Accession Number : ADA538810


Title :   T-6A Texan II Systems Engineering Case Study


Corporate Author : MACAULAY-BROWN INC DAYTON OH


Personal Author(s) : Bailey, Dave ; Kinzig, Bill


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a538810.pdf


Report Date : Jan 2010


Pagination or Media Count : 88


Abstract : The Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) established an Air Force Center for Systems Engineering (AFCSE) at its Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB), Ohio, campus in 2002. The AFCSE was tasked to develop case studies focusing on the application of systems engineering principles within various aerospace programs. The intent of these case studies was to examine a broad spectrum of program types and a variety of learning principles using the Friedman-Sage Framework to guide overall analysis. These cases support academic instruction on systems engineering within military service academies and at both civilian and military graduate schools, as well as training programs in industry. Each case study is comprised of elements of success, as well as examples of systems engineering decisions that, in hindsight, were not optimal. Both types of examples are useful for learning. The utilization and misutilization of systems engineering principles are highlighted with special emphasis on the conditions that foster and impede good systems engineering practices. The T-6 Texan II is a two-seat, single-engine aircraft whose purpose is to train Air Force and Navy pilots in basic flying skills. The focus of this case study is limited to the T-6 aircraft. However, one must note that the T-6 is but one element of the total training system dubbed JPATS. JPATS consists of the T-6 aircraft, Ground Based Training System (GBTS), and Contractor Operated and Maintained Base Supply (COMBS) System.


Descriptors :   *TRAINING AIRCRAFT , *CASE STUDIES , *SYSTEMS ENGINEERING , NAVAL TRAINING , AIR FORCE TRAINING , FLIGHT TRAINING , MILITARY AIRCRAFT , TURBOPROP ENGINES


Subject Categories : Training Aircraft


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE