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									                                  TENTATIVE PROGRAM
                                  2011 SAFE SYMPOSIUM
                                      OCTOBER 24-26
                             GRAND SIERRA RESORT and CASINO
                                      RENO, NEVADA
The SAFE Board of Directors extends a cordial invitation for you to join us at the 49th Annual SAFE Symposium. We encourage you
to begin making your plans now - this year’s symposium promises to be our best ever!

The Symposium is your opportunity to participate in the presentation and discussion of all of the current research and technologies in
SAFE’s fields of interest. You will also be able to examine state-of-the-art displays and hardware in our exhibit hall, attend product
demonstrations, and be part of a dynamic, professional association. We welcome the following organizations and working groups to
this year’s symposium:
                              •    U.S. Air Force Aircrew Flight Equipment (AFE) groups include:

                AFE Career Field Meeting                                    Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC)
  Combat Air Forces (CAF) Unit Type Code (UTC) Overview                          Quality Assurance Working Group
               and Working Group Meetings                                    Airframe Specific UTC Working Groups
               Air Combat Command (ACC)

                                 •       Guardian Angel Integrated Process Team (IPT) Meeting
                                     •      Aircrew Systems Sub-Board (ASSB) Fall Meeting
                                                   •    MK 16 Working Group
                         •    Aerospace Manikin User’s Group Technical Interchange Meeting (TIM)
                                             •   ACES II Steering Committee Meeting
   Any changes to this Tentative Program will posted on the SAFE website at, and will be reflected in the
   final program which is given to all attendees at registration. Check periodically for the latest information! See you in October!

   Information for Technical Presentations & Reminder Datelines ________________________________________________ 2-3
   2011 Co-Locating Group Information (ASSB and USAF AFE Groups) ___________________________________________ 4
   USAF 2011 Meet & Greet (for SAFE Exhibitors only) ________________________________________________________ 5
   5K Runner Information ________________________________________________________________________________ 6
   Registration Rates, Information and Policies _______________________________________________________________ 7-8
   Registration Form_____________________________________________________________________________________ 9
   Credit Card Form for all services _____________________________________________________________Bottom of page 9
   Room Reservation and Hotel Information _________________________________________________________________ 10
   Hotel Property Map __________________________________________________________________________________ 11
   Exhibit Hall Hours and Tentative Timeline of Events ________________________________________________________ 12
   Exhibit Access Policy, Set-up and Tear-Down Information ___________________________________________________ 13
   Golf Tournament (See enclosure for complete tournament information) _________________________________________ 13
   Get Acquainted Reception, SAFE General Membership Meeting & 2011 Award Presentations _______________________ 13
   2011 SAFE Awardees Reception ________________________________________________________________________ 14
   Photography Policy __________________________________________________________________________________ 14
   Exhibit Reservation Information, List of Exhibitors and Floor Plan ___________________________________________ 15-18
   Portfolio Sponsors ___________________________________________________________________________________ 19
   SAFE Raffle ________________________________________________________________________________________ 20
   Schedule of Events _________________________________________________________________________________ 21-44
   U.S. Air Force Aircrew Flight Equipment (AFE) Schedule _________________________________________________ 45-46
   SAFE Corporate Sustaining Members ____________________________________________________________________ 47

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                                 FOR 2011 SAFE SYMPOSIUM


Presenters should bring their final, formatted MS Power Point presentation, electronically saved on appropriate media
(memory stick, CD etc.) directly to their session at least ten minutes prior to the scheduled start. There is an ample amount
of time between sessions to accommodate loading the session’s presentations immediately before the start.

                         Do not send technical submissions in advance to the SAFE office,
                         the AV Team, nor the Technical Chair - Bring it with you to Reno!

All authors are also invited to the morning Authors Coffee to meet with and coordinate with the SAFE Technical team, your
moderator, and session co-presenters. This morning meeting will be held from 7:00 AM – 7:45 AM in the Grand Salon near
the SAFE registration area and signs will be posted. The morning author’s coffee is for that day’s presenters and
moderators only. We ask that all others use the coffee shop facilities within the hotel.

If you are unable to attend the meeting and are having problems with your presentation, or if you have any other technical
issues, please contact your moderator (as listed on your session scheduling letter and in the program) or the SAFE Technical
Chair at your earliest opportunity and certainly prior to the beginning of your session, We will do our best to resolve your
problem(s). There is not always enough time between sessions to correct presentation issues immediately before the session
begins. Please plan accordingly. This has always been the most troublesome error presenters make, i.e., they wait until
nearly the start of the session to find out if their presentation will work.

Due to the complexity of hardware and drivers for embedding video and voice files into MS Power Point, all authors should
ensure their presentation runs from saved media (memory sticks, CD’s) on other computer platforms prior to arriving at
SAFE. This was the second most common issue in the past and proves to be exceedingly time consuming, if not impossible,
to fix fast. If you have any problems or concerns, consult your own local IT experts to ensure your presentation is saved to
electronic media properly, and will run on multiple platforms.

Before you begin lay-out of your materials, please look over the Presentation Guidelines which were forwarded along with
your approval letter. These guidelines represent the advice of experienced presenters and attendees and it is extremely
important that you follow them. Please reflect on the fact that there is little point in presenting material that cannot be easily
read and understood by your audience, or embedding video that cannot be supported by hardware other than your own

ALLOTTED TIME FOR EACH PAPER - The time allotted for the presentation of each paper is 20 minutes (unless
otherwise arranged in advance through abstract submittal and approval). Following the presentation, there will be an
approximate period of 5 minutes for questions and answers. This time also applies to Briefings, Panels, and all other
Technical Presentations. Therefore each time slot is normally 25 minutes.
The following equipment will be available for all technical sessions:
    •      A laptop, LCD projector and screen (exception: co-locating groups provide their own lap top)
    •      Podium Microphone
    •      Lighted Pointers
    •      Applicable screens and microphones

                                                     Continues next page

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If you need additional equipment, please inform the SAFE office at least three weeks prior to the Symposium, or contact the
Symposium Technical Coordinator at the Symposium no later than 24 hours before your scheduled presentation time.

  Your presentation will not be pre-loaded by the SAFE AV team, so it is up to you to bring and load
  your presentation before the session begins by working with the session moderator and SAFE staff.


We understand that things change. We are here to help. If you have special needs or changes, which affect a paper session,
contact your moderator, the SAFE Office, or the Technical Chair immediately via e-mail, telephone or by message through
the SAFE Office. Do not wait until the show or the author’s coffee to begin this process. This is especially true if you need
to cancel your presentation for any reason. The earlier we know, the better we can accommodate others in your time slot or
make adjustments in schedule.

                              REMINDER DATELINES

                   Room Reservation Deadline – Wednesday, September 20th
                       Pre-Registration Deadline – Friday, September 23rd
                 Golf Tournament Sign-Up Deadline – Friday, September 23rd
           5k Runner Pre-registration Sign-Up Deadline – Friday, September 23rd

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                 GROUPS CO-LOCATING WITH SAFE IN 2011

        U.S. Air Force Aircrew Flight Equipment (AFE) Groups listed on page 45-46


                                                  Monday, October 24, 2011

                                                       1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

                                            Room: Board Room – Arcade Level

The Joint Service ASSB will hold its annual fall meeting in conjunction with the 2011 SAFE Symposium. This will provide an
excellent opportunity for the military materiel developers to confer with SAFE industry attendees concerning state-of-the-art
aircrew systems.

The ASSB is chartered under the "Aviation Common Systems (ACSB) Board" (the only active multi-service board under the
"Joint Aeronautical Commanders Group (JACG)"). During this periodic meeting and update, ASSB working groups present
progress/status briefings to the ASSB joint service principals from a wide range of multi-service life support equipment projects
that affects the military aviator and their ability to survive and execute missions in the full spectrum of combat conditions. In
addition to specific service updates provided by the ASSB principals, other areas of joint service interest that may be briefed are
Aviation Survival Radios, Laser Eye Protection, Night Vision Devices, and Aviation Body Armor.

This year, in concert with the ASSB fall meeting, the Aviation Common Systems Board (ACSB) will be conducting its annual
planning session with the ASSB principals and service principals from the other two sub-boards that include the Joint Services
Review Committee on Avionic Standards (JSRC-AS) and the Joint Panel on Aviation Support Equipment (JPAVSE), in
preparation for its annual status briefing to the JACG.

Board and sub-board principals and members are representatives of US Air Force, US Army, US Navy, and US Coast Guard;
their primary missions are to develop and field aircraft and aircrew equipment to military units.


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  U.S. Air Force AFE Meet & Greet for
             SAFE Vendors
                             Tuesday, October 25, 2011
                                      10:30 AM - Noon
                Location: Tahoe Ballroom – Casino Level

                     New for 2011: Open to all exhibit personnel

                         The purpose of this meeting is to
   allow industry the opportunity to meet all the MAJCOM Chiefs, as well as
        last year's Chief selects. The meeting should provide insight into
   MAJCOM requirement issues and current/future industry developments.

                             We look forward to seeing you there!

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          We’re Taking Over Reno - Help Us With the Challenge!

DATE: Sunday, 23 October 2011

Open to all SAFE Symposium Attendees, Friends and Family – Runners & Walkers

Online Registration is on the SAFE website:
 The online registration form must be submitted in order for your name to be entered into
             the participant list. Register early to confirm a race shirt in your size.

Location: Rancho San Rafael Regional Park. Course map and park information are listed
on the SAFE website. Buses provided for participants and spectators.

Awards Reception: Awards for top finishers in 12 categories.
Prizes include: CameBak hydration packs, GoreTex jackets, Wiley X sunglasses and much
more. Optimer drirelease shirts provided to participants by DRIFIRE.

 Come early to visit the beautiful Arboretum and walking trails at San Rancho San Rafael.
                   Photos of the park are shown on the SAFE Facebook page.

                           JOIN THE FUN – To be a volunteer, contact:
                          Marcia Baldwin:

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   SAFE Member:                                     Spouse Program:

   $350.00 - Pre-registration                       $100.00 – This fee covers all three days of the
   $400.00 - At-the-door                            symposium.

   Member registration does not include dues.       There will be no off-site spouse tour this year.

                                                    Pre-registration deadline: September 23rd. This
   $450.00 - Pre-registration                       date applies to all registrations, including the Golf
   $500.00 - At-the-door                            Tournament and 5k Runner.

   Non-Member registration does not include SAFE    Credit card charges for registration are processed
   membership dues.                                 approximately 2-3 weeks prior to the symposium.
                                                    Full refunds are issued in the event you are unable
   All U.S. personnel assigned to a military        to attend.
   organization or installation holding an
   Active Duty Military or Department of
   Defense I.D/CAC card                               Please see all registration policies on next page

   $80.00 – covers all 3 days
                                                                If registering by check, make
   All foreign military active duty personnel                         check payable to:

   $80.00 – covers all 3 days                                          SAFE Association
                                                                           and mail to:
   One Day:                                                           Post Office Box 130
                                                                   Creswell, OR 97426-0130
   One day registration will be $225.00                           (credit cards also accepted –
                                                                      see bottom of page 9

   Golf Tournament: See page 13 and the enclosure                For further information, call:
   for complete tournament information.                            Phone: (541) 895-3012
                                                                    FAX: (541) 895-3014

                         TO ATTEND!!

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                                         REGISTRATION POLICIES


All persons attending the Symposium, including technical presenters, and general participants pay the applicable registration rate.

No telephone registrations are accepted and no pre-or post-symposium invoicing will be done.

Receipts in advance of the symposium are not provided. They will be available at the registration desk, along with program
materials, including attendee badge. You may, however, e-mail the SAFE office ( to verify receipt of your

One day registration will be $225.00 and will be accepted in advance and/or at-the-door.

All paid registrants, including exhibitors are invited to attend the Get-Acquainted Cocktail party on Sunday, October 23rd and the
Awardees Reception on Monday, October 24th

International visitors registering by check or money order must provide payment in U.S. funds. No bank transfers are accepted. A
$25.00 service charge will be required to cover the collection fee of non-U.S. funds.

Chapter membership does not entitle registration at the SAFE member rate. You must be a member of the headquarters
organization to obtain the member rate.

Please do not FAX, e-mail and mail your registration! Duplication of registration causes unnecessary paperwork and confusion.


To qualify for the pre-registration rate, registrants must pay in advance on or before the deadline of September 23rd. Registrations
received after the September 23rd pre-registration deadline will be charged the at-the-door rate.

Pre-Registration will be accepted via mail, FAX or on-line at

Pre-Registration payment may be made by cash, check, money order, credit card, shopping cart or Pay Pal. Payment links, where
applicable, are on the SAFE website at under the payments link. SAFE accepts Visa, Master Card, and
American Express. See registration and credit card form on bottom of page 9. Payment by Pay Pal does not require a personal
account to use. It does, however, protect your credit card information better than submission via e-mail.

Mailed funds which are not received prior to the pre-registration deadline will have to pay again at-the-door. Their original mailed
funds will be refunded after the symposium.


FAX registrations with payment will be accepted. FAX registrations received without credit card or Pay Pal information will be
treated as at-the-door registrations and applicable rates will apply. SAFE accepts Visa, Master Card, and American Express. See
registration and credit card form on Page 9.


At-the-door registration is available by credit card, check or cash.

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                          2011 SAFE SYMPOSIUM REGISTRATION
                                           Pre-registration deadline is September 23rd

 1st line on attendee badge will be
 TITLE : (Mr. Ms., Rank etc). _________________________________________________________________________
 and    FULL NAME ________________________________________________________________________________
 2 line on attendee badge will be:
 COMPANY OR ORGANIZATION ____________________________________________________________________
 3rd line on attendee badge will be:
 City ___________________________________State/Country ____________________ Zip _______________________
 E-Mail _____________________________________________________________________________________________

 _______     SAFE Member           $350.00 (At-the-Door $400.00)
 _______     Non-Member            $450.00 (At-the-Door $500.00)
 _______     All U.S. personnel assigned to a military organization/installation holding a valid Active Duty Military or
             Department of Defense I.D/CAC card - $80.00 – covers all 3 days
 _______     All foreign military active duty personnel - $80.00 – covers all 3 days
 _______     Spouse Registration - $100.00 – covers all 3 days. Name: ______________________
 _______     One Day Registration $225.00 per day Day attending (Circle) (Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday)
 _______     Golf Tournament $85.00        Handicap ___________

 Total Amount Paid $_____________


                           CAN BE USED AND SENT WITH YOUR CHECK.


