MODULE SPECIFICATION FORM

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MODULE SPECIFICATION
FORM



Module Title:

Automatic Flight Control

Level:

6

(Deg L
3
)

Credit Value:

1
0


Module code:

(if known)

ENG623

Semester(s) in which to
be offered:

1


With effect from:


Oct 2007


Existing/New:

Existing


Title of module being
r
eplaced (if any):

N/A


Originating Subject:

Engineering


Module Leader:

Dr Z Chen/

Dr Z Zouaoui


Module duration (contact
hours/ directed/ private
study:

45

hrs contact/dps

55

hrs private study

Status: core/option/elective
(identify programme where
appr
opriate):

Core


Percentage taught by Subjects other than originating Subject
(please name other Subjects):

0%



Programme(s) in which to be offered:


BEng (Hons) and BEng Ordinary:



Aeronautical and Electronic Eng’g (Avionics)


Pre
-
requisites per
program
me (between
levels):

Completion of level 2
or equivalent studies.

Co
-
requisites per
programme

(within a level):


None


Module Aims:


1.

To develop knowledge of aircraft dynamic stability and response, stability augmentation systems,
aircraft lateral and
longitudinal guidance systems.

2.

To develop student proficiency in the application of design principles to the Flight Control System of
modern civil and military aircraft.



Expected Learning Outcomes


Knowledge and Understanding:

At the completion of th
is module, the student should be able to:


1.

Confidently apply the equations of motion of a rigid aircraft referred to different axes systems

2.

Critically use the longitudinal and lateral aerodynamic derivatives in the study of the aircraft
stability,in
the definition of aircraft flying qualities and in the design of flight control systems.

3.

Use classical and modern control systems algorithms to design stability augmentation systems and
lateral; and longitudinal guidance systems for both civilian and m
ilitary aircraft.




Transferable/Key Skills and other attributes:

1. System analysis

2. Solve problems,

3. Apply design




Assessment:


Please indicate the type(s) of assessment (eg examination, oral, coursework, project) and the
weighting of each

(%).

Details of indicative assessment should also be included
.


All learning outcomes will be assessed by means of
a p
ortfolio of

investigations based on

a case study.
The in
-
course exercise is designed to enhance students’ understanding of the theory an
d their skills in
conducting system analysis. For example, an exercise of analysing the longitudinal short period
performance of an aircraft and designing a control system to improve the performance.


Assessment
number (use as
appropriate)

Type of assessm
ent

Weighting

Duration (if
exam)

Word count (if
coursework)


Assessment One:



Portfolio based on a
case study.



100%




2000 equivalent


Learning and Teaching Strategies:


Lectures, tutorials and laboratory exercises. App
r
oximately one third of the de
fined time will be devoted
to lectures, one third to tutorials and one third to directed private study.



Syllabus outline:


Detailed and systematic study of navigational systems including the advantages and disadvantages
with respect to each other as wel
l as their operational requirements:


Equation of motion of a rigid aircraft:

referred to moving axis. Stability analysis. Axis system used
in stability analysis. Stability derivatives and stability analysis.

Transfer functions of motion:

variables to c
ontrol surfaces deflections. Aircraft longitudinal and
lateral modes. Aircraft flying qualities.

Stability and guidance control:

Stability augmentation systems. Longitudinal and lateral guidance
control systems. Navigational aids coupling into the flight
control system. Cross
-
coupling
parameters affecting overall performance.

Effect of wind and gusts:

on aircraft stability and control.





Bibliography:


McLean

D
.
;
(
1991)

Automatic Flight Control Systems
; London; Printice Hall


Tewari A.; (2003) Modern C
ontrol Design with MATLAB and SIMULINK; UK; John Wiley & Sons

Nise, N.S.; (2003)
Control Systems Engineering
; (4
th

Edn.); London; John Wiley & Sons

Babister A.
W
.
;
(
1981)

Aircraft Stability and Control
; London; Elsevier

McRuer

D.,

Graham

D.
;
(1974)
Aircraft

Dynamics and Automatic Control
;
US; Princeton University
Press

Collinson R.P.G.; (2003)
Introduction to Avionics Systems

(2
nd

Edn); London; Kluwer Academic
Publishers