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Course Detail

Course Name Avionics
Course Code 15 AES 304
Program B. Tech. in Aerospace Engineering
Semester Five
Year Taught 2019


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.

Text Books

  1. 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

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