Check one:   Visa _____         MasterCard _____            American Express _____

PRINT NAME ON CARD _______________________________________________________________
ACCOUNT NUMBER __________________________________________________________________
EXPIRATION DATE___________________________AMOUNT $ __________________ ___________
PAYMENT FOR ______________________________________________________________________
SIGNATURE _________________________________________________________________________
PHONE #________________________________________________________

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If you are contacted by a company called "Convention Housing Services" of Henderson, Nevada, - or any other housing service company for that
matter - telling you they are the "official" housing service for the 2011 SAFE Symposium please do not do business with them. SAFE does not
utilize a sleeping room housing service nor is this type of service ever generated by the Grand Sierra Resort.

Note: Here is our published statement regarding SAFE sleeping rooms:

Special Note: We understand that companies offering to provide individual rooms or small room blocks at less than SAFE contracted rates have
been in contact with several of our corporate members and exhibitors. While the SAFE room rate may be a few dollars more than the rates quoted
by these companies, this is due to the fact that SAFE negotiates with the hotel to obtain no rental fees for our meeting and exhibit space. This
negotiation results in a huge which is passed along to our SAFE attendees in the form of lower registration and exhibit space rates. The hotel
recovers a small percentage of this rental by adding a few dollars to the negotiated room rate. It is important to understand that this slight room
increase does not come close to covering the astronomical per square foot per day rates the hotel normally charges for meeting room and exhibit
space rental.

SAFE is financially liable for all contracted rooms, whether the hotel sells them or not. This is why we ask that you always book your rooms under
the SAFE block. We work diligently to give all attendees the best overall experience at our annual Symposium and ask for your continued support.

For room reservations, please contact the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino (800) 648-5080. The general information number for the hotel is (775)

2011 Symposium Hotel Lodging Deposits Waived

Some government travelers to the 2011 SAFE Symposium have encountered problems when trying to book rooms at the Grand
Sierra using the new government Controlled Spend Account travel card.

Specifically, the upcoming symposium is being held in Fiscal Year 2012 (FY12) and government travelers in possession of the
new card do not have FY12 funds loaded to the new card as yet. The Grand Sierra requires a first night room deposit be charged
to their card and that the card used for booking the room be the same card used at checkout. The room reservation deadline is
September 20, 2011. This room deposit and card policy presented significant problems for all government attendees and could
also affect non-government attendees. To resolve the issue, the Grand Sierra has waived the first night's lodging deposit policy
for all SAFE attendees which also eliminates the requirement to use the same card to book a room and for checkout. The Grand
Sierra has fully implemented the policy change. However, should you be encounter this or a similar problem, please contact
SAFE immediately for resolution.

The SAFE Association has a room block being held over the dates of October 20-31.

Room rate is $89.00 Single/Double occupancy.

Additional persons over two (2) occupying the same room will be charged an extra $20.00 per person, per night.

Per diem rooms are available at the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino at the prevailing government per diem rate.

A link to the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino can be found at or see below URL.

Please identify yourself with SAFE Association to confirm a room under the SAFE block and to receive the negotiated group rate.

• Room Reservation deadline is September 20, 2011. As this rooming deadline is established by the hotel, it cannot be altered by SAFE.

• Grand Sierra Resort and Casino will accept reservations on an as-available basis after September 20th. Please continue to state that you
are with SAFE regardless of when you book your room.

                                                       The URL for direct booking is:

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                                                             TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25th
     Monday, 10/24                     1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
                                                             7:00 AM - 7:45 AM     Author’s AV Briefing
     Tuesday, 10/25                  10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
                                                             8:00 AM - 5:00 PM     Registration Open
     Wednesday, 10/26                10:00 AM – 3:00 PM      8:30 AM – 10:00 AM    Special Presentation
                                                             10:00 AM              Exhibits Open
     The exhibit hall is closed on Monday during the lunch   10:00 AM – 10:30 AM   Refreshment Break
                                                             10:30 AM - Noon       Technical Sessions
     hour but will remain open during the lunch hour on
                                                             Noon - 1:00 PM        Lunch (Exhibits Open)
     Tuesday & Wednesday.                                    1:00 PM – 2:30 PM     Technical Sessions
                                                             2:30 PM – 3:00 PM     Refreshment Break
                                                             3:00 PM – 6:00 PM     Technical Sessions
                                                             5:00 PM               Exhibits Close


     7:00 AM – 10:00 PM            Exhibitor Set-up          WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26th
     9:30 AM                       Golf Tournament
     10:00 AM – 6:00 PM            Registration Open         7:00 AM - 7:45 AM     Author’s AV Briefing
     7:00 PM – 9:30 PM             Get – Acquainted          8:00 AM - 5:00 PM     Registration Open
                                   Reception (Exhibits       8:30 AM – 10:00 AM    Technical Sessions
                                   Closed)                   10:00 AM              Exhibits Open
                                                             10:00 AM – 10:30 AM   Refreshment Break
                                                             10:30 AM – Noon       Technical Sessions
     MONDAY, OCTOBER 24th                                    Noon - 1:00 PM        Lunch (Exhibits Open)
                                                             1:00 PM – 2:30 PM     Technical Sessions
     7:00 AM - 7:45 AM             Author’s AV Briefing      2:00 PM               Raffle (Exhibit Hall)
     8:00 AM - 5:00 PM             Registration Open         2:30 PM – 3:00 PM     Refreshment Break
     8:30 AM – 10:00 AM            Special Presentation      3:00 PM               Exhibits Close
                                   Speaker                   3:00 PM – 9:00 PM     Exhibitor Tear-Down
     10:00 AM – 10:30 AM           Refreshment Break
     10:30 AM – Noon               Technical Sessions
     Noon - 1:00 PM                Lunch (Exhibits Closed)
     1:00 PM                       Exhibits Open
     1:00 PM – 2:30 PM             Technical Sessions
     2:30 PM – 3:00 PM             Refreshment Break
     3:00 PM – 4:30 PM             Technical Sessions
     5:00 PM                       Exhibits Close
     5:15 PM – 6:15 PM             SAFE General Membership
                                   Meeting and 2011 SAFE
                                   Awards Presentations
     7:00 PM – 9:30 PM             2011 Awardees

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        The Symposium Committee has developed the exhibit area set-up and access policies to protect the exhibitors and their
        products from unauthorized access and theft. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding in this matter.

        Set-up for exhibitors will be Sunday, October 23rd from 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM. Sunday is an exhibit set-up day only
        and badges are not required for set-up. The exhibits area is not open to general attendees.

        Please allow our exhibitors to set-up for on-time opening by not entering the exhibit hall unless you are authorized to be
        there. Security will be enforced for the protection of our exhibitors.

        We urge you to have your exhibits set early in order that you enjoy the social that evening.

        There will be no Monday, 10/24 morning set-up. This time is reserved for required hotel and fire department walk-
        through and approval.

        Tear-down for exhibitors will be Wednesday, October 26th beginning at 3:00 PM. Tear-down must be completed by
        9:00 PM on Wednesday evening. We ask that you not commence your tear-down prior to 3:00 PM as this is disruptive
        to your neighboring exhibitors who may still be conducting business.

        GOLF TOURNAMENT PRIZES AND GIVE-AWAYS – Also see enclosure for additional
        tournament information
        This year’s golf tournament will be held at the Resort at Red Hawk (Lakes Course), in Sparks Nevada; just about 7 miles
        from the Symposium. The entry fee this year is reduced to $85 per player (cart included) and a a bag lunch will be
        placed in your golf cart at the start of the tournament.

        The Golf Tournament Committee is asking Corporate Members to consider providing give-a-ways in the form of golf
        balls, towels, tees, cash, etc. to be used as tournament prizes. Contributions will be most appreciated and appropriate
        recognition will be included in the SAFE Symposium Program and in the exhibit hall. Should you wish to make a cash
        contribution, please make your check payable to the SAFE Association with “Golf Tournament Contribution” on the
        memo line, and mail to SAFE, Attention: Golf Tournament Chair.

        The Committee is also looking for companies to sponsor certain tournament prizes this year. If your company would be
        interested in becoming a sponsor for any of the prizes (1st Place, 2nd Place, Long Drive, closest to the pin, etc.), please
        contact the Tournament Chair, Ebby Bryce, for details. If you are interested in providing golf give-a-ways please
        contact Jeani Benton, SAFE Administrator, at (541) 895-3012; e-mail: or Ebby Bryce, Tournament
        Chair; e-mail:

        Our 2011 Get-Acquainted Reception will be held on Sunday, October 23rd from 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM. Location:
        Reno/Tahoe Ballroom – Casino Level.

        There will be complimentary food. We will provide free non-alcoholic beverages, and all attendees will have the option
        of purchasing alcoholic beverages.

        The Exhibits Hall will not be open during this time.

        The 2011 SAFE General Membership Meeting and presentation of the 2011 SAFE Awards will be held on Monday, October 24th from
        5:15 PM – 6:15 PM. Location: Tahoe Ballroom – Casino Level.

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        We urge all attendees to join us.
        Our 2011 Awardees Reception will be held on Monday, October 24th from 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM. Location: Reno/Tahoe
        Ballroom – Casino Level.

        There will be complimentary food. We will provide free non-alcoholic beverages, and all attendees will have the option
        of purchasing alcoholic beverages.

        No in-session photography is permitted except photos taken by the official SAFE photographer.

        The taking of photographs inside the Exhibit Hall IS NOT permitted except by those photographing their own booth,
        booth visitors, and displays after the Exhibit Hall opens on Monday. To photograph anything inside the Exhibit Hall or
        area other than previously explained, you must receive prior informed consent of the individual and/or owner of the
        subject matter. Photographs may only be taken during normal exhibit hours with the consenting individual present at
        the time the photographs are taken.

        No photography is permitted in the Exhibit Hall or area prior to opening and after closing. All attendees are expected to

        Official SAFE photos will be taken by an authorized photography service which is sanctioned and controlled by the
        Symposium Committee. If you see any suspicious photography-related activity, please report it immediately.

        Members of the press are welcome at any time but must be accompanied by a member of the SAFE Board of Directors.
        This can be arranged through the Symposium Chair or Co-Chair.

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                           49tthANNUAL SAFE SYMPOSIUM
                         OCTOBER 24-26, 2011
                         SUMMIT PAVILION

                                EXHIBIT SPACE RESERVATION FORM
                                EXHIBIT SPACE RESERVATION FORM

  Exhibit booths are 10 x 10. The exhibit fee includes three (3)                            Number of spaces required? ________
  complimentary registrations per booth, 24-hour security,
  draping, booth identification sign, and clean-up.                                         From the floor plan on the following page please indicate
                                                                                            your first four choices of exhibit space numbers below. If
  Four guest passes per exhibitor (not per booth) per day will be                           all indicated choices have been reserved prior to receipt of
  available at the registration desk. These passes are for visiting                         this application, we will call you regarding an assignment.
  customers of the exhibitor; not spouses, friends, employees or
  consultants or anyone else employed by that exhibitor. Use of                                    ______ 1st choice           ______ 2nd choice
  guest passes will be monitored.
                                                                                                   ______ 3rd choice           ______ 4th choice
  Booth fees shown below are now due in full:

  Cost of each 10 x 10 Booths:                                                              Enclosed is our check (or credit card information) in the
                                                                                            amount of: $ ____________
 ( )     SAFE Corporate Members, Universities &
         Military............................................................ $1,400.00
                                                                                            Return completed application to:
 (   )   All Others         ................................................... $2,000.00
                                                                                                                SAFE Association
                                                                                                               Post Office Box 130
                                                                                                             Creswell, OR 97426-0130
                                                                                                                 (541) 895-3012
                                                                                                              FAX: (541) 895-3014

Company Name: __________________________________________________________________________________________
Address: ________________________________________________________________________________________________
Individual to contact regarding application: _____________________________________________________________________
Telephone: (              ) _______________________________ FAX: (                              ) __________________________________________
E-Mail (Mandatory) ____________________________________________ __________________________________________
Signed ___________________________________________________ Date: __________________________________________

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                                    Grand Sierra Resort – Exhibit Floor Plan here

                                         Exhibit Floor Plan here

                                                                                    Page 17 of 20

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                                       2011 SYMPOSIUM EXHIBITORS
The following exhibitors will be in attendance at this year’s symposium. SAFE would like to thank them in advance for their
participation and support of the SAFE Association and we encourage everyone to stop by each of these booths during the symposium:

                     Booth #                                                          Exhibitor
                        208                                                           ADS, Inc.
                     419 & 421                                              AdvanTac Technologies/UST
                        106                                                          Aegisound
                  525, 527 & 529                                           Aerial Machine and Tool Corp.
                        324                                                            Aeroflex
                     110 & 112                                         Aerostar Division of Raven Industries
                        402                                          Air Cruisers Company - Zodiac Aerospace
                        309                                                          Air Liquide
                        225                                                 Air Techniques International
                        414                                               Airborne Systems Canada, Ltd.
                     507 & 509                                                      AmSafe, Inc.
                        303                                                Aviation Artifacts, Inc. (A.A.I.)
                        126                                                Avion Solutions, Inc. / ARINC
                        400                                             AVOX Systems - Zodiac Aerospace
                     524 & 526                                             B/E Aerospace Systems GmbH
                        103                                                       Bally Ribbon Mills
                        311                                            Bernhardt Apparatebau GmbH u. Co.
                        207                                                            Boeing
                        317                                                       Bose Corporation
                        416                                                           Camelbak
                        306                                              Cartridge Actuated Devices (CAD)
               325, 327, 424 & 426                                          Chemring Energetic Devices
     114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 120, 121                                            Cobham
                        235                                             David Clark Company, Incorporated
                        205                                                    Dayton T. Brown, Inc.
                        404                                             Diversified Technical Systems, Inc.
                        108                                               Eagle-Picher Technologies, LLC
                     101 & 200                                               East/West Industries, Inc.
                        510                                                    Edmo Distributors, Inc.
                        132                                     Engineered Arresting Systems - Zodiac Aerospace
                        234                                            Ensign-Bickford Aerospace & Defense
                        417                                                          Epilog Laser
                     209 & 211                                     Essex Industries Aerospace & Defense Group
                        331                                                           Flightcom
                        504                                                            Flitelite
                     518 & 520                                                    FXC Corporation
                        217                                                General Dynamics C4 Systems
         331, 333, 335, 430, 432 & 434                                           Gentex Corporation
                     332 & 334                                                    Gibson & Barnes
               125, 127, 224 & 226                                               Goodrich Interiors

