President's Welcome Message

Robert P Lyons

The IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society (AESS) provides a global professional home for engineers working in the electronic systems domain.

The Society offers a unique opportunity to become deeply connected with the three pillars of the Aerospace, Electronic and Defence sector: Industry, Institutions and Research Centers. Effective interaction between those pillars is the key element for the organization, design, development and operation of successful Complex Systems, which are the core of the AESS Field of Interest.

AESS Complex Systems cover the space, air, ocean and ground environments, including hardware, software, integration and many other aspects of the Engineering job.

AESS Conferences, Workshops, Transactions, Magazine and Educational tools enhance and disseminate the culture of Complex Systems through the global AESS community, bringing to a large and beneficial exchange of experience and achievements among our members.

If you have questions or comments please do not hesitate to contact us.

I warmly welcome all AESS members and I look forward to welcoming to our Society all IEEE non-AESS members and all who are visiting our website! Join us!

AESS PRESIDENT
Robert P. Lyons, Jr.


James V. "Jim" Leonard
January 25, 1936 - May 11, 2015

Leonard, James V. "Jim", of Saint Charles, MO, died on Monday, May 11, 2015, at the age of 79. Loving husband of Barbara Johnston; beloved son of the late Howard and Fannie Leonard; devoted father of Geoffrey (Sharon) Leonard and the late Lauren Marie Barrett; cherished grandfather of Keith Barrett, Robert Barrett, and Melanie Zimmermann; dear brother of Carolyn (Charles) Oldham; also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.

Jim worked as a Sr. Technical Fellow/Electrical Engineer at McDonnell Douglas/Boeing for 51 years. He was a participating member of IEEE for 50 years and was USA IEEE President in 2003. He was in the Air Force Reserve. He attended Akron University, Washington University, and University of Science and Technology at Rolla. He was a member of the Golden Shillelagh Scholarship. He also was a member of the Royal Aeronautical Society of England.


FIELD OF INTEREST “The field of interest shall be the organization, systems engineering, design, development, integration, and operation of complex systems for space, air, ocean, or ground environments.  These systems include but are not limited to navigation, avionics, mobile electric power and electronics, radar, sonar, telemetry, military, law-enforcement, automatic test, simulators, and command and control."