Aircraft Avionics

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Aircraft Avionics (Main course) B9M38PSL
Credits 6
Semesters Winter
Completion Assessment + Examination
Language of teaching Czech
Extent of teaching 2P+2L
Annotation
The subject is focused into a field of aircraft avionics including principles, sensors, measurement and evaluation systems and signal/data processing methods. The subject goes into details of studied systems, i.e. engine and aircraft monitoring systems, power systems, pressure-based systems, low-frequency navigation means, and flight recorders. The subject introduces currently used technology and methodology on aircraft and thus serves to understand fundamentals of avionics. Inertial navigation systems are discussed in more details as well as their aiding systems and sensors. The course focuses on both small and large aircraft as well as on UAV suited avionics.
Course outlines
1. Aircraft avionics, cockpits - overview. Avionics immunity to impacts of ambient environment. EMC and its application into aircraft, examples.
2. Aircraft power systems and power distribution.
3. Parameters definition of aircraft propulsions, N1&N2, temperature, pressure, torque & vibration measurement systems. Fire and ice annunciators.
4. Complex engine monitoring systems. Fuel systems, level sensors. Fuel flow & fuel used measurement systems.
5. Barometrical measurements of altitude. Altimeters and their constructions. International standard atmosphere. Angle of attack measurements.
6. Air, vertical speed, and Mach-number measurements. Total/static air temperature measurements. Air data computer - pressure based systems & sensors.
7. Means of operational and emergency diagnostics. Flight data recorders.
8. Earth magnetic field and its usage. Magnetic sensors.
9. Introduction to aircraft navigation systems. Mechanical gyroscopes.
10. Inertial sensors - angular rate sensors/gyroscopes and accelerometers.
11. Navigation equations and navigation systems, INS/GNSS data fusion.
12. UAV electronics and payloads.
13. UAV power management.
Exercises outlines
Laboratory exercises are dedicated to get theoretical knowledge onto a practical level of understanding. There are 12 practical exercises dedicated to particular aircraft systems to pass and make the report from. Within the semester there will be organized two excursions to helicopter base of the Czech Police and to the B737 simulator.
Literature
[1] Pallet, E.H.J.: Aircraft instruments and integrated systems. Longman 1992
[2] Davies M.: The standard handbook for aeronautical and astronautical engineers. McGRAW-HILL 2002
[3] Fortescu P., Stark J., Swinerd G.: Spacecraft Systems Engineering. John Wiley&Sons, Ltd. 2003
[4] Helfrick A: Principles of Avionics. Avionics Communications Inc. 2004
[5] Moir I., Seabridge A.: Aircraft systems. John Wiley&Sons, Ltd. 2008
[6] Spitzer C. R.: Avionics development and implementation. CRC Press 2007
Requirements
No special prerequisites required; nevertheless, basic knowledge of measurement instruments, sensors/electronics and methods is recommended.
Aircraft Avionics B3M38PSL
Credits 6
Semesters Winter
Completion Assessment + Examination
Language of teaching Czech
Extent of teaching 2P+2L
Annotation
The subject is focused into a field of aircraft avionics including principles, sensors, measurement and evaluation systems and signal/data processing methods. The subject goes into details of studied systems, i.e. engine and aircraft monitoring systems, power systems, pressure-based systems, low-frequency navigation means, and flight recorders. The subject introduces currently used technology and methodology on aircraft and thus serves to understand fundamentals of avionics. Inertial navigation systems are discussed in more details as well as their aiding systems and sensors. The course focuses on both small and large aircraft as well as on UAV suited avionics.
Course outlines
1. Aircraft avionics, cockpits - overview. Avionics immunity to impacts of ambient environment. EMC and its application into aircraft, examples.
2. Aircraft power systems and power distribution.
3. Parameters definition of aircraft propulsions, N1&N2, temperature, pressure, torque & vibration measurement systems. Fire and ice annunciators.
4. Complex engine monitoring systems. Fuel systems, level sensors. Fuel flow & fuel used measurement systems.
5. Barometrical measurements of altitude. Altimeters and their constructions. International standard atmosphere. Angle of attack measurements.