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                  Booth #                                           Exhibitor
                 219 & 221                                    Honeywell Aerospace
                    329                                             Infoscitex
                    406                                      Katadyn North America
                    227                           KT North America - A Kistler Group Company
                 128 & 130                               Life Support International, Inc.
                    124                                        Lightspeed Aviation
              100, 102 & 104                          Martin-Baker Aircraft Company, Ltd.
                    109                                       Massif Mountain Gear
                 427 & 429                                   Mustang Survival, Inc.
                    210                                          Nammo Talley
                    105                                   Networks Electronic Company
                    133                                        New Balance, Inc.
                    328                                      Ontario Knife Company
                    411                                    Optimer Brands / DRIFIRE
                    500                                           Oregon Aero
                 215 & 314                        Pacific Scientific Energetic Materials Company
                    111                                  Para-Gear Equipment Co., Inc.
                    134                                    Rescue Technologies Corp.
                    304                                       Revision Military, Ltd.
                    129                                          RMI Laser, LLC
                    425                                  Seitz Scientific Industries, Inc.
                    409                                     Signal Engineering, Inc.
                    231                                     Sky Texus International
                    515                                   Source One Distributors, Inc.
                                                SSK Industries, Inc. - Systems Technology, Inc. –
            401, 403, 405 & 407
                                                        Butler Parachute Systems Group
              202, 204 & 206                                  Stratus Systems, Inc.
                    415                                           Surefire, LLC
            319, 321, 418 & 420                       Survivtec Group - RFD Beaufort, Inc.
                 501 & 503                                 Switlik Parachute Co., Inc.
                    301                                    Tadiran Spectralink - Elisra
            214, 216, 218, & 220         Teledyne Electronic Safety Products / Teledyne Imaging Sensors
                 305 & 307                                 TenCate Protective Fabrics
                    107                                          Tex-Shield, Inc.
                    428                                             Tiax, LLC
                    122                     U.S. Air Force - 846th Test Squadron - Holloman AFB, NM
                    229                        U.S. Air Force - ASC/WNU Human Systems Division
              316, 318 & 320             U.S. Navy - Indian Head Division - Naval Surface Warfare Center
                    308                              Viking Life-Saving Equipment (America)
                 514 & 516                                W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
            201, 203, 300 & 302                                   Wel-Fab, Inc.
                    310                                    Westone Laboratories, Inc.
                    410                                           Wiley-X, Inc.
                    326                                      Wolf Technical Services
                    315                                      WS Technologies, Inc.

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                                               2011 PORTFOLIO SPONSORS

                SAFE would like to thank the following advertisers for their contribution to the 2011 Symposium
                                                  portfolio promotional item:

    Aegisound                                                      Mustang Survival, Inc.
    Aeroflex                                                       Nammo Talley
    Air Techniques International (ATI)                             Networks Electronic Company
    AmSafe                                                         Pacific Scientific Energetic Materials Co.
    Aviation Artifacts - AAI                                       Para-Gear Equipment Co., Inc.
    AVOX Systems, Inc. – Zodiac Aerospace                          RMI Laser
    Bally Ribbon Mills                                             Seitz Scientific Industries, Inc.
    Cobham                                                         Stratus Systems, Inc.
    Daicel Chemical Industries, Ltd.                               Survivtec Group
    David Clark, Inc.                                              Switlik Parachute
    Dayton T. Brown                                                Tadiran Spectralink
    East/West Industries                                           Teledyne Electronic Safety Products
    Essex Industries, Aerospace & Defense Group                    TenCate Protective Fabrics
    Gentex Corporation                                             Tex-Shield, Inc.
    Goodrich                                                       Transaero, Inc.
    Honeywell Aerospace                                            Tulmar Safety Systems, Inc.
    K.T. North America                                             Vinyl Technology
    Martin Baker                                                   WS Technologies, Inc.

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                           SAFE Association
                           WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26th
                  TIME: 2:00 PM START - IN THE EXHIBITS AREA

                RAFFLE PROCEDURES FOR 2011
Our raffle will be held in the Exhibits Hall at 2:00 PM on Wednesday. Prizes will include
gifts from our exhibitors and corporate members.

If you wish to contribute special prizes to our raffle, they can be delivered to SAFE in two
ways (1) coordinate with Jeani Benton in advance of the symposium ( (2)
On-site the prizes must be delivered to the SAFE Registration Desk no later than Noon on
Wednesday, October 26th with a business card taped to the prize/gift for corporate
recognition. There will be no exceptions to this deadline. Any prizes delivered after this
time will go into a general pool or grab bag prize (s) and the source may not/cannot be

Each attendee’s registration packet will contain five dual raffle tickets. The attendee will
retain one half and place the other into any one of the many prize pool containers located
on display in the raffle area after 1:00 PM. Attendees may also purchase more raffle
tickets at a $1.00/each. One ticket from each pool will be pulled until a winner is
identified as present. Winners take the entire pool of prizes. The more gifts and prizes we
have the more pools will be created and the more chances to win. There is no limit as to
which pool an attendee places tickets in or how many you purchase. SAFE reserves the
right to collect prizes into pools and to pull all winners.

Remember – you must be in attendance at 2:00 PM Wednesday to win!

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                                       SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
                                           SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23rd

  SUNDAY - 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

  SUNDAY – 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM






  See enclosure with this mailing for further details and information Also see page 13 for prize / give-away details.

  SUNDAY – 3:00 PM

  See page 6 for further details and information

  SUNDAY - 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM

  There will be complimentary food and we will provide free non-alcoholic beverages. Attendees will have the option of purchasing
  alcoholic beverages at the social.


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                                             MONDAY, OCTOBER 24th
  MONDAY - 7:00 – 7:45 AM

  The morning author’s coffee is for that day’s presenters and moderators only. We ask that all others use the coffee shop
  facilities within the hotel.

  MONDAY - 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

  MONDAY – 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

  MONDAY – 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

          Human Systems Integration and Human Performance: A Proud Former Life Supporter’s
                                     Perspective in the 21st Century

      Speaker: Major General (Dr.) Thomas W. Travis is the Deputy Surgeon General, Office of the Surgeon
                          General, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
                                  Welcome to Attendees: Bryan D. Bailey, 2011 SAFE President

                                             Introduction by: Al Loving, 2012 President

                                         Background: In 1945, Hap Arnold directed Dr. Theodore von Karman to prepare a
                                        report that would be used to guide future Army Air Force research and development. Von
                                        Karman had a vision for strategically planning research. It included supersonic flight,
                                        pilotless aircraft, all weather flying, perfected navigation and communication, remote-
                                        controlled and automatic fighter and bomber forces, and aerial transportation of entire
                                        armies. He also addressed human limitations and capabilities to include selection,
                                        training, effect of flight on the human, maintenance of health, efficiency, and safety under
                                        all environmental conditions, human requirements and limitations in the design of aircraft,
                                        human tolerance, hypoxia, decompression sickness, and supersonic flight. Many of our
                                        efforts then were aimed at protecting operators in hostile environments, assuming that a
                                        safe and protected individual is effective.

                                        Sixty five years later, most of the technological challenges have been met, but the same
                                        environmental threats are still relevant and some have moved to the top of our issues list.
                                        New challenges have arisen, some from our very successes. Capabilities have become
  more relevant to our warfighting than platforms. Humans must be considered more than ever to be the critical link.
  Considerable life-cycle cost savings, and improved system effectiveness, are attainable when the human is considered early in
  the requirements, development, and systems fielding process.

  Biography: Maj. Gen. (Dr.) Thomas W. Travis is the Deputy Surgeon General, Office of the Surgeon General, Headquarters
  U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. As chief operating officer, he directs all operations of the Air Force Medical Service, a $5.1

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  billion, 43,000-person integrated health care delivery system serving 2.4 million beneficiaries at 75 military treatment facilities
  worldwide. He also oversees the functions of the Air Force Surgeon General's office comprising seven directorates with offices
  in Washington, D.C., Fort Detrick, MD., and San Antonio TX. He coordinates the Air Force Medical Service efforts among
  major command surgeons, Army and Navy agencies, Department of Defense Health Affairs, TRICARE Management Activity,
  and the Department of Veterans Affairs.

  General Travis entered the Air Force in 1976 as a distinguished graduate of the ROTC program at Virginia Polytechnic Institute
  and State University. He was awarded his pilot wings in 1978 and served as an F-4 pilot and aircraft commander. The general
  completed his medical degree from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences School of Medicine, where he
  was the top Air Force graduate, and in 1987 he became a flight surgeon.

  The general has commanded the U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine; 311th Human Systems Wing at Brooks
  AFB; Malcolm Grow Medical Center and 79th Medical Wing, Andrews AFB, Md.; and the 59th Medical Wing, Wilford Hall
  Medical Center, Lackland AFB, TX. He also served as the Command Surgeon, Headquarters Air Force District of Washington,
  and Command Surgeon, Headquarters Air Combat Command, Langley AFB, VA. He is board certified in aerospace medicine.
  A command pilot and chief flight surgeon, he has more than 1,800 flying hours and is one of the Air Force's few pilot-
  physicians. He has flown the F-4, F-15 and F-16 as mission pilot and, most recently, the Royal Air Force Hawk as senior
  medical officer and test pilot. General Travis assumed his current position in November 2010.

  1976 Distinguished graduate, Bachelor of Science degree in biology, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University,
  1980 Master of Science degree in physiology, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg
  1986 Doctor of Medicine degree, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences School of Medicine, Bethesda, Md.
  1991 Master of Science degree in public health, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas
  1996 Air War College, by correspondence
  1999 Distinguished graduate, Master of Science degree in national resource strategy, Industrial College of the Armed Forces,
  Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
  2000 Medical Capstone, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C.
  2003 Federal Health Care Executive Course, Interagency Institute, George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
  2005 Capstone, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C

  Major Awards and Decorations:
  Distinguished Service Medal
  Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster
  Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters
  Aerial Achievement Medal
  Air Force Commendation Medal
  Joint Service Achievement Medal
  Combat Readiness Medal
  Air Force Recognition Ribbon

  MONDAY – 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM

                                       MONDAY PROGRAM CONTINUES NEXT PAGE

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  MONDAY – 10:30 AM – NOON

  Introductions and Panel Chair: Barry S. Shender, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, Human Systems Department, Naval Air Warfare
  Center, Aircraft Division, Patuxent River, MD

  Summary: This panel provides an update from each service on current and future aircrew protection equipment development and
  acquisition programs. A question and answer session will follow after each service presentation.

  Presenters include:

  U.S. Air Force - Colonel Stephen P. Gray, USAF AFMC ASC/WNU, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH

  U.S. Army - LTC Ian Klinkhammer, Air Warrior, Redstone Arsenal, AL

  Biography: LTC Klinkhammer attended Auburn University where he earned a Bachelor of Science and Business Administration
  in Finance. He was a Distinguished Military Graduate commissioned as a 2nd lieutenant in Jun 90 in the Aviation Branch.

  After graduation he attended the Aviation Officer Basic Course and Flight School (AH1 TRACK). He graduated from the Initial
  Entry Rotor Wing Course in Oct 91. Following flight school he attended the AH-64 Apache Aircraft Qualification Course with a
  follow-on assignment to the 3rd BN, 227th AVN Reg. at Hanau, Germany.

  LTC Klinkhammer served as the Attack Platoon Leader for Charlie Co. 3rd BN 227th AVN Reg. from Apr 92 to Oct 93, and
  deployed to Uvda Israel for “Operation Willing Eagle II”. He also served as the Battalion Assistant Operations Officer from Oct 93
  to Feb 95.

  In Apr 95, LTC Klinkhammer attended the Aviation Officer Advanced Course and Aviation Maintenance Manager Course. Upon
  completion, LTC Klinkhammer was assigned to the 229th AVN Reg. “Flying Tigers” at Ft Bragg, NC. He served as the Regiment
  Logistics Officer from Dec 95 to Feb 97. He served as the Company Commander for Delta Co. 3 rd BN 229th AVN Reg. from Mar
  97 to Sep 98.

  In Oct 98 he attended the Combined Arms and Service Staff course. In Jan 99 LTC Klinkhammer attended Florida Tech receiving
  a Masters degree in Business Administration. After receiving his masters, he was an honor graduate in the Materials Acquisition
  and Managers Course. Upon completion, LTC Klinkhammer was assigned to the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command,
  Redstone Arsenal, AL. He served as the Contracting Officer in the Attack Division, Logistic Support Directorate from Dec 99 to
  Jun 00. He served as the Executive Officer to the Program Executive Officer for Aviation from Jun 00 to Jun 01. He served as the
  Assistant Product Manager for the Longbow Apache from Jun 01 to Jun 02. LTC Klinkhammer attended Air Command and Staff
  College from Jul 02 to Jun 03 at Maxwell AFB, AL. He served as the DCMA Sikorsky Program Integrator for Comanche and
  Black Hawk aircraft from Jul 03 to Aug 06 where he deployed to Iraq twice as an Administrative Contracting Officer with an
  unlimited warrant. He served as the senior Aviation Program Analyst in G8 PA&E from Aug 06 to Jul 08. He was serving as the
  Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology) Department of the Army System
  Coordinator for the Apache Helicopter.

  LTC Klinkhammer’s award and decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal (with one oak leaf cluster),
  Meritorious Service Medal (with three oak leaf cluster), Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Army Commendation Medal
  (with one oak leaf cluster), the Army Achievement Medal (with one oak leaf cluster), the National Defense Service Medal, Iraqi
  Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Service
  Ribbon, and the Army Overseas Ribbon. LTC Klinkhammer has earned the Senior Army Staff Identification badge, Army
  Aviators badge, Army Parachutist Badge, and the Air Assault badge. He is currently level III certified in Contracting and level III
  certified in Program Management.

  U.S. Navy – Captain Roger W. Ligon, Program Manager, Aircrew Systems (PMA202), Patuxent River MD

  Biography: Captain Ligon received a B.A. in Physics from the University of Colorado and, after attending Aviation Officer
  Candidate School, was commissioned an Ensign in December 1987. He entered flight training at Pensacola, Florida and was
  subsequently designated a Naval Flight Officer.               (continues next page)

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  His first fleet assignment was with the “World Famous Woodpeckers” of Patrol Squadron FORTY-NINE, located at NAS
  Jacksonville, Florida. He completed North Atlantic and Mediterranean deployments, qualifying as Tactical Coordinator and Patrol
  Plane Mission Commander. In 1992, he reported to Patrol Squadron THIRTY as a flight instructor, and during this tour, earned a
  M.S. degree in Materials Engineering from the University of Florida. He reported aboard the USS Nimitz in 1995 as Assistant Air
  Operations Officer, deploying to the Western Pacific and Indian Ocean.

