Aerospace
Systems
Engineering
Midwest City, Oklahoma

Image: SwRI's system experience includes B-52, B-2 (pictured), B-1, E-3, and KC-135 aircraft, as well as TF30, TF33, F101, F108, F110, and F118 engines.

SwRI's system experience includes B-52, B-2 (pictured), B-1, E-3, and KC-135 aircraft, as well as TF30, TF33, F101, F108, F110, and F118 engines.

Project activities related to major aircraft subsystems, including propulsion, avionics, electrical, electronic, and mechanical redesign for the Air Force Sustainment Center (AFSC) and Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC) at Tinker Air Force Base, are the responsibility of the Aerospace Systems Engineering Group at Southwest Research Institute (SwRI). Similar work is performed for other government agencies, commercial clients, and original equipment manufacturers. These activities include studies for:

  • Advanced fault detection and diagnostics
  • Software development to support web-based and thick client-based database applications and analysis tools
  • Trending tools
  • System automation
  • Process and performance improvement
  • Web services
  • Technology insertion
  • Reliability and maintainability improvement
  • Hardware redesign for mature subsystems
  • Aircraft modification designs
  • Support equipment engineering functions such as automatic test equipment Test Program Set (TPS) design
  • Technical manual development
  • Independent Validation and Verification (IV&V)

System experience includes B-52, B-2, B-1, E-3, and KC-135 aircraft, as well as F100, F101, F108, F110, F118, T56, TF33, TF34, and TF39 engines.

Related Terminology

aerospace systems engineering  •  major aircraft subsystems  •  software development  •  advanced fault detection  •  electronic  •  mechanical redesign  •  Air Force Sustainment Center  •  AFLCMC  •  AFSC  •  technology insertion  •  reliability  •  maintainability  •  improvement hardware redesign  •  mature subsystems  •  aircraft modification  •  IV&V  •  technical manuals  •  process improvement  •  web services  •  analysis tools  •  statistical process control  •  anomaly detection  •  advanced diagnostics  •  propulsion  •  engine test cells  •  test program sets  •  support equipment  •  system automation  •  logistics tools  •  trending tools  •  aircraft modification

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04/15/14