Advanced Search

16.885J / ESD.35J Aircraft Systems Engineering, Fall 2003

Research and Teaching Output of the MIT Community

Show simple item record Hansman, Robert John en_US Liebeck, Robert H en_US Murman, Earll M., 1942- en_US Haggerty, Allen C en_US
dc.coverage.temporal Fall 2003 en_US 2003-12
dc.identifier 16.885J-Fall2003
dc.identifier local: 16.885J
dc.identifier local: ESD.35J
dc.identifier local: IMSCP-MD5-b62c5656658e1b89ae2671002b25d195
dc.description.abstract Subject addresses a holistic systems engineering approach for aircraft development. Focuses on the conceptual phase of product definition during which all aspects relevant to a new or derivative aircraft must be considered. These include technical, economic, market, environmental, regulatory, legal, manufacturing, and societal factors. Subject centers on a realistic aircraft system case study and includes a number of lectures from industry and government. Past examples included the Very Large Transport Aircraft and a Supersonic Business Jet. Subject identifies the critical system level issues and analyzes them in depth via student team projects and individual assignments. The overall goal of the semester is to produce a business plan and aircraft level system specifications document which can serve as an independent assessment of a current candidate aircraft system. From the course home page: Course Description Aircraft are complex products comprised of many subsystems which must meet demanding customer and operational lifecycle value requirements. This course adopts a holistic view of the aircraft as a system, covering: basic systems engineering; cost and weight estimation; basic aircraft performance; safety and reliability; lifecycle topics; aircraft subsystems; risk analysis and management; and system realization. Small student teams "retrospectively analyze" an existing aircraft covering: key design drivers and decisions; aircraft attributes and subsystems; and operational experience. Finally, the student teams deliver oral and written versions of the case study. en_US
dc.language en-US en_US
dc.rights.uri Usage Restrictions: This site (c) Massachusetts Institute of Technology 2003. Content within individual courses is (c) by the individual authors unless otherwise noted. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is providing this Work (as defined below) under the terms of this Creative Commons public license ("CCPL" or "license"). The Work is protected by copyright and/or other applicable law. Any use of the work other than as authorized under this license is prohibited. By exercising any of the rights to the Work provided here, You (as defined below) accept and agree to be bound by the terms of this license. The Licensor, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, grants You the rights contained here in consideration of Your acceptance of such terms and conditions. en_US
dc.subject aircraft systems en_US
dc.subject aircraft systems engineering en_US
dc.subject lifecycle en_US
dc.subject cost estimation en_US
dc.subject weight estimation en_US
dc.subject aircraft performance en_US
dc.subject aircraft safety en_US
dc.subject aircraft reliability en_US
dc.subject subsystems; risk analysis en_US
dc.subject risk management en_US
dc.subject system realization en_US
dc.subject retrospective analysis en_US
dc.subject key design drivers en_US
dc.subject design drivers en_US
dc.subject design decisions en_US
dc.subject aircraft attributes en_US
dc.subject operational experience en_US
dc.subject case study en_US
dc.subject case studies en_US
dc.subject air transportation systems en_US
dc.subject air defense system en_US
dc.subject systems engineering en_US
dc.subject interface management en_US
dc.subject interface verification en_US
dc.subject subsystem architecture en_US
dc.subject performance issures en_US
dc.subject design closure en_US
dc.subject complex systems en_US
dc.subject 16.885J en_US
dc.subject ESD.35J en_US
dc.subject 16.885 en_US
dc.subject ESD.35 en_US
dc.title 16.885J / ESD.35J Aircraft Systems Engineering, Fall 2003 en_US
dc.title.alternative Aircraft Systems Engineering en_US

Files in this item

Name Size Format Description
16-885JFall2003/O ... 15.29Kb HTML

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record