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4th Quarter 2017
Welcome to Fall (Northern hemisphere) and Spring (Southern hemisphere) and the new energy these new seasons seem to breathe into life. In this edition of the QEB you will see our members have had a busy Summer (Northern hemisphere) or Winter (Southern hemisphere). We congratulate those who have been elevated to fellow, and those who received awards since our last QEB. We also offer a deeply felt "thank you" to all the volunteers and officers who work tirelessly in all the society activities.
Please you to take a minute to read about the society happenings and the accomplishments of our members. As you do so, I invite you to consider how you might be involved. If you find something that interests you, contact us!
Editor-in-Chief, AESS QEB
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 website.
We congratulate the AESS Members elevated to Senior Member since the last QEB:
Visit our website to view the complete list of our 2017 Senior Members.
Call for Nominations - AESS Outstanding Organizational Leadership Award
Call for Nominations - Fred Nathanson Memorial Radar Award
The AESS has implemented the Professional Networking and Mentoring Program to help connect students and young professionals with more experienced AESS members for two-way exchange.
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!
We are delighted to announce the launch of the AESS Resource Center! Here is a one-stop shop for AESS Video Tutorials, online Systems Magazine, and other resources.
IEEE Offers Reduced Membership Dues for Special Circumstances
Attention IEEE/AESS members: IEEE realizes that economic circumstances may impact some members' ability to pay the full amount of IEEE membership dues. If you meet certain income qualifications, you may be eligible to receive a discount on memberships and select subscriptions. For this reason, IEEE has established the special circumstance categories:
IEEE only bills you for items you currently receive. If you want some of the free or paid subscription offerings to which your membership entitles you, you will need to manually add them. Be sure to subscribe to the Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems (the wonderful archive of papers) and the AESS Digital Library (with papers from many AESS co-sponsored conferences during the last 25 years).
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The panels hold multiple meetings per year throughout the world, typically where conferences relevant to their technical interests are taking place. Creation of IEEE standards and support of IEEE Conferences are the major thrust of technical panels. Each panel operates under its own charter and bylaws. Be sure to click the appropriate Technical Panel button above for more information on that panel.
Please contact Walt Downing, VP Technical Operations, the Technical Panel Chairs or any member of the Board of Governors if you're interested in participating in the work of a technical panel.
AESS UAS/UAV Technical Panel News - September 2017
Vince Socci, Technical Panel Chair, email@example.com
Call for Volunteers!
Activity within the UAS/UAV Tech Panel has been ramping up. We have many events being planned, standards/regulations being developed, and courses being taught. The tech panel is seeking additional volunteer panel members to develop the breadth, depth, and impact of these activities. If you are interested in volunteering with the tech panel, please contact Vince Socci at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are especially interested in extending our activities throughout Regions 7-10. We have many technical sessions, event plans, and other activities that can easily be replicated in other geographic areas if we had volunteers to support them.
Standards Group Formed
The Tech Panel is seeking approval of the formation of the AESS UAS/UAV Standards Committee by the IEEE-SA Standards Board. Policies and Procedures for Standards Development for the IEEE/AESS Unmanned Aerial Systems and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Standards Committee (UAS/UAV SC) were presented to the AESS Board of Governors. We received AESS BoG approval in May and are proceeding with the development of the group. If interested in participating in UAS/UAV standards development, contact Phil Hall at Philip.email@example.com.
Student activities are in high gear with the UAS/UAV tech panel. Vince Socci will present the "How It Works: Drone Edition" at the Kopernik Observatory summer camp this year. Ron Ogan will presented a session entitled "Utility Line Inspection Using Unmanned Aircraft" at the Mississippi College Annual Professional Development Day this past August. Ron has led many student activities for our tech panel. Contact Ron at firstname.lastname@example.org for ideas on UAS/UAV student activities.
We increased our engagement with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) by joining the FAA's Unmanned Aircraft Systems Identification and Tracking Aviation Rulemaking Committee (UAS ID ARC). The IEEE AESS UAS/UAV TP is presently supporting two working groups in this activity: Working Group 1 - Existing and Emerging Technologies; Working Group 2 - Law Enforcement and Security/Regulations. Shawn Kimmel (email@example.com)is leading this activity.
Drone Operation, Safety, and License Prep Course
Through support of IEEE-USA and Region 1, the TP is developing a Drone Operation, Safety, and License Preparation course for the fall. The course is a six-week, 36-hour training program covering topics such as: drone technology, flight dynamics, flight operations, drone safety, commercial applications, FAA regulations, license preparation, and many hands-on activities. Licensed sUAS pilots are encouraged to contact Vince Socci (firstname.lastname@example.org) if interested in supporting this effort.
IEEE STEM at the Intrepid Museum
IEEE is supporting an ongoing exhibit at the Intrepid Museum in NY entitled "Drones: Is the Sky the Limit?" The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum unveiled this first major museum exhibition on pilotless aircraft to open in the United States on 10 May 2017. The exhibit is co-curated by Eric Boehm, the Museum's curator of aviation and aircraft restoration, along with Mary L. "Missy" Cummings and Alexander J. Stimpson, both specialists at Duke University.
Additionally, IEEE is co-sponsoring the Intrepid DRONES conference, taking place 3 November 2017. AESS UAS/UAV tech panel members will present several sessions.
See https://www.intrepidmuseum.org/drones.aspx for more information.
