Case Studies on Upgradable Engineering Design as a Powerful Tool for Air Force Industry

  • Yunyao Gu Rhode Island School of Design, 2 College Street, Providence, 02903, the United States
  • Siyi He Rhode Island School of Design, 2 College Street, Providence, 02903, the United States
Keywords: Upgradable, engineering, design, air force, maintainability.


This essay demonstrates several case studies of Corporation Alpha's maintainability engineering group, which in turn offers evidence on the pivotal impact of upgradable engineering in air force. The application of these cases are used to collect both quantitative and qualitative data on the policies and processes involved in an aerospace system manufacturer's efforts to develop US Air Force fighter engines. Besides, further analysis has been proposed to emphasize efforts that the manufacturer implemented to design systems for maintainability and upgradability. In the future, research of the collected information is required for more detailed investigation.


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