For more information about these courses, see the Aerospace Engineering program in the Schulich School of Engineering.
Aerospace Analysis and Design
Basics of aircraft performance. Topics include: equations of motion; forms of drag; thrust and power; aircraft configuration; weight estimates; and sizing. Teams will design, build and fly a remotely piloted aircraft designed to achieve a certain mission requirement. Students will present their designs with formal design reports and flight demonstrations. Course Hours:3 units; (3-3) Prerequisite(s):Electrical Engineering 301, or both Electrical Engineering 343 and 353; and admission to the Minor in Aerospace Engineering.
Introduction to avionics (aviation electronics) in modern aerospace vehicle systems. Impact on vehicle design and performance. Topics include: basic concepts of communication, navigation and surveillance (CNS); radio navigation systems; inertial navigation systems; principles of radar systems; and major communication networks. Students will attain a broad understanding of flight instrumentation, computer control of aircraft, flight control algorithms and system-level analysis. Issues of human-computer interaction will also be discussed. Course Hours: 3 units; (3-1T) Prerequisite(s):Electrical Engineering 301, or both Electrical Engineering 343 and Electrical Engineering 353; and admission to the Minor in Aerospace Engineering.