  After graduating from U.S. Naval Test Pilot School in 1997, he reported to Naval Force Aircraft Test Squadron, Patuxent River,
  Maryland, where he conducted developmental test on the P-3C aircraft. CAPT Ligon’s next assignment was at BUPERS Sea Duty
  Component, Dallas, Texas. In 2002, he returned to Patuxent River as P-3 Department Head at Air Test and Evaluation Squadron
  TWO-ZERO (VX-20) and later transferred to the Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft Program Office (PMA290) as
  Deputy Program Manager for P 3 Weapons and ASW Systems.

  In 2005, he reported for duty as Chief Test Pilot of VX-20 and subsequently assumed Command in 2006. Following a successful
  command tour, CAPT Ligon served as the Deputy Program Manager for the Advanced Airborne Sensor program at the Advanced
  Sensor Technologies Program Office, Arlington Virginia. CAPT Ligon is currently serving as Program Manager, Aircrew Systems
  (PMA202) headquartered at Patuxent River MD.

  CAPT Ligon is a graduate of the Defense Systems Management College Advanced Program Management Course. He has
  accumulated more than 2,900 flight hours and his personal decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), the
  Navy and Marine Corps Commendation medal (five awards) and the Navy Achievement Medal (three awards).

  He is married to the former Sandra Smith of Lakewood Colorado. They have two children, Stephanie and Ryan.

  MONDAY – NOON – 1:00 PM

  MONDAY – 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

  MONDAY – 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

  MODERATOR: Ms. Christy Cornette, Indian Head Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head, MD

  Briefing - Dynamic Response Evaluation of Anthropometric Test Devices Subjected to Vertical Loading Conditions –
  Joseph A. Pellettiere, Chief Scientific & Technical Advisor for Crash Dynamics, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA),
  Dayton, OH and Mr. Gerardo Olivares, National Institute for Aviation Research, Wichita, KS

  Abstract: The development efforts of current Anthropomorphic Tests Devices (ATD) were focused on frontal impact
  performance with some consideration given to rear and lateral loading. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has a
  number of standards and regulations that are designed to protect occupants in the event of a crash. Compliance with these
  regulations is described in the Code of Federal Regulations 14 CFR 25.562 for transport category aircraft, with similar
  regulations for other types of aircraft in parts 23, 27, and 29. One of these required tests is a seated dynamic impact with
  either a Hybrid II or FAA Hybrid III Anthropomorphic Test Device (ATD) with a pulse which has a primary vertical
  component. Vertical loading can be obtained in other environments such as under vehicle blast, ejection seat testing, or as
  part of a vehicle rollover. Testing in these environments is sometimes accomplished with other ATD’s. There are limitations
  of current ATDs (HII and FAA HIII) for various aerospace impact energy levels and seating configurations and it is
  necessary to understand these limitations before testing can be extended to other ATDs and environments.

  Briefing - An Update on Egress Testing at the Holloman High Speed Test Track – Mr. James Daniel, Business
  Development Manager, 846 Test Squadron, Holloman High Speed Test Track, Holloman AFB, NM

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  Abstract: The Holloman High Speed Test Track (HHSTT) has been performing egress tests for nearly fifty years. These
  tests range from ejection seat tests conducted on the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) to egress tests on a helicopter. Lately
  improvement efforts have yielded improved data collection capabilities, standardized test and analysis procedures, and
  enhanced cooperation with joint services egress testing as well as testing conducted for friendly foreign governments.
  Improved data collection capabilities include Doppler-radar velocity measurement and high-speed digital photography.
  Standardized instrumentation configurations and customer approved checklists have also been developed and incorporated.

  Briefing & Demonstration - Micro Data Recorders and Sensors for Warrior Exposure and Product Testing
  Applications – Mr. Michael Beckage, Vice President/Principle Engineer, Diversified Technical Systems, Inc. (DTS, Inc.),
  Seal Beach, CA

  Abstract: For over 20 years DTS has been a leader in data recorders and sensors for dynamic impact testing with a focus on
  human factors and survivability. The latest DTS developments include a new family of High G Data Recorders with
  capabilities including high sampling rates, extended recording times and internal sensors to capture acceleration, angular rate
  and pressure. This briefing will provide an overview of recent technological advancements and discuss application challenges
  specifically related to high-energy test environments and warrior exposure. Application focus includes: blast, munitions,
  helmets and vehicle “black box” devices followed by a product demonstration showing the latest DTS micro data recorders
  and high shock rated angular rate sensors.

  MONDAY – 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM and 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

  MODERATOR: Mr. Jason Leggatt, Vice President, Research & Development, Mustang Survival, Burnaby, British Columbia,

  1:00 PM – 2:30 Presentations:

  Paper - Real-world Attenuation Of Foam Earplugs – Adrian Smith, Specialist Aviation Medical Officer (Army), Royal
  Australian Air Force Institute of Aviation Medicine, RAAF Base, Edinburgh, South Australia

  Abstract: Introduction: Foam earplugs are a common form of hearing protection; however, poorly-fitting earplugs can provide
  inadequate attenuation. Method: A group of 43 aircrew were asked to insert foam earplugs; the attenuation afforded by the earplugs
  was measured using VeriPro. The study was repeated after each subject received one-on-one training to insert the earplugs in
  accordance with manufacturers’ instructions. Results: The earplugs had an attenuation rating of SLC80 25 dB. Before training, the
  group-mean attenuation was only 15 dB - only 10% and 2% of earplugs reached the SLC80. After training, the group mean
  attenuation increased to 25.5 dB – with 47% of earplugs now meeting or exceeding the SLC80. 43% of subjects exhibited an
  improvement ≥ 15 dB (equivalent to 32-fold or greater reduction in noise-energy exposure). Before training, only 10% of earplugs
  were inserted deep enough to provide the wearer with optimum attenuation; after training, this increased to 97%. There was no
  significant difference between junior aircrew and their more experienced colleagues. Discussion: The attenuation of earplugs in
  this study is significantly lower than the factory-specified level of attenuation, and can be attributed to inadequate training.
  Personnel wearing who insert earplugs incorrectly may be receiving inadequate protection from hazardous levels of noise.

  Briefing/Demonstration - A Battery-Free Wireless-Link Communications Earplug for Improved Speech Intelligibility and
  Hearing Protection - John Parkins, Ph.D., President, Red Tail Hawk Corporation, Ithaca, NY

  Abstract: A wireless-link communications earplug (earphone) has been developed under NAVAIR SBIR funding by Red Tail
  Hawk Corporation. The earphone is used with helmets or headsets (airborne or on the ground) to achieve high levels of noise
  attenuation resulting in greater speech intelligibility and hearing protection. The unique feature of the earphone is that it requires no
  battery or charging and receives all its power from the audio signal in the electromagnetic wave. The battery-free feature of the
  earphone results in improved logistics (no batteries to stock), lower cost (no batteries to purchase), and greater reliability (no loss
  in communications due to battery drain). The wireless feature of the earphone results in easier/quicker don and doff, CBR
  compatibility, greater comfort, no snag hazard, and greater reliability. A retrofit kit is available for converting military
  helmet/headsets. The retrofit kit can be installed easily in the field in a matter of a few minutes using only a screwdriver. The
  original speaker remains intact and provides redundant (and always active) communications. This is a new technology that has the
  potential to become a communications paradigm. Systems will be available for demonstration (15 min) at the end of the
  presentation.                   See next page for 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM presentations in this continuing session

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  MONDAY – 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM

  MONDAY – 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM (continuation of 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM session)

  MODERATOR: Mr. Jason Leggatt, Vice President, Research & Development, Mustang Survival, Burnaby, British Columbia,

  Briefing - Injury Mitigation in Head Impact and Vehicle Blast Scenarios – Mr. Ron Szalkowski, Product Development
  Manager, Team Wendy, Cleveland, OH

  Abstract: The advancement of armor for vehicles and personnel in recent years can be credited with saving many lives; however,
  with prevention of ballistic and penetrating trauma comes a more prevalent threat of blunt impact injuries. This briefing will
  address impact mitigation through the use of crushable foams with 2 specific areas of focus. The first subject is helmet design for
  protection from Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and mild TBI (mTBI). This will include an overview of current TBI research,
  mechanisms of TBI, injury statistics, the role of linear and rotational forces, and helmet test methods. Team Wendy’s research and
  development efforts in combat helmet padding will be reviewed, with a focus on the capabilities and limitations of modern combat
  helmets. The second area of focus is vehicle blast mitigation. Here we address the issue of under-vehicle blast, which can cause
  spine, leg, and other injuries, even when the vehicle shell is not perforated. We will discuss blast mitigating flooring and seating
  and the metrics used to develop and evaluate them.

  Briefing & Demonstration - Aviation Life Support Equipment Software System /Automatic Identification Technology – Mr.
  John M. Patti, Program Manager & Mr. Ed Payne, AIT Logistics Automation, ARINC Engineering Services, LLC, Clarksville, TN

  Abstract: The Aviation Life Support Equipment (ALSE) software system was developed to automate the Army’s ALSE facility
  processes and practices. The goal – provide the soldier with a user friendly automated tool that integrates not just the ALSE
  business processes but do so while leveraging all aspects of Automatic Identification Technology (AIT) and Unique Identification
  (UID). The overall intent of the ALSE system is to increase asset visibility, improve inspection tracking and notification, and
  reduce the soldier’s time generating forms, records, and other paperwork. The ALSE software system team developed and fielded
  the initial system in under six months, with the first user test conducted at a Ft. Campbell, KY facility. As with many ‘firsts’ this
  initial software release resulted in some benefits as well as much user feedback for enhancing the program. Due to the success in
  this prototype environment, the ALSE system has evolved, improved, and continues to yield benefits to the 19 locations.
  Additionally, the ALSE system is one of the first to utilize the Department of Defense mandated UID in a manner that provides
  instantaneous benefit to the user. ALSE is one of a suite of systems developed to support the implementation of UID in various
  logistics and maintenance business processes.

  MONDAY – 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

  MODERATOR: Mr. Phil Sturgill, CAD/PAD Division Senior Engineer, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head
  Division, Indian Head, MD

  Overall Program: The CAD/PAD Joint Program provides full life cycle support to tri-service Cartridge Actuated Devices and
  Propellant Actuated Devices (CAD/PAD) used in military aircraft and weapon systems. This panel comprised of members of
  the CAD/PAD Division at Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Division will present briefings addressing a selection of
  current engineering initiatives that are impacting USN/USMC and US Air Force CAD/PAD products.

  Included Session Briefings:

  2011 CAD/PAD Technology Roadmap Update – Mr. Tom Blachowski and Mr. Craig Wheeler, Naval Surface Warfare
  Center, Indian Head Division, Indian Head, MD         (continues next page)

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  Abstract: The CAD/PAD Joint Program Office and the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head Division (NSWC IHD)
  CAD/PAD Division are conducting an effort to update the 2009 CAD/PAD Technology Roadmap. A project team has been
  identified with Mr. Craig Wheeler serving as the lead. This team has developed a flowchart for the 2011 effort, contacted a
  wide range of potential contributors including both government and commercial activities, and is currently analyzing the
  collected data to update the CAD/PAD Technology Roadmap report. The 2011 CAD/PAD Technology Roadmap is scheduled
  to be published in November 2011. This presentation highlights the status of the 2011 CAD/PAD Technology Roadmap team
  and offers the audience the opportunity to contribute to this on-going effort. The 2011 CAD/PAD Technology Roadmap
  technical team consists of Mr. Wheeler – Lead, Mr. Alex Woods and Mr. Tom Blachowski (all representing the NSWC IHD
  CAD/PAD PIP/R&D Branch), Mr. John Burchett (CAD/PAD System Safety), Mr. Kurt Erickson and Mr. Alan Hancey (Air
  Force IPT Branch located at Hill AFB), and, Mr. Jim Baglini (Exodynamics Technology, Inc.).

  Demonstration of DBX-1 as a Green Lead Azide Replacement – Mr. Travis Thom, Mr. Magdy Bichay and Mr. Alexander
  Woods, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head Division, Indian Head, MD

  Abstract: The Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Division has continued to work with Pacific Scientific Energetic
  Materials Company in Chandler, AZ to develop copper(I) 5-nitrotetrazole (DBX-1), a green replacement for lead azide.
  Recently, an ESTCP proposal has been approved to demonstrate the toxicity of DBX-1 in terms of environmental and human
  health hazards. Additionally, this project will demonstrate the performance of DBX-1 in M55 and M100 detonators, Thin
  Layer Explosive lines, and in CCU-132/A percussion primed detonators. The compound was recently demonstrated as a lead
  azide drop-in replacement in a stab primer and as a replacement for lead azide in stab mix (NOL 130) application. This
  presentation will detail the scope of the ESTCP project and other recent test results and will convey future developmental plans
  for DBX-1 as it pertains to CAD/PAD applications.

  An update on Parachute Deployment Rocket Motors (PDRM) Stabilizer Issues – Mr. John Burchette and Mr. Yonas
  Befekadu, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head Division, Indian Head, MD

  Abstract: The service life of Parachute Deployment Rocket Motors (PDRMs) used in T-45 and F-18 aircraft was reduced to 2
  years installed in the wake of the 2007 auto-ignition of a PDRM attributed to stabilizer depletion in the rocket motor. The
  installed population has been monitored for stabilizer content and compared to service history. The results are reported and an
  update on service life, hazard mitigation, and risk is provided.