6. Air, vertical speed, and Mach-number measurements. Total/static air temperature measurements. Air data computer - pressure based systems & sensors.
7. Means of operational and emergency diagnostics. Flight data recorders.
8. Earth magnetic field and its usage. Magnetic sensors.
9. Introduction to aircraft navigation systems. Mechanical gyroscopes.
10. Inertial sensors - angular rate sensors/gyroscopes and accelerometers.
11. Navigation equations and navigation systems, INS/GNSS data fusion.
12. UAV electronics and payloads.
13. UAV power management.
Exercises outlines
Laboratory exercises are dedicated to get theoretical knowledge onto a practical level of understanding. There are 12 practical exercises dedicated to particular aircraft systems to pass and make the report from. Within the semester there will be organized two excursions to helicopter base of the Czech Police and to the B737 simulator.
Literature
[1] Pallet, E.H.J.: Aircraft instruments and integrated systems. Longman 1992
[2] Davies M.: The standard handbook for aeronautical and astronautical engineers. McGRAW-HILL 2002
[3] Fortescu P., Stark J., Swinerd G.: Spacecraft Systems Engineering. John Wiley&Sons, Ltd. 2003
[4] Helfrick A: Principles of Avionics. Avionics Communications Inc. 2004
[5] Moir I., Seabridge A.: Aircraft systems. John Wiley&Sons, Ltd. 2008
[6] Spitzer C. R.: Avionics development and implementation. CRC Press 2007
Requirements
No special prerequisites required; nevertheless, basic knowledge of measurement instruments, sensors/electronics and methods is recommended.
Aircraft Avionics BE9M38PSL
Credits 6
Semesters Winter
Completion Assessment + Examination
Language of teaching English
Extent of teaching 2P+2L
Annotation
The subject is focused into a field of aircraft avionics including principles, sensors, measurement and evaluation systems and signal/data processing methods. The subject goes into details of studied systems, i.e. engine and aircraft monitoring systems, power systems, pressure-based systems, low-frequency navigation means, and flight recorders. The subject introduces currently used technology and methodology on aircraft and thus serves to understand fundamentals of avionics. Inertial navigation systems are discussed in more details as well as their aiding systems and sensors. The course focuses on both small and large aircraft as well as on UAV suited avionics.
Course outlines
1. Aircraft avionics, cockpits - overview. Avionics immunity to impacts of ambient environment. EMC and its application into aircraft, examples.
2. Aircraft power systems and power distribution.
3. Parameters definition of aircraft propulsions, N1&N2, temperature, pressure, torque & vibration measurement systems. Fire and ice annunciators.
4. Complex engine monitoring systems. Fuel systems, level sensors. Fuel flow & fuel used measurement systems.
5. Barometrical measurements of altitude. Altimeters and their constructions. International standard atmosphere. Angle of attack measurements.
6. Air, vertical speed, and Mach-number measurements. Total/static air temperature measurements. Air data computer - pressure based systems & sensors.
7. Means of operational and emergency diagnostics. Flight data recorders.
8. Earth magnetic field and its usage. Magnetic sensors.
9. Introduction to aircraft navigation systems. Mechanical gyroscopes.
10. Inertial sensors - angular rate sensors/gyroscopes and accelerometers.
11. Navigation equations and navigation systems, INS/GNSS data fusion.
12. UAV electronics and payloads.
13. UAV power management.
Exercises outlines
Laboratory exercises are dedicated to get theoretical knowledge onto a practical level of understanding. There are 12 practical exercises dedicated to particular aircraft systems to pass and make the report from. Within the semester there will be organized two excursions to helicopter base of the Czech Police and to the B737 simulator.
Literature
[1] Pallet, E.H.J.: Aircraft instruments and integrated systems. Longman 1992
[2] Davies M.: The standard handbook for aeronautical and astronautical engineers. McGRAW-HILL 2002
[3] Fortescu P., Stark J., Swinerd G.: Spacecraft Systems Engineering. John Wiley&Sons, Ltd. 2003
[4] Helfrick A: Principles of Avionics. Avionics Communications Inc. 2004
[5] Moir I., Seabridge A.: Aircraft systems. John Wiley&Sons, Ltd. 2008
[6] Spitzer C. R.: Avionics development and implementation. CRC Press 2007

Requirements
No special prerequisites required; nevertheless, basic knowledge of measurement instruments, sensors/electronics and methods is recommended.
