ANNOUNCEMENT: Call for Participation - The Aerospace Systems Integration Engineering Panel is open for membership. If you are interested in joining this panel, please contact the Panel Chair, Koteswara Tatipamula.
The name of this organization shall be the Aerospace Systems Integration Engineering Panel, hereafter abbreviated as ASIEP.
The ASIEP is aligned in purpose and objectives with the Aerospace & Electronics Systems Society (AESS) of the Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
1. Primary focus of ASIEP is to promote a dialogue and collaboration with governments, industry, academia and other societies to identify and implement strategies to support advancement of systems integration engineering techniques and promote solutions to specific Systems Engineering (SE) Topics. One purpose of ASIEP is to promote the creation of open source standards to facilitate reliable large scale systems integration of autonomous, semi-autonomous, and manned capabilities in air, space, sea, and terrestrial modes for the purpose of maximizing the safety and success of all activities.
2. Strategic initiatives of ASIEP include the establishment of the following working groups: Electric Aircraft, Intelligent Transportation Systems, Air Traffic Management, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Small Satellite Technologies, Workforce Development, and Open Standards Development which will evaluate the status of the particular area and set ways forward to advance it through Chapter activities, industrial interfaces, educational mechanisms, standards development, publications, STEM activities, and conference opportunities.
The ASIEP membership is open to but not limited to representatives of industry, government laboratories, educational institutions and professional societies who are involved in aerospace systems and the integration of aerospace systems. Membership in the Panel is also open to all IEEE/AESS members who wish to participate. International participation is encouraged in order to assure a global benefit of this Panel’s products.
The ASIEP meets every two months and leverages the use of network communications to increase participation of all interested parties which otherwise might not be affordable.
The ASIEP elects a Vice-chairperson, and each committee elects a Vice-chairperson. Voting and rules-of-order are established in the By-Laws of the Panel. Elections are held once every two years. The Chairperson position is automatically filled by the previous Vice-chairperson so as to ensure continuity.
Amendments to the constitution may be proposed at any regular meeting of the Panel. A motion to consider amendment of the Constitution must be approved by a majority of the Board. Proposed constitutional amendments will be mailed (electronic mail is acceptable) to the membership. Ratification shall be on the basis of a 2/3 majority of the returned ballots received within 30 days of the mailing (electronic mail is acceptable). The Secretary/Vice-chairperson shall tabulate and report the results prior to or at the next regular ASIEP meeting.
The objectives of this Panel are represented as the objectives of the individual work groups.
Goal of each workgroup: Establish the status of the state-of-the-art and establish ways forward to advance it through Chapter activities, industrial interfaces, educational mechanisms, standards development, publications, STEM activities, and conference opportunities.
1. Electric Aircraft Committee Objectives:
a. Identification of technologies to increase the range and capacity of electric aircraft.
b. Identification of current state of R&D in the area of battery technologies.
c. Integration of electric aircraft development with the evolving battery technologies.
d. Supporting design & development of hybrid technologies for generating electricity during the various phases of flight.
2. Intelligent Transportation Systems Committee Objectives:
a. Identification of sensor systems for the autonomous or semi-autonomous transport systems.
b. Identification of propulsion technologies
c. Identification of the vehicle and passenger communications
d. Identification of the technologies and policies that translates ground based systems to air.
3. Air Traffic Management Committee Objectives:
a. Identify the current state of art of technologies of ATC
b. Identify the technologies of the Next Gen ATC
c. Identification of SAR based systems for ATC
4. Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Committee Objectives:
a. Understand the privacy concerns in the field of UAVs.
b. Provide recommendations/solutions to those concerns.
c. Identification, evaluation, and recommendations for balloon technologies
5. Small Satellite Technologies :
a. Identify issues and recommendations for Test-bed characterization
b. Identify issues and recommendations for alternative space-based communications
c. Identify issues and recommendations for alternative space-based sensors
d. Identify issues and recommendations for opportunities in on-orbit maintenance
e. Identify issues and recommendations for Nano-satellites applications
f. Identify issues and recommendations for emerging imagery and sensing providers and communicate with them regarding their function, goals, and objectives.
6. Workforce Development:
a. Employ 100% of aerospace engineers in AESS
- Survey existing unemployed/underemployed engineers to ascertain their goals, objectives, and shortfalls.
- Reach-out to potential employers or evolving projects to ascertain current and future technical assistance requirements.
- Provide follow-up knowledge to job-seeking engineers and program managers to establish how the potential support is or is not meeting the stated requirements.
b. Provide educational content and/or related recommendations to assist in making aerospace engineers competitive in the workforce.
7. Open Standards Development:
a. Identify E-flight standards that would benefit the community
b. Identify Small Sat standards that would benefit the community
c. Identify Intelligent Transportation System standards that would benefit the community