TU Delft
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Organization
2016/2017 Aerospace Engineering Master Aerospace Engineering
AE4322
Piloted Flight Simulation
ECTS: 4
Responsible Instructor
Name E-mail
Ir. O. Stroosma    O.Stroosma@tudelft.nl
Instructor
Name E-mail
Dr.ir. M.M. van Paassen    M.M.vanPaassen@tudelft.nl
Contact Hours / Week x/x/x/x
0/0/4/0
Education Period
3
Start Education
3
Exam Period
3
4
Course Language
English
Required for
AE4323 (Real-time Distributed Flight and Space Simulation)
Expected prior knowledge
AE2235 (Aerospace Signals, Systems & Control, or equivalent)
AE3212 (Aerospace Flight Dynamics, or equivalent)
AE4302 (Avionics and Operations, or equivalent)
AE4316 (Aerospace Human-Machine Systems, or equivalent)
Course Contents
Lecture topics, not necessarily in chronological order
1) Introduction to piloted flight simulation, including fidelity considerations
2) Use of piloted flight simulation, including training and qualification
3) Simulator sub-systems
4) Modelling of vehicle dynamics
5) Real-time software engineering
6) Distributed simulation
7) Motion bases, including cueing
8) Visual systems, including image generation
Study Goals
1) The student has a good understanding of the use cases of piloted flight simulators and the resulting (sub-)system requirements.
2) The student can describe in detail the working principles of piloted flight simulator subsystems.
3) The student can identify the design choices for a flight simulatorís functionalities, distinguish strong and weak points, as well as relate these to the simulatorís intended use.
4) The student can apply this knowledge in an operational context, e.g. in a flight training centre or a simulator manufacturing plant.
Education Method
Lectures, simulator demonstrations, and excursions to industry.
Literature and Study Materials
Lecture slides and other materials are put on Blackboard.

Recommended but not required literature:
D. Allerton, Principles of Flight Simulation, Wiley, 2009, ISBN 978-0-470-75436-8
Assessment
Written examination and excursion report.