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Aerospace Systems Engineering Training

Aerospace systems engineering focuses on the design and use of systems and subsystems found on most commercial and military aircrafts and spacecrafts.

Aerospace systems engineering also explores how these systems may be used to improve the operation and performance of aerospace vehicles.

Aerospace systems engineers have many challenges. One big one is the need to preserve the environment and follow regulations while boosting the performance of aircraft engines. Aircraft engines need to output more power while consuming less fuel, producing less noise and releasing less emissions.

To achieve this goal, the aerospace industry is enhancing the efficiency of combustion engines, while also exploring electric and hybrid propulsion systems.

The aeroacoustics of these engines will also be a design focus. This is especially necessary as drones and urban air mobility (UAM) vehicles begin to fly over-populated areas.

Producing these new flight systems requires an in-depth understanding of the high-altitude performance of many elements such as cables, materials, inverters, batteries, software and control electronics.

Another challenge is the development of autonomous flight systems, which some feel is the future of the aerospace industry.

Additionally, aerospace systems engineering is about understanding and controlling the response of aerospace systems to complex interactions between sensors, controllers, actuators and other subsystems to ensure trouble-free, safe and efficient operations.

Aerospace systems engineering principles deal with the complementary design of aircraft, their subsystems and other support systems to ensure they work in unison, without conflict and to ensure the high levels of reliability required in aerospace operations.

Aerospace systems focus on the design and use of onboard systems found on most aircraft and spacecraft, and how these systems may be used to improve the operation and performance of aerospace vehicles.

Aerospace engineers design primarily aircraft, spacecraft, satellites, and missiles. They also create and test prototypes to make sure that they function according to design.

Organizations in sectors such as automotive and aerospace find systems engineering especially useful to identify alternative solutions, prevent any unforeseen problems, and ensure the customer is satisfied with the quality of the finished product.

INCOSE has said that effective use of systems engineering can save over 20% of the project budget. Systems engineering software now allows companies to test concept models against the customer requirements through virtual simulations, and produce documented safety evidences for assessments from certification bodies such as the Civil Aviation Authority.

This helps reduce waste in materials from testing prototypes, modifications and possible scrapping, and makes the process from concept to product much faster and more efficiently.

Aerospace Systems Engineering Training Course by Tonex

Aerospace systems engineering training covers the fundamentals of systems engineering and their applications in aerospace systems, emphasizing commercial and military systems. We will provide you with a practical knowledge of all components, technical and managerial, included in systems engineering as used in aerospace systems of variable complexity.

This hands-on training will focus on the challenging parts in systems development including requirements definition, integration, distribution of requirements, risk management, verification and validation. We also will discuss the techniques and methods used on commercial systems, DoD, NATO, FAA and NASA programs.

Aerospace Systems Engineering Training

Learn About:

  • Systems engineering practices.
  • Terms and methods
  • System life cycles used by INCOSE, DoD and NASA
  • Requirements generation
  • Trade studies
  • Architectural practices
  • Functional allocation
  • Verification/validation methods
  • Requirements Determination
  • Risk management
  • Evaluating specialty engineering contributions
  • Importance of integrated product and process teams

Aerospace systems engineering training is delivered in the form of hands-on training that includes labs, group activities, real-world case-studies, and hands-on workshops.


Aerospace systems engineering training is a 3-day course designed for:

  • Systems engineers
  • Aerospace engineers
  • Space program managers
  • Military and commercial avionics project managers
  • Space, military, and commercial product managers

Learning Objectives

Upon the completion of Aerospace systems engineering training, the attendees are able to:

  • Understand the fundamentals of systems engineering applied to aerospace industry
  • List aerospace industry programs and standards
  • Describe avionics and aircraft systems
  • Define aerospace systems engineering processes
  • Describe the aerospace-associated programs life-cycle process
  • Identify aerospace systems components
  • Identify and provide systems requirements and management
  • Design the aerospace system
  • Integrate their aerospace specialty into systems engineering
  • Model aerospace system architecture
  • Apply verification and validation techniques
  • Apply the models and methods fit aerospace systems
  • Manage technical data
  • Manage and mitigate technical risks
  • Conducting crosscutting techniques
  • Manage and support required logistics
  • Understand data acquisition and control systems

Course Outline

Overview of Aerospace Systems Engineering

  • Systems engineering
  • Systems engineering components
  • System of systems engineering
  • Systems engineering objectives
  • Systems engineering discipline
  • Aerospace systems
  • NASA space systems
  • DoD System of Systems (SoS)
  • DoD MIL-STD applied to aerospace
  • FAA and DO standards
  • DO-178C and DO-254
  • Overview of FAA/EASA Programs and Joint Certification Program Validation
  • Joint Certification Program and Validation
  • ARP-4754 and system aspects of certification
  • ARP-4761
  • Overview of MIL-STD-810G and DO-160G
  • MIL-STD-810G and RTCA DO-160 Testing and qualification programs
  • Environmental simulation and EMC testing