  Composite Propellant MK122 MOD 1 Parachute Deployment Rocket Motor Improvement Project Update – Mr. Craig
  Wheeler and Mr. Paul McCool, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head Division, Indian Head, MD

  Abstract: The Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Division is completing development and qualification of a
  redesigned Parachute Deployment Rocket Motor (PDRM) for use in the NACES ejection seat that incorporates a composite
  propellant rocket motor propellant to replace the existing double base propellant. Designated the Mk 122 Mod 1, the design
  includes features that provide for an expanded exposure temperature capability to 200°F while maintaining ballistic
  performance consistent with the original Mk 122 Mod 0 configuration. Once qualified and released to service, the Mk 122
  Mod 1 will exhibit an initial service life of 7 years as compared to the double base propellant existing Mk 122 Mod 0 which is
  now limited to a 2 year installed life, thereby reducing NACES CAD/PAD sustainment and maintenance costs. This briefing
  will provide an update on the project status and overview of the key design features and manufacturing processes of the new

  HNS Specification Revision Update – Mr. Alexander Woods and Mr. John Burchette, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian
  Head Division, Indian Head, MD

  Abstract: HNS (or Hexanitostilbene) is a high explosive used in hundreds of explosive devices including Shielded Mild
  Detonating Cord, Flexible Confined Detonating Cord and other signal transmission assemblies. HNS-I is currently produced in
  a “one-step” process from trinitrotoluene (TNT, MIL-T-248). HNS-II is a re-crystallized version of HNS-I, having differing
  flow and handling properties, making it the more suitable material for detonating cord use. The Material Specification for
  HNS-I and HNS-II is WS-5003. This document was written in 1981 and does not include recent manufacturing and testing
  techniques. The CAD/PAD Engineering Division at the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head Division will be leading
  an effort between Government and Industry partners to revise the specification and demonstrate the new processes through a
  series of validation activities. This presentation highlights the approach that has been adopted by the team to revise the HNS
  WS-5003 specification and offers the audience the opportunity to contribute/participate in this effort.

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  MONDAY – 5:15 PM – 6:15 PM

  The 2011 SAFE General Membership Meeting and presentation of the 2011 Awards will be held in the Tahoe Room - Casino
  Level followed by the SAFE Awardee Reception .

  We urge all attendees to join us. The Exhibits area will not be open during this time.

  MONDAY – 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM

  There will be complimentary food. We will provide free non-alcoholic beverages, and all attendees will have the option of
  purchasing alcoholic beverages at the socials.

  The Exhibits area will not be open during this time.

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                                         TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25th

  TUESDAY - 7:00 – 7:45 AM

  The morning author’s coffee is for that day’s presenters and moderators only. We ask that all others use the coffee shop
  facilities within the hotel.

  TUESDAY - 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

  TUESDAY – 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

  TUESDAY– 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

             The Space Shuttle Columbia Crew Survival Investigation Report: What Happened
                    to the STS-107 Columbia Crew and What Can Be Learned From It

     Speaker: David J. Pogue, EVA, Robotics, and Crew Systems Operations Division, Mission Operations
                         Directorate, NASA-Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas
              Introduction by: Mr. Greg Yerkes, Life Support International, Bristol, PA & SAFE East Coast
                                              Chapter President – 2011

                                       Background: On February 1, 2003, at the end of shuttle mission STS-107, the space
                                       shuttle Columbia broke up during re-entry, resulting in a loss of the vehicle and her
                                       crew of seven astronauts. Shortly after the accident, the Columbia Accident
                                       Investigation Board (CAIB) was founded to discover the cause of the accident. In
                                       October 2004, the Spacecraft Crew Survival Integrated Investigation Team (SCSIIT)
                                       was founded with the purpose to investigate the results of the accident - mainly, what
                                       happened to the vehicle prior to the vehicle breakup and what happened to the crew in
                                       the final moments of the mission. That investigation resulted in an extensive report,
                                       which provides conclusions, recommendations, and lessons learned related to astronaut

                                       The briefing will discuss the Columbia Crew Survival Investigation Report (NASA/SP-
                                       2008-565) by summarizing the accident timeline and presenting several key findings
                                       and recommendations.

  Biography: Mr. David Pogue was born in Wilmington, Delaware and grew up in Houston, Texas. He earned a Bachelor’s of
  Science in Biomedical Engineering from Texas A&M University in 1987 and a Masters of Engineering in Biomedical
  Engineering from Texas A&M University in 1989.                 (continues next page)

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  Mr. Pogue has worked in the Mission Operations Directorate since 1990, initially for Barrios Technology, Ltd. From 1990 to
  1995, David worked Space Station Freedom and International Space Station Crew Systems operations. In 1995, he added
  Space Shuttle Crew Escape operations to his duties. He was the lead Crew Systems/Crew Escape instructor and/or flight
  controller for 23 of the shuttle missions and eight of the space station expeditions flown between 1996 and 2006, and he
  conducted training for most of the other shuttle missions and space station expeditions flown during that period. He also
  conducted training for the Astronaut Candidate (ASCAN) classes of 1995, 1996, 1998, 2000, and 2004.

  From 2004 through 2008, Mr. Pogue was the Crew Equipment team lead for the Spacecraft Crew Survival Integrated
  Investigation Team (SCSIIT) which investigated the crew survival aspects of the STS-107 Space Shuttle Columbia accident.
  David was one of the primary authors of NASA’s Columbia Crew Survival Investigation Report (NASA/SP-2008-565) - a 400
  page report providing conclusions, recommendations, and lessons learned related to astronaut survival. The investigation and
  the resulting report is the most detailed astronaut survival analysis ever conducted. In 2006, David left Barrios Technology to
  accept a civil service job with NASA, working Constellation crew systems and crew survival operations. His current tasks
  include evaluating the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle (MPCV) spacecraft and Space Suit designs and operations,
  developing astronaut operations, procedures and techniques, and developing concepts and facilities for astronaut and flight
  controller training. Additionally, David is on the NASA teams partnering with Boeing, SpaceX, Sierra Nevada, and Blue
  Origin to develop commercial crew spacecraft.

  Mr. Pogue’s awards include the NASA Exceptional Engineering Achievement Medal; NASA Silver Snoopy (Astronaut's
  Personal Achievement Award); NASA Office of Space Flight Group Achievement Award; NASA Performance Award;
  Johnson Space Center Group Achievement Awards (9); NASA Certificate of Appreciation; and Johnson Space Center
  Certificate of Appreciation.

  Mr. Pogue and his wife of 21 years live in League City, Texas. They have a 16 year old son and a 13 year old daughter.

  TUESDAY - 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM

  TUESDAY – 10:30 AM – NOON

  New for 2011: Open to all exhibit personnel

  The purpose of this meeting is to allow industry the opportunity to meet all the MAJCOM Chiefs, as well as last year's Chief
  selects. The meeting should provide insight into MAJCOM requirement issues and current/future industry developments.

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  TUESDAY – 10:30 AM – NOON and 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

  MODERATOR: Mr. Craig Wheeler, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head Division, Indian Head, MD

  F-35 Flight Test – Mr. Pete “Wizzer” Wilson, BAE Systems, Lead STOVL Test Pilot, NAWC-AD Patuxent River, MD

  Transparency Removal System - Mr. Tom Blachowski & Mr John Constantine - Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head,

  Helmet Mounted Display - Mr. Bob Foote, Vision Systems International, San Jose, CA

  Pilot Flight Equipment - Mr. Mark Gruber & Mr Dave Abbott, RFD Beaufort UK / RFD Beaufort Inc.

  Life Support Equipment - Mr. David Peacey, Honeywell Aerospace Yeovil (HAY), United Kingdom

  US16E Ejection Seat - Mr. Steve Roberts, Martin-Baker Aircraft Co., Ltd., United Kingdom

  TUESDAY – 10:30 AM – NOON and 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM and 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

  FACILITATORS: John A. Caldwell, Ph.D., and J. Lynn Caldwell, Ph.D., Fatigue Science; U.S. Air Force Research
  Laboratory, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH

  Abstract: In today’s work environments, unpredictable and long work hours, circadian disruptions, and disturbed or restricted
  sleep are commonly experienced by many personnel. This results in people reporting for duty in a fatigued state, leading to
  mistakes, cognitive difficulties, and mood disturbances that often lead to performance problems and compromised safety.
  Fatigue can be effectively mitigated if scientifically validated strategies are systematically applied, including the
  implementation of crew scheduling practices that are based on scientific information about the underpinnings of fatigue. The
  most problematic schedules can be modified or eliminated with performance on the remainder optimized with well-placed
  counter-fatigue strategies.

  The proposed workshop will provide an overview of fatigue factors and relevant countermeasures and will emphasize
  utilization of the Fatigue Avoidance Scheduling Tool (FAST™) for schedule optimization and performance enhancement. This
  tool, based on the Sleep, Activity, Fatigue, and Task Effectiveness (SAFTE™) model, has been validated in a variety of
  contexts, and is effectively utilized in aviation, rail, and industrial settings. Participants will be provided with hard-copy
  materials that summarize the topics discussed as well as reference bibliographies that can be used to obtain further information
  on specific issues.

  TUESDAY – 10:30 AM - NOON

  MODERATOR: Mr. Robert (Bob) Hastings, CAD/PAD Division, Indian Head Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian
  Head, MD

  Paper – An Initial Look at the Flight Deck Aircrew Workload on an HC/MC-130J - Ms. Rahel R. Rudd and Ms. Jennifer
  L. Farrell, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH

  Abstract: Intro: As new aircraft begin to replace old and rapidly aging fleets, automated systems begin to have an impact on
  the cognitive workload levels of the aircrew that transition from legacy aircraft to the new aircraft. Moreover, when crew
  compliment is reduced, it can have a significant impact on cognitive workload of the aircrew. (continues next page)

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  Methods: The workload assessment was completed in an engineering simulator at the Lockheed Martin Aero Marietta facility.
  Two complete flight deck aircrews with C-130J experience from the HC and MC -130 participated in the assessment. Their
  workload levels were rated using a Modified Cooper-Harper scale. Results: The initial workload assessment for the flight deck
  aircrew indicated that for the majority of different mission phases, cognitive workload levels were adequate. A few human
  factors design issues, checklist immaturity and lack of training / experience contributed to increased workload levels.
  Conclusion: It is important to have an initial workload assessment prior to new aircraft being fielded especially if the new
  design is quite different from legacy aircraft that it is replacing. However, it can be quite difficult attempting to assess
  cognitive workload levels with a limited subject pool that is only fairly knowledgeable about the new aircraft system.

  Briefing - A Tool for Quantifying Situation Awareness in Military Operations - Kelly R. Johnson, PhD, Aerospace
  Physiologist, Naval Aviation Systems Command (AIR 4.6.5), Patuxent River, MD

  Abstract: Human error is a significant contributor to accidents in military operations, costing the United States millions of
  dollars in destroyed vehicles and lost lives. With ever advancing technology and more emphasis placed on information
  management than ever before, it is crucial to find ways to correct the human factors issues that contribute to human error in
  order to reduce loss of life and equipment. As a person’s workload increases, the chance for making a mistake increases while
  Situation Awareness (SA) often decreases. A widely used metric in aviation training debriefs and mishap investigations is the
  breakdown of scan pattern. This collapse in the pilot’s scan is considered indicative of task saturation and loss of SA. The
  advances in eye tracking technology now allow us to identify the moment of this breakdown with a high degree of accuracy that
  previously did not exist. By tracking where a person is looking we can determine breakdown in scan patter n/behavior and also
  fixations and complete omissions of attention. NavAir, in collaboration with the Royal Netherlands Air Force, is validating this
  non-invasive tool that will be beneficial to all aspects of military operations including RDT&E, selection and training in both
  the aviation and ground domains.

  Paper - Design Eye Point vs. HUD Eye Box vs. Pilot Eye Position: A 3D Location Comparison - Jeffrey A. Hudson,
  Ph.D., InfoSciTex. Dayton, OH; Gregory F. Zehner, Ph.D., AFMC 711th HPW/HPS, Dayton, OH; Mr. Steve Harbour, AFMC
  ASC/WLNJ, Dayton, OH and Casserly R. Whitehead, InfoSciTex, Dayton, OH

  Abstract: The retrofitting of a cockpit with a Heads-Up-Display (HUD) raises potential physical accommodation issues for
  pilots that must be addressed. Whether the HUD is intended as a primary or secondary flight display, its effective use as an
  instrument is directly related to its geometric placement in the cockpit. If improperly placed, any benefits offered by the
  instrument may be outweighed by the introduction of pilot accommodation problems related to a shift in seat position needed
  for eye placement to see HUD symbology. These issues include obstruction with controls, fatiguing postures, and marked
  changes from the original pilot sight pictures. Over the last few years the Anthropometry Team from 711 HPW at WPAFB has
  been involved with prototyping new HUD installations in three existing airframes. A method was developed to define the
  perimeter and location for the HUD Eye Box in the cockpit space. The Eye Box location can then be compared to the aircraft
  Design Eye Point (DEP) as well as to eye positions of subjects seated optimally for other accommodation issues.

  TUESDAY – 12:00 NOON – 1:00 PM

  TUESDAY – 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM


  Paper - ACSS 2011: Anthropometric Survey for Mission Effective Aircrew Systems –Hyeg Joo Choi, Ph.D., Oak Ridge
  Institute for Science and Education, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH; Jack A. Coate, Ph.D., and Michael S. Selby, M.A.,
  InfoSciTex, Dayton, OH and Gregory F. Zehner, Ph.D., AFMC 711th HPW/HPS, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH

  Abstract: The USAF is currently undertaking the Aircrew Sizing Survey 2011 (ACSS), a large-scale survey of USAF aircrew
  intended to replace the previous survey from 1967. The 1967 data have been the only USAF anthropometric reference for
  aircrew product design. (continues next page)

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  As these data are more than 40 years old, statistically created samples from more recent military datasets (JPATS from US
  Army 1988) or extracted subsets from US civilians (JSF CAESAR from CAESAR) have been used to represent USAF aircrew.
  The current survey continues a small-scale survey begun in 2008 and expands upon the first 3-D whole body anthropometric
  survey of USAF aircrew.

  This project aims to construct an anthropometric database that represents the gender, age, and racial variability of the USAF
  aircrew population. A total of 60 traditional body dimensions were measured, along with 3-D body shape scans, at a total of 7
  Air Force bases. These data were analyzed along with data collected in 2008. Comparisons were made among 1967, JPATS,
  JSF CAESAR, and ACSS datasets to assess secular changes in body proportions. Multivariate analyses were also performed to
  compare the boundary cases between ACSS and JPATS. These comparisons will help determine how effectively and
  accurately the JPATS and JSF CAESAR datasets represent current USAF aircrew population.

  Briefing – Seating Considerations for Space Flight: the Human to Machine Interface – Mr. Dustin Gohmert, NASA –
  Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX

  Abstract: Seating is one of the most critical components to be considered during design of a spacecraft. Since they are the
  final interface between the occupant and the vehicle wherein all launch and landing operations are performed, significant effort
  must be spent to ensure proper integration of the human to the spacecraft. The importance of seating can be divided into two
  categories: seat layout and seat design.

