a-million kilometers away from Earth to Moon's critical orbits. New power MEMS technologies could enable communications and positioning, navigation, and timing capabilities of cislunar infrastructure. We review the requisite attributes of systems for sustainable cislunar operations including examples of novel technologies such as Film Evaporation MEMS Tunable Array (FEMTA), a chip-scale propulsion system for attitude control of smallsat and large deployable structures with water as propellant available from in situ resources.
TRANSFORMING HEALTHCARE WITH SMART WEARABLES AND THE HEALTH METAVERSE
Chwee Teck Lim
National University of Singapore, SINGAPORE
As global demographics shift towards an ageing population and medical facilities face increasing overcrowding, there is an urgent need for innovative solutions. The convergence of smart wearables and the health metaverse offers a groundbreaking approach to address these challenges. Here, we will look at examples of how smart wearables, equipped with sensors, can enable real-time health monitoring and early disease detection. The health metaverse, a digital healthcare ecosystem, can facilitate virtual consultation and even rehabilitation, thus reducing the need for physical hospital visits. This approach not only provides more efficient healthcare delivery but also empowers individuals to proactively manage their health, ultimately reducing the strain on traditional medical infrastructures.
APPLYING QUANTUM TECHNOLOGIES
University of Stuttgart, GERMANY
Quantum technologies, like quantum computers, quantum sensors or communication devices are on the verge of applications. Specifically, quantum sensors promise to revolutionize sensing applications ranging from medical diagnostics to navigation. Specifically precision quantum sensing promises to improve the sensitivity of chemical and biomedical diagnostics by many orders of magnitude and portable quantum standards will enhance the precision of navigation substantially. How far are those from application and what are their merits and challenges? In my talk I will give an insight into the field from a physicist perspective.
LIGHTWAVE FABRICS: AT-SCALE OPTICAL CIRCUIT SWITCHING FOR DATACENTER AND MACHINE LEARNING SYSTEMS