Aircraft and Spacecraft Instrumentation
- Department of Measurement
The course deals with a theory and description of basic functions, structures and principles of aircraft and spacecraft instrumentation working in a low-frequency band. Within the scope of this course it is possible to get knowledge about cockpit equipment, propulsion parameters measurements, aerometrical systems, and fuselage health monitoring systems. Furthermore, gyroscopic systems and systems for navigation are also covered. Laboratory exercises are orientated to get practical sense about theoretically learned knowledge about aircraft instrumentation.
- Syllabus of lectures:
1. Aircraft and spacecraft instrumentation; cockpit equipment, electromagnetic compatibility
2. Aircraft power systems, energy systems on spacecrafts and satellites
3. Parameters definition of screw, jet, and rocket propulsions, revolution measurement
4. Pressure and temperature measurements on aircraft and spacecraft propulsions. Anti-ice systems. Fire annunciators.5. Torque, fuel used and fuel flow, and engine vibration measurement
6. Complex system for engine parameters measurements
7. Fuel systems, measurement of total and critical amount of fuel
8. Barometrical and inertial measurements of altitude. Altimeters and their constructions. Standard atmosphere.
9. Air and vertical speed measurements, Mach-number measurement, machmeters and variometer constructions.
10. Aerometrical data computer, process of data calculation, aerometrical sensors.
11. Mechanical gyroscopes. Gyro-horizon, correction system. Rate-of-turn indicator.
12. Earth magnetic field and its usage in aeronautics and astronautics, magnetic compass. Satellite stabilization.
13. Construction of spacecraft instrumentation, tribology, temperature balance, degassing
- Syllabus of tutorials:
- Study Objective:
- Study materials:
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
- Further information:
- No time-table has been prepared for this course
- The course is a part of the following study plans:
- Kybernetika a robotika - Letecké a kosmické systémy (compulsory course of the specialization)