  The layout of the seats drives the overall cabin configuration – from displays and controls, to windows, to stowage, to egress
  paths. Since the layout of the seats is such a critical design parameter within the crew compartment, it is one of the first design
  challenges that must be completed in the critical path of the spacecraft design. In consideration of seat layout in the vehicle, it
  is important for the designers to account for often intangible factors such as safety, operability, contingency performance, crew

  Seat layout will lead to definition of the quantity, shape, and posture of the seats. The seats of the craft must restrain and
  protect the occupant in all seated phases of flight, while allowing for nominal mission performance. In design of a spacecraft
  seat, the general posture of the occupant and the landing loads to be encountered are the greatest drivers of overall design. Seat
  design revolves around applying sound principles of seated occupant protection coupled with the unique environments driven
  by the seat layout, landing loads, and operational and emergency scenarios.

  Paper - Load Bearing Concepts for Dismounted Special Tactics Warfighters - Mr. Gregory M. Burnett, BATMAN
  Program Manager, Mr. Victor S. Finomore, and Mr. Michael R. Sedillo, Air Force Research Laboratory/711th Human
  Performance Wing, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH

  Abstract: Introduction: Dismounted special tactics warfighters can carry in excess of 150lbs of essential gear into battle and
  are required to burden this weight in austere environments. Performing complex duties over strenuous terrains and executing
  covert infiltration through unconventional means takes a large toll on the Operators’ upper torso and lower back. Additionally,
  Warfighters can experience early fatigue as the heavy load opposes their natural unburdened center of gravity and agility.
  Methods: Researchers at the Air Force Research Laboratory performed a systematic user centric model approach supported by
  field surveys and performance based evaluations to develop an integrated load bearing prototype for the Battlefield Airmen.
  The load bearing prototype was taken to an exercise to glean design and utility feedback on its capability and benefits to the
  warfighter. Results: A load bearing prototype concept was fabricated and was evaluated by special tactics operators resulting
  in a user-accepted system integration reducing the physical burden of traditional rucksack load out. Discussion: Special tactics
  operators are sensitive to new weight additions. Introducing new load bearing equipment to these dismounted forces poses
  challenges validating benefits versus the additional weight introduced.

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  TUESDAY –1:00 PM – 2:30 PM – Continuation
  See page 32 for details

  TUESDAY –1:00 PM – 2:30 PM - Continuation
  See page 32 for details

  TUESDAY – 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
  LOCATION: Swimming Pool, South Side Of Building. Access Via Arcade Level. Pool Entrance Is Right Next to the
  Port Of Subs Sandwich Shop (Hotel has directional signs posted)

  POOL COORDINATOR: Marcia Baldwin

  SAFE Corporate Sustaining Member and Exhibitor Switlik Parachute Co., Inc. will be coordinating a multi-vendor water
  demonstration of safety equipment in the hotel pool. All symposium attendees are welcome to view this demonstration.

  We will present a non-biased introduction of your presenter, followed by the demonstration. Each demonstration will be
  limited to ten (10) minutes including introduction of the company, product(s) and product demonstrator(s). More than one
  product is allowed so long as it is within the ten (10) minute time frame. This is a wonderful opportunity to get your products
  noticed with the end-group users present.

  One note that we would like to make clear: If you are planning on using a person in the pool to demo your product, you
  are responsible for providing that person! There will be highly trained Safety Swimmers in the water at all times.

  Demonstrations include:

  Aerostar International is a world leader in the design and manufacture of aerospace, surveillance technology and specialty
  sewn products. Aerostar manufactures anti-exposure garments for protection against hypothermia, jet fuels, CBNR and
  environmental contaminants. The OTS dry suit, in particular, was developed to protect against cold shock and hypothermia in
  the event of cold water immersion. The suit is designed to be worn underneath standard flight clothing and has built in thermal
  protection. Manufactured of Gore-Tex® fabrics, the OTS is lightweight and breathable.

  Life Support International – HARD Life Raft Series: HARD-4, HARD-7, and HARD-20 Life Rafts.

  Mustang Survival Corporation – Will demo their MSD660 - U.S. Navy Aviation Rescue Swimmer’s Suit.

  Rescue Technologies Corporation - Hawaii-based Rescue Technologies Corporation is the worldwide manufacturer of
  RescueStreamer®Signal Marker. We provide innovative, patented distress streamers to the US Army, Navy, Air Force, US
  Coast Guard and other International Search and Rescue agencies, in addition to the public.

  Passionate about saving lives, Rescue Technologies Corporation participates in third-party survival testing evaluations, and our
  streamers have been ranked highly effective and easy to use.

  Rescue Technologies Corporation has been acknowledged as one of the governments best suppliers by Defense Supply Center,
  Richmond, VA. Firms that qualify as Automated Best Value System Medalists have met stringent quality, price and delivery
  requirements established by the Defense Logistics Agency.

  RFD Beaufort Limited - It is RFD Beaufort Limited’s intention to demonstrate the “in-water” performance characteristics of
  the newly qualified Mk 65 Aircrew Life Preserver (Mk 65 LPU) as introduced in to operational service during November 2010.

  The Mk 65 LPU is a hostile environment life preserver i.e. a life preserver that in addition to offering the wearer a flotation
  device and support survival aids pockets offers a “front” ballistic armoured plate complete with an integral single man life-raft
  assembly. The garment primarily focuses on the following 4 main design criteria: (1) Maximum comfort (2) Low mass/bulk (3)

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  Minimal “snagging” potential (4) Ballistic protection. The garment is currently qualified for use on the Attack Helicopter
  (Apache) where the operating “space” envelope within the “front” crew station of the cockpit is of a premium.

  Switlik Parachute Co. - Switlik will be showing the JSVPLR one man raft worn in the Air Warrior back pack, as well as the
  U-Zip-It dry suit, which is the primary suit worn by the USCG Aircrew Rescue. Mr. Larry Farmer will be the presenter and Mr.
  Bill Weber will provide the demonstration.

  TUESDAY - 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM

  TUESDAY – 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM


  Paper - Determination of the Degradation of Multitask Performance During Exposure to 18,000 Foot Normobaric
  Hypoxia - Barry S. Shender, PhD, Ms. Carla W. Mattingly, Ms. Michelle B. Warren, Mr. Stephen M. Coleman, Mr. Gregory
  K. Askew, Ms. Amber L. Tucker, Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Patuxent River, MD

  Abstract: Introduction: Although fatalities from hypoxia are rare, the number of mishaps related to hypoxia has increased
  over the last ten years, even leading to the grounding of the USAF F-22 in May 2011. This study investigated the physiologic
  and cognitive response to moderate hypoxia. Methods: Fourteen males (33±7yr, 182±7cm, 88±9kg) and 3 females (30±5yr,
  161±4cm, 56±5kg) gave their informed consent and continually performed four simultaneous cognitive tasks (SynWin Ver.
  1.2.39, Chula Vista, CA) while exposed to a simulated altitude profile (5min at sea level (baseline), 10min at 10,000 ft, 20min
  at 18,000 ft (climb rate 1,000 ft/s), and 10min recovery at sea level, repeated on two separate days). Normobaric altitudes were
  simulated using a Reduced Oxygen Breathing Device. Subjects trained on the task battery until they achieved proficiency in
  short term memory (SM), math (M), visual (VM) and auditory (AM) monitoring tasks. A composite score (CS) and individual
  task responses and reaction times (RT) were determined every 20s. SpO2 at the finger (SpO2f) and forehead (Nonin model
  9847), respiratory function (VivoMetrics® LifeShirt®), and heart rate were compared to SL. 18,000 ft exposures were
  terminated and 100% O2 administered if SpO2f = 60%. Results: The following results are based on responses to thirty total
  exposures. Mean time at 18,000 ft was 1,112±200s. As expected, there was considerable individual variability in tolerance and
  performance. As such, the percentage difference in task performance between baseline and 18,000 ft was calculated. Mean
  task scores dropped at 18,000 ft by: CS (18±16%), M (26±29%), AM (24±29%), VM (6±25%), SM (1±18%). Mean reaction
  time increased by: M (28±38%), SM (17±20%), and AM (12±16%). In order to relate cognitive with physiologic responses,
  change in task performance were calculated when the SpO2 measured at the forehead (SpO2h) and finger were above 80%,
  between 70 and 80%, and between 60 and 70% (see Table 1). Recovery time was defined as the point at which SpO2 reached
  90%. (Note that this represented a single point and subjects often did not respond to all tasks at that time, hence the large
  standard deviations in Table 1. Reaction time for the SM, M, and AM all increased, but the decrease in CS was due to degraded
  M and AM performance.) Note that while SpO2h decreased more rapidly than SpO2f, no statistically significant differences in
  percentage change in performance were demonstrated (ANOVA (Tukey-Kramer post-hoc) (p>0.05)). Mean change in
  respiratory rate was essentially unchanged from baseline at 18,000 ft (-1±23%), while tidal volume increased by 24±26%).
  Discussion: The results of this study help to better define the relationship between complex cognitive performance and
  physiologic response measured at two sites on the body. These data will aid in the development of a physiologic-based hypoxia
  warning system.

  Table 1: Percentage difference (D) relative to baseline for performance and reaction time (RT) during 18,000 ft exposure. All
  subjects began the 18,000 ft plateau above 80% SpO2.

                    Time (s)       DCS          DSM        DSM RT           DM          DM RT            DAM         DAM RT


    > 80                       0   -9±17%       3±15%         4±24%       -16±33%         27±50%          -9±38%       12±24%

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    70 to 80         224±154      -20±25%        1±15%       15±24%       -33±45%         29±50%         -27±47%        17±23%

    60 to 70         623±256      -15±25%        9±22%       17±27%       -23±43%         34±58%         -22±50%        15±20%

    Recovery           23±41      -16±41%        9±41%       39±60%       -22±77%        76±117%         -42±66%         4±44%


    > 80                     0     -4±19%        4±17%        5±26%        -6±34%         16±51%          -3±48%        14±28%

    70 to 80         162±171      -19±18%       -1±24%       13±24%       -33±32%         32±50%         -16±29%        12±19%

    60 to 70         392±220      -17±22%        1±11%       15±21%       -20±46%         26±54%         -27±41%        14±23%

    Recovery           19±73      -30±42%        0±40%       12±56%       -30±60%        78±116%        -98±127%        17±56%

  Paper - Advances in Mask Integrity Testing – Mr. Mike Serach, Mask Testing Technical Support Manager, Air Techniques
  International, Owings Mills, MD

  Abstract: Introduction: Mask Integrity Testing goes beyond traditional Fit Testing and is now utilized as a critical element
  of respirator protection programs, particularly within the DoD and DoE. Within the Aviation Life Support area, great emphasis
  is now being placed on CBRN survivability. The Mask Integrity Tests include a variety of leakage tests on protective masks in
  addition to Fit Tests. These tests are conducted on masks directly without the individual present. This testing has historically
  been somewhat limited due to compatibility with the Test Heads that were originally developed for military masks. Methods:
  A new approach to ‘test head’ design was required to enable testing of a wide variety of mask sizes and configurations. These
  masks include traditional ‘face-fit’ configurations as well as neck-seal and half-mask configurations, all of which are used
  across a wide variety of aircrew protective mask systems. Results: An innovative new family of test fixtures, or ‘test heads’
  has enabled many types and sizes of aviation masks to be easily and quickly tested for integrity. These test heads interface
  easily with the widely deployed US Military Joint Service Mask Leakage Tester (JSMLT) as well as commercial variants of
  this equipment. Discussion: The development of these ‘test heads’ is a significant step in the advancement of mask testing best
  practices. A key lesson learned in this process is the acknowledgement that an effective mask test fixture, or ‘test head’, does
  not necessarily have to look like a human head. To the contrary, this counter-intuitive approach has underscored some very
  creative and successful protective mask testing solutions.

  Briefing - New Product Developments from AVOX Systems – Mr. Robert Schaeffer, Business Development Manager,
  Military, AVO X Systems, Lancaster, NY

  Abstract: AVOX Systems is one of the world leaders in passenger and crew oxygen systems. AVOX manufactures crew masks,
  passenger masks, chemical oxygen generators, regulators, oxygen cylinders, and portable oxygen cylinders. The subject of this
  brief is to focus on the new products that AVOX has designed or is currently developing for the military marketplace. Subjects
  include, but are not limited to: Next Generation 358 Hybrid Quick Don Mask, MA-1 Portable Oxygen Cylinder Enhancements,
  JSAM RW Program Update, Chemical Oxygen Capabilities, and OBOGS Capabilities.

  TUESDAY – 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM


  The Pacific Rim Chapter of the SAFE Association is proud to announce the 2nd year of their Outreach Education Program to
  expose local students (from the SAFE Symposia venue city) to careers in Life Support and Survival.

  Students from E-Techs, a public charter technology school in Reno ( , will attend a briefing by
  Dr. Rob Yonover of the Pacific Rim Chapter to give the students an overview of survival technology. Following the
  multimedia presentation, Dr. Yonover will escort the students into the Exhibit Hall to provide them with an overview of the

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  life support technologies being presented.

  The target date for the event is Tuesday, October 25th, starting at 3pm with a 30 minute briefing in a conference room,
  followed by an approximate 1 hour tour through the Exhibit Hall. The student group will be limited to approximately 12
  students and a few chaperones to ensure that normal business activities are not obstructed. Note that interaction at any
  particular booth is at the option of the exhibitors and the SAFE photographic rules will be observed.

  TUESDAY –3:00 PM – 6:00 PM - Continuation
  See page 32 for details

  TUESDAY –3:00 PM – 5:00 PM


  Paper - Simulation Methodology for Aircraft Escape System – Huanwen Guan, Director and Yongfeng Zhu, Vice Chief
  Engineer, and Yongfeng Zhu, The First Aircraft Institute, Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), Xi’an, Shaanxi
  Province, China

  Abstract: This paper presents some simulation methodology for aircraft survival system(ejection escape system and
  emergency evacuation system).In these introductions, the simulation methodology, the simulation result and the simulation
  action are all analyzed and discussed. Especially, this paper place emphasis on the application of CFD-FASTRAN on dynamic
  behaviors of ejection, the application of PAMCRASH/PAMSAFE on the cause of canopy breaking, the application of DELMIA
  on the cause of emergency evacuation. At last, this paper indicates that the simulation methodology used in escape system can
  reduce the cost, shorten the time and decrease the risk in the course of aircraft research and development.

