Uncle Walter's Guide to Aero/Astro Fall 1997 Index Introduction Credits Statistics Comments Course Ratings Instructor Ratings Exams & Problem Sets
Uncle Walter's Guide to Aeronautics & Astronautics

16.343 Spacecraft and Aircraft Sensors and Instrumentation

Lecturer: Prof. Hansman
Pre/ co requisites: 16.040,8.03 Hours From Bulletin: 3-0-9
Response Rate: 10/16 (62.5%) Actual Hours: 2.9-0.0-4.9

Course Ratings Instructor Ratings
Course Difficulty: 3.4 / 7.0
Overall Course Rating: 5.5 / 7.0
Prof. Hansman (L) 6.2 / 7.0

Most students felt that 16.343 was well taught and very interesting. A few students commented that they would like to see the topics covered in more depth. A couple of students also commented that they wanted more structure and organization in the course.

Half of the class indicated that the class required little or no background and the other half mentioned that physics (E.M. in particular) and dynamics should be required. The students felt that lectures were the most useful learning tool but a couple made strong suggestions that laboratory experiments be utilized in the course. One student also indicated that he/she would like more feed back on problem sets.

Very well taught. Appropriate emphasis on understanding of the principles rather than tedious computation

More show and tell

I'd put in a lab section where the students build a RADAR! That would totally rock!

I think more classes should be taught like this - it would make more people interested in learning.


Course ratings

Subject
was graded fairly: 6.0 / 7.0
was organized and displayed continuity: 4.9 / 7.0
was well-administered: 5.1 / 7.0
had accessible lab facilities: N/A

Instructor ratings

Instructor Prof. Hansman
Gives well-prepared, relevant presentations: 5.7 / 7.0
Explains clearly, answers questions well: 6.1 / 7.0
Uses the blackboard and visual aids well: 5.3 / 7.0
Enunciates clearly: 6.3 / 7.0
Encourages questions, is sensitive to class: 6.6 / 7.0
Excites interest and is enthusiastic: 6.5 / 7.0
Is friendly and supportive: 6.7 / 7.0
Is available outside of class: 5.6 / 7.0

Exams, problem sets and projects


Relevancy Length Number Difficulty
Exams N/A N/A N/A N/A
Exam reviews N/A N/A N/A N/A
Problem sets 5.6 / 7.0 3.9 / 7.0 3.9 / 7.0 3.8 / 7.0
Papers / Projects 5.8 / 7.0 4.1 / 7.0 4.0 / 7.0 4.1 / 7.0

Required texts / handouts

Relevancy N/A
Length N/A
Interesting? N/A
Difficulty N/A

Uncle Walter's Guide to Aeronautics & Astronautics