Don't forget our Call for Volunteers!
Come join the tech panel and help advance UAS/UAV technology for humanity. Contact Vince Socci, email@example.com.
Call for Papers - IEEE Transactions on Aerospace & Electronic Systems (T-AES) - Special Section on Spectrum Sharing Systems
2017 IEEE AUTOTESTCON
The 2017 IEEE AUTOTESTCON was held in Schaumburg, IL, USA on 11-14 September 2017. The Awards Luncheon was held on Wednesday, 13 September.
Congratulations to the following award winners!
Oscar Sepp Best Student Paper Award Runner Up
was presented to Wubin Sheng (in photo), Jinsong Yu, Zeyu Weng, and Diyin Tang (Beihang University) for the paper entitled, "A Distributed and Reusable Workflow-based Auto Test Framework for Distributed Integrated Modular Avionics." The award was presented by the Technical Program Committee: Dave Kaushansky, Teradyne; Jeff Murrill, Northrop Grumman; and Mike Seavey, Northrop Grumman.
Oscar Sepp Best Student Paper Award
was presented to Asad Amin Bawa (in photo) and Nur A. Touba (The University of Texas at Austin) for the paper entitled, "Output Compaction for High X-Densities via Improved Input Rotation Compactor Design." The award was presented by the Technical Program Committee: Dave Kaushansky, Teradyne; Jeff Murrill, Northrop Grumman; and Mike Seavey, Northrop Grumman.
The David Goodman Best Management Paper Award
was presented to Jay Romania, Bill Ross, and Steve Butcher (USA ARDEC, Eagle Systems, SWB Associates) for the paper entitled, "Army and Navy Management of Automatic Test Systems for Weapon System Support: Comparing US Army and US Navy ATS Management Practices." Accepting the award is Bill Ross and Steve Butcher. The award was presented by the Technical Program Committee: Dave Kaushansky, Teradyne; Jeff Murrill, Northrop Grumman; and Mike Seavey, Northrop Grumman.
The Walter Peterson Best Technical Paper Award
was presented to John W. Sheppard and Shane Strasser (Montana State University) for the paper entitled, "A Factored Evolutionary Optimization Approach to Bayesian Abductive Inference for Multiple-Fault Diagnosis." The award was accepted by John Sheppard. The award was presented by the Technical Program Committee: Dave Kaushansky, Teradyne; Jeff Murrill, Northrop Grumman; and Mike Seavey, Northrop Grumman.
The John Slattery Professional Achievement Award
was presented to Michael Dewey, Marvin Test Solutions. The award was presented by Bob Rassa and Les Orlidge.
The Frank McGinnis Professional Achievement Award
was presented to Michael E. Frey, Marvin Test Solutions. The award was presented by AUTOTESTCON Conference General Chair, Bob Rassa.
Technical Innovation Award was presented to J. Richard Swearingen, S Travis Langley, Joseph McDonald (Tinker AFB, OK, USA) for the paper entitled "An ATE and Language Independent, Extensible Integrated Development Environment for Test Program Set Development." No photo is available.
You are invited to start making plans to attend the 2018 AUTOTESTCON, 17-20 September 2018 at the Gaylord National Convention Center, National Harbor, Maryland, USA.
AUTOTESTCON 2018 CFP
2017 IEEE Digital Avionics Sysyems Conference
The 36th Digital Avionics Systems Conference (DASC) was held in St. Petersburg, FL 17-21 September 2017. Highlighting the activities was a drone competition, featured on the local news station. Please click here to see the broadcast.
2018 IEEE Radar Conference
The 2018 IEEE Radar Conference will be held on 23-17 April, 2018 in Oklahoma City, OK, USA. Please see the Call for Papers. Also, please visit the website.
2017 Sensor Data Fusion: Trends, Solutions, Applications (SDF)
The 2017 Sensor Data Fusion Conference will be taking place in Bonn, Germany on 10-12 October 2017. For more information, visit the conference website.
2017 European Radar Conference (EURAD)
The 2017 European Radar Conference will be taking place in Nuremberg, Germany on 11-13 October 2017. For more information, visit the conference website.
2017 International Radar Conference (Radar)
The 2017 International Radar Conference will be held in Belfast, United Kingdom on 23-26 October 2017. For more information, visit the conference website.
2017 International Carnahan Conference on Security Technology (ICCST)
The International Carnahan Conference on Security Technology (ICCST 2017) will be held from 23 - 26 October 2017, in Madrid, Spain. For more information, visit the conference website.
2017 Sensor Signal Processing for Defense Conference (SSPD)
The 2017 Sensor Signal Processing for Defense Conference will be held 6-7 December 2017 in London, UK. For more information, visit the conference website.
2018 International Conference on Integrated Navigation Systems (ICINS)
The 2018 International Conference on Integrated Navigation Systems will be held from 28-30 May 2018 in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Call for Papers
View the full list of technically co-sponsored conferences on our website.
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AESS 2017 Board of Governors
Members-at-Large 2015 - 2017:
W. Dale Blair
Mark E. Davis
Walter D. Downing
Giuseppe A. Fabrizio
Maria S. Greco
Members-at-Large 2016 - 2018:
George T. Schmidt
Roy L. Streit
Leo P. Ligthart
Members-at-Large 2017 - 2019:
Robert C. (Bob) Rassa
Jason L. Williams
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