San Diego Aerospace Short Course

San Diego, California // September 6-10 & September 13-17, 2021

University of Kansas

Aerospace Short Course Program
in San Diego

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Course Venue

San Diego Marriot Mission Valley

8757 Rio San Diego Drive
San Diego, California 92108

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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 for Week One (September 6-10, 2021): July 23, 2021

Early registration deadline for Week Two (September 13-17, 2021): July 30, 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.

Week 1

Aircraft Icing: Meteorology, Protective Systems, Instrumentation and Certification

Instructor: Steven L. Morris and Wayne Sand
September 7-10, 2021
8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tuesday – Friday

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.

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

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Application of Human Factors Engineering to the Life Cycle Management of Aeronautical Products and Systems

Instructor: Andrew Appleton
September 7-10, 2021
8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tuesday – Friday

This introductory course will provide attendees with a solid foundation of knowledge and skills necessary to successfully apply Human Factors Engineering (HFE) and Human System Integration (HSI) to their daily work. Attendees will attain familiarity with and trust in HFE/HSI principles and practices to consider and implement at their workplace. This understanding will provide attendees with the knowledge and skills to inject HFE/HSI at an early stage in the life cycle of their aeronautical products and systems. Doing so will produce a safer, user-centered product that can lower the cost of the product over the entire course of its life cycle.

Earn 328 classroom hours and 2.8 CEUs.

Who should attend?

Aeronautical product designers, aeronautical system specialist engineers, aviation system safety specialists, aircraft occupant safety specialists and airworthiness program managers.

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

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Cybersecurity Fundamentals for Aerospace Design, Engineering and Operations

Instructor: Amy Billinger or Jeremy Jackson
September 7-9, 2021
8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tuesday – Thursday

This is an ITAR restricted course. Course material and discussion may involve technical data/defense services that are subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and/or governed by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Directive 5230.25, November 6, 1984,"Withholding of Unclassified Technical Data from Public Disclosure."Therefore, attendance is limited to U.S. citizens, U.S. lawful permanent residents as defined by 8 U.S.C. § 1101(a)(20), and "protected individuals" as defined by 8 U.S.C. § 1324b (a)(3) (e.g., U.S. nationals, refugees, and asylees). All registrants must provide proof of status prior to being permitted entry into the course.

This course will introduce students to cyber threats and vulnerabilities that U.S. aerospace businesses face daily. Tactics used by nation-state adversaries and individual hackers to attack U.S. networks and systems will be examined, with an emphasis on new and emerging techniques. This course builds designer, engineer, and operator risk understanding by demonstrating how they should identify vulnerabilities and consequences and correlate them with threats to identify risk. Prevention techniques and countermeasures will also be identified to support individuals as they return to their respective companies, so that they may work towards implementing cybersecurity measures that better protect their company systems and networks.

Earn 21 classroom hours and 2.1 CEUs.

Who should attend?

This course is intended for designers, developers, engineers, systems integrators, and project/program managers involved in the design and development of avionics and aerospace components and systems, as well as those involved in the support of those functions or aviation operations.

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

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Dynamics for Aerospace Structures

Instructor: Dennis C. Philpot
September 7-10, 2021
8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tuesday – Friday

This course is designed to provide participants with strong theoretical and practical knowledge of the methodologies for performing rigid body and modal-based dynamics analysis on a wide range of structural and mechanical systems. The course builds upon the theoretical foundation with practical applications that can be immediately put into practice in the workplace. Both the theory and practice of classical "hand" analysis techniques are presented, along with the more modern (numerical/computational) methods used in the industry. The subject matter difficulty level is intermediate.

Earn 28 classroom hours and 2.8 CEUs.

Who should attend?

This course will benefit design engineers who would like to become more familiar with the techniques and modern practices of dynamics analysis to help them be more knowledgeable and bring more capability to the work place. It is also appropriate for mechanical engineers who need to become more proficient in the area of structural dynamics due to a particular job assignment or new career opportunity. Department managers whose staff are involved in loads and dynamics work are also encouraged to attend.

