16.885J | Fall 2004 | Graduate

Aircraft Systems Engineering


This course features many guest lecturers from industry, from other universities, and from the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at MIT. The name and title of each guest lecturer is provided below.

1 Introduction to Course and to the Aircraft as a System Prof. Earll M. Murman

2 Lean System Engineering I Prof. Earll M. Murman

3 Lifecycle Considerations Al Haggerty, VP and GM Engineering (retired), Boeing Military Aircraft and Missiles, and MIT

4 Cost and Financial Analysis Prof. Karen Willcox

5 Introduction to Aircraft Performance and Static Stability

Aerodynamics Primer

Prof. Earll M. Murman

6 Transport Aircraft Performance I Prof. Robert Liebeck, Boeing Phantom Works, and MIT

7 Transport Aircraft Performance II Prof. Robert Liebeck, Boeing Phantom Works, and MIT Written version I due
8 Environmental Factors: Noise and Emissions Prof. Ian Waitz

9 An Airline Viewpoint Gordon McKinzie, Manager New Airplane Programs United Airlines (retired)

10 Reliability and Maintenance Prof. John Hansman

11 The Space Shuttle - A Case Study Prof. Aaron Cohen, Emeritus of Engineering, Texas A&M University and retired NASA Johnson Center Director

12 Propulsion, Fuel, Accessory Systems Ed Crow, Sr. VP Engineering, Pratt and Whitney (retired) Written version II due
13 Life Support, Environmental, Accessory Systems Joe Ornelas, VP Engineering, Hamilton Sunstrand

14 Flight Deck Brian Kelley, Boeing Commercial Aircraft Team presentations of material in sections 2-6
15 Avionics, Air Data, Communications Prof. John Hansman

16 Flight Controls Henry Harschburger, Director of Flight Controls, Boeing Military Aircraft and Missiles F/A-18E/F (retired)

17 Electrical, Hydraulic, Pneumatic Ron Suiter, Director of Subsystems, McDonnell Douglas (retired)

18 Structural System Prof. Paul Lagace

19 System Architecting for Safety Ron Hinderberger, Boeing Commercial Aircraft Written version III due
20 Commercial Aircraft System Verification, Validation and Certification Prof. John Hansman

Tom Imrich, Chief Test Pilot Research, The Boeing Company

21 Lean System Engineering II Prof. Earll M. Murman

22 Military Aircraft System Verification, Validation, Certification CDR Paul Sohl, USN, Commanding Officer, U.S. Navy Test Pilot School

23 Risk Analysis and Management and Uncertainty Al Haggerty, VP and GM Engineering (retired), Boeing Military Aircraft and Missiles, and MIT

Team presentations of material in sections 1-10

Final written version due

24 Case Study Oral Presentations

25 Trip to Sikorsky in Stratford, Connecticut