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IEEE Aerospace & Electronic Systems Newsletter
1st Quarter 2018
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IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Magazine

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The IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Magazine (M-AES) is a monthly magazine that publishes articles concerned with the various aspects of systems for space, air, ocean, or ground environments as well as news and information of interest to IEEE Aerospace & Electronic Systems Society members. Our goal is to inform the readers of technologies, state of the art, design trades, etc. so that they will gain insights into a field heretofore unknown to them. We want to introduce technical specialties to readers in the hope that something in the articles will give them some insight for their own fields of endeavor.

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IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems

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IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems (T-AES) focuses on the organization, design, development, integration, and operation of complex systems for space, air, ocean, or ground environment. These systems include, but are not limited to, navigation, avionics, spacecraft, aerospace power, radar, sonar, telemetry, defense, transportation, automated testing, and command and control.

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AESS Suggestions Welcome
We welcome suggestions from members on how the AESS can improve. Please let us know what they are and we will respond to you. For assistance with the application, please contact Wolfgang Koch or George Schmidt.

Wolfgang Koch, VP Member Services
George Schmidt, AESS BoG
Judy Scharmann, AESS Executive Assistant


Happy New Year 2018 to all AESS Members! May all your dreams turn into reality and all your efforts into great achievement this year.

It is indeed a great honor to serve as the new EiC for the AESS Quarterly Email Blast (QEB) and it is an immense pleasure to present to you this first edition for 2018. My heartfelt thanks go to Joe Fabrizio, AESS President, and M. Sabrina Greco, VP Publications, for giving me this opportunity, for trusting me to take care of the precious cargo that is our newsletter.

As an assiduous reader of this newsletter, I am a QEB enthusiast and I used to browse its contents to get important information on the wide variety of activities going on in the Society, which include leading technical publications, professional support services, world-respected technical conferences, and educational activities. I always enjoy learning about new opportunities for social networking connections, as well as reading about the great accomplishments of AESS members, colleagues, and friends.

Let me express my sincere gratitude to those who conceived the idea for the QEB and put it into life, and to all of the contributors and content providers of previous years. In particular, I wish to thank W. Dale Blair, past VP Publications, Mike Rice, former QEB Editor, and all the past editors for the excellent work they have done. I take this opportunity to congratulate Mike on his new appointment as the incoming EiC of the IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems and to wish him a very successful tenure.

I will make every effort to carry on the splendid work of those who proceeded me. I know I can rely on the fundamental assistance of Judy Scharmann, AESS Executive Assistant, for the layout and production of the QEB every quarter. Also, I hope I can count on each one of you, on your comments, complaints and suggestions to make this newsletter more and more useful and desirable.

I would like the QEB to serve as a portal where AESS professionals, scientists, and students can exchange ideas and the views of all members are listened to and valued, as in a large family.

Warmest regards,

Fabiola Colone
Editor-in-Chief, AESS QEB

Advanced Radar Research Center at the University of Oklahoma
Advanced Radar Research Center (ARRC) at the University of Oklahoma (OU) is currently seeking several graduate research assistants and two full-time engineers. The ARRC is growing rapidly with over 120 faculty, students, post-docs, and professional staff, and is housed within the new Radar Innovations Laboratory on OU’s research campus. The ARRC is dedicated towards end-to-end radar development - spanning prototype development, signal processing, and data interpretation. Information on faculty members' specific research interests are available on the ARRC website.

Graduate students will receive a nationally competitive stipend (plus tuition waivers). Opportunities also exist for technical conference participation, industrial/government internships, and fellowships (in addition to stipends). Applicants are invited to apply today. The ARRC's engineering positions provide competitive, full-time salaries. See Job Numbers 173501 and 173502. OU is a Carnegie-R1 comprehensive research university and enrolls over 30,000 students.

Norman is a culturally rich town located near the Oklahoma City metro area. With outstanding amenities and an easily affordable cost of living, Norman is a perennial contender within the "Best Places to Live" rankings.

Senior Membership is the highest grade for which application may be made and shall require experience reflecting professional maturity; a candidate should be an engineer, scientist, educator, technical executive, or originator in IEEE-designated fields in professional practice for at least ten years and shall have shown significant performance over a period of at least five of those years.

