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Tuesday, October 16

8:00am CDT

Dual Keynote Presentation and SMTA Annual Meeting

Tuesday, October 16 | 8:00am -10:00am

FREE to All Attendees!

>>The World's Most Advanced Fighter Jet Helmet - from Development and Production to the Fight
Scott “Shark” McLaren, F-35 Pilot, Lockheed Martin
Ron Heberlein, Pr. Program Manager, Rockwell Collin

The F-35 Lightning II is a 5th Generation fighter, combining advanced stealth with fighter speed and agility, fully fused sensor information displayed to the pilot through the Helmet Mounted display (HMD), network-enabled operations and advanced sustainment. Lockheed Martin is the prime contractor, continuing its 100-year history of aircraft research and design with the Lightning II. Rockwell Collins – ESA Vision Systems is the supplier of the HMD, the industry leader in development of helmet mounted display technology for the last 33 years. According to standard industry accepted economic forecasting, the F-35 is responsible for more than 125,000 direct and indirect jobs, making it the single largest job generator in the Department of Defense program budget. The Lockheed Martin F-35 program teams with more than 1,400 domestic suppliers in 46 states and Puerto Rico to produce thousands of components from highly sophisticated radar sensors to the aircraft’s mid fuselage. This exciting presentation will provide an overview of the development of the F-35 HMD, and how pilots use the unparalleled capabilities that the HMD provides.

Tuesday October 16, 2018 8:00am - 10:00am CDT
Room 21/22

6:00pm CDT

¡Livin' La Vida SMTA!
Tuesday, October 16, 6:00pm
Adobe Gila's Rosemont
5455 Park Pl, Rosemont, IL 60018

No time for siesta, it's time for a fiesta at SMTAI!

Get ready to party on Tuesday, October 16 as we enjoy great music, tasty tacos, sizzling fajitas, chips and salsa and beverages! Grab some amigos and props to take some pictures in our photo booth!

TicketsThe cost is $25 per person in advance ($30 at the door.) Order your tickets directly online here or when you register for the conference.
All fiesta tickets include access to our amazing buffet and a drink ticket. 

For more information contact Karlie Severinson (karlie@smta.org).

Tuesday October 16, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm CDT
Adobe Gilas 2, 5455 PARK PL ROSEMONT, IL 60018
Wednesday, October 17

7:00am CDT

Fun Run

You don't have to skip your run just because you are traveling. Join us for a 5 mile run on Wednesday, October 17 at 7:00 am in the Doubletree lobby. Select the free option when registering for SMTA International or bring some friends and show up that morning. Complimentary sport phone cases will be given to all runners.

Wednesday October 17, 2018 7:00am - 8:00am CDT
DoubleTree Lobby

1:00pm CDT

Learning Lab: Stacked Microvia/Weak Interface Microvia Reliability (Post-Assembly) Project Status
Jaroslaw (Jerry) Magera, Motorola Solutions
Jimmy Baccam/Don Dupriest, Lockheed Martin
Greg Lengacher/Jeff Harms, US Navy
Marc Carter, SAIC

Industry surveys show that HDI technology has experienced a healthy growth from 2000 to present day. The actual CAGR from 2016 to 2017 was double digits. Technological advances are relying more and more on microvia designs. More use and testing has revealed that there are reliability concerns surrounding those designs. In this Learning Lab, we will take a look at the currently accepted methods for microvia reliability testing and expose some weaknesses in the accuracy of those tests when compared to real world working environments. The presentations will be designed to increase awareness of this issue and foster discussion.
  • Current understanding of the problem and mitigation measures in place - Motorola
  • FMEA Project Definition (“Fishbone”, Taguchi) - Lockheed Martin
  • Microvia Reliability Modeling and Simulation (ANSYS) - US Navy

Wednesday October 17, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm CDT
Room 48

3:00pm CDT

Beer Tasting & Expo Reception
Come help us recognize the companies who have supported the local SMTA events by bringing equipment, technology and knowledge to your engineers and operators across the globe. These companies' commitment and participation at the local level is what the SMTA is about. Celebrate with us on Wednesday, October 17 at 3:00 p.m. and sample beverages from our SMTA chapter regions.

Wednesday October 17, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm CDT
Exhibit Hall Courtyard