System Lifecycle Process

  • Researching
  • The V diagram
  • The project lifecycle process flow
  • Preliminary analysis
  • Definition
  • Development
  • Operations and maintenance
  • The budget cycle

Aerospace Systems Engineering Management Concerns

  • Coordinating balanced goals, work products, and organizations
  • The aerospace Systems Engineering Management Plan (SEMP)
  • The aerospace SEMP impact
  • The aerospace SEMP content
  • The aerospace SEMP development
  • The Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) vs. Product Breakdown Structure (PWBS)
  • WBS and PBS roles
  • WBS and PBS development tools
  • Common mistakes of WBS and PBS
  • Scheduling and scheduling impact
  • System schedule info and visual styles
  • Setting up a system schedule
  • Reporting methods
  • Resource leveling
  • Budgeting and resource management
  • Risk management
  • Various types of risks
  • Risk determination methods
  • Risk assessment methods
  • Risk reduction methods
  • Configuration Management
  • Baseline development
  • Configuration management strategies
  • Managing information
  • Reviews, audits, and control
  • Objectives
  • Overall rules
  • Main control accesses
  • Temporary review
  • Reporting the state and evaluation
  • Cost and schedule control measurement indices
  • Engineering performance evaluation
  • Aerospace systems engineering process metrics

Systems Assessment and Modeling Concerns in Aerospace

  • The trade study development
  • Regulating the trade study
  • Models and tools
  • Selecting the selection rule
  • Defining and modeling the budget
  • Life Cycle expenses and other expenses evaluation
  • Monitoring life-cycle costs
  • Cost approximation
  • Defining and modeling the effectiveness
  • Measuring the system effectiveness methods
  • NASA system effectiveness evaluation
  • Accessibility and logistics supportability modeling
  • Probabilistic management of cost and effectiveness
  • Origins of uncertainty in models
  • Modeling methods for managing uncertainty

Integrating Aerospace Engineering into the Systems Engineering Process

  • Aerospace engineering role
  • Reliability
  • Role of the reliability
  • Building consistent space-based systems
  • Reliability assessment tools and methods
  • Quality assurance
  • Role of the quality assurance engineer
  • Quality assurance tools and methods
  • Maintainability
  • Responsibility of the maintainability engineer
  • The system maintenance notion and maintenance plan
  • Designing maintainable space-based systems
  • Maintainability evaluation tools and methods
  • The avionics Integrated Logistics Support (ILS)
  • ILS components
  • Planning for ILS
  • ILS tools and methods
  • Continuous attainment and life-cycle support
  • Verification
  • Verification process
  • Verification planning
  • Qualification verification
  • Acceptance verification
  • Deployment verification
  • Functional and disposal verification
  • Production
  • Production engineer responsibilities
  • Tools and methods
  • Publicly accepted
  • Environmental impacts
  • Nuclear safety launch authorization
  • Planetary protection

Functional Assessment Methods

  • Functional methods
  • N2 diagrams
  • Timeline analysis

Functional Analysis

  • Boeing B-777: fly-by-wire flight control systems
  • Electrical flight control systems
  • Navigation and tracking Systems
  • Flight management systems
  • Synthetic vision
  • Communication systems
  • Satellite systems
  • Data buses
  • Sensor systems

Layers in Systems Engineering Project Success

  • Product Success
  • Project Management Success
  • Project Execution on Schedule and Budget
  • Scope
  • Meet Quality Requirements
  • Satisfy Quality Expectations
  • Meet Safety Requirements
  • Meet Non-Functional Requirements
  • Meet Organizational Needs
  • Achieved Desired Outcomes
  • Engineering Ethics

Layers in Engineering Project Failures

  • Dysfunctional and Ineffective Decision Making
  • Misaligned Goals
  • Communications Problems
  • Corporate Culture
  • Lack of Situational Awareness
  • Cognitive Biases
  • Political issues
  • Lack of Trust or Openness

Tonex Case Study Sample: International Space Station (ISS)

  • Some background
  • ISS systems engineering elements
  • ISS systems engineering principals
  • ISS systems engineering accomplishments
  • ISS systems engineering challenges and failures
  • ISS systems engineering configuration management
  • ISS systems engineering quality assurance and maintenance
  • ISS software, communications. mechanical, electrical and electromechanical system design and engineering

Case Study Lessons Learned 

This proposal describes the development of a course focused on case studies that investigate engineering design successes and failures both internal and external to NASA.

TONEX’s case study course includes  industrially-derived case studies showing  success engineering, failures, failure analysis, and  forensic engineering focusing on:

  1. Design Failures
  2. Organizational and Planning Failures
  3. Leadership and Governance Failures
  4. Judgment Failures
  5. Underestimation and Analysis Failures
  6. Quality Failures
  7. Risk Failures
  8. Skills, Knowledge and Competency Failures
  9. Edgemont, Teamwork and Communications Failures
  10. Strategy Failures

Aerospace Systems Engineering Training

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