& Professional Training
involved in the development of space systems
can benefit by having their personnel attend
specialized courses at COSMIAC. For groups of
15 or more, COSMIAC instructors can provide
on-site training at your facility.
developers looking to improve their skills can
turn to COSMIAC for training and education on
state-of-the-art reconfigurable system technology.
a variety of specialized courses in reconfigurable systems design:
with the engineering programs at numerous research
universities, including all research universities
in the state of New Mexico. COSMIAC currently
has several basic programs geared toward creating
educators skilled in reconfigurable microsystems:
assistance to universities seeking to
expand and modernize their digital design
curricula through pre-packaged courses,
tutorials, and laboratories.
engaged in establishing a solid, contemporary
aerospace electronics design track in
the Electrical and Computer Engineering
Department of the University of New Mexico's
School of Engineering. COSMIAC is working
directly with UNM/ECE faculty to strengthen
and expand the Reconfigurable Logic Design
curriculum. Courses include:
Design Language (from a hands-on
Co-Design to create highly advanced
designs in FPGAs;
Security to ensuring tamper-resistant,
for Aerospace; and
Reliability Issues focused on the
perspective of space systems.
COSMIAC & UNM
staff regularly host and teach
workshops on Xilinx and Cypress related products. Please contact COSMIAC if you are
interested in learning more about these workshops
and the ways in which these workshops can benefit
the academic program at your educational institution.
assists with the Air Force Research Laboratory's
Scholar's Internship Program for high school, undergraduate,
masters, and doctoral science and engineering
students.There are two programs at AFRL. The first is the Phillips Scholars Program which has a main focus students from high school through their junior years in college. The second is the Space Scholars Program which usually works with students from the junior years of college through post doctorial level.
Community College Programming
COSMIAC is involved in the training
of technicians needed to support the development,
troubleshooting, maintenance, and repair of
space microsystems and is currently funded by the National Science Foundation to extend this outreach capability.
The Center has produced tutorials
to assist individuals in learning specific elements
of digital design relating to space microsystems.
The Center offers a variety of
short courses for community college instructors
to learn about FPGA technology and utilize the
tools necessary for effectively teaching this
technology at their schools.
As a result of COSMIAC's efforts,
Central New Mexico (CNM) Community College now
offers three courses in programmable logic.
Similar collaborations have supported the development
and expansion of programmable logic course offerings
at community colleges throughout New Mexico,
the southwest, and the nation.