ENGR 680A3 - Introduction to Systems Test and Evaluation

  • 3 credits
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Test and evaluation of systems at both the component and systems levels to provide insights into how systems succeed or fail based on test methodologies.

Prerequisite

ENGR 502 (Engineering Project and Program Management) and ENGR 531 (Engineering Risk Analysis).

Textbook and Materials

Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.

Required

  • Design Paradigms – Case Histories of Error and Judgement in Engineering (1994)
    Petroski, Henry
    ISBN: 9780521466493
  • Test Engineering – A Concise Guide to Cost-effective Design, Development and Manufacture (2001)
    O'Connor, Patrick
    ISBN: 9780471498827

Instructors

Gregory Marzolf

Greg.Marzolf@colostate.edu

Colonel Gregory S. Marzolf (USAF, retired) was commissioned in 1988 from the University of Tennessee and retired after almost 29 years of service. During this time, he commanded the 53d Test and Evaluation Group, the 414th Combat Training Squadron (i.e., RED FLAG), the 64th Aggressor Squadron, and an Air Force ROTC Detachment. Colonel Marzolf is a command pilot with over 3,000 flight hours—the vast majority of it in the F-16. He has served as an instructor pilot, flight examiner, mission commander, and weapons officer to include flying combat missions in Operations DENY FLIGHT, PROVIDE COMFORT, and IRAQI FREEDOM. He has extensive experience with complex systems and is currently finishing a dissertation on America’s emergency response system. He resides in Fort Collins, CO with his wife and four children.

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