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IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Magazine
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    • Abstract: Presents a listing of the editorial board, board of governors, current staff, committee members, and/or society editors for this issue of the publication.
      PubDate: Aug. 2019
      Issue No: Vol. 34, No. 8 (2019)
    • Abstract: Presents the AESS calendar of upcoming events and meetings.
      PubDate: Aug. 2019
      Issue No: Vol. 34, No. 8 (2019)
  • Cover 4
    • Abstract: Presents the back cover of this issue of the publication.
      PubDate: Aug. 2019
      Issue No: Vol. 34, No. 8 (2019)
  • In This Issue –Technically
    • Pages: 2 - 3
      Abstract: Summary form only given. Provides an overview of the technical articles and features presented in this issue.
      PubDate: Aug. 1 2019
      Issue No: Vol. 34, No. 8 (2019)
  • Comprehensive Software Simulation on Ground Power Supply for Launch Pads
           and Processing Facilities at NASA Kennedy Space Center
    • Authors: Jesus A. Dominguez;Elias Victor;Alfredo R. Urbina;Angel L. Vásquez;
      Pages: 4 - 11
      Abstract: A multithreaded software application is presented that was designed by the Ground Special Power (GSP) team at NASA Kennedy Space Center (KSC) to fully emulate all units that supply VDC power and battery-based power backup to multiple KSC launch ground support systems for the NASA Space Launch Systems (SLS) rocket. The software application was built using Java programming language in Microsoft Windows 8 Operating System (OS) to emulate the operation, communication, and functionality of each VDC-power supply and battery backup units concurrently in communication via Ethernet open-socket protocol with Allen-Bradley (AB) RSlogix-5000 Programming Logic Controllers (PLC) currently operated as redundant data acquisition and control system at SLS launch pads and processing facility sites. The software application also simulates all the input/output (IO) signals acquired and generated in the SLS field via Mimic, a software platform commercially available to build simulation on IO signals for RSlogix-5000 PLC. All individual Java-based VDC-power unit simulators are concurrently integrated with the Mimic-based field IO simulation via Modbus communication protocol allowing a comprehensive simulation on GSP for SLS launch pads and processing facilities at NASA KSC.
      PubDate: Aug. 1 2019
      Issue No: Vol. 34, No. 8 (2019)
  • Toward the Most Accurate Thermometer in Space: FORMOSAT-7/COSMIC-2
    • Authors: Chen-Joe Fong;Chung-Huei Chu;Chun-Liang Lin;Alex da Silva Curiel;
      Pages: 12 - 20
      Abstract: FORMOsa SATellite mission-2/Constellation Observing System for Meteorology, Ionosphere, and Climate mission-2 (FORMOSAT-7/COSMIC-2) is a Taiwan-U.S. collaborative mission between the National Space Organization of Taiwan and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) of the United States. The mission aims to collect more than 4000 global navigation satellite system radio occultation (RO) sounding profiles at low- and middle-latitude regions every day with 30-minute data latency. The satellite constellation consists of six small satellites with each one having a weight of 300 kg. The satellites are planned be launched in 2019 to bridge the potential FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC (launched in April 2006) RO data gap and improve accuracy of the severe weather forecast. The raw data is free for users around the world to download. The advantage of constellation observation is to provide the capability to sense large amounts of data simultaneously across different parts of the globe. Through the deployment of a constellation of satellites, data users can obtain geographically homogenous distributed measurements for space weather and atmospheric weather estimation. This article presents an overview of the FORMOSAT-7/COSMIC-2 constellation mission, its impacts, and technical challenges of the spacecraft design.
      PubDate: Aug. 1 2019
      Issue No: Vol. 34, No. 8 (2019)
  • Collabratec
    • Pages: 21 - 21
      Abstract: Advertisement, IEEE.
      PubDate: Aug. 2019
      Issue No: Vol. 34, No. 8 (2019)
  • The Sky is NOT the Limit Anymore: Future Architecture of the
           Interplanetary Internet
    • Authors: Ahmad Alhilal;Tristan Braud;Pan Hui;
      Pages: 22 - 32
      Abstract: The ever-growing popularity of space exploration has attracted many organizations and private companies to attempt increasingly challenging missions. Each of these missions bring us one step closer to the colonization of the solar system. Many initiatives have been taken to aim at providing an architecture in the so-called interplanetary (IPN) Internet to serve these upcoming missions. In this paper, we propose an evolutionary, scalable, and extensible architecture that adapted the current IPN communication challenges and the milestones of future space exploration missions. This architecture provides the foundations for the communication and navigation services to run the missions. We introduce the key elements of our architecture, from the communication spectrum and technologies to the physical elements to place in deep space, going through the communication protocols with support of delay tolerant network (DTN), autonomous operation, and software defined networks (SDN). We then analyze the implications of such architecture on data delivery over the (Jupiter → Mars → Earth) path. We finally perform a preliminary performance evaluation of the architecture to support our proposal and display the evolution of the end-to-end latency at each milestone.
      PubDate: Aug. 1 2019
      Issue No: Vol. 34, No. 8 (2019)
  • SBG full-page advert
    • Pages: 33 - 33
      Abstract: Advertisement.