  Paper - A New Method of Optimization the Delay Time of Multi-crew Member Ejection - Mr. Wenchun Feng, Senior
  Engineer and Mrs. Wenjuan Song, First Aircraft Institute, Yanliang District, Xian China

  Abstract: Multi-crew member ejection was the difficult problem in the aviation crew escape field. How to avoid the ejection
  track interference between crewmember, member and cabin hatch, member and ejection seat were the primary problems.
  Resolving these problems mainly depend on the command system and track diffuse system, and the key technology is to
  determine the delay time between crewmember and state parameters of track diffuse rocket. However, there was no effective
  and clear method to calculate these parameters, which was largely relying on the experience and experiments at present. The
  critical factor of avoid ejection track interference is keep the distance of each member center of gravity (CG) trajectory.
  However, the relative distance of the trajectory of CG is varying with time. At ejection start, the distance is small and increased
  with time, and it may be continued to increase or reduce in the subsequent ejection process according to the ejection condition.
  Therefore, it is not sufficient only relying on the relative distance of CG trajectory to estimate whether interference between
  crewmembers. As a result, we can take the average value of relative distance of CG trajectory in all ejection process to evaluate
  interference risk. In order to facilitate comparative analysis, non-dimensional, that is, we can take the ratio value which is the
  required smallest distance of avoiding interference divide average distance of CG trajectory. At the same time, the average
  value of relative distance should add the initial install position that was neglect in simulation. The interference risk coefficient
  Fc is a dimensionless factor which can be calculated by setting different delay time and diffuse rocket parameters, and we can
  evaluated the risk grade by comparing the magnitude of Fc. Obviously, the bigger value of Fc indicated that the risk of
  interference is more large. While the value of Fc is close to 1, the delay time and diffuse rocket parameter which given in
  simulation can meet the requirement of avoiding the track interference. Form the simulation result, we can conclude that using
  this method, we can achieve the goal of optimization the delay time of command system and diffuse rocket parameters by
  setting different values at vary ejection condition and comparing the value of Fc.

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                                         WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26th

  WEDNESDAY - 7:00 – 7:45 AM

  The morning author’s coffee is for that day’s presenters and moderators only. We ask that all others use the coffee shop
  facilities within the hotel.

  WEDNESDAY - 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

  WEDNESDAY - 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

  Exhibitors are reminded not to begin tear-down of exhibits until 3:00 PM to ensure a respectful and quiet environment for
  those patrons still conducting business in the area.

  WEDNESDAY – 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

  MODERATOR: Mr. Jim Patch, Goodrich Interiors, Colorado Springs, CO

  Briefing - Status Update of the ACES 5 Ejection Seat Program – Mr. Jeremy Ochs, Senior Project Engineer, Mr. John
  Hampton, Engineering Manager, Ejection Seat Design Engineering and Mr. Arvind Sathe, Project Manager, Goodrich Interiors,
  Colorado Springs, CO

  Abstract: The design and development of the ACES 5 ejection seat began in 2004. The philosophy/over-arching objective for
  the new seat was to capture the outstanding features of ACES II and combine them with new technologies and features to
  provide the next generation ACES ejection seat suitable for 21st century aircraft as well as retrofit into legacy aircraft. Today
  the development of ACES 5 is complete and encompasses a wide variety of tests, test methods, analysis, as well as completion
  of numerous formal milestones. Over 200 tests of various types have been completed. Included are subsystem and system sled
  tests, subsystem static tests, component tests, fit checks, accommodation checks, windblast tests, as well as BSTS (Ballistic
  Signal Transmission System) tests. Both PDR (Preliminary Design Review) and CDR (Critical Design Review) milestones
  have been completed for multiple platforms. Test results, videos of critical tests, and future planning will be presented that will
  provide the current status of the ACES 5 ejection seat as well as the future plans.

  Briefing - ACES 5 – Raising the Bar for Ejection Safety – Neck Injury – Mr. Jim Tulloch, Senior Project Engineer and Mr.
  Jeremy Ochs, Senior Project Engineer, Goodrich Interiors, Colorado Springs, CO

  Abstract: The addition of Helmet Mounted Displays (HMD) and expanded aircrew population has greatly increased the risk of
  neck injury, particularly for small aircrew. The ACES 5 Passive Head and Neck Protection (PHNP) System significantly
  reduces the neck injury risk to levels that are better than for a legacy helmet on a legacy seat. This paper documents the history
  behind the ACES 5 neck protection system looking at early concepts that were evaluated and rejected before arriving at the
  current PHNP system.                (continues next page)

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  The issue of out of position ejection is also discussed with the need for the neck protection system to protect the aircrew in a
  range of different head positions that could be possible in a real ejection event. New, improved neck injury criteria are also
  proposed to cover the increased risk of injury for an out of position ejection condition.

  Neck load results from ACES 5 ejection tests show the ability of the PHNP to meet case 1 neck load limits out to ejection
  speeds of 550 KEAS and beyond. ACES 5 ejection performance has been demonstrated to provide a major step forward in
  reducing the risk of neck injury and support safe escape for all aircrew up to 600 KEAS.

  Briefing - ACES 5 – Raising the Bar for Ejection Safety – Back Injury - Mr. Jim Tulloch, Senior Project Engineer and Mr.
  Jeremy Ochs, Senior Project Engineer, Goodrich Interiors, Colorado Springs, CO

  Abstract: There is a significant amount of published ejection injury data that highlights a high risk, up to 30% for some
  aircraft, of a back injury from ejection with the main sources being the catapult acceleration and parachute landing fall (PLF)
  injuries. This paper covers a review of published data on ejection back injuries and proposes improved injury limits to reduce
  the incidence of back injury. These new back injury limits are met by the ACES 5 seat and by some legacy seats where there is
  little or no history of back injuries from catapult acceleration.

  The other major advance with the ACES 5 seat to significantly reduce the back injury risk is the new GR 7000 parachute with
  superior performance characteristics over the legacy C-9 parachute used on the ACES II ejection seat. Test results show a major
  step forward in parachute performance with descent rates well below the limits required for the heaviest aircrew and providing
  margin for further expansion of the aircrew weight limit or the ability to carry more aircrew survival equipment.

  WEDNESDAY – 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM


  Briefing – Creation of a 3-D Scan Database for Helmet Design - Gregory F. Zehner, Ph.D., 711th HPW/HPS, Wright-
  Patterson AFB, OH; Mr. Michael Selby, InfoSciTex, Dayton, OH and Ms. Teresa Metzger, ASC, ENFC, Wright-Patterson

  Abstract: Three dimensional scanning has been touted as an improved method for designing equipment with regard to size and
  shape. However, for application to helmet design, these datasets are fraught with problems. The primary confounding factor is
  the change in the size and shape of the head due to pilot hair and the scanning cap. This paper describes the development of a
  head scan dataset which is intended to represent 98% of the aircrew population. The following will be discussed: size and
  shape, head scan imperfections, scan editing and repair issues, head alignment, measurement of pupil relief, and on-screen “fit
  testing” of helmets. The resulting datasets will be made available for helmet related projects.

  Briefing - Method for Comparing affects of Survival Equipment on Head Mobility – Mr. Joshua Hogge, Mechanical
  Engineer/Test Engineer, NAVAIR 4.6 Human Systems, Patuxent River, MD

  Abstract: Current head tracking systems can be expensive and difficult to use. Electromagnetic systems cannot be used in
  operational environments such as aircraft cockpits. Although they provide highly quantifiable data, the results can be hard to
  understand in relation to mission impact. This brief describes an inexpensive way to compare head mobility in different types
  of life support equipment (Chemical Biological Gear, Body Armor, Vests, etc.). The method uses a modified Night Vision
  Goggle mount with a laser pointer and commercially available helmet-mounted wide-angle camera. Users don the life support
  equipment and a helmet with the camera/laser system mounted, they then perform field-of-regard sweeps to find the outer limits
  of range of head motion. The video can then be replayed at the conclusion of the test to trace the path of the laser over a
  reference area such as a cockpit cabin. The relative affect of head mobility can then be compared to different life support
  equipment configurations for easy to understand, mission representative results. This procedure does not map actual field of
  regard, but rather the head mobility portion. Field of view can be overlaid to estimate the final field of regard for the user
  wearing life support equipment.

  Briefing – Smart, Rapid-Response Jettison for Helmet Mounted Displays - Ms. Kristin Cable, Ms. Elizabeth Meents and
  Mr. Joseph Althaus, Cornerstone Research Group, Dayton, OH        (continues next page)

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  Abstract - Modern combat aircraft use helmet mounted displays (HMD) to give crewmembers increased situational awareness.
  Such systems add weight to a crewmember’s helmet, increasing the risk of injury in the event of an ejection due to the change
  in inertia and aerodynamics of the crewmember. To counter this problem, mechanical release systems that disengage under high
  acceleration have been developed. However, accelerations during air combat maneuvers can approach or exceed those
  experienced during an ejection. Simple mechanical releases cannot differentiate between these situations, and therefore may
  unintentionally disengage the HMD. Other solutions have involved modification to the aircraft, which is costly and logistically
  challenging. CRG determined that using stimuli that are unique to an ejection will be more reliable and faster than using
  acceleration to activate the release. A combination of optimum environmental stimuli that are unique only to an ejection is an
  ideal way to differentiate an ejection from normal flight, when aircraft modification is not an option. This system, coupled with
  a release mechanism, will provide a reliable, lightweight, and compact solution. CRG is initially targeting single-seat F-16
  pilots, configured with HGU-55/P helmets and ANVIS-9 night vision goggles. Future efforts will expand this device to function
  with other aircraft, helmets, and HMD platforms.

  WEDNESDAY - 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM


  Introduction: Mr. Allen (Al) Loving, 2012 SAFE President

  Presenter: Mr. Bryan Bailey, ACC Guardian Angel Weapon Systems Team Program Element Manager (PEM), Langley

  GUARDIAN ANGEL (GA) is an Air Force non-aircraft weapon system made up of a Family of Systems (FoS) - based in
  both human and equipment capabilities - formulated to prosecute Air Force Personnel Recovery (PR) across the full spectrum
  of military operations. GA forces provide expertise in both the planning and execution of PR through the following phases:
  Prepare, Report, Locate, Support, Recover & Reintegrate. Established by the Air Force Chief of Staff in 2003 and officially
  captured as a an AF Major Weapons System, in AFPD 10-9, Mar 2007, the GA FoS is employed by three distinct Air Force
  specialties; Pararescue (PJ), Survival-Evasion-Resistance-Escape (SERE), and Combat Rescue Officer (CRO). The
  presentation will address the equipment that makes up the FoS. The presentation will explain the GA requirements process
  used to modernize the weapon system and discuss current efforts where equipment is being procured or upgraded. It will
  identify potential areas where modernization is planned for new equipment or upgrades to enhance currently fielded
  equipment to resolve capability gaps which currently exist.


  MODERATOR: Mr. Robert (Bob) Sadler, Consultant to Goodrich Interiors, Robnor Enterprizes, Inc., Colorado Springs, CO

  Briefing - History of the ACES Family of Ejection Seats – Mr. Bob Billings, AirCrew Escape Services LLC, Tipp City, OH
  and Mr. Robert (Bob) Sadler, Consultant to Goodrich Interiors, Robnor Enterprizes, Inc., Colorado Springs, CO

  Abstract: Development of the ACES (Advanced Concept Ejection Seat) began in the late 1960s. With the development funded
  by the USAF as the first government furnished ejection seat, the initial version, identified simply as ACES, included many
  advanced features. Production of the ACES II began in the mid 1970s and continues today. Operational around the world in
  nearly 30 air forces, over 10,000 ACES II seats have been produced. Today the family has evolved to include the ACES 5
  which is entering qualification testing.              (continues next page)

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  This briefing will provide historical information about the ACES family of ejection seats starting with the original ACES and
  continuing through to the status of the ACES 5 ejection seat. Videos, pictures, test results, ejection statistics, production history,
  etc., will be presented that will demonstrate the success of the ACES ejection seat family in providing outstanding aircrew
  safety for aircrews around the world.

  Paper - ACES Enhanced Digital Recovery Sequencer – Mr. Jeff Benjamin, Project Engineer, ACES Program; Mr. Kevin
  Mueller, Project Engineer, Analysis, Mr. Dave Harrington, Electrical Engineer, Analysis, Goodrich Corporation, Colorado
  Springs, CO and Mr. Layne Peterson, Engineer, CAD/PAD, Hill AFB, UT

  Abstract: The Enhanced Digital Recovery Sequencer (EDRS) is an upgrade to the DRS which was developed by Goodrich in
  2002, replacing the aging Analog Recovery Sequencer. The EDRS program was undertaken by Goodrich to increase the safety
  and reliability of the fielded Digital Recovery Sequencer (DRS) by removing the analog environmental sensor, which operates
  on a system of mechanical bellows and switches to sense airspeed and altitude. The design of the EDRS features on-board,
  triple redundant digital circuitry that directly measures, processes, and records environmental data. The EDRS program began
  with concurrent analysis, simulation, and verification of the ejection environments to develop pressure data processing.
  Additional efforts were required to gather and analyze all platform requirements to derive a single set of EDRS requirements.
  The project is currently undergoing a full qualification program designed for use on all fielded platforms. Preliminary sled
  testing has allowed analysis and validation of the EDRS pressure data processing, which was compared to seat data collected
  during multiple ejections. The EDRS processing has proven to be highly accurate with a measurement tolerance much smaller
  than the current environmental sensor.

  Paper & Briefing - NASA WB-57 Emergency Egress System Upgrade - Mr. Brian Wedryk, Senior Project Engineer and
  Mr. Keith Ferguson, Project Engineer, Goodrich Interiors, Colorado Springs, CO and Mr. Charles Mallini, Project Lead, NASA
  Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX

  Abstract: NASA operates three WB-57F aircraft to support its customer base with data obtained at altitudes above that
  normally attained by other aircraft. The emergency egress system in these aircraft is based on a second generation ESCAPAC
  ejection seat (back pack parachute) which is becoming very difficult to support because of its age. Working with Goodrich as
  the prime contractor, NASA intends to replace older generation ejection seats in each aircraft with a modern Gen 3 ejection seat
  – specifically the F-15 version of the ACES II. This briefing will present the integration challenges as well as the testing and
  simulation efforts required to incorporate this upgrade.

