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KU Aerospace Short Course Program

Unmanned Aircraft System Software Airworthiness

Instructor: Willie J. Fitzpatrick, Jr.
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Course Schedule

June 6-8, 2017, Denver, Colorado

Early registration course fee: $1,895 if you register and pay by April 21, 2017

Regular registration course fee: $1,995 if you register and pay after April 21, 2017

Denver Lodging and Travel Information

You can also bring this course to your workplace. Learn more about our on-site program.

Description

This course covers the software airworthiness requirements for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). It will address 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.


Includes instruction, course materials, refreshments and lunches.
The course notes are for participants only and are not for sale.

Highlights

  • Overview of UAS software requirements
  • Software acquisition and development
  • Software airworthiness products and assessment process during the system life cycle
  • Assessments of: planning and requirements analysis; preliminary and architectural design; detailed design, coding and unit test; software integration and formal qualification test and system integration test; and aircraft integration, ground test and flight test
  • Developing recommendations for formal flight and airworthiness releases to approval authority
  • Documenting the UAS software airworthiness assurance case
  • Keys to successful software airworthiness process implementation for UAS
  • Problem areas, concerns and lessons learned
  • Future trends

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.

Times / CEUs

21.00 classroom hours
2.100 CEUs

Certificate Tracks

Avionics and Avionic Components, Unmanned Aircraft

Learning Objectives

  • Identify key elements required to evaluate or achieve the successful airworthiness substantiation of Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) software
  • Apply techniques and approaches for documenting and evaluating the software substantiation/safety case for acceptance by the Unmanned Aircraft System Airworthiness Qualification/Certification Authority
  • Assess the readiness of the UAS software to transition to various software and system life-cycle phases
  • Identify critical areas of risk to the successful substantiation of the UAS software airworthiness
  • Apply acquired knowledge and skills to real world scenarios
  • Prepare the software portion of an UAS Assurance Case

Course Outline

Day One

  • Introduction and overview of UAS software requirements
  • Software acquisition/development and relationship to software airworthiness in unmanned aircraft systems
  • Software airworthiness in the context of the system safety/airworthiness program
  • Software airworthiness products during the system life-cycle
  • Software airworthiness assessment process during the system life-cycle

Day Two

  • Assessment of planning and requirements analysis
  • Assessment of preliminary and architectural design
  • Assessment of detailed design
  • Assessment of coding and unit test
  • Assessment of software integration and formal qualification test
  • Assessment of system integration test and aircraft integration/ground test/flight test

Day Three

  • Developing recommendations for formal flight release/airworthiness release to approval authority
  • Documenting the UAS software airworthiness assurance case
  • Useful guidebooks, handbooks and procedures in UAS software airworthiness
  • Keys to successful software airworthiness process implementation for UAS
  • Problem areas, concerns, and lessons learned
  • Future trends in UAS software airworthiness


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Denver, Colorado

June 6-8, 2017
Crowne Plaza Denver Downtown
1450 Glenarm Place
Denver, Colorado 80202
Times: Tuesday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Instructor: Willie J. Fitzpatrick, Jr.
Fee: $1,995.00
Course Number: AA171435



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To learn about bringing a course to your workplace, contact Sarah Williams, on-site program manager, for a no-cost, no-obligation proposal.
Email ProfessionalPrograms@ku.edu
Phone 913-897-8782

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