16.885J | Fall 2004 | Graduate

Aircraft Systems Engineering

Lecture Notes

In addition to lecture notes, biographies for some of the guest lecturers are provided in the Instructors column below.

1 Introduction to Course and to the Aircraft as a System (PDF) Prof. Earll M. Murman
2 Lean System Engineering I Prof. Earll M. Murman
3 Lifecycle Considerations (PDF - 1.8 MB) Al Haggerty, VP and GM Engineering (retired), Boeing Military Aircraft and Missiles, and MIT (PDF)
4 Cost and Financial Analysis (PDF) (Courtesy of Prof. Karen Willcox. Used with permission.) Prof. Karen Willcox
5 Introduction to Aircraft Performance and Static Stability (PDF)

Aerodynamics Primer (PDF)

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
8 Environmental Factors: Noise and Emissions (PDF 1 of 2 - 2.2 MB) (PDF 2 of 2 - 2.4 MB) (Courtesy of Professor Ian Waitz. Used with permission.) Prof. Ian Waitz
9 An Airline Viewpoint (PDF) Gordon McKinzie, Manager New Airplane Programs United Airlines (retired) (PDF)
10 Reliability and Maintenance (PDF - 2.5 MB) Prof. John Hansman
11 The Space Shuttle - A Case Study (PDF) (Courtesy of Aaron Cohen. Used with permission.) Prof. Aaron Cohen, Emeritus of Engineering, Texas A&M University and retired NASA Johnson Center Director (PDF)
12 Propulsion, Fuel, Accessory Systems (PDF) (Courtesy of Ed Crow. Used with permission.) Ed Crow, Sr. VP Engineering, Pratt and Whitney (retired)
13 Life Support, Environmental, Accessory Systems Joe Ornelas, VP Engineering, Hamilton Sunstrand
14 Flight Deck Brian Kelley, Boeing Commercial Aircraft (PDF)
15 Avionics, Air Data, Communications Prof. John Hansman
16 Flight Controls (PDF 1 of 3 - 2.0 MB) (PDF 2 of 3 - 2.2 MB) (PDF 3 of 3 - 1.4 MB) Henry Harschburger, Director of Flight Controls, Boeing Military Aircraft and Missiles F/A-18E/F (retired)
17 Electrical, Hydraulic, Pneumatic (PDF) Ron Suiter, Director of Subsystems, McDonnell Douglas (retired) (PDF) (Courtesy of Ron Suiter. Used with permission.)
18 Structural System Prof. Paul Lagace (PDF)
19 System Architecting for Safety Ron Hinderberger, Boeing Commercial Aircraft
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 (PDF - 1.7 MB) Prof. Earll M. Murman
22 Military Aircraft System Verification, Validation, Certification (PDF - 1.7 MB) (Courtesy of CDR Paul Sohl, USN. Used with permission.) CDR Paul Sohl, USN, Commanding Officer, U.S. Navy Test Pilot School (PDF)
23 Risk Analysis and Management and Uncertainty Al Haggerty, VP and GM Engineering (retired), Boeing Military Aircraft and Missiles, and MIT
24 Case Study Oral Presentations  
25 Trip to Sikorsky in Stratford, Connecticut