Call for Papers

2012 SAE Aerospace and Defense Ground Support Equipment Conference
March 7-9, 2012
Las Vegas Convention Center
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Abstract submissionsDecember 1, 2011
Draft ManuscriptJanuary 30, 2012
Final Manuscripts due to SAEFebruary 18, 2012

Abstracts should be 300-500 words in length, present facts that are new and significant, and should include results achieved, if applicable. Abstracts, including paper title, author name(s), mailing address, telephone number, facsimile number, and email address, should be submitted no later than December 1, 2011. Abstracts may be submitted online.

The inaugural SAE Aerospace and Defense Ground Support Equipment Conference will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, March 7-9, 2012. This conference will highlight technology in transition, focusing on past successes, ongoing efforts and existing or perceived future impediments to fielding new technologies from the user perspective. The 2012 conference will include a focus on green initiatives in the design and use of ground support equipment, including hybrid electric/hydraulic mobility, fuel cells, autonomous operation, health management, off-board diagnostics, and unmanned systems operations. These technologies, and others, will be playing a pivotal role in next generation, high performance systems for defense and aerospace ground support applications
The conference planning committee intends to provide a forum that not only addresses the most recent technical achievements, but will also provide a mechanism for the technology and user communities to work together to ease the process of bringing these technologies to fruition. In order to provide more opportunities for technology transition and networking, the planning committee has assembled a diverse group of government and industry leaders to organize the technical program

The planning committee under Technical Program Chair John Goglia, is seeking abstracts for the following sessions. The committee will also consider abstracts on other topics related to the scope of this conference

  • Deicing technology
  • Fueling systems
  • Combined systems - hydraulic/pneumatic/electrical
  • Electrical systems
  • Fluid handling
  • Snow/ice handling
  • Cargo handling
  • Environmental factors
  • Weapons handling
  • Maintenance tools
  • UAV specific equipment
  • Airport operations equipment