Accession Number : ADA320057

Title :   Test Management Phase Planning Guide.

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE TEST PILOT SCHOOL EDWARDS AFB CA

PDF Url : ADA320057

Report Date : DEC 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 180

Abstract : In this document you will be introduced to the fundamental theory, application and test management considerations used to design, build and evaluate current flight systems. You'll get to integrate previously gained knowledge and flying skills with test management practices, and then use these new skills to conduct a variety of flight test projects. This phase spans the entire TPS curriculum. Initially, it involves only reporting techniques; but eventually it adds the planning and execution of flight test. Primarily, you'll be involved in the Qualitative Evaluation Program and a Test Management Project. In the Qualitative Evaluation Program, you'll get to evaluate a wide variety of aircraft. These evaluations are designed to broaden your experience base and allow you to apply your newly acquired flight test skills. In your Test Management Project, you'll be responsible for the complete test cycle, from initial planning through reporting. The focus here is to develop the ingenuity, as well as the technical research, managerial, and communication skills you need for a successful test project. In many ways, the Test Management Project is a culmination of your entire TPS experience. The test management academic curriculum includes courses in test planning, test safety, test instrumentation, test conduct, data analysis, and reporting test results. It ensures you have knowledge of the theory and techniques necessary to manage and conduct a flight test project.

Descriptors :   *FLIGHT TESTING, *TEST MANAGEMENT, TEST AND EVALUATION, DATA PROCESSING, SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, AIRCRAFT, SCHOOLS, EDUCATION, SKILLS, TEST EQUIPMENT, CYCLES, PLANNING, INSTRUMENTATION, COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS, SYSTEMS ANALYSIS, COURSES(EDUCATION), AVIATION SAFETY.

Subject Categories : Aerodynamics
      Flight Control and Instrumentation
      Administration and Management

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE