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Looking from space for nuclear detonations

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories’ Jaime Gomez was too busy to celebrate the successful launch of the latest nuclear detonation detection system — he was already deep into the next generation. The Global Burst Detection (GBD) system launched Feb. 5 from Cape Canaveral aboard the 70th Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite. The GBD looks […]

Joining forces: Military students get a taste of national lab research

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Two years ago, West Point cadet Willahelm Wan signed on to spend a few summer weeks at Sandia National Laboratories in a real-world research environment. What he learned changed his career. “At Sandia, everything is connected,” he said. “Projects have multiple components and overlap between departments. I considered myself a mechanical engineer, […]

Microwave imaging expert at Sandia Labs honored as SPIE fellow for radar work

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories researcher Armin Doerry has been named a SPIE fellow for his technical achievements in imaging microwave radar technology development, design and analysis. Doerry is one of 32 new fellows honored this year by SPIE, an international society for optics and photonics established in 1955 as the Society for Photo-Optical […]

First women join Sandia hiring program for combat-injured veterans

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Two young women, one disabled by a mortar blast in Afghanistan and the other injured in several battles while helping women in Baghdad, are the first two women veterans in Sandia National Laboratories’ Wounded Warrior Career Development Program (WWCDP). The WWCDP specializes in hiring disabled combat veterans into positions at Sandia. Gabrielle […]

Marine Corps teams with Sandia on microgrids and renewable energy planning

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The U.S. Marine Corps are the first boots on the ground in a crisis. On the front lines, they must be able to power up securely without plugging into utilities. They require nothing less than completely reliable and cost-effective energy independence. Researchers from Sandia National Laboratories are collaborating with the Marine Corps […]

Asian-American engineer at Sandia receives national honor

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories engineer Tian Ma, whose research helps deter nuclear proliferation, is the 2016 Most Promising Asian American Engineer of the Year (AAEOY). He will be honored in a ceremony March 12 in New Brunswick, New Jersey. The prestigious AAEOY awards are a National Engineers Week program sponsored by the Chinese […]

Thor’s hammer to crush materials at 1 million atmospheres

Sophisticated features may influence eventual Z-machine rebuild ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A new Sandia National Laboratories accelerator called Thor is expected to be 40 times more efficient than Sandia’s Z machine, the world’s largest and most powerful pulsed-power accelerator, in generating pressures to study materials under extreme conditions. “Thor’s magnetic field will reach about one million […]

Sandia researcher elected physics fellow after ‘remarkable impact’ in pulsed power

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories researcher Daniel Sinars has been elected a fellow of the American Physical Society (APS) through its Division of Plasma Physics. The distinction is awarded to no more than one half of one percent of the society’s membership. Sinars’ citation reads, “For scientific contributions and leadership in the development of […]

Managing the data deluge for national security analysts

Sandia Labs research rethinks finding patterns in motion, makes sensor images searchable ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — After a disaster or national tragedy, bits of information often are found afterward among vast amounts of available data that might have mitigated or even prevented what happened, had they been recognized ahead of time. In this information age, national […]

Sandia teams with industry to improve human-data interaction

Research to create tools to improve how intelligence analysts gather visual information ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Intelligence analysts working to identify national security threats in warzones or airports or elsewhere often flip through multiple images to create a video-like effect. They also may toggle between images at lightning speed, pan across images, zoom in and out […]

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