For more information, go to the IEEE Senior Membership section of the IEEE

We congratulate the AESS Members elevated to Senior Member since the last QEB:

October 2017:
  • Antonio Abad Martin, Hispasat, S.A.
  • Felix Antreich, German Aerospace Center
  • Steven Beuerman, Bolton Central School District
  • Jihwan Choi, Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology
  • Kevin Coggins, U.S. Army
  • Wahyudi Hasbi, Indoesian National Institute of Aeronautics and Space
  • Kent Haspert, Joint Integrated Air and Missile Defense Organization
  • Qinglei Hu, Beihuang University
  • Yulin Huang, affiliation unknown
  • Nicholas Kovach, Ball Aerospace
  • Andaya Lestari, Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB)
  • F Lightfoot, Alternate Energy Engineering Associates
  • Payam Nayeri, Colorado School of Mines
  • Andrew Riel, The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
  • Taek Lyul Song, Hanyang University
  • Lawrence Stone, Metron, Inc.
November 2017:
  • Kenneth Bowers, affiliation unknown
  • Guolong Cui, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China
  • Brian Dann, affiliation unknown
  • Eloy Garcia, Air Force Research Laboratory
  • Paul Knapp, SUNY Polytechnic Institute
  • Arash Mohammadi, Concordia University
  • Lora Schulwitz, General Dynamics
  • Ganesh Subramanian, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research
  • Mengdao Xing, Xidian University
  • Robert Yates, IBM

Visit our website to view the complete list of our 2017 Senior Members.

2018 marks the beginning of the second year of this innovative AESS program that helps connect students and young professionals with more experienced AESS members for two-way exchange. This program has been a great success. In 2017 we registered 28 new mentees into the program, matching 15 with a mentor, with 9 in the process of being matched.

Our vision is a flexible international program that is carefully implemented, attentively supported, and singularly focused on providing benefits to AESS members.

We have an excellent core of distinguished international members distributed across industry, academia, and government, who are experts in their field and who are willing to share their time and experience to develop future leaders within the AESS.

More information is available on the
AESS website. Mentors and mentees, it is easy to sign up for the program. Join us today!
AESS Members! Take advantage of the AESS Resource Center! This is a one-stop shop for AESS Video Tutorials, online Systems Magazine, and other resources.

Congratulations to the new 2018 IEEE Fellows elevated by the AESS:
  • Fauzia Ahmad
    for contribution to through-the-wall radar imaging
  • Erik Blasch
    for leadership in aerospace information fusion systems
  • Brian Rigling
    for contributions to synthetic aperture radar imaging
  • Kevin Sangston
    for contributions to coherent detection of radar signals in clutter
  • David Whelan
    for leadership in space-based navigation, synchronization, and surveillance
The AESS Publications have new EiCs terms beginning on 1 January 2018.

IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems:
Editor-in-Chief - Michael Rice (left)

IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Magazine:
Editor-in-Chief - Peter Willett (right)

2018 IEEE Aerospace Conference
The 2018 IEEE Aerospace Conference will be held on 3-10 March 2018 at the Yellowstone Conference Center in Big Sky, MT, USA.

For more information, see the
Conference website.

2018 IEEE Radar Conference

The 2018 IEEE Radar Conference (RadarConf'18) will be held from 23-27 April 2018, at the Renaissance Oklahoma City Convention Center Hotel and Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA.

In 2018, the IEEE Radar Conference arrives in vibrant Oklahoma City (OKC) for the first time. Being centrally located in the US, OKC is known for great Southern cuisine, Midwestern hospitality, and a good helping of Wild West cowboy culture. Nearby Norman, OK is the home of NOAA's National Severe Storms Laboratory and the Advanced Radar Research Center at the University of Oklahoma, who collectively have driven much of the modern-day weather radar technology in the US. The conference hotel and convention center are centrally located in downtown OKC. Please visit the conference website for registration dates and additional visitor information.

General Co-Chairs
Dr. Nathan Goodman (University of Oklahoma)
Dr. Mark Yeary (University of Oklahoma)

Technical Co-Chairs
Dr. Robert Palmer (University of Oklahoma)
Dr. Shannon Blunt (University of Kansas)

Tutorials Co-Chairs
Dr. Scott Goldstein (ENSCO)
Dr. Caleb Fulton (University of Oklahoma)

Notification of Acceptance: 15 January 2018
First Price Increase for Exhibitors: 2 February 2018
Final Papers Due: 26 February 2018
Conference: 23-27 April 2018

The IEEE AES Society Radar Summer School will be held in conjunction with the 2018 IEEE Radar Conference. The purpose of Radar Summer School is to present a variety of radar topics at the basic level (University upper-class undergraduate, Masters or early PhD), to give a conceptual understanding of key radar concepts. Please check the conference website for additional information as it becomes available.

Plans 2018

PLANS 2018 will be held 23-26 April 2018 at the Hyatt Regency Monterey in Monterey, CA, USA.

The IEEE/ION PLANS 2018 technical program will be centered around four technical tracks:
  • Inertial Sensing and Technology
  • Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS)
  • Connected, Integrated, Alternative Sensing
  • Applications to Automated, Semi-Autonomous, and Full-Autonomous Systems
In addition to a commercial exhibit, the program includes half-day pre-conference tutorials on:
  • Alternative Navigation Methods Exploiting Integration with Inertial Measurements
  • Contemporary and Emerging Inertial Sensor Technologies
  • Fundaments of Inertial Navigation Systems and Aiding
  • Fundamentals of Nonlinear Recursive Estimation
This year's conference features researchers and engineers from around the globe, who will present their latest work in positioning and navigation technologies. Presentations range from fundamental research, to applications, to field test results with a particular emphasis on inertial navigation. Technical sessions cover a range of subjects for both beginners and seasoned professionals.