Aircraft Avionics BE3M38PSL
Credits 6
Semesters Winter
Completion Assessment + Examination
Language of teaching English
Extent of teaching 2P+2L
Annotation
The subject is focused into a field of aircraft avionics including principles, sensors, measurement and evaluation systems and signal/data processing methods. The subject goes into details of studied systems, i.e. engine and aircraft monitoring systems, power systems, pressure-based systems, low-frequency navigation means, and flight recorders. The subject introduces currently used technology and methodology on aircraft and thus serves to understand fundamentals of avionics. Inertial navigation systems are discussed in more details as well as their aiding systems and sensors. The course focuses on both small and large aircraft as well as on UAV suited avionics.
Course outlines
1. Aircraft avionics, cockpits - overview. Avionics immunity to impacts of ambient environment. EMC and its application into aircraft, examples.
2. Aircraft power systems and power distribution.
3. Parameters definition of aircraft propulsions, N1&N2, temperature, pressure, torque & vibration measurement systems. Fire and ice annunciators.
4. Complex engine monitoring systems. Fuel systems, level sensors. Fuel flow & fuel used measurement systems.
5. Barometrical measurements of altitude. Altimeters and their constructions. International standard atmosphere. Angle of attack measurements.
6. Air, vertical speed, and Mach-number measurements. Total/static air temperature measurements. Air data computer - pressure based systems & sensors.
7. Means of operational and emergency diagnostics. Flight data recorders.
8. Earth magnetic field and its usage. Magnetic sensors.
9. Introduction to aircraft navigation systems. Mechanical gyroscopes.
10. Inertial sensors - angular rate sensors/gyroscopes and accelerometers.
11. Navigation equations and navigation systems, INS/GNSS data fusion.
12. UAV electronics and payloads.
13. UAV power management.
Exercises outlines
Laboratory exercises are dedicated to get theoretical knowledge onto a practical level of understanding. There are 12 practical exercises dedicated to particular aircraft systems to pass and make the report from. Within the semester there will be organized two excursions to helicopter base of the Czech Police and to the B737 simulator.
Literature
[1] Pallet, E.H.J.: Aircraft instruments and integrated systems. Longman 1992
[2] Davies M.: The standard handbook for aeronautical and astronautical engineers. McGRAW-HILL 2002
[3] Fortescu P., Stark J., Swinerd G.: Spacecraft Systems Engineering. John Wiley&Sons, Ltd. 2003
[4] Helfrick A: Principles of Avionics. Avionics Communications Inc. 2004
[5] Moir I., Seabridge A.: Aircraft systems. John Wiley&Sons, Ltd. 2008
[6] Spitzer C. R.: Avionics development and implementation. CRC Press 2007

Requirements
No special prerequisites required; nevertheless, basic knowledge of measurement instruments, sensors/electronics and methods is recommended.
Aircraft Avionics B3M38PSL1
Credits 6
Semesters Winter
Completion Assessment + Examination
Language of teaching Czech
Extent of teaching 2P+2L
Annotation
The course acquaints students with the current technology used in aircraft instruments and unmanned aerial vehicles, ie systems and sensors working in the low frequency range and methods used to process their data. The course includes a detailed description of aircraft instrumentation and its resistance to external influences, a description of aircraft power sources, analysis of instruments and systems for measuring engine and aerometric quantities, and a description of emergency and operational diagnostics. The course also deals with the field of inertial navigation aids, used sensors and systems, their modeling and description. It analyzes in detail the principles of calculations of navigation equations, including methods of fusion of navigation data and their processing.
Course outlines
1. Aircraft instrumentation, dashboards. Resistance to external influences. EMC, overview of types of electromagnetic interference and their sources in aviation.
