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What is the Systems Magazine?

The 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. Our goal is to inform the readers of technologies, state of the art, design trades, etc. so that they will gain insights into a field heretofore unknown to them. We want to introduce technical specialties to readers in the hope that something in the articles will give them some insight for their own fields of endeavor.

The boundaries of acceptable subject matter has been intentionally left flexible so that the Magazine can follow the research activities, technology applications and future trends to better meet the needs of the members of the IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society. The topics of current interest are best summarized in the areas published in the inside front cover of the magazine and by the technical fields of interest of the IEEE Aerospace & Electronic Systems Society (AESS) editors.

For specific information for Systems Magazine authors, please see Author's Instructions

Recent AES Systems Magazine Table of Contents

October 2016     November 2016     December 2016     January 2017

New!!!  IEEE AES Systems Magazine Now Being Offered Electronically!

Beginning in July 2016, the IEEE AES Systems Magazine is being offered electronically, as well as the print version mailed out to members.  Please enjoy the electronic versions listed below.  In order to create excitement, and get feedback, this is being offered free to the public until the end of the year.  Starting with the September 2016 Issue, we will be accepting online comments on the articles!

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Student Highlights include:

1)      Student Project Highlights

Student project highlights are short 2-3 page articles that showcase student projects. These articles describe the motivation, student contributions, and future directions of a specific student project. These articles should not be used as a main publication for novel research or be overly technical.  These articles can showcase research either by high school, undergraduate, or graduate students or by a group of students in any of these domains.  One to two photographs and up to two equations can be submitted.

2)      Student Research Highlights

Student research highlights are typically submitted by graduate students working on a Master’s thesis or Doctoral dissertation. These highlights can be thought of as a two-page abstract of the student’s thesis, a proposal, or a recent research paper. The author should cite the publications relevant to the research being described in the highlight.  Student research highlights should include a short bio along with a picture. Single authors are preferred, and if the student has an advisor, he/she should be mentioned as a footnote. These submissions should be ~800 words and when possible include a figure and up to two equations.  

3)      Student Activity Highlights

Student activity highlights is a more broad section and can include activities that students at any level are doing that are relevant or would be of interest to our readers.  They do not have to be written by students but must be about students and an activity they participated in.

Note: If you are a graduate student submitting a regular article to the magazine, please do not use the Student Highlight category.  Select one of the other categories when submitting your paper through the electronic submission website.

Student Highlights Submission Instructions

Special Issues

Call for Papers

Special Issue on Cyber Security in Aerospace Systems - Submission Deadline:  31 January 2017

Special Issue on HF Radar - Submission Deadline:  3 March 2017

Special Issue on Integrated Navigation, Sensing and Communications for Solving Problems in Society - Submission Deadline:  1 May 2017

Upcoming Special Issues

Special Issue on Navigation and Positioning Systems - June and August 2017

Passive Radars for Civilian Applications - February and April 2017

Recently published Special Issues

Waveform Diversity - October and December 2016

Avionics - September 2015

Sense and Avoid for Unmanned Aircraft Systems - July 2016

Sense and Avoid for Unmanned Aircraft Systems - September 2016

Maria S. Greco
IEEE AES Systems Magazine

BoG (2015-2017); AESS Magazine EIC (Areas of Specialty: Radar Clutter Models, Radar Signal Processing, Radar Systems); Mimno Award Chair; Fellows Search Chair; AESS Distinguished Lecturer (2017-2018); Radar Systems Panel Past Chair; IEEE Fellow

Associate Editor-in-Chief

AESS Magazine Associate Editor-in-Chief (Area of Specialty: Multi-Sensor Systems); AESS Distinguished Lecturer (2017-2018); IEEE Fellow

Systems Magazine Editorial Board

IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Magazine Archives

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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."


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