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

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Electrical Wiring Interconnection System (EWIS) and FAA Requirements

Instructor: C. Bruce Stephens
September 7-10, 2021
8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tuesday – Thursday and 8 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. on Friday

This course discusses the FAA Code of Federal Regulations (CFRs) and design concepts required to ensure all aspects of aircraft electrical wiring and installation are safe. It examines aircraft wiring as a system and reviews all Part 25 CFRs related to EWIS FAA certification. Student teams will review FAA Advisory Circulars and present practical applications of the information in a simulation of the EWIS certification process. EWIS requirements for aircraft maintenance and inspection will also be discussed.

Earn 31.5 classroom hours and 3.15 CEUs.

Who should attend?

The course is designed for all aircraft design areas including electrical, avionics, and HIRF/lightning engineers and aircraft technicians. Aircraft managers and project engineers working in electrical/avionics related areas should also attend.

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

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FAA Aircraft Certification and Airworthiness Approvals

Instructor: John Tigue
September 7-10, 2021
8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tuesday – Friday

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.

This course is FAA-approved for Inspection Authorization (IA) renewal.

Note: This course replaces FAA Functions and Requirements Leading to Airworthiness Approval. Either course qualifies towards the Certificate of Specialization in Aerospace Compliance.

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).

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

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FAA Type Certification Plan Development

Instructor: Travis L. Dahna
September 7-10, 2021
8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tuesday – Friday

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)

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MIL-STD Qualification: Purpose, Testing and Design Considerations

Instructor: Thomas W. Cash and Kevin L. Renew
September 7-10, 2021
8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tuesday – Friday

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)

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Systems and Safety for Electric/Hybrid-Electric Aircraft and Urban Air Mobility

Instructor: James Lawson
September 7-9, 2021
8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tuesday – Thursday

Electric and hybrid-electric technologies and autonomy pose a unique set of challenges. Nevertheless, using these technologies, the opportunity exists to create novel fault tolerant and redundant architectures. In this course, students gain practical knowledge of the certification approach afforded by Part 23 Amendment 64 applied to non-traditional aircraft types. Students will consider the application of industry consensus standards for electrical propulsions systems, energy storage systems and sense and avoid. They will recognize different techniques for the creation of safety process artifacts, including Functional Hazard Analysis (FHA), Fault Tree Analysis (FTA), Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) and Failure Modes Effects Summary (FMES), and how these might be performed on a complex electric or hybrid-electric aircraft that could incorporate vertical takeoff and landing capabilities. Throughout the course, agile techniques are considered in order that the safety process can guide the design and development of the aircraft.

Earn 21 classroom hours and 2.1 CEUs.

Who should attend?

This course is designed for Part 23 and Part 33 systems/ safety and certification engineers and those involved in the certification of electric and hybrid-electric non-traditional aircraft types. The course assumes a basic understanding of the safety process and certification of a type design aircraft and caters to those wishing to achieve an advanced understanding of how the processes might be adapted to non-traditional aircraft types.

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

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Week 2

Aircraft Structures: Analysis and Design

Instructor: Mark S. Ewing
September 13-17, 2021
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)

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Airplane Flight Dynamics

Instructor: Willem AJ Anemaat
September 13-17, 2021
8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday – Friday

Participants in this course learn an overview of airplane static and dynamic stability and control theory and applications, as well as classical control theory and applications to airplane control systems. An overview of flying qualities and regulations is included.

Earn 35 classroom hours and 3.5 CEUs.

Who should attend?

Aeronautical engineers, mechanical engineers, electrical engineers needing to learn more about flight dynamics, along with pilots with some engineering background, government research laboratory personnel, engineering managers and educators.

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

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Complex Electronic Hardware Development and DO-254

Instructor: Jeff Knickerbocker
September 13-15, 2021
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)

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Electrical Wiring Interconnection System (EWIS) Safety Assessment - 25.1709

Instructor: Thomas N. Taylor
September 13-17, 2021
8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday – Thursday, and 8 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. on 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.

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

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Future Propulsion Systems and Energy Sources in Sustainable Aviation

Instructor: Saeed Farokhi
September 13-17, 2021
8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday – Friday

This course explores developing propulsion systems and energy sources to support future sustainable air transportation. Students will review the impact of air transportation on the environment, and explore new technology development for sustainable aviation, including innovations in alternative jet fuels, hybrid electric, all-electric and nuclear propulsion power. Students will examine modern propulsion for transonic and supersonic-hypersonic aircraft and the impact of propulsion on aircraft design. They will review major advances in the field that will provide performance enhancement, revolutionize design configurations and ensure the long-term viability of sustainable power.

Earn 35 classroom hours and 3.5 CEUs.

Who should attend?

Propulsion and power technologists, practicing engineers in aircraft industry, engineers at NASA,FAA, DoD and DOE Labs , engineering faculty, mechanical, aerospace, industrial and power engineering, along with engineering students, undergraduates, graduate students and postdocs, government officials working in aviation and decision makers working on policies dealing with the future of aviation.

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

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High Intensity Radiated Fields (HIRF) Certification and Compliance

Instructor: Charles Stephens
September 13-17, 2021
8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday – Thursday, and 8 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. on Friday

This course covers the design concepts required to ensure all aspects of aircraft HIRF electrical wiring, installations, and aircraft-level systems are safe for operation. It also covers the typical certification process for HIRF from a very practical, step-by-step perspective and examine all steps used by aircraft OEMs to show compliance to HIRF regulations. The 14 CFR 25.1317 for transport category airplanes will be used as the baseline regulation. A review of FAA Advisory Circulars and practical applications of the information will be presented, and teams will be selected to simulate the HIRF certification process. HIRF requirements for aircraft maintenance and inspection will also be discussed. The course will also include a high-level overview for electromagnetic effects areas; topics discussed include electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), precipitation static (P-static), lightning, ESD, and electrical bonding requirements. An overview of the new requirements for electrical wiring Interconnection system (EWIS) will also be addressed.

Earn 31.5 classroom hours and 3.15 CEUs.

Who should attend?

The course is designed for all aircraft design areas including electrical and avionics, along with HIRF engineers, laboratory and aircraft technicians. Aircraft managers and project engineers working in electrical/avionics related areas should also attend.

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

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Integrated Modular Avionics (IMA) and DO-297

Instructor: Jeff Knickerbocker
September 16, 2021
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 0.7 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)

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Operational Test and Evaluation: User-Centric Systems Testing

Instructor: George Cusimano and Kent D. Nelson
September 13-17, 2021
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.

This OT&E course is designed to introduce students to the language, processes and assorted tools to estimate, plan, accomplish risk assessment, provision, conduct, analyze and report on operational tests. It focuses on the challenges of safe and effective OT&E of ground support elements, aerospace vehicles, on-board systems, human-system interaction issues and logistics suitability.

The course focuses mainly on military systems, but is equally applicable to commercial systems.

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)

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Principles of Aeroelasticity

Instructor: Thomas M. Hermann
September 13-17, 2021
8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday – Thursday, and 8 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. on Friday

This course is designed to provide a qualitative understanding of aeroelastic behavior for aerospace vehicles. The class will explore different forms of aeroelastic phenomena and associated issues in structural dynamics and aerodynamic-structure interaction. Topics include solution methodologies, computational methods for aeroelastic analysis, development of the operational flight boundary, aeroservoelasticity, and contemporary topics such as limit cycle oscillations and related nonlinear pathologies in aeroelastic systems. The class addresses practical issues such as ground and flight tests. The course material will require selected study of the essential equations

Earn 31.5 classroom hours and 3.15 CEUs.

Who should attend?

This course is designed for engineers and technical managers involved in aerospace vehicle design, analysis and testing related to aeroelastic response and stability issues. The level of class instruction is appropriate for engineers and managers with an undergraduate degree in engineering.

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

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Principles of Aerospace Engineering - CANCELLED

Instructor: Wally Johnson
September 13-17, 2021
8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday – Thursday, and 8 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. on Friday

This course provides an overview and integrated exposure to airplane aerodynamics, performance, propulsion, flight mechanics, mass properties, structural dynamics, aeroelasticity, structural loads, structures, ground testing, flight testing and certification. Examples to support the lecture are provided using Basic Aerospace Engineering software. This course demonstrates the relationship between aircraft certification requirements, engineering analysis and testing.

Earn 31.5 classroom hours and 3.15 CEUs.

Who should attend?

This course is intended as an overview for engineering professionals whose degree is not in aerospace, managers and military and government personnel involved in aircraft design and certification.

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

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System Safety Assessment for Commercial Aircraft Certification

Instructor: Pierre Trudel
September 13-17, 2021
8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday – Thursday, and 8 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. on 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.

Please note: This course replaces Commercial Aircraft Safety Assessment and 1309 Design Analysis. Completion of either course counts toward earning a certificate.

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.

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

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