This course addresses the architecting of air transportation systems.
The focus is on the conceptual phase of product definition, including technical, economic, market, environmental, regulatory, legal, manufacturing, and societal factors. It centers on a realistic system case study and includes a number of lectures from industry and government. Past examples include: the Very Large Transport Aircraft, a Supersonic Business Jet, and a Next Generation Cargo System. The course identifies the critical system level issues and analyzes them in depth via student team projects and individual assignments. The overall goal of the semester is to produce a business plan and a system specifications document that can be used to assess candidate systems.
- Course Introduction Introduction of Formation Flight Project Unlimited
- Autonomous Formation Flight Unlimited
- Technical Considerations for Autonomous Unlimited
- MATECON – Method Unlimited
- Economics of Commercial Cargo Operations Unlimited
- Military and Commercial Cargo Mission Needs Unlimited
- Market for Cargo Operations Unlimited
- Architecting and Designing Air Unlimited
- Human Factors for Formation Flying Unlimited
- Avionics Unlimited
- Closing the Business Case Unlimited
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