Real-Time & Embedded Computing Conference


The RTECC (Real-Time & Embedded Computing Conference) is for software or hardware engineers or designers, and project managers developing computing systems or time-critical applications for: military/aerospace & defense electronics, industrial control, data communications, telecom/telephony, consumer electronics, embedded appliances and more.

The RTECC brings more than 35 top industry vendors showcasing 143 products in an open exhibition. In addition, you can attend several 45min. technical breakout seminars that run parallel throughout the event.  And, your guest pass includes full free access to everything, i.e. seminars, product demos/exhibits, a complimentary lunch and parking as well.

Visit to pre-register and have your visitor guest pass ready and waiting when you arrive.

Remember to Vote

Remember to vote in the IEEE national elections. Voting is open until October 1st. Just click on this IEEE ballet link, login in with your IEEE userid/password, and you will see the ballet. Beside each candidate is a photo and short biography. It will take 5 minutes at most. Let’s give the Cincinnati Section a good showing.

Charlie Nash, Section Chair

September 2010 Section Meeting Information

The GE Aviation museum

DATE: Thursday, September 23, 2010
PLACE : GE Aviation Learning Centre (see below for directions)
TIME : 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. –  Social Time & Hors d’oeuvres
 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. –  Tour
COST:   $5, Dinner will not be served-  Light hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be provided
NOTE:  $5 Covers the museum, hors d’oeuvres, and beverages, and will be collected at the door

MENU SELECTIONS:   Light hors d’oeuvres and beverages

LOCATION:  GE Aviation Learning Centre, 1 Neumann Way, Cincinnati, OH 45215.  Follow the Neumann Way exit signs from either I-75 northbound or southbound directions.  The Learning Centre is just to the right (south) of the Neumann Way entrance.  Neumann Way is also identified as gate 50.,-84.44153&spn=0.00511,0.009549&z=17

RESERVATIONS:  Please email Fred Nadeau for reservations at (preferred) or call the Section Voice Mail at 513-629-9380 by Noon, Monday, September 20, 2010 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 GE Aviation museum captures the history of the jet engine.  This begins with the earliest model I-A through the latest generation GE90.  Both commercial and military engines are represented.  Larger turbo fan and smaller turbo shaft types are shown.  A total of 19 engines are on display.  These engines include America’s first jet engine the I-A, the world’s first high bypass turbofan, and the world’s most popular commercial engine.  There are 8 interactive displays.  Representative engine hardware includes blades, blisks, combustors, and a GE90 fan blade.  There are also a Pioneers hall and a veterans display with scale models of military aircraft.   The tour is presently scheduled to be self-guided.

SAVE THE DATE:  The Cincinnati IEEE Annual Christmas Dinner will be December 2nd.  It promises to be an evening of social interaction and fun.  More information will be provided as the date approaches.

Membership News

New Cincinnati Section Senior Member
The Cincinnati Section would like to congratulate our newest Senior Member,

Theodore Roosevelt Stoner

whose upgrade application was recently approved.If you are interested in upgrading your membership to Senior Member, please contact any member of the Executive Committee.

The following individuals are IEEE members who are new to our Section:

Christopher Anderson

Bryon Bowman

Donald Boyd

Gregory Bucks

Bryan Butsch

Stephen Byers

Eric Capal

Woo-Hyuck Choi

Larry Christy

Will Constable

Timothy Ernst

John Evangelisti

Joe Fahrnbach

Charles Faulkner

Robert Fronk

Paul Gemin

Jason Gulley

Christopher Hall

Jonathan Hegman

Naveed Hingora

Chad Holbrook

Brian Hunt

Andrew Hyder

Eric Kreit

Tuan Le

David Mancino

Sujit Mandal

John McHenry

Ryan Miller

Ankur Mishra

George Ponchak II

Matthew Reams

Kevin Rohrbaugh

Jordan Rose

Brian Rutkowski

Rocke Saccone II

Perry Salyers

Brandon Schamer

James Sciarrino

Kevin Sharp

Bryan Sheppard

Steve Sparks

Sean Suttman

David Swecker

Jeffrey Tackett

Jede Thatcher

Kathrine Tormos

Michelle Warncke

Shawn Wetzel

Seth Whitecotton

Craig Wilson

Shu Yang


We wish to welcome these members to the Cincinnati Section!!!



IEEE-USA Engineering Mass Media Fellow Files Nine Sci-Tech Reports for Worldwide VOA Audiences

WASHINGTON (30 August 2010) — IEEE-USA   Engineering Mass Media Fellow Smitha Raghunathan filed nine science, engineering and technology-related reports for the Voice of America (VOA) worldwide audience on radio and online, as part of her 10-week internship this summer in Washington. VOA is an international multimedia broadcasting service funded by the U.S. government with an estimated global audience of 125 million.

Raghunathan’s reports included:

1) Computer model helps minimize water pollution–99958364.html

2) Severely disabled use sniffing to control wheelchairs and computers

3) Artificial intelligence may soon control robots performing routine medical procedures

4) Science journalism is increasingly important in a technology driven world

5) Eating white rice increases diabetes risk, while brown rice could reduce it  
IEEE-USA’s Engineering Mass Media Fellow summarized her VOA internship: “I found my technical skills were best used when researching a piece, helping me understand the subject matter and asking questions of the researchers,” Raghunathan said. “I discovered that my personal skills helped me when writing the piece, picturing in my mind how I would tell the story to the people I worked with. And this culminated in voicing a piece, which is an art in itself.

“This was the best part of working at the VOA: the story was not only written, it was told.”  

Raghunathan has a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from MIT and is pursuing her master’s degree in biomedical engineering from the Virginia Tech-Wake Forest University School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences.

Since 2000, 13 U.S. IEEE undergraduate and graduate students have served as IEEE-USA Engineering Mass Media Fellows, helping print and broadcast journalists communicate authoritatively to the public about science, engineering and technology. IEEE-USA is the only engineering organization in the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Mass Media Fellows program.

IEEE-USA Cites Five Engineering Breakthroughs in Local TV News Reports, Also Online

WASHINGTON (19 August 2010) —  Five new 90-second reports on IEEE-related technologies and engineering breakthroughs were distributed in June, July and August to 83 subscribing U.S. television stations for broadcast on local television news, with support from IEEE-USA.

The engineering breakthroughs ranged from restoring a degree of eyesight to developing a new treatment for sudden cardiac arrest and performing 3-D jaw surgery. These reports can also be viewed on IEEE-USA’s dedicated Web site at

Since 2005, IEEE-USA has (in partnership with the American Institute of Physics and other professional organizations) helped to underwrite more than 800 local TV news reports on engineering and science in English and Spanish. The latest reports have been carried on TV stations in the United States from Atlanta (WUVG) to West Palm Beach, Fla.(WPTV); and from Chicago (WFXT and WGBO) to Seattle (KING and KONG). The five engineering achievements are:

1. “Breakthroughs for Blindness,” in which ophthalmologists have restored a degree of sight to blind patients by creating an artificial retina that receives a wireless signal from a camera worn by the patient

2. “Shock to the Heart,” in which electrophysiologists have implanted a new kind of defibrillator for the treatment of sudden cardiac arrest that decreases the risks of complications associated with wires connecting the device to the heart

3. “Operating in 3-D,” in which plastic surgeons are using specialized software to visualize a patient’s surgical jaw alignment before they begin surgery — allowing surgeons to be more precise in the procedure and obtain more predictable outcomes Continue reading