This book is written for anyone who wants to understand how industry develops the customer requirement for aircraft into a fully integrated, tested, and qualified product that is safe to fly and fit for purpose. The new edition ofDesign and Development of Aircraft Systemsfully expands its already comprehensive coverage to include both conventional and unmanned systems. It also updates all chapters to bring them in line with current design practice and technologies taught in courses at Cranfield, Bristol, and Loughborough universities in the UK.
Design and Development of Aircraft Systems, 3rd Editionbegins with an introduction to the subject. It then introduces readers to the aircraft systems (airframe, vehicle, avionic, mission, and ground systems). Following that comes a chapter on the design and development process. Other chapters look at design drivers, systems architectures, systems integration, verification of system requirements, practical considerations, and configuration control. The book finishes with sections that discuss the potential impact of complexity on flight safety, key characteristics of aircraft systems, and more.
Provides a holistic view of aircraft system design, describing the interactions among subsystems such as fuel, navigation, flight control, and more Substantially updated coverage of systems engineering, design drivers, systems architectures, systems integration, modelling of systems, practical considerations, and systems examples Incorporates essential new material on the regulatory environment for both manned and unmanned systems Discussion of trends towards complex systems, automation, integration and the potential for an impact on flight safetyDesign and Development of Aircraft Systems, 3rd Editionis an excellent book for aerospace engineers, researchers, and graduate students involved in the field.