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3rd Quarter 2015
About the IEEE Aerospace & Electronic Systems Society Newsletter
It's hard to believe that the third quarter is almost over for 2015! There is so much going on in all of our lives anymore, both home and work, personal and professional, that finding the best balance with which to manage it all becomes a great challenge in itself. As we head into the fourth quarter, and the approaching holidays, it is always important to remind ourselves of the things that are important in our lives as well as in our chosen profession. Read more
Editor-in-Chief, AESS QEB
Short Note from VP Member Services
In early October, the IEEE will send out the 2016 Member Renewal notices. To view all options that AESS has to offer while you renew, please visit the AESS page in the IEEE Catalog.
For any member services questions/issues please contact George Schmidt.
Call for Nominations - IEEE AESS Robert T. Hill Best Dissertation Award
DEADLINE FOR NOMINATION: EXTENDED to 30 September
Please use this nomination form to nominate a candidate for the Robert T. Hill Best Dissertation Award. An electronic copy of the Ph.D. dissertation should be submitted with the nomination form and supporting references.
An eligible candidate must be a graduate of an accredited university which requires a dissertation to receive a Ph.D. degree. The nominee should be an IEEE/AESS member for more than one year at the time of nomination. Preferentially, the nominee should have been awarded the Ph.D. degree in the last 12 months prior to the nomination. The Ph.D. dissertation has to be deemed to have made a particularly noteworthy contribution in the AESS field of interest. Prize items consist of an honorarium of US$1,000 and a plaque.
Nominations are due by 30 September, if the award is to be presented in the following year. Submit nominations and any questions to the IEEE/AESS VP for Education, Dr. Joe Fabrizio, or IEEE/AESS Awards Chairman, Erwin Gangl. See our website for the AESS Field of Interest and the awards page for more details.
AESS Technical Panels
Technical Operations is responsible for oversight of the Technical Panels for the AESS Board of Governors.
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 major thrust of technical panels. Each panel operates under its own charter and bylaws. Be sure to click the appropriate Technical Panel link below 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.
Learn more about the Technical Panels:
Spotlight on Technical Panels
AESS Gyro and Accelerometer Panel
The Gyro and Accelerometer Panel (GAP) develops and maintains gyro, accelerometer and inertial system standards for the inertial community. Read more
Aerospace Control & Guidance Systems
The mission of the Aerospace Control and Guidance Systems (ACGSC) is to provide a forum for discussion, development, and rapid dissemination of technical information related to aerospace control and guidance systems. Read more
2014 Aerospace & Electronic Systems Society (AESS) Best Technical Panel Award
The 2014 Aerospace & Electronic Systems Society (AESS) Best Technical Panel Award was presented to the Aerospace Control and Guidance Systems Committee (ACGSC) at the banquet of the 12th International Federation of Automatic Control Workshop on Time Delay Systems held at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan on the evening of 29 June 2015. Dr. James Forbes of the University of Michigan accepted the award on behalf of the ACGSC from Walt Downing, AESS VP of Technical Operations.
ACGSC is an outgrowth of government and industry meetings that were organized in the late 1940's and early 1950's to advance the development of flight controls. It was originally organized as an SAE committee, but later became an independent 501.c.3 nonprofit organization. ACGSC maintains an affiliation with IEEE as a technical panel of AESS. ACGSC meets twice a year, typically in the spring and fall. The last meeting was March 2015 in Portland, OR and the next meeting will be 13-16 October 2015 in Charlotte, NC. A short course is usually conducted in conjunction with the spring meeting. ACGSC covers five topic areas: aircraft and surface vehicles, missiles and space, avionics and systems, dynamics and analysis, and flight, propulsion and autonomous controls.
2015 Award Announcements
2015 IEEE Pioneer Award
Professor Yakov Shifrin has been awarded the 2015 Pioneer Award: “For founding contributions to modern radio physics and Statistical Antenna Theory (SAT).” Stay tuned for further information. Congratulations to Professor Shifrin!
For more information on the Pioneer Award, please visit our website.
2015 IEEE Judith Resnik Award
Dr. Maruthi Akella has been awarded the 2015 IEEE Judith Resnik Award: "For outstanding contributions in nonlinear dynamics and adaptive attitude control of complex space systems." Stay tuned for further information. Congratulations to Dr. Akella!
For more information on the Judith Resnik Award, please visit our website.
The Aerospace & Electronic Systems Society has a number of conferences addressing important aspects of our field of interest. A comprehensive listing of our conferences can be found by visiting our website. Members are encouraged to submit papers, attend conferences, and network with colleagues in your shared area of interest.
The annual IEEE/AIAA Digital Avionics Systems Conference (DASC) will for the first time be outside the United States in Prague, Czech Republic 13-17 September 2015. DASC is the premier international conference showcasing developments, applications, and solutions for aerospace systems with a focus on aircraft avionics and air traffic management systems. Emerging research, development, and analysis related to avionics equipage, aircraft interoperability, and ground and space-based infrastructures are significant drivers for both the North American NextGen and Single European Sky (SESAR) Initiatives. The theme this year is "Impact of Global Mandates on Avionics Research and Development." Conference and hotel registration is now open and available on the DASC website.
The 2015 IEEE Radar Conference will take place in Johannesburg, South Africa 27-30 October, 2015.
The role of radar is continuously evolving. New and emerging threats such as piracy, poaching and asymmetric warfare dictate that radars need to develop to address these challenges in intelligent ways. Coupled with a dynamic operational environment with increasingly complex clutter is the need for radar to constantly improve to meet the demands of asymmetric threats and civilian applications, such as air traffic management and border surveillance. The aim of this conference is to focus on innovations in radar that rise to these challenges. Conference registration is now open and available on our website.
IEEE AUTOTESTCON is the world's premier conference that brings together the military/aerospace automatic test industry and government/military acquirers and users to share new technologies, discuss innovative applications, and demonstrate their products and services.
The theme this year is "Increased Mission Effectiveness through Advanced Test & Support Technology" IEEE AUTOTESTCON will be held at the Gaylord Convention Center & Hotel at the National Harbor in the Washington DC area, 2-5 November 2015. Conference registration is now open and available on our website.
The 2016 IEEE Radar Conference will be held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2-6 May 2016. Join us and participate in advancing radar science by participating in the IEEE Radar 2016 conference appropriately themed "Enabling Technologies for Advances in Radar." For more information and submission deadlines, please visit the Radar 2016 website.
The 3rd IEEE International Workshop on Metrology for AeroSpace will be held in Florence, Italy 22-23 June 2016. Following the success of the first two editions of IEEE International Workshop on Metrology for Aerospace (MetroAeroSpace), it was considered convenient to promote a third edition of this event, which aims at reinforcing and supporting the collaborations among people working in developing instrumentation and measurement methods for aerospace. This new edition will keep pursuing the state of the art and practice started over the past years. Attention is paid, but not limited to, new technology for metrology-assisted production in aerospace industry, aircraft component measurement, sensors and associated signal conditioning for aerospace, and calibration methods for electronic test and measurement for aerospace. Find information on the call for papers on our website.
The 2016 International Symposium on Phased Array Systems and Technology will be held in Greater Boston, Massachusetts, USA 18-21 October 2016. Phased array systems continue to be a rapidly evolving technology with steady advances motivated by the challenges presented to modern military and commercial applications. This symposium will present the most recent advances in phased array technology and present a unique opportunity for members of the international community to interact with colleagues in the field of Phased Array Systems and Technology. Find information on the call for papers on our website.
The 2015 IEEE International Conference on Wireless for Space and Extreme Environments (WiSEE) will be held in Orlando, FL, USA 14-16 December 2015. Find more information at our website.
The 2016 IEEE Position Location and Navigation Symposium (PLANS) will be held in Savannah, GA, USA 11-12 April 2016. To find more information, please visit our website.
Have a conference you'd like advertised in the AESS Quarterly Email Blast? Contact Lauren Stockman at firstname.lastname@example.org for details on how to have it included.
All AESS Chapters and IEEE Sections are encouraged to take advantage of the AESS Distinguished Lecturer (DL) and Tutorial Program for their regular or special meetings. We have selected an outstanding list of speakers who are experts in their fields. After giving a lecture, the speaker and/or host should prepare a short report suitable for publication in IEEE Aerospace & Electronic Systems Magazine and posting on the AESS website.
AESS Board of Governors Meeting
Congratulations to our newly elected Board of Governors members:
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