FTE 101: Fundamentals of Flight Test Engineering

FTE 101: Fundamentals of Flight Test Engineering

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    Objectives: Fundamentals of Flight Test Engineering is a class-room course which will provide basic introduction to aircraft flight test concepts, methods, and planning.  Course focusses on concepts of aerodynamics, airplane performance, and stability and control. Practical exercises in aircraft performance, stability and control utilize single engine, multi-engine, and jet powered aircraft.

     

    Textbooks:

    Introduction to Flight Test Engineering, RTO AGARDograph 300, Flight Test Techniques Series – Volume 14, AC/323(SCI-FT3)TP/74

    Flight Testing of Fixed-Wing Aircraft, Ralph D. Kimberlin, AIAA Education Series, ISBN-13 978-1563475641, ISBN-10 1563475642

     

    Curriculum:

    1. Flight Test Overview
      1. Flight Test Engineer R&R
      2. Test Team Organization
      3. Safety
      4. Airworthiness Requirements
    2. Atmospherics
      1. Standard Atmosphere
      2. Pitot and Pitot-static Systems
      3. Altimetry & Altitude
      4. Aerodynamics
      5. Static Pressure
      6. Temperature
      7. Density
      8. Viscosity
      9. Pressure Altitude
      10. Density Altitude
    3. Aircraft Descriptions and Systems
      1. Flight & Engine Instruments
      2. Flight Controls
      3. Configurations & Characteristics
        1. Aircraft
        2. Wings/Airfoils
      4. Coordinate Systems
      5. Aircraft Systems
      6. Aircraft Weight & Loadings
    4. Aerodynamics – Intro
      1. Airspeeds: Errors & Calibration (V speeds)
      2. Pitot Statics
      3. Operating Limits
      4. Basic Lift Equation
        1. Lift Coefficient
        2. Dynamic Pressure & Surface Area
        3. Stall
      5. Drag Determination
      6. Load factors
      7. V-n Diagram & Aircraft Flight Envelope
      8. Propeller Theory
      9. Two-dimensional Aerodynamics
      10. Three-dimensional Aerodynamics
      11. Determination of Engine Power
    5. Aerodynamics – Flight Test
      1. Aircraft Single-engine Performance
        1. Level Flight Performance
        2. Turning Performance
      2. Takeoff and Landing Theory and Methods
      3. Longitudinal Stability – Static and Dynamic
      4. Lateral-Directional Aerodynamics
      5. Level Flight Performance – Propeller Driven and Jet Aircraft
      6. Range and Endurance
      7. Climb Performance
      8. Lateral Control – Roll Performance
      9. Directional Control
      10. Flying Qualities
      11. Stall Characteristics
      12. Maneuvering Loads
      13. High α
      14. Control of Airspeed & Altitude & AoA
      15. Aircraft Handling Qualities
      16. Flutter
    1. Flight Test Maneuvers
      1. Airspeed Calibration
      2. Symmetrical Maneuvers
      3. Rolling Maneuvers
      4. Yawing Maneuvers
      5. Stall
      6. High α
      7. Longitudinal Stability/Trim
      8. Roll Performance
      9. Accel-Decel
      10. Flutter
      11. Level Turn Performance
      12. Spin Recovery
      13. Sawtooth Climb – Climb Performance
      14. Power Required
      15. Max Performance Climb
      16. Man Performance Landing
      17. Control Pulse – Dynamic Response
      18. Doublet
      19. POPU
      20. Wind-up Turn
      21. Steady Heading Sideslips
    2. Test Planning and Operations
      1. Test Plan Development
      2. Test Card Development
      3. Safety & Risk Management
      4. Weather brief and minimums
      5. Instrumentation / Data Processing
        1. Telemetry and data recording
        2. Sensors
      6. Control Room Operations
        1. Radio communications
        2. Control room
        3. Crew Resource Managemet
        4. Terminology

    2021 Course Schedule

    december

    07dec(dec 7)8:00 am11(dec 11)5:00 pmFeaturedBIO 103 Microgravity Research CampaignMicrogravity Research Campaign supporting the IIAS BIO 103 Program

    january

    15jan(jan 15)6:30 pm20(jan 20)5:00 pmPoSSUM Scientist-Astronaut Class 2001 and 2002

    18jan(jan 18)8:00 am22(jan 22)5:00 pm2020 PoSSUM Academy - Red Sprite Group

    22jan(jan 22)6:30 pm27(jan 27)5:00 pmPoSSUM Scientist-Astronaut Class 2003

    25jan(jan 25)8:00 am29(jan 29)5:00 pm2020 PoSSUM Academy - Blue Jet Group

    30jan(jan 30)8:00 am03feb(feb 3)5:00 pmOPS 102 Spacecraft Egress and Rescue Operations On-SiteOn-site compliment to OPS 102 course providing aircraft egress and sea survial training to complement post-landing human space flight system engineering instruction

    february

    04feb(feb 4)8:00 am08(feb 8)5:00 pmFeaturedBIO 104: Advanced Egress - Spacesuit Landing and Post-Landing Testing

    april

    24apr(apr 24)8:00 am27(apr 27)3:00 pmEVA 103 Planetary Field Geology Field CampaignEVA 103 course covers the requirements and design considerations for EVA systems and tools for conducting planetary field geology

    28apr(apr 28)8:00 am02may(may 2)5:00 pmEVA 102 Operational Space Medicine Field CampaignField component to cover wilderness medicine in extreme environments, culminating with a 4-day on-site lab portion devoted to triage, scenarios and skills pertaining to wilderness medicine

    may

    03may(may 3)8:00 am07(may 7)5:00 pmFeaturedEVA 104 Gravity-Offset EVA Space Suit Evaluation CampaignGravity-offset research campaign to evaluate the Final Frontier Design EVA space suit by applying the tools and techniques developed through EVA 102 and EVA 103 courses

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