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Issue 4 • Date April 2007

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  • Front cover - IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Magazine

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): c1
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  • Correspondence

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): c2
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  • Table of contents - Vol 22 No 4

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): 1
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  • In this issue - Technically

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): 2
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  • Secure access system using signature verification over tablet PC

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): 3 - 8
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    Low-cost portable devices capable of capturing signature signals are being increasingly used. Additionally, the social and legal acceptance of the written signature for authentication purposes is opening a range of new applications. We describe a highly versatile and scalable prototype for Web-based secure access using signature verification. The proposed architecture can be easily extended to work with different kinds of sensors and large-scale databases. Several remarks are also given on security and privacy of network-based signature verification View full abstract»

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  • Safety of cooperative collision avoidance for unmanned aircraft

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): 9 - 13
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    For unmanned aircraft to be routinely used in civil airspace, an effective collision avoidance function is one area deemed essential for safe operation. Like manned aircraft, avoiding collisions with transponder-equipped, or "cooperative" traffic is among the primary hazards. This paper discusses the necessity of developing various models of environmental and system components in the collision avoidance functional chain. Potential sensitivities and shortcomings of the TCAS collision avoidance system for unmanned aircraft are discussed. The analysis method of fast-time simulation can develop a rich sample of collision encounter events from the numerous statistical distributions. This provides an established means to demonstrate system compliance with safety targets, when they are established View full abstract»

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  • Power options for wireless sensor networks

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): 14 - 17
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    To combat the security threats of the 21st century it is increasingly necessary to protect ever-remote terrain with wireless sensor surveillance. These systems must be self-sustaining to ensure they are constantly operational. Sandia developed a software simulation tool to validate a variety of renewable energy sources for commercial needs. While this software is heavily used in industry it has yet to be fully applied to wireless sensor networks. Based on simulated solar energy yields two different solar energy systems were designed, built, and deployed to the field. In the time since the solar energy power supplies were deployed, zero hours have been spent on maintenance and it was not necessary to replace a single battery View full abstract»

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  • Software reuse: A safety-critical primer

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): 18 - 22
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    Numerous standards exist to assist software developers in producing higher quality software products. The International Standards Organization (e.g., ISO 9001) and the Software Engineering Institute capability maturity model provide good foundations upon which to improve software development processes and quality. These standards are not often used to develop safety-critical software although some organizations have successfully used SEI-CMM to develop mission critical software. Organizations who sponsor or develop guidance for development of safety-critical software include the US DoD, the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Motor Industry Software Reliability Association (MISRA), and RTCA, Inc., (formerly the Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics) View full abstract»

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  • Fiber-optic gyros and quartz accelerometers for motion control

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): 23 - 29
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    In article the opportunity of use strapdown inertial navigation system (SINS) on the base of fiber-optic gyroscopes and quartz accelerometers corrected from star sensors and satellite navigation equipment (SNE) for perspective interplanetary spacecrafts motion control on phases of interplanetary trajectory insertion, trajectory correction, and braking during transition to Mars orbit is investigated. Results of onboard control complex accuracy characteristics estimation are presented at the given dynamic spacecraft scheme which is taking into account the liquid oscillations in tanks and structure elements elasticity. At modelling the errors of measuring devices installation, errors of SINS initial alignment and instrumental errors of SINS sensitive elements, variation of control engines parameters were taken into account. The structure of the developed complex of imitation modelling of interplanetary spacecraft controlled motion is resulted. Estimations of active flight legs realization accuracy were received by a method of statistical modelling of spacecraft controlled motion View full abstract»

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  • Virtual perimeter security (VPS) in a physical protection system

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): 30 - 33
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    There is a need to provide response force personnel with advanced warning of intruder activity in rough terrain outside the traditional facility perimeter. Often the land surrounding a high consequence facility is remote and difficult to sensor with conventional long-range detection systems. In order to combat this difficult problem, Sandia has investigated, developed, and fielded a wireless sensor network that demonstrated the value of providing advanced information of adversary activities. The project used wireless technologies to detect and assess intruders in remote "un-engineered" terrain around a fixed facility. In the time since the wireless intrusion detection system was fielded, minimal time has been spent on maintenance and no batteries required replacement. Sandia's wireless sensor network provides advanced warning of intruder activities and its installation will improve the security posture of a facility View full abstract»

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  • VDL mode E receiver performance measurments

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): 34 - 38
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    VDL mode E is a digital communications system proposed as a worldwide standard for replacement of the existing analog AM voice system used for VHF aeronautical communications. It provides a needed increase in voice channel capacity as well as offering a digital data link for CPDLC with the high integrity and low latency needed for time-critical ATC messages. This report summarizes results of measurements of proposed minimum requirements for an aeronautical receiver for VDL Mode E. A software defined radio (SDR) currently used in commercial air transport communications was used for the tests View full abstract»

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  • AESS Radar Systems Panel [Society News & Information]

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): 39
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  • 2008 IEEE Radar Conference

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): 40
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  • What is a panel? - Recognize your peers [From the editor-in-Chief]

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): 41
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  • IEEE Aerospace & Electronic Systems Society Organization

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): 42
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  • Radar Resolution, Nonlinear Estimation, and Other Gratuitous Remarks on the Back of an Envelope: A Tribute to Fred Daum

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): 43
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  • Distinguished Lecturers Program - April 2007

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): 44
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  • First Announcement & Call for Papers - 2007 41st Annual IEEE International Carnahan Conference on Security Technology

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): 45
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  • Calling all Chapters !!! The Distinguished Tutorials Program

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): 46
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  • The Institution of Engineering and Technology International Conference on Radar Systems - RADAR 2007

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): 47
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  • 2007 IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society - Membership Application

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): 48
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  • Directory of IEEE-AESS Personnel

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): c3
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  • AESS Meetings and Conferences

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): c4
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The IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Magazine publishes articles and tutorials concerned with the various aspects of systems for space, air, ocean, or ground environments.

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