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16.82 Flight Vehicle Engineering

Prereq: Permission of instructor
U (Spring)
12 Units

Design of an atmospheric flight vehicle to satisfy stated performance, stability, and control requirements. Emphasizes individual initiative, application of fundamental principles, and the compromises inherent in the engineering design process. Includes instruction and practice in written and oral communication, through team presentations and a written final report. Course 16 students are expected to complete two professional or concentration subjects from the departmental program before taking this capstone. Offered alternate Spring and Fall terms.

R. J. Hansman, W. Hoburg

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Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics

http://catalog.mit.edu/schools/engineering/aeronautics-astronautics/

The Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AeroAstro) students, faculty, and staff share a passion for air and space vehicles, the technologies that enable them, and the missions they fulfill.