Our local Twin Cities Chapter was officially approved by the IEEE headquarters in June, 2005. Those members of AES who are interested in either becoming Chapter Officers or being a potential speaker should contact Firooz Sadjadi at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Members of the Aerospace & Electronic Systems Society (AESS) of the IEEE are interested in the design, integration, test, and analysis of large, complex systems consisting of major subsystems that contain dissimilar electronic devices. Most of our members work on sensor systems (radar. sonar, optics, and navigation), communications systems, command and control centers, avionics, space systems, military systems, digital signal processing simulators, and software development. Some members work on robotics, energy, and transportation systems.
Title: Detection of plastic objects using polarimetric Ground Penetrating Radar
Abstract: Ground penetrating radar is often used for the detection of landmines but is limited by low signal-to-clutter ratios. We built and tested a forward-looking polarimetric GPR which measures the scattering matrix of targets and background. From the scattering matrix we calculated the polarizability angle, relative phase angle, and target magnitude. Measurements were made on dry sand without a target, sand with a buried polystyrene cylinder, and sand with a buried styrofoam cylinder. As frequency was swept the relative phase angle changed more rapidly when either cylinder was present compared to the sand alone. The relative phase may be a useful feature for detecting plastic objects and voids in sand
Affiliation: Physics Innovations, Inc,Inver Grove Heights, MN
Place of Meeting: The Conference Room 1B, Lockheed Martin Corporation, 3333 Polot Knob Road, Eagan
Time of Meeting: 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Title: ProTOMAC: Proactive Transmit Opportunity Detection at the MAC Layer for Cognitive Radio Networks
Abstract: The wide proliferation of wireless services and applications with increasing bandwidth needs is rapidly creating a spectrum shortage. However, the problem is caused primarily by inefficient legacy spectrum allocation and utilization policies, so that even when some applications suffer from lack of bandwidth, there is idle capacity in the band they are using or other bands. The FCC, ITU and other regulatory organizations have adopted, or are exploring, alternative spectrum usage policies and regulations to address the issue. The new policies and regulations support an open spectrum policy implemented by cognitive radios and overlay transmissions implemented via ultrawideand technology and/or cognitive radios. This talk describes a revolutionary approach for addressing spectrum scarcity and unlocking hidden communication capacity thereby increasing the reach and utility of wireless connectivity. The non-traditional communication technique studied in this research effort detects transmission opportunities that occur when incumbent primary users enjoy signal to noise ratio values that are higher than the minimum value required to maintain their quality of service. It then judicially exploits these opportunities while preserving the current quality of service of the primary users.
Affiliation: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Place of Meeting: The Auditorium Conference Room, Lockheed Martin Corporation, 3333 Polot Knob Road, Eagan
Time of Meeting: 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Title: Future embedded real time processors jet fighter mission computers
Abstract: High speed mission computing onboard a modern fighter aircraft is done by the mission computer. The mission computer is networked with the avionics subsystems to aid the pilot in mission planning, mission execution and workload management. As the brains of this linked and integrated avionics system, the mission computer must support a multi-mission aircraft with instantly changing needs to provide the pilot the best situational awareness possible. To accomplish this, the mission computer requires high speed throughput, modularity, and an open architecture of embedded real time processors to meet the extreme and ever changing processing demands of modern fighter aircraft.
In this keynote John will address the driving factors and key technologies for embedded real time processors for future integrated modular avionics of a jet fighter mission computer. The future of jet aircraft mission computers centers on modular, optically networked embedded processors using multi-core technology based on a standard format card and chassis.
Affiliation: Technical Director,Lockheed Martin MS2 Tactical Systems, Eagan, MN
Place of Meeting: The MPR Conference room, Lockheed Martin Corporation, 3333 Polot Knob Road, Eagan
Time of Meeting: 12:00 - 1:00 pm
The Aerospace & Electronic Systems Society is the only professional society dealing with total integrated electronic systems and the enabling technologies. AESS pioneered large-scale integrated interoperable systems. We interact with all technical societies and organizations. Additional Benefits include:
AESS Affiliate status is available to those who do not wish to become IEEE members but wish to affiliate with the AES Society.
IEEE Transactions on Aerospace & Electronic Systems was the number-five journal in aerospace engineering in 2002, according to the annual Journal Citation Report (2002 edition) published by the Institute for Scientific Information. This publication focuses on the design, integration, test, and analysis of large, complex systems consisting of major subsystems that contain dissimilar electronic devices. Most of our members work on sensor systems (radar. sonar, optics, and navigation), communications systems, command and control centers, avionics, space systems, military systems, digital signal processing simulators, and software development. Some members work on robotics, energy, and transportation systems.
IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Magazine 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 and 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.