KU Aerospace Short Courses in San Diego


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KU Aerospace Short Courses in San Diego

San Diego, California

September 16-20, 2024

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San Diego Marriot Mission Valley
8757 Rio San Diego Drive
San Diego , California 92108

3 Reasons to Attend

  • Network with top industry peers
  • Gain years of experience in one week
  • Receive professional development and CEU's from world class instructors

Course Schedule & Registration

Learn the latest industry knowledge from expert instructors

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Early registration deadline: August 2, 2024

Instructor: Roelof Vos
September 16-20, 2024
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday-Friday

In this course it is demonstrated how the aerodynamic design of combat aircraft affect their overall performance. Particular topics that are treated are the effect of (supersonic) aerodynamics on trim, stability, control, and (supersonic) maneuverability. It is demonstrated what means are available to the designer in terms of (the interposition of) lifting surfaces, the use of high-lift devices, and the design of intake and exhaust to satisfy disparate requirements on high-g maneuvers, supersonic dash, and field performance. Through many historic and contemporary examples the participant learns to relate the functionality of the combat airplane to its aerodynamic design. In addition, it is shown how many technologies that were pioneered on combat aircraft have spilled over to civil aviation. This is an intermediate level course. To get the most out of this course, it is good to have a basic understanding of flight mechanics, flight dynamics, and aerodynamics. This course is of a qualitative nature and therefore does not require the participant to know the mathematical models that are used in each of these disciplines.

Earn 35 classroom hours and 3.5 CEUs.

Who should attend?

This course is targeted to aeronautical engineers, pilots with some engineering background, government research laboratory personnel, engineering managers and educators.

$2,595 (early registration)
$2,795 (regular registration)

Register for Aerodynamic Design of Military Aircraft

 

Instructor: Mark Swaney
September 16-20, 2024
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.

$2,595 (early registration)
$2,795 (regular registration)

Register for Avionics Test and Evaluation Fundamentals

Instructors: Steve Morris and Wayne Sand
September 16-19, 2024
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.

$2,295 (early registration)
$2,495 (regular registration)

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

Instructor: Willem A.J. Anemaat
September 16-20, 2024
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.

$2,595 (early registration)
$2,795 (regular registration)

Register for Airplane Flight Dynamics

 

Instructor: Prashant Chillamcharla
September 16-20, 2024
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 8 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Friday

This course provides a fundamental review of transport airplane regulatory requirements and compliance-finding methodologies associated with cabin safety and crashworthiness regulations on aircraft cabin interior configurations. The course also reviews FAA/EASA criteria to determine the certification bases of Type Certification and Supplemental Type Certification projects.

Earn 31.5 classroom hours and 3.15 CEUs.

Who should attend?

This course is designed for FAA designees, FAA organizational designees/authorized representatives and certification engineers associated with STC cabin interior projects.

$2,595 (early registration)
$2,795 (regular registration)

Register for Cabin Safety and Crashworthiness of Aircraft Cabin Interiors

Instructor: Dennis C. Philpot

September 16-19, 2024

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.

$2,295 (early registration)
$2,495 (regular registration)

Register for Dynamics for Aerospace Structures

Instructor: Travis Dahna

September 16-19, 2024

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.

$2,295 (early registration)
$2,495 (regular registration)

Register for FAA Type Certification Process

Instructor: Hal Rosenstein
September 16-19, 2024
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday-Thursday

This course will present key aspects of vertical flight and rotorcraft challenges through a review of their historical evolution, basic principles and enabling technologies. It will cover the fundamental principles underlying rotorcraft flight, flight performance, rotor limitations, configurations and conceptual design. Emphasis is placed on relating rotorcraft aerodynamics to airplane aerodynamics for those making the transition.

Earn 28 classroom hours and 2.8 CEUs.

Who should attend?

This course is designed for engineers, engineering managers, pilots, administrators and educators who are involved in rotary wing design, testing, evaluation or other technical aspects. The course is also suitable for entry- through intermediate-level students, engineers and pilots who are new to the industry.

$2,295 (early registration)
$2,495 (regular registration)

Register for Fundamentals of V/STOL Rotorcraft

 

Instructor: Saeed Farokhi
September 16-20, 2024
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 3.5 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.

$2,595 (early registration)
$2,795 (regular registration)

Register for Future Propulsion Systems and Energy Sources in Sustainable Aviation

 

Instructor: Darren Stout
September 16-20, 2024
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 8 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Friday

This course covers the design concepts required to ensure all aspects of aircraft HIRF electrical wiring, installations, and aircraft-level systems are safe for operation. It also covers the typical certification process for HIRF from a very practical, step-by-step perspective and examine all steps used by aircraft OEMs to show compliance to HIRF regulations. The 14 CFR 25.1317 for transport category airplanes will be used as the baseline regulation. A review of FAA Advisory Circulars and practical applications of the information will be presented, and teams will be selected to simulate the HIRF certification process. HIRF requirements for aircraft maintenance and inspection will also be discussed. The course will also include a high-level overview for electromagnetic effects areas; topics discussed include electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), precipitation static (P-static), lightning, ESD, and electrical bonding requirements. An overview of the new requirements for electrical wiring Interconnection system (EWIS) will also be addressed.