  WEDNESDAY – 12:00 NOON – 1:00 PM

  WEDNESDAY – 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

  MODERATOR: Mr. Robert (Bob) Billings, Aircrew Escape Services, Tipp City, OH

  Briefing - Development of the GR7000 Parachute for the ACES Family of Ejection Seats – Mr. Scott Patterson, Project
  Engineer, Goodrich Interiors, Colorado Springs, CO and Mr. Roy Haggard, Chief Technologist, HDT Engineered
  Technologies, Lake Elsinore, CA

  Abstract: PLF (Parachute Landing Fall) related injuries make up a significant portion of ejection seat escape related injuries.
  While some of these injuries are unavoidable, many are the result of excessive rate of descent provided by the recovery
  parachute as well as severe oscillation of the suspended aircrew. The GR7000 parachute was developed to address these injury
  conditions while continuing to provide the fast opening combined with controlled loading of the aircrew necessary to assure
  safe recovery of the aircrew under the wide range of ejection conditions encountered today. Goodrich undertook the
  development of the GR7000 beginning in 2007. Working with HDT Engineered Technologies (formerly known as Vertigo),
  Goodrich sponsored a program that included torso dummy drops, CTV (Cylindrical Test Vehicle) drops, live jumps, as well as
  static and sled testing including full up ejection seat tests over the speed range of 0 through 600 KEAS. (continues next page)

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  The program demonstrated that the GR7000 provides performance commensurate with today’s requirements for safe ejection
  seat escape of an aircrew population spectrum defined by JPATS/JSF cases sizes (103 to 245 pound nude weight). Video of
  testing as well as test results will be reviewed and discussed. In addition, plans for formal qualification of the parachute will be

  Briefing - Testing of Escape Systems and Safety Improvements at the Hurricane Mesa Test Facility (HMTF) – Mr. Jack
  Reed, Manager, Hurricane Mesa Test Facility, Goodrich Interiors, Hurricane, UT and Mr. Robert (Bob) Sadler, Consultant to
  Goodrich Interiors, Robnor Enterprizes, Inc., Colorado Springs, CO

  Abstract: The (HMTF) Hurricane Mesa Test Track was developed by the USAF in the early 1950s. After acquiring the land
  USAF contracted with Coleman Engineering to construct a test track that ended at the sheer vertical drop-off at the south end of
  Hurricane Mesa. This configuration allowed sled testing of the then current generation of non 0-0 ejection seats by ejecting
  them so that their trajectories went out beyond the end of the mesa (stopping the sled before it went off the end!) which offered
  nearly 1000 feet of altitude for seat man separation and parachute inflation to occur. The track has evolved from this initial
  start up to today’s Hurricane Mesa Test Facility which is capable of providing a wide range of testing from ejection seats to
  missile thrust termination systems. This briefing will provide a brief historical prospective leading up to the wide range of
  testing capabilities available today with pictures and videos and finish will a review of the wide range of escape system and
  related safety improvements that have been tested at HMTF in the past 5 years.

  WEDNESDAY – 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM


  Paper - A New Anti-G Pressure Warning System In JAS39 GRIPEN – Dr. Ylva Nilsson,Test & Control Engineer, Mr.
  Johan Sjöstrand, Gripen Test Pilot and Mr. Christer Berglund, Test & Control Engineer, Saab Aeronautics Test Flight
  Department, Linkoping, Sweden

  Abstract: A new anti-g pressure warning system in JAS39 GRIPEN Modern fighters expose pilots for huge forces. G-load
  may change from 1 to 9 g in just seconds. The demand for a fast and reliable anti-g protection is crucial. The Gripen anti-g
  protection system is fast and supplies the pilot with sufficient protection, but as with all systems some individuals may contain
  weak components and the system may suffer of age and wear. A new anti-g pressure supervision system is to be implemented
  in the Gripen aircraft. The aim is to warn the pilot if the anti-g pressure is too low, and thereby avoid situations that could lead
  to fatal accidents. The system shall also detect and report if maintenance is necessary. To achieve this, new hardware (sensors
  etc) is to be installed and a fault detection algorithm is developed. The requirement on the algorithm is to generate warnings
  almost instantly when necessary, but still not cause any false alarms. To achieve this, the algorithm has to be able to distinguish
  abnormal behaviour from normal. This task comprises great challenges as the delay that derives from inflating the g-suit with
  air has to be taken into account. This delay varies between different individuals of the system and the fitting of the g-suit. It has
  also been noted that body movements of the pilot can cause sudden and distinct dips in the g-suit pressure. The system for
  supervising the anti-g pressure is still under development. It has been tested during flight and in a dynamic flight simulator and
  so far with very good results. The system generates warnings fast and correct, and without causing any false alerts.

  Briefing - Low Profile Parachute – Lt. Col. Christopher Lemanski, Materiel Leader, Aircrew Performance Program Manager,
  ASC/WNUV, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH

  Abstract: The Air Forces Aircrew Performance branch is working on a project to provide Air Force Special Operations
  Command (AFSOC) with access to a safe-to-fly certified emergency bailout Low Profile Parachute (LPP) system able to be
  worn at all times by gunner and other back end aircrew members of the A/C-130.
  The goal of the project is to make available a certified low profile parachute that: Improves form, fit and function of operations
  within the aircraft over existing back-style automatic emergency parachutes, allows for easy egress of aircrew members during
  in-flight emergencies, meets or exceeds requirements identified in the LPP performance specification (P-Spec) document, and
  is a commercially available Non-developmental Item (NDI). (continues next page)

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  The scope of this program includes responsibility for selection of a commercial solution to include concept development
  through a performance specification, testing and ultimate certification of commercial item(s).

  Briefing - Integrated Aircrew Ensemble – Introduction and Status – Mr. Carl Medeiros, IAE Program Manager, Aircrew
  Performance Branch, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH and Mr. Arthur Schwope, Vice President/Program Manager, TIAX LLC,
  Lexington, MA

  Abstract: The Integrated Aircrew Ensemble (IAE) will increase the performance, protection, and comfort of USAF aircrew.
  These objectives will be achieved by combining state-of-the-art, multi-functional materials with a design that reduces layers
  and increases mobility. The product will be configurable to mission needs with all parts integrated for functionality and reduced
  thermal burden as well as for compatibility with aircraft. IAE is a flight equipment item.

  The initial focus is pilots of ejection-seat aircraft; non-ejection seat fixed-wing and rotary wing IAE variants will follow. The
  ejection-seat effort is 33 months and includes comprehensive Design Verification Testing and ends with an Operational

  The Preliminary Design Review has been completed. Prototypes have three layers: Integrated Flight Layer (IFL),
  Environmental Protection Layer (EPL), and Chemical/Biological/Radiation Layer (CBRL). The IFL is always worn. The EPL
  and CBRL are worn underneath as necessitated by the mission. The IFL includes integrated, full-coverage anti-G bladders.

  Early Design Testing and Evaluation has included cold water immersion, centrifuge, windblast, and human factors assessments
  with pilots at Nellis AFB and Edwards AFB as well as in the laboratory. Preliminary results suggest significant improvements
  in bulk, weight, mobility, and thermal burden, particularly with the EPL and CBRL solutions.

  See page 20 for details and specifics regarding contributing prizes

  WEDNESDAY – 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM


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                                 SCHEDULE FOR U.S. AIR FORCE
                                   CO-LOCATING MEETINGS

         These Meetings Open to Military and DoD Civilian Personnel Only
            COMMAND                         TIMES & DATES                                      ROOM

                                 8:00 AM – 4:30   Monday, 10/24 through
    Quality Assurance                  PM          Wednesday, 10/26       N-2 – Arcade Level

    USAF AFE Career Field          9:00 AM –
    Meeting                        11:00 AM          Monday, 10/24        Carson 3 & 4 – Casino Level

                                 1:00 PM – 5:00
    CAF/UTC Overview Meeting           PM            Monday, 10/24        Carson 3 & 4 – Casino Level

                                 7:00 AM – 5:00   Monday, 10/24 through
    USAF Chief’s Briefing Room         PM            Friday, 10/28        Cascade 2 – Mezzanine Level

    Air Force Global Strike      8:00 AM – 5:00   Monday, 10/24 through
    Command (AFGSC)                    PM          Wednesday, 10/26       Sierra 2 – Mezzanine Level

    USAF AFE Career Field        8:00 AM – 3:00
    Meeting (wrap-up)                  PM             Friday, 10/28       N-1-2-3 – Arcade Level

                                 8:00 AM – 5:00   Monday, 10/24 through
    USAF UTC Meeting – A-10            PM           Thursday, 10/27       Shasta 2 – Mezzanine Level

                                 8:00 AM – 5:00   Monday, 10/24 through
    USAF UTC Meeting – B-1             PM           Thursday, 10/27       Sierra 1 – Mezzanine Level

                                 8:00 AM – 5:00   Monday, 10/24 through
    USAF UTC Meeting – E-3             PM           Thursday, 10/27       McKinley – Mezzanine Level

                                                                          Monday – Tuesday & Wednesday:
                                                                          Cascade 1 – Mezzanine Level
                                 8:00 AM – 5:00   Monday, 10/24 through
    USAF UTC Meeting – E-8             PM           Thursday, 10/27       Thursday – Sierra 2 – Mezzanine Level

    USAF UTC Meeting –           8:00 AM – 5:00   Monday, 10/24 through
    EC-130                             PM           Thursday, 10/27       N-1 – Arcade Level

                                 8:00 AM – 5:00   Monday, 10/24 through
    USAF UTC Meeting –F-15             PM           Thursday, 10/27       N-3 – Arcade Level

                                                  Continues next page

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                                SCHEDULE FOR U.S. AIR FORCE
                                  CO-LOCATING MEETINGS

         These Meetings Open to Military and DoD Civilian Personnel Only
            COMMAND                           TIMES & DATES                               ROOM

                                 8:00 AM – 5:00   Monday, 10/24 through
    USAF UTC Meeting – F-16            PM           Thursday, 10/27       Shasta 1 – Mezzanine Level

                                 8:00 AM – 5:00   Monday, 10/24 through
    USAF UTC Meeting – F-22            PM           Thursday, 10/27       N-10 – Arcade Level

                                 8:00 AM – 5:00   Monday, 10/24 through
    USAF UTC Meeting – MC 12           PM           Thursday, 10/27       Teton 1 – Mezzanine Level

    USAF UTC Meeting –           8:00 AM – 5:00   Monday, 10/24 through
    OC 135                             PM           Thursday, 10/27       Teton 2 – Mezzanine Level

    USAF UTC Meeting –           8:00 AM – 5:00   Monday, 10/24 through
    RC 135                             PM           Thursday, 10/27       Whitney – Mezzanine Level

                                 8:00 AM – 5:00   Monday, 10/24 through
    USAF UTC Meeting – U-2             PM           Thursday, 10/27       Ruby 2 – Mezzanine Level

                                                                          Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday – Ruby 1
                                                                          – Mezzanine Level
    USAF UTC Meeting –           8:00 AM – 5:00   Monday, 10/24 through
    9 ALCS                             PM           Thursday, 10/27       Thursday: N-8 – Arcade Level

    USAF UTC Meeting –           8:00 AM – 5:00   Monday, 10/24 through
    9 ALCW                             PM           Thursday, 10/27       N-4 – Arcade Level

    Guardian Angel Integrated    9:00 AM – 5:00   Monday, 10/24 through
    Process Team (IPT)           PM                  Friday, 10/28        N-7 – Arcade Level

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                                           Corporate Sustaining Members

    The SAFE Board would like to thank our Corporate Sustaining Members for their continued support of SAFE.

    ACR Electronics                                          Kayser-Threde NA, Inc.
    ADS, Inc.                                                Life Cube, Inc.
    Aegisound                                                Life Support International, Inc.
    Aerial Machine & Tool Corporation                        Martin-Baker Aircraft Co., Ltd.
    Aerostar International - Government Sales Division       Milliken & Company
    Air Techniques International                             Mustang Survival, Inc.
    Airborne Systems Canada, Ltd.                            Nammo Talley, Inc.
    AmSafe, Inc.                                             Networks Electronic Company
    Autoflug Safety Systems, Inc.                            Offray Specialty Narrow Fabrics
    Aviation Artifacts, Inc. (A.A.I.)                        Ontario Knife Company
    AVOX Systems, Inc.                                       Oregon Aero
    Bally Ribbon Mills                                       Pacific Scientific - HTL/Kin-Tech Division
    Bernhardt Apparatebau GmbH u. Co.                        Pacific Scientific Energetic Materials Co.
    Bose Corporation                                         Para-Gear Equipment Company
    Butler Parachute Systems Group, Inc.                     Phantom Products, Inc.
    CamelBak Products, LLC                                   Pioneer Aerospace Corporation
    Capewell Components                                      Red Tail Hawk Corporation
    Chemring Energetic Devices                               Rescue Technologies Corp.
    Cobham Mission Systems - NY                              RFD Beaufort Limited
    Conax Florida Corporation - Cobham                       RMI Laser LLC
    Daicel Chemical Industries, Ltd                          Seitz Scientific Industries, Inc.
    David Clark Company Incorporated                         Signal Engineering, Inc.
    Dayton T. Brown, Inc.                                    SKYTEXUS International
    Diversified Technical Systems, Inc.                      SpecPro, Inc. - Technical Services Division
    Diving Unlimited International, Inc. (DUI)               SSK Industries, Inc.
    Drifire                                                  Stratus Systems, Inc.
    DSB - Deutsche Schlauchboot GmbH                         Survival Systems USA, Inc.
    East/West Industries                                     Switlik Parachute Co.
    EDMO Distributors, Inc.                                  Systems Technology, Inc.
    Engineered Arresting Systems Corporation                 Tadiran Spectralink, Ltd.
    Ensign-Bickford Aerospace & Defense Company              Team Wendy, LLC
    Environmental Tectonics Corporation                      Teledyne Electronic Safety Products
    Essex Cryogenics of Missouri                             TenCate Protective Fabrics - Defense & Tactical
    Flightcom - Military Division                            Transaero, Inc.
    Flitelite                                                TSL Aerospace Technologies - ALSE Division
    Fox Kits, Inc.                                           Tulmar Safety Systems
    Fujikura Parachute Co., Ltd.                             U.S. Divers Co., Inc./Aqua Lung
    FXC Corporation                                          Viking Life-Saving Equipment - Americas
    General Dynamics C4 Systems                              Vinyl Technology - Sales
    Gentex Corporation                                       W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
    Gibson & Barnes                                          Wel-Fab, Inc.
    Goodrich Interiors - Propulsion Systems                  Westone Laboratories, Inc. - Military Products Division
    Honeywell Aerospace Yeovil                               Wiley-X, Inc.
    Humanetics Innovative Solutions                          Wolf Technical Services, Inc.
    Infoscitex Corp - Technical Services Dayton              Zodiac - Air Cruisers - OEM & Military Sales
    Interactive Safety Products, Inc.
    Kardex Remstar, Inc.
    Katadyn North America

     Please thank our corporate members – they are the backbone of our Association and
                       are to be commended for their constant support.
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