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AIAA Bulletin

November 2016

New Editor-in-Chief Sought for the Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets

AIAA is seeking an outstanding candidate with an international reputation for this position to assume the responsibilities of Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets in early 2017.

The Editor-in-Chief is responsible for maintaining and enhancing the journal’s quality and reputation as well as establishing a strategic vision for the journal. He or she receives manuscripts, assigns them to Associate Editors for review and evaluation, and monitors the performance of the Associate Editors to ensure that the manuscripts are processed in a fair and timely manner. The Editor-in-Chief works closely with AIAA Headquarters staff on both general procedures and the scheduling of specific issues. Detailed record keeping and prompt actions are required. AIAA provides all appropriate resources including a web-based manuscript-tracking system.

Interested candidates are invited to submit resumes and letters of application for consideration. A selection committee will seek candidates and review all applications received. A final recommendation will be made to the AIAA Board of Directors for approval. This is an open process, and the final selection will be made only on the basis of the applicants’ merits. All candidates will be notified of the final decision. Questions may be referred to Heather Brennan, Director, Publications, at heatherb@aiaa.org.

Complete application requirements and submission deadlines are available in Aerospace Research Central http://arc.aiaa.org under Featured Content on the home page and also on the landing page for Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets: http://arc.aiaa.org/loi/jsr.

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Call for Papers for Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics

On 2 July 2016 the guidance, navigation, and control (GN&C) community lost its eminent ambassador, with the passing of Rudolf Emil Kálmán. Although Kálmán made significant advances to general control and estimation theory, his greatest legacy is the invention of the legendary “Kalman filter,” first published in 1960. The Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics (JGCD) will dedicate a special issue on “The Kalman Filter and Its Aerospace Applications.” The focus of the special issue is specifically targeted to novel aerospace GN&C applications involving the Kalman filter. The applied research paper must address original and/or unique uses of the Kalman filter.

More information as well as guidelines for preparing your manuscript can be found in the full Call for Papers on the journal website in Aerospace Research Central http://arc.aiaa.org/loi/jgcd.Deadline: 1 December 2016 with prior approval of the Guest Editor

Contact Email: John L. Crassidis, Guest Editor (johnc@buffalo.edu) Ping Lu, Editor-in-Chief of JGCD (plu@mail.sdsu.edu).

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Mark Your Calendars: CVD 2017 Scheduled for 29 March

The 20th annual Congressional Visits Day (CVD) Program will take place Wednesday, 29 March 2017, on Capitol Hill. AIAA will once again offer limited subsidies to assist members in their efforts to attend CVD. Registration will open later this fall.

Member News

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Christine Williams
Editor, AIAA Bulletin
Christinew@aiaa.org
703.264.7575

November 2016 AIAA Bulletin