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KU Aerospace Short Courses in Orlando

Course Schedule & Registration

Learn the latest industry knowledge from expert instructors

Early registration deadline: September 2, 2022

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Courses

Instructor: Albert Helfrick
October 17-21, 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.

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

Register for Advanced Avionics

Instructor: Mark S. Ewing
October 17-21, 2022
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday - Friday

This course provides an introduction to the analysis and design of aircraft structures. Course content includes design criteria, structural design concepts, loads and load paths, metallic and composite materials, static strength, buckling and crippling, durability and damage tolerance, practical design considerations, certification and repair. Analysis exercises and a design project are included to better involve students in the learning process.

Earn 35 classroom hours and 3.5 CEUs.

Who should attend?

This course is designed for engineers, engineering managers, certification authorities and educators whose responsibilities include aircraft structures.

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

Register for Aircraft Structures: Analysis and Design

Instructor: John Tigue
October 17-20, 2022
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday - Thursday

This course provides an overview of FAA Aircraft Certification in its regulatory context, including type design approvals, production approvals, airworthiness approvals, major repair and alteration approvals, field approvals, and continued operational safety. It includes an overview of FAA's airworthiness functions and related organizational structure, along with the FAA's customer principles including process improvement and the Partnership for Safety Plan (PSP). The course also examines the relevant Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) parts, including procedural rules and the airworthiness standards, FAA's rulemaking and advisory processes; and FAA's process for airworthiness validation of imported products. Prior certification activity is beneficial, but not required.

Earn 28 classroom hours and 2.8 CEUs.

Who should attend?

Those involved in aircraft certification and airworthiness (equipment manufacturers, aircraft modifiers, suppliers and airworthiness authorities) including design engineers, airworthiness engineers, consultants, certification specialists, project managers, quality assurance managers, FAA designees, and FAA organizational Authorized Representatives (ARs)./p>

$2,195 (early registration)
$2,295 (regular registration)

Register for FAA Aircraft Certification and Airworthiness Approvals

Instructor: Travis L. Dahna
October 17-20, 2022
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday - Thursday

This course will prepare you to develop a thorough FAA certification plan/project specific certification plan (CP/PSCP) that meets the requirements of Order 8110.4C associated with new type certification projects. Tools for developing a robust compliance checklist (CCL) and the use of appropriate means of compliance will be discussed in detail, including the necessary sections, required information and how to define the appropriate documentation supporting those means of compliance. You will utilize the outline and sample template of a certification plan, which can be crafted to meet your project's specific needs. You will also become familiar with the requirements and activities associated with an FAA conformity plan.

Earn 28 classroom hours and 2.8 CEUs.

Who should attend?

Those actively involved in product or article certification (aircraft/equipment OEM, aircraft modifiers,suppliers and ODA personnel) including airworthiness engineers, consultants, certification specialists, FAA designers (engineering/manufacturing), and FAA Organization Designation Authorization (ODA) unit and support personnel.

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

Register for FAA Type Certification Plan Development

Instructors: Thomas W. Cash and Kevin Renew
October 17-20, 2022
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday - Thursday

This class is designed to educate program managers, system engineers, design engineers and test engineers/technicians about United States military standard-oriented environmental, electromagnetic interference and power quality testing, with the goal of obtaining an Airworthiness certification. The course will acquaint personnel involved in new military aircraft efforts or the modifications of existing military aircraft with information about the required testing. It will assist system and design engineers to develop equipment designs that are robust enough to pass the Military Standard testing, and test engineers to properly design test plans for their equipment. Program managers will become aware of the time necessary to accomplish this testing.

Earn 28 classroom hours and 2.8 CEUs.

Who should attend?

This course is designed to benefit any program manager, systems engineer, design engineer and/or test personnel who are or may become involved in the design and manufacturing of any items for which an airworthiness certification is desired.

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

Register for MIL-STD Qualification: Purpose, Testing and Design Considerations

Instructors: George Cusimano and Kent Nelson
October 17-21, 2022
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday - Friday

The end user will inherit a system that is safe, but has latent deficiencies, has been mostly tested against system specifications and has undergone limited "real world" integrated systems testing. Total system performance is of primary importance to the end user, and this is the primary responsibility of Operational Test and Evaluation (OT&E) - to test an operationally representative system, in an operationally representative environment, using typical operators and maintainers against user requirements.

