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IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems

Issue 4 • Date July 1984

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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s): c1
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  • IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s): c2
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  • From the Editors

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s): 305
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  • The Development of Systems Engineering

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):306 - 310
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    Systems engineering is described as the design of the whole as distinguished from the design of the parts. Systems engineers create the architecture of the system, define the criteria for its evaluation, and perform tradeoff studies for optimization of the subsystem characteristics. In addition to their own brains, the principal tool of systems engineers is the computer. Systems engineering has ev... View full abstract»

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  • Space Activities-A Review and a Look Ahead

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):311 - 315
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    The paper reviews the progress made in manned and unmanned space programs during the last 25 years and names several major accomplishments. The ingredients of success are identified as good engineering, good technology, and good management of a very complex enterprise. An argument is made that the pace of progress will be governed not by technological advances, which can be very rapid, but rather ... View full abstract»

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  • Remote Sensing: The Next 50 Years

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):316 - 324
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    Remote sensing is viewed as a complete system for observing and managing man's environment on Earth. The sensing portion of the system consists of space, air, and ground observing platforms, sensors, communications, computational capabilities and interpretation, and recognition algorithms. The data are put to use using environmental models, geographic information systems, and management models. Pr... View full abstract»

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  • NOAA Satellite Programs

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):325 - 344
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    A description is given of current National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) programs involving Landsat as well as the METSAT polar-orbiting and geostationary satellites. These include the use of NOAA satellites as data collection platforms and the use of NOAA satellite radiometers in monitoring meteorologic, oceanographic, hydrologic, and agricultural phenomena. Configuration of the n... View full abstract»

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  • Future Commercial Directions in Environmental Remote Sensing from Space

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):345 - 362
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    Potential developments are considered for commercial applications of environmental remote sensing from space. The key areas affecting the possible growth of commercial markets that apply the sciences of meteorology, oceanography, and hydrology are discussed and projections made for 1985-2000. These areas include technology developments, markets, fiscal issues, political/legal/regulatory issues, an... View full abstract»

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  • Developments in Radar Imaging

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):363 - 400
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    Using range and Doppler information to produce radar images is a technique used in such diverse fields as air-to-ground imaging of objects, terrain, and oceans and ground-to-air imaging of aircraft, space objects, and planets. A review of the range-Doppler technique is presented along with a description of radar imaging forms including details of data acquisition and processing techniques. View full abstract»

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  • C3: The Challenge of Change

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):401 - 413
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    The power, range, and speed of weapons have increased exponentially during the last 50 or so years. The more powerful the weapon, the more serious becomes its use. The faster the weapon, the shorter the reaction time required of the user. The greater the range of the weapon, the larger the problem of knowing target location. The more quickly these parameters change, the greater the user's learning... View full abstract»

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  • Inertial Technology for the Future

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):414 - 444
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    There are many different approaches to inertial instruments-to be useful a concept has to be sound, but success is the fruition of solving myriads of design details. The concept of the electrostatically suspended gyro has been proven to be sound, but the Rockwell and Honeywell designs are quite different. The floated instrument concept is sound, but design details of the North American (now Rockwe... View full abstract»

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  • From Autopilot to Strapdown: Electrotechnology in Inertial Guidance and Control

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):445 - 454
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    Electrotechnology has been a significant factor in the evolution of guidance and control (G & C) over the last half century. Ship stabilizers that used rotating wheels for brute force control were electrically driven. However, the first pilotless aircraft, developed in World War I, was controlled primarily with pneumatic servos. Inertial guidance and electronic control systems surfaced at Peenemun... View full abstract»

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  • Overview of Commercial Satellite Communications

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):455 - 464
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    The period from Arthur Clarke's 1945 prediction of geosynchronous satellite communications covering the entire planet until satellites were stationed over the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans was less than 25 years. In the following 15 year period, satellite communications has affected all of us. Most international calls are carried by satellite. Much of the television that we watch has been r... View full abstract»

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  • U. S. Navy in Space: Past, Present, and Future

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):465 - 485
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    The announcement last summer of the establishment of the U. S. Navy Space Command, and its subsequent activation at Dahlgren, Va., in October 1983, may have come as a surprise to some. This, however, was the latest of a series of actions taken by the Department of the Navy over the last several years to consolidate the Navy's space efforts. In fact, since the beginning of the Space Age, the Navy h... View full abstract»

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  • Digital Avionics-The Best is yet to Come!!!

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):486 - 492
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    This paper reviews some of the history and background of digital avionics and offers some tantalizing possibilities for the future. There are payoffs in many areas from digital avionics; however, the ultimate benefits are increased mission effectiveness and lower costs. Two major U. S. Air Force avionics programs designed to increase mission effectiveness are reviewed. Major barriers to the expand... View full abstract»

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  • Power Electronics in Space: A Review and Projection

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):493 - 499
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    Power electronics has emerged as a distinct field of electrical engineering in recent years. This emergence is closely linked with the development of power control and conversion equipment for space application over the last 20 years. Development of switched-mode power conversion techniques has been the dominant activity in this field, spurred by both the improvements in solid-state power devices ... View full abstract»

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  • The Kalman Filter Applied to Aerospace and Electronic Systems

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):500 - 504
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    The evolution of the application of the Kalman filter in the aerospace arena is traced. The major programs that were the driving forces for the filter's acceptance are noted, as are the specific threads of activity for refining and enhancing the initial contribution. These efforts brought the fundamental ideas presented by Kalman to the point where actual application was possible. Clearly the conc... View full abstract»

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IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems 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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Lance Kaplan
Army Research Laboratory