Members of the IEEE Aerospace & Electronic Systems Society (AESS) of the IEEE are interested in the design, integration, test, and analysis of large, complex systems consisting of major subsystems that contain dissimilar electronic devices. Many of our members work on sensor systems (radar. sonar, optics, and navigation), communications systems, command and control centers, avionics, space systems, military systems, digital signal processing simulators, and software development. Some members work on robotics, energy, and transportation systems.

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The IEEE Instrumentation & Measurement Society is dedicated to the development and use of electrical and electronic instruments and equipment to measure, monitor and/or record physical phenomena. The fields of interest include metrology, analog and digital electronic instruments, systems and standards for measuring and recording electrical quantities (in both frequency and time domains), instrumentation and transducers for measurement of non-electrical variables, calibration and uncertainty, instruments with automated control and analysis functions, safety instrumentation, and new technology applications.

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AESS/IMS Joint Chapter Chair: Michael A. Mayor, MSE, PE


Michael Mayor is an Independent Consultant providing Systems Engineering Services to the Aerospace and Defense Industries in the areas of Secure Information Systems and Secure Communication Networks.

Formerly, he was Vice President / Chief Scientist, Advanced Technology Research, in the Aerospace / Communications Division of ITT Defense Electronics. He conducted Research of Advanced Systems Engineering and Technologies for Secure Communications, Signals Intelligence and Emitter Geolocation Systems for Terrestrial, Airborne and Spaceborne Systems and their Subsystems. These included: Radio Frequency Transceivers, Software Defined and Cognitive Radio Systems, Digital Receivers and Digital Signal Processing algorithms.

Previously, as Technical Director and Principal Engineer he conducted the Design, Development, Field Testing applying Instrumentation and Measurement Technology and, in some instances, Deployment Support, of Secure Communications, Signals Intelligence and Emitter Geolocation Systems.

He authored six patents in Spread Spectrum Communications and Digital Instrumentation. He received the ITT Defense & Electronics Engineered for Life Award, for his technical contributions in Communications, Geolocation and Microelectronics. He is an IEEE Life Senior Member and holds a Master of Science in Engineering (MSE) from the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a Licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in the State of VA, and a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE).