San Diego Aerospace Short Course Schedule and Registration


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KU Aerospace Short Courses in San Diego

Course Schedule & Registration

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Early registration deadline: August 5, 2022

Instructor: Case van Dam
September 19-23, 2022
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday-Friday

This course covers recent advances in high-lift systems and aerodynamics as well as cruise drag prediction and reduction. It includes discussion of numerical methods and experimental techniques for performance analysis of wings and bodies and boundary-layer transition prediction/detection.

Earn 35 classroom hours and 3.5 CEUs.

Who should attend?

Designed for engineers and managers involved in the aerodynamic design and analysis of airplanes, rotorcraft and other vehicles.

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

Register for Aerodynamic Design Improvements: High-Lift and Cruise

Instructor: Mark Swaney
September 19-23, 2022
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)

Register for Aircraft Avionics Test and Evaluation Fundamentals

 

Instructor: Steven L. Morris and Wayne R. Sand
September 19-22, 2022
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.

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

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

 

Instructor: Willem A.J. Anemaat
September 19-23, 2022
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)

Register for Airplane Flight Dynamics

 

Instructor: Amy Billinger and Jeremy Jackson
September 19-21, 2022
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday-Wednesday

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)

Register for Cybersecurity Fundamentals for Aerospace Design, Engineering and Operations

 

Instructor: Dennis Philpot
September 19-22, 2022
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday-Thursday

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)

Register for Dynamics for Aerospace Structures

Instructor: Thomas N. Taylor
September 19-23, 2022
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.

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

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

 

Instructor: C. Bruce Stephens
September 19-23, 2022
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 8 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 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)

Register for Electromagnetic Effects Aircraft Level Testing and FAA Requirements

Instructor: Travis L. Dahna
September 19-22, 2022
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday-Thursday

This course will focus on how to successfully complete an FAA type certificate project based on the published process outlined by the FAA, including a review of all required FAA forms and when to use them. You'll take a deep dive into the type certification process outlined in FAA Order 8110.4, specifically focusing on chapters 1-5 (chapters 6 and 7 will also be discussed, but not in great detail.) The instructor will draw from hundreds of real-world type certificate and supplemental type certificate projects, distilling years of information to provide insight into this lengthy and potentially complex process.

Earn 28 classroom hours and 2.8 CEUs.

Who should attend?

Those involved in product or article certification (aircraft/equipment OEM, aircraft modifiers, suppliers and ODA personnel) including design engineers, airworthiness engineers, consultants, certification specialists, project managers, quality assurance managers, 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

 

Instructor: George Cusimano
September 19-21, 2022
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.

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

Register for Flight Testing Unmanned Aircraft Systems - Unique Challenges

 

Instructor: Saeed Farokhi
September 19-23, 2022
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 35 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)

Register for Future Propulsion Systems and Energy Sources in Sustainable Aviation

Instructor: Franklin L. Cummins
September 19-23, 2022
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday-Thursday, and 8 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. on Friday

This course provides details on all elements of fuel tank design needed for compliance with the regulation, with specific emphasis on electrical design aspects. Some review of regulatory history, 14 CFR 25.981 [25-102] and 25.954 are included for reference as well as TCA, STC work. Specific design implementations are examined and evaluated. The course will also include a high-level overview of electromagnetic effects and compatibility (EME/EMC), lightning effects (direct and indirect), high intensity radiated fields (HIRF), precipitation static (P-static), electrical bonding requirements, and requirements for electrical wiring interconnection system (EWIS).

Earn 31.5 classroom hours and 3.15 CEUs.

Who should attend?

This course is designed for all design engineering disciplines, project managers, project engineers and laboratory personnel whose aircraft system may require protection of the airplane's fuel system from ignition/explosion.

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

Register for Introduction Fuel Tank Safety and Ignition Prevention: Design, Certification and Compliance

Instructor: Thomas M. Hermann
September 19-23, 2022
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)

Register for Principles of Aeroelasticity

Instructor: Jeff Knickerbocker
September 19-22, 2022
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)

Register for Software Safety, Certification and DO-178C

Instructor: Pierre Trudel
September 19-23, 2022
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.

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)

Register for System Safety Assessment for Commercial Aircraft Certification

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