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2016/2017 Aerospace Engineering Master Aerospace Engineering
AE4302
Avionics and Operations
ECTS: 3
Responsible Instructor
Name E-mail
Dr.ir. C. Borst    C.Borst@tudelft.nl
Instructor
Name E-mail
Ir. T.J. Mulder    T.J.Mulder@tudelft.nl
Contact Hours / Week x/x/x/x
4/0/0/0
Education Period
1
Start Education
1
Exam Period
1
2
Course Language
English
Required for
AE4316
AE4317
AE4318
AE4319
AE4321-15
AE4322
Expected prior knowledge
Flight Dynamics
System and Control Theory
Parts
Week arrangement

Lecture and study material

1. Introduction to avionics systems.

2. Air Data systems.

3. Gyroscopes, attitude reference systems.

4. Compasses, heading reference systems.

5. Navigation equations.

6. Inertial Navigation Systems.

7. Radio navigation systems (ADF, VOR, DME).

8. Landing guidance systems (ILS, MLS, GPS).

9. Communication, Navigation, Surveillance (CNS).

10. Satellite navigation systems (GPS).

11. Flight deck instruments and integrated systems.

12. The Flight Management System (FMS).

13. Air Traffic Management (ATM).

14. The Future Air Navigation System (FANS).
Course Contents
(see week arrangement)

This course provides a comprehensive, unified coverage of the principles of modern navigation equipment and systems, both in the aircraft and on the ground, including the aircraft instrumentation and flight-deck systems, with a special emphasis on the important trends in the global air navigation and air traffic management system.
Study Goals
1. The student can describe in detail the working principles of the avionics systems treated in the course.

2. The student can demonstrate the avionics systems' functionalities, identify their strong points and weaknesses, and make comparisons between the avionics systems.

3. The student can evaluate, criticize, and appraise their usage in the current and future operational context.
Education Method
Lecture
Literature and Study Materials
All slides used in the course are put into a reader that can be purchased.

Lecture slides and other lecture material are put on the Blackboard

The books mentioned below (Pallett & Coombs, Kayton & Fried) can be hired at the Control & Simulation division.

Recommended literature:
E.H.J. Pallett, L.F.E.Coombs, Aircraft Instruments and Integrated Navigation Systems, Longman, 1997 ISBN 0-582-08627-2.
M. Kayton, W.R.Fried, Avionics Navigation Systems, Wiley, 1997 ISBN 0471547956.
Assessment
Written exam (closed-book)