This 3-day short course in aircraft combat survivability is designed to provide an overview of the aircraft combat survivability discipline.  The course is intended for Department of Defense (DoD), active duty military, and government contractors who work in aircraft survivability fields such as survivability modeling and simulation, ballistic and vulnerability testing, susceptibility reduction and vulnerability reduction, and systems engineering.  The course will also benefit personnel working program management and acquisition of DoD aircraft.

The course is based upon the book “The Fundamentals of Aircraft Combat Survivability Analysis and Design, 2nd Edition” by Robert E. Ball, published by AIAA. In addition to the presentation material, a copy of the textbook is provided to students as part of the course. This course highlights the important concepts necessary to understand the breadth of the survivability discipline.

Continuing Education Unit (CEU) credit will be awarded for successful completion.

Administrative questions may be directed to Darnell Marbury, darnell.marbury@navy.mil, 703-604-0387.

The lecturer-in-charge is Prof. Christopher Adams of the Naval Postgraduate School, caadams@nps.edu, 831-656-3400.