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Course Name Advanced Avionics
Course Code 15AES373
Program B. Tech. in Aerospace Engineering
Year Taught 2019



15AES304 – Avionics or equivalent

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.

Text Books

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


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

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