2. Aircraft energy networks. Sources of electricity on aircraft.
3. Definition of basic parameters of turboprop and jet engine. Measurement of speed, temperature and pressure on aircraft engines, measurement of torque and vibration. Fire and icing signals.
4. Complex system for evaluation of motor parameters. Aircraft fuel systems, measurement of fuel consumption, total and critical amount of fuel.
5. International standard atmosphere. Height measurement, construction of altimeters. Measurement of the angle of attack.
6. Measurement of air and vertical velocity, Mach numbers and outside air temperature. Systems for measuring aerometric quantities - calculation procedures, used sensors.
7. Earth's magnetic field and its use in aviation, sensors of the Earth's magnetic field.
8. Introduction to aircraft navigation systems. Mechanical gyroscopic navigation aids.
9. Sensors of inertial navigation systems. Noise properties and their modeling. Allan variance analysis.
10. Navigation equations, mechanization of their calculations.
11. Fusion of navigation data, methods of integration.
12. Methods and means of operational and emergency diagnostics, on-board recorders and their recording media.
13. Avionics of unmanned aerial vehicles.
14. Technologies used for unmanned aerial vehicle applications.
Exercises outlines
Laboratorní cvičení jsou zaměřena na praktická ověření základních principů letecké přístrojové techniky, dílčích subsystémů, senzoriky a metod vyhodnocení systémových dat. Studenti pracují přímo s letadlovým přístrojovým vybavením, resp. užívanou senzorikou propojenou s PC, kde s využitím Matlab/Simulink vývojového prostředí mají možnost si vyzkoušet postupy zpracování dat. Jako doplněk cvičení jsou organizovány exkurze, např. na Leteckou službu PČR, Czech Aviation Training Center (simulátory), Travel Service (exkurze do letadel).
Literature
Moir I., Seabridge A.: Aircraft systems, Wiley 2008, ISBN:978-0-470-05996-8.
Farrell Jay A.: Aided navigation – GPS with High Rate Sensors, McGraw-Hill 2008, ISBN: 0-07-164266-8
Aircraft Avionics BE3M38PSL1
Credits 6
Semesters Winter
Completion Assessment + Examination
Language of teaching English
Extent of teaching 2P+2L
Annotation
The course acquaints students with the current technology used in aircraft instruments and unmanned aerial vehicles, ie systems and sensors working in the low frequency range and methods used to process their data. The course includes a detailed description of aircraft instrumentation and its resistance to external influences, a description of aircraft power sources, analysis of instruments and systems for measuring engine and aerometric quantities, and a description of emergency and operational diagnostics. The course also deals with the field of inertial navigation aids, used sensors and systems, their modeling and description. It analyzes in detail the principles of calculations of navigation equations, including methods of fusion of navigation data and their processing.
Course outlines
1. Aircraft instrumentation, dashboards. Resistance to external influences. EMC, overview of types of electromagnetic interference and their sources in aviation.
2. Aircraft energy networks. Sources of electricity on aircraft.
3. Definition of basic parameters of turboprop and jet engine. Measurement of speed, temperature and pressure on aircraft engines, measurement of torque and vibration. Fire and icing signals.
4. Complex system for evaluation of motor parameters. Aircraft fuel systems, measurement of fuel consumption, total and critical amount of fuel.
5. International standard atmosphere. Height measurement, construction of altimeters. Measurement of the angle of attack.
6. Measurement of air and vertical velocity, Mach numbers and outside air temperature. Systems for measuring aerometric quantities - calculation procedures, used sensors.
7. Earth's magnetic field and its use in aviation, sensors of the Earth's magnetic field.
8. Introduction to aircraft navigation systems. Mechanical gyroscopic navigation aids.
9. Sensors of inertial navigation systems. Noise properties and their modeling. Allan variance analysis.
10. Navigation equations, mechanization of their calculations.
11. Fusion of navigation data, methods of integration.
12. Methods and means of operational and emergency diagnostics, on-board recorders and their recording media.
13. Avionics of unmanned aerial vehicles.
14. Technologies used for unmanned aerial vehicle applications.
Literature
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