Orlando Aerospace Short Course

Orlando, Florida // October 18-22, 2021

University of Kansas

Aerospace Short Course Program
in Orlando

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Course Venue

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1905 Hotel Plaza Boulevard
Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830

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3 Reasons to Attend

  • Network with top industry peers
  • Gain years of experience in one week
  • Receive professional development and CEU's from world class instructors

Course Schedule & Registration

Learn the latest industry knowledge from expert instructors

Early registration deadline: September 3, 2021

Click on any course title below to see the course description, and click on the blue button at the bottom of the course description to get additional course details and to register for the course.

Aerospace Applications of Systems Engineering - CANCELLED

Instructor: D. Mike Phillips and Donald T. Ward
October 18-22, 2021
8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday – Friday

Participants receive an introduction to systems engineering fundamentals as applied to aerospace systems with emphasis on manned aircraft, both commercial and military. The course is based on evolving systems engineering standards, the current versions of the INCOSE Systems Engineering Handbook (the Systems Engineering Book of Knowledge), and the EIA/IS 632, IEEE P1220 and INCOSE papers. The material provides a working knowledge of all elements, technical and managerial, involved in systems engineering as applied to aerospace systems of varying complexity. It concentrates on the most troublesome areas in systems development: requirements definition and derivation, integration, allocation of requirements, risk management, verification and validation. Hardware and software systems case studies, primarily from the aircraft sector of the aerospace industry, are used as examples. Techniques have been used on many commercial aircraft (from large airliners to military fighters to small personal aircraft), DoD and NASA programs.

Earn 35 classroom hours and 3.5 CEUs.

Who should attend?

The lectures and practice are designed for systems engineers at all levels and program managers developing large or small systems. It is especially well-suited for engineers moving into systems engineering from other disciplines.

$2,495 (early registration)
$2,695 (regular registration)

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Aircraft Avionics Test and Evaluation Fundamentals

Instructor: Mark Swaney
October 18-22, 2021
8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday – Friday

This course provides an overview of basic avionics systems flight test to include the understanding of test planning and risk management, as well as the necessity and complexity of flight test instrumentation and data collection. Students will understand the challenges of testing integrated systems, as well as understanding the importance of time, space and position information (TSPI), sources of TSPI and its use for data acquisition, reduction and analysis. They will review causes and methods of testing software and for identifying electromagnetic interference. Students will also receive a basic understanding of aerospace data bus architectures, communications and radio navigation systems, Global Navigation Satellite Systems, RADAR systems and electro-optical and infrared systems to help understand required flight test techniques. Students will also gain understanding in the challenges of human-machine interfaces which require crew station and workload evaluations as part of the aircraft and systems certification process.

Earn 35 classroom hours and 3.5 CEUs.

Who should attend?

Flight test engineers and managers, instrumentation engineers and project/program managers new the area of aircraft avionics flight test. The course also offers an opportunity for those who have been out of flight test to refresh their knowledge. It is also applicable to aerospace industry electronics and avionics suppliers and manufacturers of unmanned air systems interested in how their products will be flight tested to meet specifications and user requirements. It is applicable to military and civilian organizations alike and has no prerequisites. Attendees should have a basic knowledge of college mathematics.

$2,495 (early registration)
$2,695 (regular registration)

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Cabin Safety and Crashworthiness of Aircraft Cabin Interiors

Instructor: Jose Mora-Vargas
October 18-22, 2021
8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday – Thursday, and 8 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. on Friday.

This course provides a fundamental review of transport airplane regulatory requirements and compliance-finding methodologies associated with cabin safety and crashworthiness regulations on aircraft cabin interior configurations. The course also reviews FAA/EASA criteria to determine the certification bases of Type Certification and Supplemental Type Certification projects.

Earn 31.5 classroom hours and 3.15 CEUs.

Who should attend?

This course is designed for FAA designees, FAA organizational designees/authorized representatives and certification engineers associated with STC cabin interior projects./p>

$2,495 (early registration)
$2,695 (regular registration)

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Civil and Military Certification of Propulsion Systems to Support Aircraft and Helicopter Operations

Instructor: Luc Deniger and Derek Ferguson
October 18-22, 2021
8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday – Thursday, and 8 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. on Friday.

This course reviews fundamental design considerations for certification of propulsion systems. It discusses design requirements, methods of compliance, tests and analyses to demonstrate compliance to civil and military certification requirements. Using practical examples, participants will gain knowledge to support their role as propulsion engineers.

Earn 31.5 classroom hours and 3.15 CEUs.

Who should attend?

This course is designed for entry-level and practicing propulsion engineers and managers, aircraft engineers and aircraft designers.

$2,495 (early registration)
$2,695 (regular registration)

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Electromagnetic Effects Aircraft Level Testing and FAA Requirements

Instructor: C. Bruce Stephens
October 18-22, 2021
8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday – Thursday, and 8 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. on Friday.

