October 2009 – Section Meeting Details

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)

THIS MEETING HAS BEEN FILLED TO CAPACITY.

NO FURTHER RESERVATIONS WILL BE TAKEN

DATE: Thursday, October 22, 2009
PLACE : Raffel’s – 10160 Reading Road (see below for directions)
TIME : 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. –  Social Time
6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. –  Dinner
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. –  Presentation
COST FOR DINNER: $10.00 per person – Regardless of Membership or Membership Grade!
NOTE:  DINNERS ARE ALWAYS OPTIONAL – YOU MAY ATTEND THE PROGRAM ONLYMENU SELECTIONS:   Baked Cod with Crab Topping, Hot Sliced Roast Beef in Gravy, Vegetable Cassoulet with White Beans en Gratinee, Rice Pilaf, Red Skinned Mashed Potatoes, Vegetable Medley, Tossed Salad, Dinner Rolls and Butter, Assorted Cakes, Coffee, Tea, Iced Tea, Soft Drinks. There is also a bar available for the purchase of alcoholic drinks.

LOCATION:  Raffel’s is located at 10160 Reading Road, south of Glendale-Milford Road on the east side of Reading. Take I-75 to the Glendale-Milford Rd. Exit, go east on Glendale-Milford Road approximately ¾ of a mile to Reading Rd. and turn right on Reading.

RESERVATIONS:  Please email Fred Nadeau for reservations at mailto:fnadeau1@earthlink.net (preferred) or call the Section Voice Mail at 513-629-9380 by Noon, Tuesday, October 20, 2009 if you plan to attend. Please leave your Name, IEEE Member Number, and a daytime telephone number.

PE CREDITS: Depending on the subject matter, attendance at IEEE Cincinnati Section Meetings now qualifies the attendee for Professional Development Hours towards renewal of Professional Engineers Licenses. Required documentation will be available following the meeting!  The Section Meetings also provide a great opportunity to network with fellow engineers in the area.

ABOUT THE MEETING:  The meeting will feature a presentation on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), and how the Department of Defense (DoD) is seeking “Terminator” like attributes in future combat aerial vehicles.  Lt Col Kent Tiffany from Wright Patterson AFB will also cover a futuristic capability for a Homeland defense where multiple government agencies share systems, which seek net-centric based concepts. Lastly, he will discuss the air, ground and sea concepts for a futuristic integrated Army, Navy and Air Force in integrated manned and unmanned scenarios.

Lt Col Tiffany is currently assigned to the 303d AESG, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio as the Chief of Test, Global Hawk (UAV) program where he manages the flight test program at Edwards AFB, California.  When he was deployed to the Middle East he supported flight operations in both Iraq and Afghanistan.  Upon his return, he worked on UAV airspace issues for the DoD and Air Force working technology requirements and standards for UAVs in how they would operate in the National Airspace.  He has been an Aircraft Commander on KC-135R tanker and Mission Commander for Global Hawk UAV.