Earn 31.5 classroom hours and 3.15 CEUs.

Who should attend?

The course is designed for all aircraft design areas including electrical and avionics, along with HIRF engineers, laboratory and aircraft technicians. Aircraft managers and project engineers working in electrical/avionics related areas should also attend.

$2,595 (early registration)
$2,795 (regular registration)

Register for High Intensity Radiated Fields (HIRF) Certification and Compliance

Instructors: C. Bruce Stephens
September 16-20, 2024
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday - Thursday and 8 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Friday

This course will provide participants with an understanding of electromagnetic effects related to aircraft engineering requirements, FAA certification requirements, testing requirements for both DO-160 bench testing and aircraft level testing related to EMC/P-Static/ESD/TPED's/HIRF/EWIS and lightning.

Earn 31.5 classroom hours and 3.15 CEUs.

Who should attend?

The course is designed for all aircraft design areas including certification engineers and managers, electrical, avionics, HIRF & lightning engineers, DO-160 laboratory and aircraft technicians. Aircraft managers, project engineers, and all other system engineers working in electrical/avionics/HIRF/lightning/EWIS-related areas should also attend.

$2,595 (early registration)
$2,795 (regular registration)

Register for Introduction to Electromagnetic Effects and Aircraft Engineering Requirements

Instructors: George Cusimano and Kent Nelson
September 16-20, 2024
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday - Friday

The end user will inherit a system that is safe, but has latent deficiencies, has been mostly tested against system specifications and has undergone limited "real world" integrated systems testing. Total system performance is of primary importance to the end user, and this is the primary responsibility of Operational Test and Evaluation (OT&E) - to test an operationally representative system, in an operationally representative environment, using typical operators and maintainers against user requirements. This OT&E course is designed to introduce students to the language, processes and assorted tools to estimate, plan, accomplish risk assessment, provision, conduct, analyze and report on operational tests. It focuses on the challenges of safe and effective OT&E of ground support elements, aerospace vehicles, on-board systems, human-system interaction issues and logistics suitability. The course focuses mainly on military systems, but is equally applicable to commercial systems.

Earn 35 classroom hours and 3.5 CEUs.

Who should attend?

This class is designed specifically for operators, maintainers, engineers and other support personnel. It is also appropriate for those personnel involved in planning, provisioning, conducting, reporting and supporting operational test activities. The course is applicable for military and civilian students as well as academic researchers. It may also be beneficial to those involved in writing user requirements or those involved with defining new system concepts based on market analysis.

$2,595 (early registration)
$2,795 (regular registration)

Register for Operational Test and Evaluation: User-Centric Systems Testing

Instructor: Max U. Kismarton
September 16-20, 2024
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 8 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Friday

This course provides an introduction to high-performance composite materials, covering both engineering and manufacturing of composite parts and assemblies, basic material properties of the constituents (fiber and matrix), how they combine to form plies, or lamina, how to obtain lamina properties, how laminae are combined to form laminates and how to obtain the laminate properties. Other engineering topics include stress analysis, failure criteria and testing methods. Case studies and lessons-learned will be discussed. Design using composites will include material selection, lamination rules of thumb, weight analysis, fabrication process description, tool design, and preliminary cost and production rate analysis.

Earn 31.5 classroom hours and 3.15 CEUs.

Who should attend?

The course has proven very helpful to those wanting a broad overview and/or a crash course in composites, experienced engineers looking for a refresher course, stress engineers wanting to understand how composites really work or fail and what to look out for when analyzing parts, data and margins, practicing engineers and managers with metal experience wishing to expand their skill set, anyone wanting to jump into the field but does not know how to go about it, and engineering teams embarking on new projects involving composites.

$2,595 (early registration)
$2,795 (regular registration)

Register for Structural Composites

Instructor: Willie J. Fitzpatrick Jr.
September 16-18, 2024
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday-Wednesday

This course covers the software airworthiness requirements for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). It addresses the development and airworthiness evaluation of complex integrated software intensive unmanned aircraft systems, as well as the relationship between the acquisition/development processes for these systems and the key software airworthiness assessment processes. The course also identifies the deliverables, artifact requirements and approaches for documenting the software airworthiness assurance case, which is required to ultimately provide the certification/qualification basis for approval of the airworthiness of the unmanned aircraft system. The course offers key lessons learned in the application of the airworthiness assessment processes in software intensive unmanned aircraft systems.

Earn 21 classroom hours and 2.1 CEUs.

Who should attend?

This course is intended for managers, systems engineers, software system safety engineers and software engineers who design, develop or integrate software in unmanned aircraft systems or evaluate these systems to provide the qualification/certification basis for their software airworthiness.

$1,995 (early registration)
$2,095 (regular registration)

Register for Unmanned Aircraft System Software Airworthiness

Instructor: Pierre Trudel
September 16-20, 2024
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 8 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 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.

$2,595 (early registration)
$2,795 (regular registration)

Register for System Safety Assessment for Commercial Aircraft Certification