• Aerospace Industries Division

    March 2016 Director’s Message from Ruth Sikorski

    Planning for the 62nd International Instrumentation Symposium (24-26 May 2016, at the Dayton Convention Center, Dayton OH) is nearly complete.

    In an addition to the excellent technical paper sessions, 

    ISA will be offering two 8-hour short courses (Monday, 23 May)

    • Introduction to Industrial Automation Security and the ANSI/ISA-62443 Standards (IC32C) – 0.7 CEU   
    • Industrial Wireless Systems (IC85C) – 0.7 CEU 

    Each day of the main program (24-26 May) will start out with a pair of keynote addresses by acknowledged experts in their respective fields:

    • An end-user’s perspectives on the development and maintenance of complex systems by Mr. Peter Lake, the Chief Mechanic at Boeing Commercial Airplanes
    • Failure prevention solutions for industry by Prof. Jay Lee, from the University of Cincinnati
    • Mechanical seal reliability problems, their diagnosis, and elimination by Mr. Jim Netzel, the Chief Engineer of John Crane Seals
    • Human performance monitoring by Dr. Mark Derriso, the Technical Advisor in the Decision Making Division in the Human Effectiveness Directorate
    • Cyber-physical system security by LTC Mason Rice, a professor at the Air Force Institute of Technology

    Each afternoon will wrap up with a panel session.

    • 24 May:  End-users’ technology needs
    • 25 May:  Technology Solutions/successes
    • 26 May:  Summary/Discussions/Q&A

    The Wednesday Evening Event with a special guest presentation:  Naturally, no conference would be complete without an evening event, and the 62nd IIS is no exception.  On Wednesday (25 May) evening, we will convene at the Carillon Historic Brewing Company Beer Hall (http://www.carillonbrewingco.org) for an evening of conviviality, good food, and excellent beers.

    • Location: Carillon Brewing Company Beer Hall, 1000 Carillon Blvd., Dayton OH 45409
    • Date/Start time: Wednesday, 25 May; 6:00 PM
    • The special guest presentation: Machinery Failure Prevention: Building the First “Steamship” in History – Historian and author John Laurence Busch will attempt to re-calibrate your mind before showing why the proposition of making the first crossing of the Atlantic Ocean on a "steamship" was met with a mixture of skepticism and fear.  Then he will show how Captain Rogers addressed those fears, by designing a new kind of steam vessel, capable of overcoming the dangers of the deep.  Visit www.steamcoffin.com for more reviews and background. 

    Please go to the 62nd IIS link on this page to register and/or submit an abstract, and make plans to attend to gain knowledge in different technical sessions and to network with your fellow professionals!

    If you are interested in volunteering or becoming a presenter, reviewer, or published author for the 62nd IIS, please contact me at the information shown below.  I look forward to seeing you there!

    Visit https://www.isa.org/iis2016/

    Ruth Sikorski

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    The Aerospace Industries Division (ASD) is organized within the Industries and Sciences Department of ISA.

    The objective of ISA Aerospace Industries Division is to coordinate and use the knowledge, expertise, and skills of its members in spreading and maintaining materials and process specifications for professionals who are involved with aspects of instrumentation associated with ground testing, flight testing, and control of airplanes, missiles, and space vehicles, and their measurements.

    ASD provides industry knowledge and helps you and your employer stay on the cutting edge of technology and developments. In addition, you now have the opportunity to share your experience, as well as the opportunity to learn from your peers.

    ASD awards two scholarships every year:

    Featured Content:

    Get the Most out of Your Division Membership:

    Annual Events


    Participate in a joint symposium with the Test Measurement Division and the Process Measurement and Control Division at the annual International Instrumentation Symposium (IIS).

    Sharpen your leadership skills by helping to plan and conduct this meeting.

    Industry experts will present papers on important topics like electronic instrumentation, wireless technology, cyber security, aerospace systems, process measurement and control, virtual instrumentation systems, laser and electro-optics instrumentation, geo-science and remote sensing, and more. The event will also feature volunteer-led tutorials, social events, exhibits, networking, and social functions, including a student presentation/paper competition.

    Technical Writing

    Submit papers, review papers, and participate in technical session development for IIS as well as other division symposia.


    Increase your visibility in industry for yourself and your employer, and benefit from the opportunity to network with other industry leaders. In addition, you will increase your focus of your industry's applications.


    Be part of an active group that contributes to the development of industry standards.

    IIS Technical Papers

    Access the technical presentations from previous IIS Symposia by visiting ISA’s Technical Library.

    Valuable Information Resource

    In addition to the above, ASD membership supplies:

    • Periodic newsletters featuring articles and papers from ASD Members and symposium participants
    • Industry technical papers, web seminars, and a list serve of aerospace industry papers

  • Contacts

    Ruth Sikorski

    (937) 2557268

    Staff Contact
    Kimberly Belinsky

    (919) 9909404