We regret to inform that SATEC 2020 has been cancelled in view of the current Corona Virus situation

In conjunction with the Singapore Airshow 2020, Singapore  Aerospace  Technology  and  Engineering  Conference  (SATEC) 2020 will be jointly organised by the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) and the Singapore Institute of Aerospace Engineers (SIAE). This will be SATEC’s ninth edition and will be held on 12 February 2020 in Singapore. The biennial conference will provide a platform for researchers and engineers from both academia and industry to present and discuss key developments and an opportunity to match theories and practices together. SATEC also aims to enhance the engineering competency of the aerospace sector and promote greater understanding and cooperation between participants.

Revolving around the theme of “Transforming Aerospace through Innovation”, SATEC 2020 will feature emergent technologies from the 4th Industrial Revolution in the aerospace sector. The key focus will be on the innovative use of technology to meet new and evolving challenges in the aerospace industry.

For more information, please contact:

General Enquiries – hslim@siae.org.sg
Conference Presentation – SATEC_Publications@defence.gov.sg

For SATEC 2020 Booklet,  please click here.


  • Provide a platform for engineers and researchers from MINDEF, industry and academia to present key developments in aerospace technology;
  • Discuss the latest advancements in aerospace engineering and maintenance practices from leading aerospace companies and R&D institutions;
  • Exchange  knowledge  and  establish  networks  to  help  raise their   engineering  competency  and further develop relevant ideas among local and regional companies and institutions.

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In Conjunction With

Call-For-Papers (Closed)

The Call-For-Papers exercise is now closed. 

The deadline for abstract submission is 14 Oct 2019. Selected presenters will be notified by 31 Oct 2019 for subsequent submission of the full papers and presentation slides.

For any clarifications, kindly contact:

SATEC 2020 Publication Committee

ME5 Su Juncun
Tel: (65) 6877 6677 / (65) 9777 9960
E-mail: SATEC_Publications@defence.gov.sg

ME4 Chua Kok Nam
Tel: (65) 6877 6674 / (65) 8321 9213
E-mail: SATEC_Publications@defence.gov.sg

For more information on SATEC 2020’s participation, advertising and sponsorship opportunities, please send in your enquires to: admin@siae.org.sg


[label]Note: Accurate as of  28 Jan 2020

0730 Registration
0830 Welcome Address


ME7 Timothy Yap

Head Air Engineering and Logistics (HAEL), Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF)

Mr Lim Yeow Khee BBM

President, Singapore Institute of Aerospace Engineers (SIAE)

0900 Keynote Address by Guest of Honour (GOH)


Mr Joseph Leong Weng Keong

Permanent Secretary (Defence Development), Ministry of Defence
Second Permanent Secretary (Communications and Information), Ministry of Communication and Information
Second Permanent Secretary (Cybersecurity) Prime Minister’s Office

0920 Speech by Distinguished Guest Speakers


Mr Bruno Sainjon
Chairman and CEO, Office National d’Etudes et de Recherches Aérospatiales (ONERA)

Professor Jonathan Cooper FRAeS
President, Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS)

1000 Tea Break
1030 Speech by Distinguished Guest Speaker


Mr Terence Emmert
Principal Deputy Director, Defense Research and Engineering for Advanced Capabilities (DDRE(AC))

1050 Plenary Discussion and Q&A


ME7 Tay Gek Peng
Deputy Head Air Engineering & Logistics (Supply Chain Engineering & Plans), Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF)
Professor Kirill Sypalo
General Director at the Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute named after Professor N.E. Zhukovsky (TsAGI)
Professor James Wang
Director, eVTOL Research and Innovation Centre, Nanyang Technological University (NTU)

1200 Lunch Break
1300 –
5 Parallel Breakout Session


– Structures and Additive Manufacturing
– Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV)
– 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR)
– Advanced Engineering Topics
– RSAF Indigenous Projects

SATEC 2020 Breakout Session (PM) –  Papers

Track 1 – Structures and Additive Manufacturing
1) Defect Inspection, Testing and Repair Methods for Damaged Prepreg Composites of Aircraft Structures


Dr Hamid Saaedipour
Republic Polytechnic (RP)

2) Additive Manufacturing for Aircraft Spares and Repairs


Mr Daniel Braley
Boeing Global Services

3) Damage Resistance Studies of Composite Materials Configurations for Primary Airframe Structure


Assoc Prof Sunil Chandrakant Joshi
Nanyang Technological University (NTU)

4) Optimizing Aircraft Structures for the Life Cycle: The Special Case of Composites


Mr Ong Chin Jie, Michael
Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD)

5) Improving Surface Integrity of  Aerospace Components Using Laser Shock Peening


Dr Niroj Maharajan
Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)

6) Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Additive Manufacturing


Mr Darin DiTommaso
GE Aviation

7) Carbon-Scrim Supported Electrically Conductive Adhesive Joints for Aerospace Applications


Mr Dharun Vadugappatty Srinivason
Nanyang Technological University (NTU)

