Established in 1966, we are gathered from a variety of technical disciplines in the Greater Cincinnati area. If you are an engineer or scientist, either working or retired, join us for dining and scientific discussion/education with other members. We meet October through May to share knowledge and experiences while pursuing interests in technology and industry developments. All of our activities are nonsectarian, nonpolitical and nonfinancial.
Lunch followed by
Technical Programs, often with PE CE/CPD credit
Tours of local centers of innovation.
Involvement and support in local S.T.E.M. competitions
a Summer GOLF league
This Months ProgramTechnical Presentation 1:00 pm
Make a luncheon Reservation:
Temperature of the Atmosphere
Let the Numbers do the Talking
RESC Member Larry Busby
Abstract: "Temperature of the Atmosphere"
In this presentation we explore "Temperature of the atmosphere" / "Chase of the BTU's" / "Let the numbers do the talking". The IPCC recently asserted that it is 95% probable the earth's population is the cause of global warming. The widespread controversy about this statement caused me to wonder whether we, as scientist and engineers, could investigate basic available information ourselves to get a better understanding of our climate. We should not have to depend on others for information we can get ourselves - "Let the numbers do the talking". The presentation starts with basic, non-controversial information and progresses step-by-step to explore and better understand the complex mechanisms affecting our atmosphere. Bring a USB flash drive to the meeting and get a free copy of the presentation (~ 80 MB).
About Larry Busby, P.E.:
I worked in the Space Electronics Department of Cincinnati Electronics from 1959 to 1993 when I retired. I was Manager of that Department for several years and then became a Staff Scientist the last few years of my employment.
I received a patent for a noise-immune filter for use in detecting up-link command signals to satellites and launch vehicles. The filter provided protection from noise-activated commands.
Well over 10,000 of these filters were used in satellites for uplink command signal detection and in launch vehicles for range safety purposes for over 27 years.
The Saturn V (Saturn five) launch vehicles used in the Apollo Moon Landing Program used redundant Range Safety Decoders (required on all launch vehicles), each containing 8 noise-immune filters.
The Space Shuttle used five Range Safety Receivers, two on each Solid Rocket Booster and one on the External Tank (none on the Shuttle itself that contained the Astronauts). However, a new design was used that replaced the noise-immune filters with a microprocessor program that I developed, using modified Fast Fourier Transform techniques, to detect the uplink signals with the same noise immunity while removing uplink code restrictions, resulting in a security improvement factor of over 3000.
After this design was used on the Shuttle, it was used on many additional launch vehicles. Noteworthy, the original software I designed was used for many years with no changes or updates.
Mr. Busby's contributions to various NASA programs have earned him their highest award, the Launch Honoree Award. This award is conferred for exemplary performance while working on critical hardware for man-rated vehicles. Mr. Busby has contributed to over 32 NASA programs including the Space Shuttle, Apollo Lunar Missions, Explorer series and the recent DELTA-180 SDI experiment (uplink receiver).
PE/CE CertificatesRESC offers PE/CE* Credit:
$5.00 for Non-members - Free to Members.
You are invited to join us for lunch at 11:30 am and attend the technical program for PE CE credit at 1:00 pm.
If you are unable to attend the luncheon you may attend the 1:00 pm program to obtain the CE Certificate but you must register with: Howard Heineke, (513) 733-4282, by 10:00 a.m. one day prior to the presentation or email CE Credit
To receive the PE CE Certificate, we will request your PE registration number and your PE name since certificates are prepared in advance.
According to our information OH, KY and IN have reciprocal agreements for PE credits.
There is no charge for attending just the program.
*PE Professional Engineer, CE Continuing Education
The Upcoming Tour
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The next RESC tour focuses on wastewater treatment for safe disposition. The free tour is at 2:00pm on Thursday, April 23, at the Sanitation District #1 (SD#1) Dry Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant located at 2999 Amsterdam Road, Villa Hills, KY 41017. Join us for a tour of this award-winning Dry Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant, the largest wastewater treatment plant in Northern Kentucky. Located in Villa Hills, this plant cleans industrial, commercial and residential wastewater from portions of Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties. We will learn how 28 million gallons of wastewater are treated every day via primary settling tanks to the microbial-driven secondary tanks. The facility entered operation in 1979 and is operated 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You may signup at the April 21st luncheon, via email/text to the tour director email@example.com, or via the tour link under "Sign Up" in the menu on the left. Copies of directions to the Dry Creek Plant, parking at the site, and a required tour waiver of liability (can be completed at the site) are available. The 2 hour tour requires walking outside (comfortable shoes recommended, some stairs) and not all areas are handicap accessible. If inclement weather, we will postpone.
Upcoming tours are planned for
Solar Melink Facility (May 21)
These are tenative plans and are subject to repeated changes. Be sure to check back here for the latest information.
Now is a good time to let the tour director know of any places you believe would provide an interesting tour. Including a contact would be helpful.