Resources for engineers

10 April 2014
IET Communications team
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News on the IET’s knowledge resources for engineers and technicians.



A key part of the IET’s mission is to inform the global engineering community.

This update covers some of the latest news on the IET’s wide range of knowledge resources for engineers and technicians.


LED lighting

LED lighting is a fast-developing technology which is becoming more popular as people begin to appreciate the advantages it provides, such as energy efficiency, equipment longevity and lower electricity bills.

At the beginning of March, we published a new Code of Practice for the Application of LED Lighting Systems. It covers all the key issues in the delivery and lifecycle of LED lighting installations, as part of a systems approach to the installation and maintenance of this important technology.

In April, we hosted our inaugural IET Built Environment Sector Summit: Lighting, where attendees received a copy of the Code of Practice as part of their attendance.


Airborne radar

We are also gearing up for the launch of the third edition of Stimson’s Introduction to Airborne Radar – an eagerly anticipated ‘must have’ for the radar community.

This is an updated edition of what is widely acknowledged as the only book to offer a complete overview of modern airborne radar principles in the last 15 to 20 years.

You can get a sneak preview before it is published, through a sample chapter on our website.


E&T webinars

The IET runs a free to view programme of interactive webinars and technical whitepapers, to help members stay abreast of technology developments.

The webinars put viewers in touch with industry experts, to share best practice and knowledge.

Participation in this programme can earn you continuing professional development points. Details of what is coming up are available online.


On 30 April, Professor Nick McKeown from Stanford University will be delivering our annual Appleton Lecture. Nick will be speaking on Software Defined Networks and the Maturing of the Internet.

Then, on 21 May, the winner of our A F Harvey Engineering Research Prize, Professor Stuart Wenham, will deliver a special lecture for us on his ground-breaking solar panel work.

Both lectures are free to attend, and will be available on IET.tv

Our latest international conference on Power Electronics, Machines and Drives (PEMD) has also just wrapped up in Manchester. The presentations from this event will also be available on IET.tv.


Knowledge Packs

Finally, if you are an IET member, don’t forget to use your Knowledge Packs, our newest membership benefit, to get access to over 180,000 technical articles in the IET Digital Library.

Over and above five free credits for every year of your membership, there is also the option to purchase further packs of 25 credits for just £25.