The purpose of this assignment to write a 5-6 page (not counting the Reference page) description that identifies and analyzes a cutting edge technology in your field for a semi-technical audience (i.e.- they may have basic technical knowledge, but are not experts).
Your description must contain the following elements:
1) Introduction and definition of the technology
2) Background / history of the technology’s development
3) Detailed explanation of each component and how it works
4) On-going / current research [What is being studied now]
5) Applications [projected or actual]
6) Possible direction for future research [You could combine these last two sections.]