Calendar

The calendar below includes the lecture (LE) and lab (LA) sessions for the course.

SES # TOPICS LECTURERS
LE1 Course Introduction

Introduction of Formation Flight Project

Prof. Earll Murman
MIT
LA1 Unstructured Work Time for Team Projects

LE2 NASA / Boeing / UCLA Autonomous Formation Flight Program Overview and Findings Greg Larson
Boeing Phantom Works
LE3 Technical Considerations for Autonomous Formation Flying Systems Prof. John Hansman
MIT
LA2 Unstructured Work Time for Team Projects

LE4 MATECON - Method for Rapid Architecture Selection and Conceptual Design Dr. Hugh McManus
Metis Design
LA3 Unstructured Work Time for Team Projects

LE5 Systems Study of Global Range Airpower Dr. Jon Protz
Missile Defense Agency
LE6 Economics of Commercial Cargo Operations Prof. John-Paul Clarke
MIT
LA4 Individual Presentations on Subject Domain Areas

LE7 Military and Commercial Cargo Mission Needs Blaine Rawdon
Boeing Phantom Works
LE8 Market for Cargo Operations Al Haggerty
MIT & Boeing (Retired)
LA5 Unstructured Work Time for Team Projects

LE9 Architecting and Designing Air Transportation Systems Prof. John-Paul Clarke
MIT
LE10 System Level Design Issues Prof. Ilan Kroo
Stanford
LA6 Unstructured Work Time for Team Projects

LE11 Airplane Design Issues Prof. Robert Liebeck
Boeing Phantom Works & MIT
LE12 Human Factors for Formation Flying Prof. Missy Cummings
MIT
LA7 System Concept Review Oral Presentations

LE13 Autonomous Control Prof. Nicholas Roy
MIT
LE14 Avionics Prof. John Hansman
MIT
LA8 Unstructured Work Time for Team Projects

LE15 Guidance, Navigation and Control Prof. John Deyst
MIT
LE16 Managing Risk Prof. Ray Leopold
MIT and Motorola (Retired)
LA9 Unstructured Work Time for Team Projects

LE17 Certification Issues Dr. Kathy Abbott
FAA
LE18 Air Traffic Control Prof. John Hansman
MIT
LA10 Preliminary System Design Review Oral Presentation

LE19 System Software and Safety Prof. Nancy Leveson
MIT
LA11 Unstructured Work Time for Team Projects

LE20 Closing the Business Case Prof. John-Paul Clarke
MIT
LE21 System Realization Issues Prof. Earll Murman
MIT
LA12 Unstructured Work Time for Team Projects

LA13 Final Oral Presentation

LE22 Final Report Due

LE23 End of Course Interviews