This course discusses the concepts of aircraft ground and flight testing that may be required to ensure aircraft level systems are safe for operation when exposed to the effects of electromagnetic effects (EME), high intensity radiated fields (HIRF), lightning, precipitation static (P-static), and transmitting personal electronic devices (TPEDs). This course presents the fundamentals of coordinating and performing aircraft testing from a very practical, step-by-step perspective, and examines the process used by aircraft OEMs to show compliance to regulations relating to EME, HIRF, lightning, p-static, and TPEDs. The course will also include a high-level overview for electromagnetic effects areas including electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), high intensity radiated fields (HIRF), lightning transit analysis, precipitation static (P-static) and transmitting personal electronic devices (TPEDs) requirements.

Earn 31.5 classroom hours and 3.15 CEUs.

Who should attend?

The course is designed for engineers and technicians working in all aircraft design and testing areas, including electrical, avionics and communications. Aircraft managers and project engineers who coordinate airplane testing and/or certification-related areas are also recommended to attend.

$2,495 (early registration)
$2,695 (regular registration)

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Flight Testing Unmanned Aircraft Systems - Unique Challenges

Instructor: George Cusimano
October 18-22, 2021
8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday – Wednesday

Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) are comprised of an unmanned vehicle (UAV), a manned control element(s), and various data and control links. Although unmanned, the vehicle is still an aircraft and must be tested with the same rigor and precision as manned systems. However, being "unmanned" and being part of an integrated system, UAVs demand unique flight test approaches that present corresponding challenges. If these challenges go unmet, the UAS Development Test and Evaluation (DT&E) program often experiences unacceptable cost and schedule overruns, which could lead to program termination.

his course introduces the primary challenges associated with flight-testing remotely piloted and command-directed (a.k.a. autonomous) vehicles, with primary emphasis on Tactical, MALE and HALE class systems. The course also recommends solutions to these challenges that are meant to either mitigate or eliminate potential problems before they become unmanageable.

Earn 21 classroom hours and 2.1 CEUs.

Who should attend?

The course is designed for practicing flight test engineers, test pilots, test managers, aircraft engineers, aircraft designers and educators who already possess a fundamental understanding of flight test principles and practices. The course content is also appropriate for civilian, military and academic researchers.

$1,895 (early registration)
$1,995 (regular registration)

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Fundamentals of V/STOL Rotorcraft

Instructor: Harold Rosenstein
October 18-22, 2021
8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday – Thursday

This course will present key aspects of vertical flight and rotorcraft challenges through a review of their historical evolution, basic principles and enabling technologies. It will cover the fundamental principles underlying rotorcraft flight, flight performance, rotor limitations, configurations and conceptual design. Emphasis is placed on relating rotorcraft aerodynamics to airplane aerodynamics for those making the transition.

Earn 28 classroom hours and 2.8 CEUs.

Who should attend?

This course is designed for engineers, engineering managers, pilots, administrators and educators who are involved in rotary wing design, testing, evaluation or other technical aspects. The course is also suitable for entry- through intermediate-level students, engineers and pilots who are new to the industry.

$2,195 (early registration)
$2,395 (regular registration)

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Operational Aircraft Performance and Flight Test Practices

Instructor: Mario Asselin
October 18-22, 2021
8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday – Friday

This course provides an overview of airplane performance theory and prediction, certification standards and basic flight test practices. The course will focus on turbojet/turbofan powered aircraft certified under JAR/CAR/14 CFR Part 25. This standard will briefly be compared to military and Part 23 standards to show different approaches to safety, certification, operational and design differences.

Earn 35 classroom hours and 3.5 CEUs.

Who should attend?

This course is designed for aeronautical engineers in the design or flight test departments, educators, aircrews with engineering background, and military personnel involved in managing fleets of 14 CFR Part 25 (FAR 25) certified aircraft.

$2,495 (early registration)
$2,695 (regular registration)

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Software Safety, Certification and DO-178C

Instructor: Jeff Knickerbocker
October 18-22, 2021
8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday – Thursday

This course provides the fundamentals for developing and assessing software to the standard RTCA DO-178B and DO-178C Software Considerations in Airborne Systems and Equipment Certification, as well as associated RTCA DO-178C supplements in DO-330, DO-331, DO-332 and DO-333. Similarities and differences to RTCA DO-278A for CNS/ATM equipment will also be addressed. The course also provides insight into the FAA's software review process, the FAA's software policy, practical keys for successful software development and certification, common pitfalls of software development, and software challenges facing the aviation community. Practical exercises and in-class activities will further enhance the learning process.

Earn 28 classroom hours and 2.8 CEUs.

Who should attend?

This course is designed for software developers, avionics engineers, systems integrators, aircraft designers and others involved in development or implementation of safety-critical software. The focus is on civil aviation, certification and use of RTCA DO-178C; however, the concepts may be applicable for other safety domains, such as military, medical, nuclear and automotive.

$2,195 (early registration)
$2,395 (regular registration)

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