      PubDate: Aug. 2019
      Issue No: Vol. 34, No. 8 (2019)
  • Ensuring Cybersecure Telemetry and Telecommand in Small Satellites: Recent
           Trends and Empirical Propositions
    • Authors: Swapnil Sayan Saha;Shafizur Rahman;Mosabber Uddin Ahmed;Subrata Kumar Aditya;
      Pages: 34 - 49
      Abstract: With the advent of a large number of small satellites in the orbit performing critical missions, securing ground/space infrastructure against cyberattacks has become a blazing issue amongst operators and policymakers. In this paper, we provide up-to-date analysis on the recent advances, existing, and future trends in small satellite cybersecurity, considering the advent of new policies and architectures, implementation of modern cryptographic algorithms, and prospects of quantum cryptographic techniques. We explore the performance of selected encryption schemes in the cyberphysical space of small satellites, using throughput, memory footprint, security, and energy consumption as key performance metrics. We propose an open-source cybersecurity analysis platform in the context of small satellites and have found out that the 128 bit Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) is most suitable for securing small satellite telemetry/telecommand channel. We have also investigated possibilities of telemetry compression, proposing a modified Consultative Committee for Space Data Systems telemetry/telecommand packet format to incorporate compression and encryption, and have found simple Huffman coding to be suitable. In order to improve the resilience of ground infrastructure against cyberattacks, a redundant array of ground station elements is recommended to be architected.
      PubDate: Aug. 1 2019
      Issue No: Vol. 34, No. 8 (2019)
  • ASV Mark I, the First Airborne Maritime Surveillance Radar
    • Authors: Simon Watts;
      Pages: 50 - 61
      Abstract: ASV (Air to Surface Vessel) Mk. I was the first operational airborne maritime surveillance radar. It entered service with the Royal Air Force (RAF) in January 1940, in response to urgent operational requirements at the start of WWII. This system was quite experimental, it was unreliable, and its performance was relatively modest. By the start of 1941, it was already obsolete, replaced by ASV Mk. II. Nevertheless, it represented a pioneering engineering endeavor that laid the foundations for the systems that would be developed in the U.K. and USA and which would ultimately play a decisive role in the battle against the U-boats. This paper describes the equipment that was developed, its installations in Lockheed Hudson and Short Sunderland aircraft of RAF Coastal Command, its operation, and performance.
      PubDate: Aug. 1 2019
      Issue No: Vol. 34, No. 8 (2019)
  • Introduction to Modern EW Systems, 2nd Edition de Martino, A.) [Book
    • Authors: Samuel Shapero;
      Pages: 62 - 63
      Abstract: This book begins with an introduction of the threat systems that electronic warfare is meant to counter. An in-depth review of modern radars, communications, and electrooptical sensors includes insightful explanations of several advanced topics, including low probability of intercept (LPI) waveforms, synthetic aperture radar, and various flavors of multiple input multiple output radar. These detailed investigations lay the groundwork for the latter half of the book. The chapters on electronic warfare support methods investigate detection of LPI waveforms, specific emitter identification, and passive direction finding. The big dividends arrive in the final chapters of the book, with discussions of advanced electronic attack techniques needed to counter the advanced radars and electrooptical systems introduced earlier. The book offers detailed explanations of electronic warfare technologies and applications that are accompanied by many useful figures and plot graphs. This book, however, is not without its flaws. The gems of insight are at times adrift in a rough sea of highly inconsistent editing. The first chapter is especially egregious in this matter, with many equations containing variables whose meaning is never explained, or explained only in figures several page distant. if you are seasoned practitioner, or you are looking for advice in analyzing and designing EW systems, then I do recommend this book. The book contains a wealth of practical information, communicated via insightful figures, equations, and tables. There is plenty to learn here, even for a veteran electronic warfare engineer.
      PubDate: Aug. 1 2019
      Issue No: Vol. 34, No. 8 (2019)
  • AESS Senior Members Elevated in 2019
    • Pages: 64 - 64
      Abstract: Presents a listing of AESS members who were elevated to the status of IEEE Senior Member in 2019.
      PubDate: Aug. 2019
      Issue No: Vol. 34, No. 8 (2019)
  • 2019 Aerospace & Electronics Systems Society Distinguished Lecturers
           Contact: Lorenzo Lo Monte, Vice President - Education
    • Pages: 65 - 65
      Abstract: Presents information on the AESS 2019 Distinguished Lecturer Series.
      PubDate: Aug. 2019
      Issue No: Vol. 34, No. 8 (2019)
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    • Pages: 66 - 66
      Abstract: Presents a listing of the editorial board, board of governors, current staff, committee members, and/or society editors for this issue of the publication.
      PubDate: Aug. 2019
      Issue No: Vol. 34, No. 8 (2019)
  • 2020 Systems Security Symposium
    • Pages: 67 - 67
      Abstract: Describes the above-named upcoming conference event. May include topics to be covered or calls for papers.
      PubDate: Aug. 2019
      Issue No: Vol. 34, No. 8 (2019)
  • Special Issue on artificial Intelligence for Data Fusion
    • Pages: 68 - 68
      Abstract: Prospective authors are requested to submit new, unpublished manuscripts for inclusion in the upcoming event described in this call for papers.
      PubDate: Aug. 2019
      Issue No: Vol. 34, No. 8 (2019)
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