DEN311: Flight Control and Simulation of Aerospace Vehicles for 2011/12
This is an integrated course consisting of the main topics that are of primary importance to aerospace vehicle flight control and flight simulation. The course aims at providing an in-depth understanding of the principles of flight control and aerospace vehicle simulation. Basic functions of aerospace and launch vehicle flight control systems synthesis and the kinematics and dynamics of flight simulation including pilot physiological modelling and human factors would be covered as part of the course.
A student on the course can expect to gain experience with numerical simulation of aerospace vehicle dynamics associated with a variety of such vehicles provided he/she completes all tutorial exercises. He/she could also expect to gain experience in using the School’s integrated flight simulation facility.
On completing the course the student would be able to conceptually design and synthesise a typical aerospace vehicle control subsystem.