Orlando Aerospace Short Course


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KU Aerospace Short Courses in Orlando

Orlando, Florida

October 23-27, 2023

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Lake Buena Vista , Florida 32830

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 8, 2023

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.

Courses

Instructor: Albert Helfrick
October 23-27, 2022
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday - Friday

Advanced Avionics covers systems that will be the mainstay of CNS (communications, navigation and surveillance) in the future. Course material reviews the basic theory of navigation and provides a thorough introduction and survey of global navigation satellite systems (GNSS), with emphasis on GPS. Modern surveillance systems based on Mode-S and ADS-B are also covered as are both wired and wireless communications systems. This course includes in-class exercises that involve college-level mathematics.

Earn 35 classroom hours and 3.5 CEUs.

Who should attend?

This course is intended for engineers involved in the design and development of avionics components and systems.

$2,595 (early registration)
$2,795 (regular registration)

Register for Advanced Avionics

Instructors: Steve Morris and Wayne Sand
October 23-26, 2023
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday - Thursday

This course covers the meteorology and physics of aircraft icing. Topics include forecasting, finding and avoiding icing conditions, designing and evaluating ice protection systems, and certification of aircraft for flight into known icing conditions.

Earn 28 classroom hours and 2.8 CEUs.

Who should attend?

Designed for aerospace engineers, flight test and design engineers, test pilots, line pilots, meteorologists, FAA engineers and Designated Engineering Representatives (DERs), and program managers.

$2,295 (early registration)
$2,495 (regular registration)

Register for Aircraft Icing: Meteorology, Protective Systems, Instrumentation, and Certification

Instructor: Thomas Taylor
October 23-27, 2023
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday - Thursday and 8 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Friday

This course focuses on the requirements and methods that can be used to demonstrate compliance to 14 CFR 25.1709 (EWIS Safety Analysis). The discussion will examine the use of FAA AC 25.1701-1 to prepare a Functional and Physical Analysis. The course will also include an overview of the EWIS requirements included in 14 CFR Part 25, subpart H.

Earn 31.5 classroom hours and 3.15 CEUs.

Who should attend?

The course is designed for engineers, technicians and managers involved in the design and certification of Transport Category Aircraft. The course is intended for both Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and aircraft modifiers.

$2,595 (early registration)
$2,795 (regular registration)

Register for Electrical Wiring Interconnection System (EWIS) Safety Assessment - 25.1709

Instructor: George Cusimano
October 23-25, 2023
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.

This 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.

$1,995 (early registration)
$2,095 (regular registration)

Register for Flight Testing Unmanned Aircraft Systems - Unique Challenges

Instructors: C. Bruce Stephens
October 23-27, 2022
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday - Thursday and 8 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Friday

This course will provide participants with an understanding of electromagnetic effects related to aircraft engineering requirements, FAA certification requirements, testing requirements for both DO-160 bench testing and aircraft level testing related to EMC/P-Static/ESD/TPED's/HIRF/EWIS and lightning.

Earn 31.5 classroom hours and 3.15 CEUs.

Who should attend?

The course is designed for all aircraft design areas including certification engineers and managers, electrical, avionics, HIRF & lightning engineers, DO-160 laboratory and aircraft technicians. Aircraft managers, project engineers, and all other system engineers working in electrical/avionics/HIRF/lightning/EWIS-related areas should also attend.

$2,595 (early registration)
$2,795 (regular registration)

Register for Introduction to Electromagnetic Effects and Aircraft Engineering Requirements

Instructor: Jeff Knickerbocker
October 23-26, 2023
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday - Thursday and 8 a.m.

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.

$2,295 (early registration)
$2,495 (regular registration)

Register for Software Safety, Certification and DO-178C

Instructor: Pierre Trudel
October 23-27, 2023
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday - Thursday and 8 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Friday

This course develops the skills necessary to write and review system safety assessments for regulatory compliance to 14CFR 2X.1309 and 23.2510. Class participants are walked through the evolution of the safety rule and specific techniques for compliance through a comprehensive look at the regulations and current regulatory guidance. In-depth reviews of industry standards in system safety such as SAE ARP4761 and SAE ARP4754A, and ASTM F3230-17 followed by exercises, examples, and class discussions strengthens the students understanding of safety for compliance. By the end of the class, students gain the ability to develop meaningful system safety requirements, design safety compliant systems and equipment, and improve their skills in developing system safety compliance documentation.

Earn 31.5 classroom hours and 3.15 CEUs.

Who should attend?

This course is intended for anyone involved in the regulatory compliance aspects of system safety. It is specifically designed for Parts 23, 25, 27 and 29 system certification engineers, system designers, FAA Designated Engineering Representatives (DERs), ODA Unit Members (UM), system safety engineers, engineering leadership, and military personnel procuring civil equipment.

$2,595 (early registration)
$2,795 (regular registration)

Register for System Safety Assessment for Commercial Aircraft Certification

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