Track 2 – Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV)
1) Expanding the Full Potential of Drone Operation through Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS)


Mr Chok Ng Yong
ST Engineering Aerospace

2) Drone Detection Trajectory Tracking by Coordinated Image-Based Dynamic 3D Localizations


Dr Sutthiphong ‘Spot’ Srigrarom
National University of Singapore (NUS)

3) “How to prevent a Hybrid VTOL Fixed-Wing UAV from flipping?” An Aerodynamics and Controls Perspective


Mr Goh Chian Yeh
DSO National Laboratories

4) Development of Fixed-Wing Vertical Takeoff and Landing Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Model


Mr Lim Kin Yip Shawn, Ms Foo En Kyi and Mr Lee Wen Jie, Alvin
Nanyang Technological University (NTU)

6) VTOL Platforms in Maritime Operations: Challenges and Capabilities


Mr David Williams

7) Required Communications Performance for Urban UAS Operations


Mr Zi Huang
Nova Systems  Asia

Track 3 – 4th Industrial Revolution  (4IR)
1) Automating Aerial Refueling Operations


Mr Juan Cabrera García-Ochoa
Airbus Defence and Space

2) Deep Learning for Maintenance Applications


Mr Ziv Freund
Elbit Systems EW & SIGINT – Elisra Ltd

3) Digital Twinning – The Next Step in Aircraft Health Monitoring


Mr Roger Kang
Kalibre Group

4) Context-Driven Failure Prediction Algorithm for Predictive Maintenance of Aircraft Engines


Dr Saeil Lee
ST Engineering

5) Advanced Identity Management System for Smart Airbase


Mr Fabrice-Godeau

6) Accelerating Digital Transformation in Aerospace and Defence Industry


Dr Vincent Chai
CAD-IT Consultant Asia Pte Ltd

7) Spaceframe Structural Optimism with Genetic Algorithm


ME4 Jarad Lim Jian An
Republic of Singapore Air Force

Track 4 – Advanced Engineering Topics
1) Clutter-compensating Adaptive Waveforms with Cognitive Radar using Actual Target Measurements for Target Classifications


ME5 Ben Bey Muwei
Republic of Singapore Air Force

2) Looking Ahead: Latest Innovation to Meet the Key Challenges for the Aerospace Sector


Mr Vincent Caulet
Cetim – Centre Technique des Industries Mécaniques

3) Application of Unsteady CFD Simulation for Preliminary Assessment of Aircraft Performance


Mr Voo Keng Soon
DSO National Laboratories

4) Overview on Aerospace Gears: From Robust Design to Failure Analysis


Mr Robert Shandro
Matcor Technology & Services Pte Ltd

5) Innovation for Global Pilot Flight Equipments (PFE)


Mr Richard Mears
Survitec Group

6) The F135 – The Result of Fighter Engine Technical Evolution and Innovation


Mr James Fellenstein
Pratt & Whitney

7) Advances in the Pilot Life Support System


Mr Steven Peake
Cobham Mission Systems

Track 5 – RSAF Indigenous Projects
1) Enhancing Diagnostics for the Fighters’ Environmental Control System (ECS)


ME4 Toh Leh Hwang Jeremy, ME4 Pang He Li
Republic of Singapore Air Force

2) Data Analytics for UAV


ME4 Adrian Tan Tze En
Republic of Singapore Air Force

3) Lightning Detection System


ME5 Eng Kwee Guan
Republic of Singapore Air Force 

4) Application of Cold Spray as a Repair Method for Aircraft Structures


ME4 Kelvin Bi
Republic of Singapore Air Force
Mr Kelvin Loke
ST Engineering Land Systems

5) Methodology for the Extension of Engine Overhaul


ME5 Kyaw Kyaw Htyn
Republic of Singapore Air Force

6) Enhancing UAS Operating Safety and Risk Assessment


ME4 Oh Shan Chun, ME4 Lee Jiyou
Republic of Singapore Air Forc

7) Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Simulation of Helicopter with Underslung Load


Asst Prof Ng Bing Feng
Nanyang Technological University (NTU)
ME4A Ashley Anil Saran
Republic of Singapore Air Force

Conference Registration and Details

Please find our conference fees below:

TYPE PRICE – Single Package PRICE – Group (min.10 pax)
Commercial Delegate SGD 850 per pax SGD 800 per pax
Academic & Research SGD 400 per pax SGD 350 per pax
SIAE Members*                                        SGD 300
Student^ SGD 100 per pax SGD 50 per pax

*Corporate and individual members
^Afternoon session only

Please send in the manual the SATEC Conference Pass Registration Form or use the Online Registration to start the registration process.

The cut off payment is 31 Jan 2020. Please note that conference pass is not confirmed without SIAE email confirmation. Organising team will not be collecting any payment on conference day.

For more information on SATEC 2020, conference fees, participation, advertising and sponsorship opportunities, please send in your enquiries to:
Email : hslim@siae.org.sg
Tel : +65 88780829

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