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Aerospace and Electronic Systems Magazine, IEEE

Issue 8 • Date Aug. 2010

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  • [Front cover]

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): c1
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  • This month's covers …

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  • Table of content

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  • In this issue - technically

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 2
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  • From the Editor-In-Chief

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 3
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  • Computer vision localization based on pseudo-satellites

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 4 - 10
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    In following the “Signals of Opportunity” theme of the NAECON '09 Grand Challenge, we explore the use of computer-vision technique proposed in [3]. The proposed approach is not affected by the strength of the microwave, and is more accurate than the conventional time of arrival approaches. Methods based on limited and varying information of markers is discussed. Simple applications and experimentation based on augmenting a motorized wheelchair for vision applications is discussed. View full abstract»

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  • M3R AESA technology for extended air defence

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 11 - 16
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    This focuses on the M3R Active Electronically Steered Antenna (AESA) System and will describe how this AESA is a step toward a fully digitized antenna with a receiver and an A/D-converter behind every antenna element and a full digital beam forming without using analogue sub arrays. First, it will be explained why Extended Air Defence (that is Air and Missile Defence) requires a multi-function, multi-beam radar technology: then M3R radar will be described and the M3R innovative antenna concept implemented in the M3R programme to the Thales Building Block Product Policy. The final part shows how M3R antenna architecture is a step towards fully digital radar and multi-static operating mode. View full abstract»

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  • Sub-mm wave imaging techniques for non-destructive aerospace materials evaluation

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 17 - 19
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    A millimeter and sub-millimeter continuous wave system has been used to image corrosion pitting, structural defects, and heat damage in common aircraft materials such as aluminum and polyamides. In order to avoid failure of components during operation, many aircraft parts are replaced earlier than necessary leading to higher costs that could be reduced if the degree of damage in the component material could be determined non-destructively. Millimeter and Sub-millimeter waves are ideally suited for this purpose because of their ability to penetrate through dielectric substances and obscurants such as pain, oil, and epoxy commonly found on the surfaces of aircraft. View full abstract»

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  • Evaluation methodology for analyzing usability factors in biometrics

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 20 - 31
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    In recent years, biometrics is being used more and more in security applications. This fact has led suppliers and researchers to analyze biometric algorithms powers and vulnerabilities, as to improve the feasibility of this technology. Nevertheless, as many authors claim, biometric performance also depends on other factors such as usability and/or user acceptance, which can influence significantly their performance. Only a few of these factors have already been studied, using specific approaches and only for certain biometric modalities, such us fingerprint and face. However, there is no general and independent methodology implemented to assess how these factors affect biometric system performance and to produce intercomparable results. Based on previous works and following procedures and requirements addressed in the International Standard ISO/IEC 19795-2 for scenario evaluations, these authors have developed a general methodology to analyze end-to-end system performance when some usability factors are modified. Such factors cover different ways of presenting biometric characteristics to the sensor and also the biometric characteristic variability caused by illness or climatic changes. A generic and controlled scenario has been modelled to carry on all sets of trials. Then, the methodology has been particularized defining specific protocols, methods, and considerations for each parameter to assess. Furthermore, details for analysing these parameters through different modalities have been defined. In addition, this methodology has been checked for one modality considering different usability aspects to obtain the feedback necessary to test its validity and viability and to detect points of interest for improvement. Results, main conclusions, and suggestions for test operators will be presented. View full abstract»

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  • Sentinel-1 radar mission: Status and performance

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 32 - 39
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    The ESA Sentinels constitute the first series of operational satellites responding to the Earth Observation needs of the EU-ESA Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES) programme. The GMES space component relies on existing and planned space assets as well as on new complementary developments by ESA. This describes the Sentinel-1 mission, as imaging synthetic aperture radar (SAR) satellite constellation at C-band. It provides an overview of mission requirements, its applications and the technical concepts for the system. View full abstract»

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  • Correction: Application of passive surveillance radar system using cell phone base station illuminators

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 39
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  • Future contributions to appear in the IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems [TAES]

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 40
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  • NAECON 2009

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 41 - 44
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  • Distinguished Lecturers & Tutorials

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 45
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  • Directory of IEEE-AESS personnel

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 46
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  • IEEE Aerospace & Electronic Systems Society Organization

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 47
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  • Membership application

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 48
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  • Meetings calendar

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  • [Back cover]

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