Counterfeit Parts, Cyber-security and Unmanned Systems Just a Few of the Topics Discussed at SAE International Aerospace Events

Dec 04, 2012, 10:31 ET from SAE International

WARRENDALE, Pa., Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Featuring a panel discussion by the Chief Technology Officers of all three major air-framers, SAE International recently held two aerospace events in Phoenix, Ariz.

The SAE 2012 Power Systems Conference (PSC) and the SAE 2012 Aerospace Electronics and Avionics Systems Conference (AEAS) (co-located together) focused on the challenges facing the aerospace industry – and the solutions to best meet them. The events featured speakers from several major Department of Defense suppliers (Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Northrup Grumman, Raytheon, GE and Rolls Royce, to name a few).

32 exhibiting companies showed their innovative technology and the technical program featured a full suite of topics, including wiring, lighting, batteries, electronic displays, power distribution and management, fiber optics, fuel cells, propulsion, flight controls, thermal management, integrated modular architectures, actuation, design and verification, modeling and simulation, integrated vehicle health management, software development to certification, cyber-security, systems integration, unmanned systems, and energy management. 

An additional program, the inaugural "Counterfeit Parts Avoidance Symposium," focused on eliminating counterfeit parts from the supply chain.

Combined, more than 600 people attended the events, representing all areas of aerospace management and engineering.

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SAE International plans to hold another counterfeit parts program in September of 2013. The next PSC/AEAS meeting will be held in the fall of 2014. Details for both programs will be found at, as they become available.

SAE International is a global association of more than 133,000 engineers and related technical experts in the aerospace, automotive and commercial-vehicle industries. SAE International's core competencies are life-long learning and voluntary consensus standards development. SAE International's charitable arm is the SAE Foundation, which supports many programs, including A World In Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series™.
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