IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Magazine

Issue 8 • Aug. 2008

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  • Front cover - IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Magazine

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): c1
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  • This month's covers ...

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  • Table of contents

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  • In this issue - technically

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  • Exemplum [From the Editor-in-Chief]

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  • How we see

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):4 - 9
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    The visual world is imaged on the retinas of our eyes. However, "seeing"' is not a result of neural functions within the eyes but rather a result of what the brain does with those images. Our visual perceptions are produced by parts of the cerebral cortex dedicated to vision. Although our visual awareness appears unitary, different parts of the cortex analyze color, shape, motion, and depth inform... View full abstract»

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  • Ground-to-satellite laser communication experiments

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):10 - 18
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    Ground-to-satellite laser communication experiments between the optical ground station located in Koganei, central Tokyo, and a low earth orbit (LEO) satellite were jointly performed by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency and the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology. In 18 trials during three non-consecutive months, the satellite was acquired and tracked 61 % of the t... View full abstract»

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  • Reliable electro-mechanical actuators in aircraft

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):19 - 25
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    There is a general trend in the aerospace industry toward increasing the use of electrically-powered equipment. This trend is usually referred to as "Power-by-Wire" in the "More Electric Aircraft" (MEA) concept and it leads, among others, to the substitution of hydraulic actuators by electro-mechanical actuators (EMA). Its benefits are a decrease in maintenance effort and weight, and an increase i... View full abstract»

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  • WiMAX dynamnic beamforming antenna

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):26 - 31
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    This presents our design and development of an 8-channel adaptive beamforming antenna for new developments in radio technology: the emergence of chip-based components implementing the recently completed IEEE 802.16d-2004 (WiMAX) radio standard [1-4]. WiMAX offers the potential of long-range (up to 50 miles) and high bandwidth (up to 50 Mb/s) radio links. Although the new WiMAX standard offers the ... View full abstract»

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  • Fiber lasers: A future space technology [same article as "Fiber lasers: A future technology for lasers in space", ibid, vol. 23, n. 4, pp. 25-30, 08]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):32 - 37
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    The constraints of operation in space have largely precluded the use of conventional solid-state laser systems for applications including remote sensing, communication relays, and active laser radars. A new technology, fiber lasers, may offer all of the needed features at an affordable price. An appealing aspect of the fiber laser is that it does not need a rigid optical bench. Only the output end... View full abstract»

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  • Bispectral analysis of atmospheric radar signals

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):38 - 41
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    The bispectral analysis techniques have been applied on signals received from the back-scattered signals by the MST radar. The results of this analysis are compared with that of the conventional power spectral analysis using the fast Fourier transform (FFT) technique. Our results showed that there is a significant advantage in using the bispectral technique over the conventional FFT technique. Thi... View full abstract»

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  • Modified multiple sample correlation algorithm for electronic target location

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):C-1 - C-8
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    This research proposes a modification to the multiple sample correlation algorithm (MSCA) where some statistical concepts are aggregated to the original method. With our modifications we were able to improve the emitter position fix estimate more than 240% compared to the original MSCA and more than 1,200% compared to the extended Kalman filter methodology. View full abstract»

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  • Waveform Diversity & Design Conference in Orlando

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  • PLANS 2008 award recipients

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  • Evolution of aircraft avionics

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):44 - 45
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  • Directory of IEEE-AESS Personnel

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 46
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  • IEEE Aerospace & Electronic Systems Society Organization

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  • 2008 IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society - Membership application

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  • AESS Meetings & Conferences

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  • [Back cover]

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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.

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Meet Our Editors

Editor-in-Chief
Maria Sabrina Greco
Dept. of Information Engineering
University of Pisa
Via G.Caruso 16
56122 Pisa, Italy
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m.greco@ieee.org