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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 16.886 (Spring 2004) 
  • Course Title:
  • Air Transportation Systems Architecting 
  • Course Level:
  • Graduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Aeronautics and Astronautics 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. Earll Murman
    Prof. John-Paul Clarke
    Prof. John Hansman
     
  • Course Introduction:
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  • 16.886 Air Transportation Systems Architecting



    Spring 2004




    Course Highlights


    This semester's project was a study of formation flight as a means to increase economy of air transport operations. Students attended lectures on this topic, given by faculty and invited guests.


    Course Description


    This course addresses the architecting of air transportation systems. The focus is on the conceptual phase of product definition, including technical, economic, market, environmental, regulatory, legal, manufacturing, and societal factors. It centers on a realistic system case study and includes a number of lectures from industry and government. Past examples include: the Very Large Transport Aircraft, a Supersonic Business Jet, and a Next Generation Cargo System. The course 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 a system specifications document that can be used to assess candidate systems.
     

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