COURSE SUMMARY
Course Title: 
Avionics
Course Code: 
15AES304
Year Taught: 
2015
2016
2017
2018
Semester: 
5
Degree: 
Undergraduate (UG)
School: 
School of Engineering
Campus: 
Coimbatore

'Avionics' is a course offered in the fifth semester of B. Tech. in Aerospace Engineering program at School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

Unit 1

Introduction: Importance and Role of Avionics, the Avionic Environment – Air Data Systems: Air Data Information and its Use, Air Data Laws and Relationships, Air Data Sensors and Computations.

Unit 2

Embedded Systems: Basic Hardware Building Blocks of a Typical Embedded System – Software Concepts Relevant to Avionics: Interrupts and Real Time Operating Systems – Case Studies Illustrating Importance of Embedded Systems in Avionics – Introduction to Electronic Communication Systems – Utility of Radio Navigation Aids.

Unit 3

Inertial Sensors and Systems: Laser and MEMS Gyros, Accelerometers, Attitude Heading Reference System – Navigation Systems: Basic Principles, Inertial Navigation, Strapped-Down Inertial Systems – Introduction to Autopilot and UAV Avionics.

  • R. P. G Collinson, “Introduction to Avionics”, Springer, 2002.
  • . Kaytonand Fried, “Avionics Navigation Systems”, Wiley, 1997.
  • Frank Vahid, Tony Givargis, “Embedded System Design”, Wiley, 2006