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16.885J offers a holistic view of the aircraft as a system, covering: basic systems engineering; cost and weight estimation; basic aircraft performance; safety and reliability; lifecycle topics; aircraft subsystems; risk analysis and management; and system realization. Small student teams retrospectively analyze an existing aircraft covering: key design drivers and decisions; aircraft attributes and subsystems; and operational experience. Oral and written versions of the case study are delivered. For the Fall 2005 term, the class focuses on a systems engineering analysis of the Space Shuttle. It offers study of both design and operations of the shuttle, with frequent lectures by outside experts. Students choose specific shuttle systems for detailed analysis and develop new subsystem designs using state of the art technology.

Aircraft Systems Engineering MIT

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16.885J offers a holistic view of the aircraft as a system, covering: basic systems engineering; cost and weight estimation; basic aircraft performance; safety and reliability; lifecycle topics; aircraft subsystems; risk analysis and management; and system realization. Small student teams retrospectively analyze an existing aircraft covering: key design drivers and decisions; aircraft attributes and subsystems; and operational experience. Oral and written versions of the case study are delivered. For the Fall 2005 term, the class focuses on a systems engineering analysis of the Space Shuttle. It offers study of both design and operations of the shuttle, with frequent lectures by outside experts. Students choose specific shuttle systems for detailed analysis and develop new subsystem designs using state of the art technology.

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    Lecture 01: The Origins of the Space Shuttle

    Lecture 01: The Origins of the Space Shuttle

    • 1 hr 50 min
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    Lecture 02: Space Shuttle History

    Lecture 02: Space Shuttle History

    • 1 hr 50 min
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    Lecture 03: Orbiter Sub-System Design

    Lecture 03: Orbiter Sub-System Design

    • 1 hr 51 min
    • video
    Lecture 04: The Decision to Build the Shuttle

    Lecture 04: The Decision to Build the Shuttle

    • 1 hr 53 min
    • video
    Lecture 05: Orbiter Structure + Thermal Protection System

    Lecture 05: Orbiter Structure + Thermal Protection System

    • 1 hr 58 min
    • video
    Lecture 06: Propulsion - Space Shuttle Main Engines

    Lecture 06: Propulsion - Space Shuttle Main Engines

    • 2 hrs

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harry747 ,

video issues

i checked out a few of the videos, and there is a problem: all you get to see are the lecturers talking. no slides, no diagrams from the overhead projector, nothing, except when the lecturer actually writes something on the board.
go for the audio instead, it gives you the same information with MUCH smaller downloads. the videos are NOT worth the extra megabytes.

Mister--Tee ,

No slides!

I agree with Harry747; not being able to see the presentation slides makes these videos very frustrating to watch. It's a great shame, as the content was of real interest with well-informed lecturers.

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