Earn 35 classroom hours and 3.5 CEUs.

Who should attend?

This class is designed specifically for operators, maintainers, engineers and other support personnel. It is also appropriate for those personnel involved in planning, provisioning, conducting, reporting and supporting operational test activities. The course is applicable for military and civilian students as well as academic researchers. It may also be beneficial to those involved in writing user requirements or those involved with defining new system concepts based on market analysis.

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

Register for Operational Test and Evaluation: User-Centric Systems Testing

Instructor: Willie J. Fitzpatrick Jr.
October 17-19, 2022
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday - Wednesday

This course covers the software airworthiness requirements for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). It addresses the development and airworthiness evaluation of complex integrated software intensive unmanned aircraft systems, as well as the relationship between the acquisition/development processes for these systems and the key software airworthiness assessment processes. The course also identifies the deliverables, artifact requirements and approaches for documenting the software airworthiness assurance case, which is required to ultimately provide the certification/qualification basis for approval of the airworthiness of the unmanned aircraft system. The course offers key lessons learned in the application of the airworthiness assessment processes in software intensive unmanned aircraft systems.

Earn 21 classroom hours and 2.1 CEUs.

Who should attend?

This course is intended for managers, systems engineers, software system safety engineers and software engineers who design, develop or integrate software in unmanned aircraft systems or evaluate these systems to provide the qualification/certification basis for their software airworthiness.

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

Register for Unmanned Aircraft System Software Airworthiness

Instructor: Jose Mora-Vargas
October 17-21, 2022
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday - Thursday and 8 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 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.

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

Register for Cabin Safety and Crashworthiness of Aircraft Cabin Interiors

 

Instructor: Jeff Knickerbocker
October 17-19, 2022
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday - Wednesday

This course reviews the fundamentals of developing and assessing electronic components to the standard RTCA/DO-254 Design Assurance Guidance for Airborne Electronic Hardware. The course also provides insight into the FAA's review process and guidance along with practical keys for successful development and certification. Practical exercises and in-class activities further enhance the learning process.

Earn 21 classroom hours and 2.1 CEUs.

Who should attend?

Designed for developers, avionics engineers, systems integrators, aircraft designers and others involved in development or implementation of complex electronic hardware and programmable devices (application specific integrated circuits, field-programmable gate arrays, etc.).

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

Register for Complex Electronic Hardware Development and DO-254

Instructor: Jeff Knickerbocker
October 20, 2022
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Thursday

This course provides the fundamentals for developing and integrating IMA systems, using TSO-C153 (Integrated Modular Avionics Hardware Elements), FAA Advisory Circular 20-170 (Integrated Modular Avionics Development, Verification, Integration and Approval Using RTCA/DO-297 and Technical Standard Order C153) and DO-297 (Integrated Modular Avionics (IMA) Development Guidance and Certification Considerations). Discussions and in-class activities further enhance the learning process.

Earn 7 classroom hours and .7 CEUs.

Who should attend?

This course is designed for developers and integrators of integrated modular avionics systems. The focus will be on identifying challenges with IMA and satisfying the regulatory guidance.

$895 (early registration)
$945 (regular registration)

Register for Integrated Modular Avionics (IMA) and DO-297

 

Instructor: C. Bruce Stephens
October 17-21, 2022
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday - Thursday and 8 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Friday

This is an introductory class, designed to educate system engineers, hardware design engineers and test engineers in the aspects of DO-160 as it pertains to equipment qualification in support of aircraft certification. For system and hardware engineers, the intent is to educate and empower them to develop equipment designs that are compliant with DO-160 by design, and avoid expensive redesigns to correct issues found late in the development cycle during test. For test engineers, it is intended to assist them to properly develop test plans for their products. For each test section of DO-160, we provide purpose, adverse effects, categories, a high-level, step-by-step guide through the test procedure and design considerations for passing the test. Also included is an overview of a top-down requirements management approach (systems engineering), review of related FAA advisory material, an overview of grounding and bonding, wire shielding practices and lightning protection for composites.

Earn 31.5 classroom hours and 3.15 CEUs.

Who should attend?

This class is designed for system engineers responsible for developing requirements for airborne electronic equipment, hardware design engineers responsible for building such equipment and test engineers responsible for writing test plans.

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

Register for Introduction to RTCA DO-160 Qualification: Purpose, Testing and Design Considerations

 

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