Subject description - XP38PSL

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XP38PSL Aircraft Instrumentation
Roles:S Extent of teaching:2P+2L
Department:13138 Language of teaching:CS
Guarantors:Roháč J. Completion:ZK
Lecturers:Roháč J. Credits:4
Tutors:Roháč J. Semester:Z

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The subject acquaints students with the current technology used in aircraft with respect to instruments, systems and sensors working in the low-frequency field and with methods for basic processing of system data. The course includes a detailed description of aircraft instrumentation and its resistance to external influences, a description of aircraft power sources and power electrical engineering, analysis of instruments and systems for measurement of engine and aerometric quantities, and a description of emergency and operational diagnostics. It thus develops the background related to nowadays technology and methodology utilized on aircraft. The course provides a detailed overview of quantitative and qualitative research and analytical methods and their integration into signal/data processing and aircraft system design principles. The last part of the course discusses the current publishing activities in the field of aircraft instrumentation.


To acquaint students with the current development in the field of aircraft instrumentation, used methods of processing and evaluation of engine, aerometric, and navigation data, partly on the basis of independently studied research articles and discussions over them.

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.
7-14. Discussion on recently published journal articles dealing with current technology, methodology and trends in aircraft related research.

Exercises outline:

The student will complete selected exercises, where they become familiar with the subjects discussed during lectures. Exercises will be supplemented by presentations of individually studied problems that will be discussed within the group.


[1] Spitzer C., Ferrell U., Ferrell T. Digital Avionics Handbook, 3rd Edition, CRC Press 2014
[2] Moir I., Seabridge A. Aircraft Systems, Mechanical, Electrical, and Avionics Integration, 3rd Edition, Wiley 2012
[3] Moir I. , Seabridge A., Jukes M. Civil Avionics Systems 2nd Edition , Wiley 2013, ISBN-13: 978-1118341803
[1] Zhang J., Zhang P. Time Series Analysis Methods and Applications for Flight Data, Springer 2017
[2] Proakis J., Manolakis D. Digital Signal Processing - Principles, Algorithms, and Aplications, 4th Edition, Pearson Education 2007
[3] Diniz P. Adaptive Filtering, Algorithms and Practical Implementation, 3rd Edition, Springer 2008
[4] Simin D. Optimal State Estimation, Wiley 2006



Aircraft Avionics; Sensors; Data processing methods

Subject is included into these academic programs:

Program Branch Role Recommended semester
DOKP Common courses S
DOKK Common courses S

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