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Course Detail

Course Name Advanced Avionics
Course Code 19AEE343
Program B. Tech. in Aerospace Engineering
Year Taught 2019


Unit 1

Electromagnetic wave propagation and its relevance to aviation – Electronic communication systems: Functional Description of basic building blocks: Antenna, Amplifier, Filter, Modulator and Demodulator – Introduction to Digital communication and telemetry.

Unit 2

System level description of Radio Navigation Aids: Instrument Landing System, Very High Frequency Omni Range, Automatic Direction Finder, Distance Measuring Equipment, GPS, Radar, Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance.

Unit 3

Autopilots and Flight Management System: Autopilots, Flight Management Systems – Avionic system integration: Background, Data bus systems, Integrated modular avionics.

Objectives and Outcomes

Course Objectives

  • The objective of this course is to provide the students with a basic understanding of phenomena of heat transfer: Conduction, convection and radiation, and the methods to solve engineering problems that involve heat transfer

Course Outcomes

  • CO1: Basic understanding of electronic communication system
  • CO2: Explain digital communication blocks and its application in telemetry
  • CO3: Understand the operating principles of electronic navigation aids
  • CO4: Understand working principles of Autopilots and Flight management systems
  • CO5: Explain data bus used in aircraft and its utility in realising modular avionics
  • CO6: Understand working principle of basic blocks in a typical UAV

CO – PO Mapping



CO1 3 1 1 1 1 1 3 1 2
CO2 3 1 1 1 1 1 3 1 2
CO3 2 1 1 1 1 1 3 1 2
CO4 3 1 1 1 1 1 3 1 2
CO5 2 1 1 1 1 1 3 1 2
CO6 3 1 1 1 1 1 3 1 2

Textbook / References


  • R.P.G Collinson, “Introduction to Avionics”, Springer, 2002.
  • Frenzel Louis, “Principles of Electronic Communication Systems”, 4th Edition, McGraw-Hill, 2015.


  • Kayton and Fried, “Avionics Navigation Systems”, 2nd edition, Wiley, 1997.
  • Dale R. Cundy, Rick S. Brown, “Introduction to Avionics”, Prentice Hall, 1997

Evaluation Pattern

Assessment Internal External
Periodical 1 (P1) 15
Periodical 2 (P2) 15
*Continuous Assessment (CA) 20
End Semester 50
*CA – Can be Quizzes, Assignment, Projects, and Reports.

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