See you in Monterey!

2018 MetroAeroSpace

The 5th IEEE International Workshop on Metrology for AeroSpace will be held 20-22 June 2018 in Rome, Italy.

Call for Papers

Important Dates:
26 January 2018 - Abstract Submission Deadline
15 April 2018 - Notification of Acceptance
20 May 2018 - Final Paper Submission Deadline


The 2018 IEEE AUTOTESTCON will be held on 17-20 September 2018 at the Gaylord National Convention Center in National Harbor, MD, USA.


Abstracts Submission Deadline - 16 February 2018

DASC 2018

The 37th Digital Avionics Systems Conference (DASC) will be held 23-27 September 2018 in London, England, UK.

Call for Papers

Important Dates:
Abstract Submission - 16 March 2018
Full Paper Submission Deadline (if Editorial Review is requested) - May 31, 2018
Full Paper Submission Deadline (For Award Eligibility) - July 27, 2018
Full Paper Submission Deadline (Non Award Eligible) - August 6, 2018

2018 IEEE Topical Workshop on Internet of Space (TWIOS)
The 2018 IEEE Topical Workshop on Internet of Space (TWIOS) will be held 14-17 January 2018 in Garden Grove, CA, USA. For more information, visit the conference website.

2018 Integrated Communications, Navigation, Surveillance Conference (ICNS)
The 2018 Integrated Communications, Navigation, Surveillance Conference (ICNS) will be held 10-12 April 2018 in Herndon, VA, USA. For more information, visit the conference website.

2018 22nd International Microwave and Radar Conference (MIKON)
The 2018 22nd International Microwave and Radar Conference (MIKON) will be held 15-17 May in Poznan, Poland. For more information, visit the conference website.

2018 International Conference on Integrated Navigation Systems (ICINS)
The 2018 International Conference on Integrated Navigation Systems (ICINS) will be held 28-30 May 2018 in Saint Petersburg, Russia. For more information, visit the conference website.

2018 19th International Radar Symposium (IRS)
The 2018 19th International Radar Symposium (IRS) will be held 20-22 June 2018 in Bonn, Germany. For more information, visit the conference website.

2018 International Conference on Information Fusion (FUSION)
The 2018 International Conference on Information Fusion (FUSION) will be held 10-13 July 2018 in Cambridge, UK. For more information, visit the conference website.

2018 International Conference on Radar (RADAR)
The 2018 International Conference on Radar (RADAR) will be held 27-30 August 2018 in Brisbane, Australia. For more information, visit the conference website.

2018 International Carnahan Conference on Security Technology (ICCST)
The 2018 International Carnahan Conference on Security Technology (ICCST) will be held October 22-25, 2018 in Montreal, QB, Canada. For more information, visit the conference website.

View the full list of technically co-sponsored conferences on our website.

Have a conference you'd like advertised in the AESS Quarterly Email Blast? Contact Judy Scharmann at for details on how to have it included.
Joe Fabrizio, President
Walter Downing, Executive VP
Teresa Pace, Jr. Past President
Robert P. Lyons, Jr., Sr. Past President
Mark E. Davis, VP Conferences
Kathleen Kramer, VP Education
Jose Bolanos, VP Finance
William P. Walsh, VP Industry Relations
Maria S. Greco, VP Publications
George T. Schmidt, VP Technical Operations
Wolfgang Koch, VP Member Services

AESS 2018 Board of Governors
Members-at-Large 2016 - 2018:
Wolfgang Koch
Kathleen Kramer
Marina Ruggieri
George T. Schmidt
Roy L. Streit
Michael Wicks
Leo P. Ligthart
Michael Rice

Members-at-Large 2017 - 2019:
Fabiola Colone
Darin Dunham
Fredrik Gustafsson
Robert C. (Bob) Rassa
William Walsh
Jason L. Williams
Michael Braasch
Fulvio Gini

Members-at-Large 2018 - 2020:
Jose Bolanos
Michael A. Cardinale
Stefano Coraluppi
Mark E. Davis
Hugh D. Griffiths
Lance M. Kaplan
Lorenzo Lo Monte
Peter Willett

Call for Nominations for the AESS Board of Governors, term 2018-2021

Nominations are now open for the AESS Board of Governors, term 2019-2021. Please send nominations or self-nominations to N&A Chair,
Teresa Pace, cc: Judy Scharmann. Please include the following:
  • A 175-word statement with reasons for running for the AESS Board of Governors, intentions if elected, and the view of the candidate's role on the BoG. Also, confirm that they have the time to undertake this role and that they will be able to attend meetings.
  • A 500-word bio
  • A head and shoulders photo of the candidate
Deadline for receipt of materials: 2 March 2018.

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