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 Overview

The Communications Systems Technical Committee (CMSTC) supports activities that advance the field of satellite communications and services, and related disciplines. It's mandate is to:

  • Organize theInternational Communications Satellite Systems Conferences (ICSSC),
  • Encourage and facilitate networking among space communications professionals around the world, and
  • Address critical satellite communications issues and disseminate such information widely.

The CMSTC has a number of active subcommittees:

The CMSTC also evaluates nominations and performs the selection for the prestigious annual Aerospace Communications Award

A key initiative of the CMSTC has been to encourage international participation in the Committee. This is illustrated by the sponsorship and organization of ICSSC, not only in the United States, but also in Asia and Europe. Another initiative has been the creation of an AIAA Japan Forum to facilitate communications networking in Japan and the Asia Pacific.

The CMSTC focuses on the broad range of technical, programmatic and regulatory issues related to domestic and international commercial, government and military communications systems and networks. Such systems and networks include spaceborne, airborne and terrestrial elements. The scope of these issues includes: acquisition and transmission of voice, data and imagery; interfacing with terrestrial and space communications systems and networks; monitoring and control of space segments, systems and networks; and development and implementation of standards for the above.

Committee members from industry and academe are typically involved in activities such as: development and evaluation of requirements; concept development for system and network architectures; systems and network modeling, analysis and simulation; design and development of systems and networks or component technologies and subsystems; and systems testing and evaluation. Applicable expertise include: network, systems and communication theory and analysis; electromagnetic theory applied to antennas, transmission lines, devices and propagation; information and signal processing techniques and technologies; hardware and software research, design, development, implementation and testing; regulatory constraints (FCC, ITU, ISO, etc.); business case development and market forecasting; and related technologies such as launch vehicles and space qualification, reliability and quality control.

 TAC Announcements

AIAA Social Media Policy11/2/2016 8:32 AM
by Betty GuillieNo presence information
AIAA has a Social Media Policy! Many committees (along with regions, sections and branches) have "unofficial"-official AIAA pages on Facebook, Twitter, etc. The policy isn't meant to be a set of rules that would constrain activity on those pages; it just outlines what the Institute would consider to be inappropriate content for an AIAA-branded page and explains what to do in the case of a hack or account compromise. To access the Social Media Policy, please click on this link: http://www.aiaa.org/SocialMediaPolicy/.

Forum Locations and Dates for 20177/20/2016 10:02 AM
by Betty GuillieNo presence information
The dates and locations for the 2017 forums have been finalized.
 

AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition

9-13 January

Gaylord Texan

Grapevine, TX

 

AIAA Defense Forum

25-27 April

Applied Physics Lab, JHU

Laurel, MD

 

AIAA Aviation and Aeronautics Forum and Exposition

5-9 June

Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel

Denver, CO

 

AIAA Propulsion and Energy Forum and Exposition

10-12 July

Hyatt Regency Atlanta

Atlanta, GA

 

AIAA Space and Astronautics Forum and Exposition

12-14 September

Hyatt Regency Orlando

Orlando, FL

 


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 Chair Information

Chair
Peter J Garland
Email :peter.garland@mdacorporation.com
Affiliation :MacDonald Dettwiler & Assoc Corp

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