- AERO 201 Introduction to Aerospace Engineering (revised this course)
- Standard atmosphere, basic aerodynamic theory, airfoil and wing descriptions, wing structures, introduction to orbital mechanics, elementary aerospace vehicle performance, aircraft stability and control and experiential introduction to aerospace engineering.
- AERO 321/421 Dynamics of Aerospace Vehicles (Coordinator)
- Derivation of the nonlinear flight dynamics equations; linearization; aircraft static stability and control; longitudinal and lateral dynamic stability; development of state-space models; stability derivatives; longitudinal and lateral modes and transfer functions; flying qualities; elements of configuration design; response to control inputs.
- AERO 401 Airplane Design I (revised this course)
- Aerodynamic design, specification, arrangement, performance analysis, weight and balance, stability.
- AERO 402 Airplane Design II
- Continuation of AERO 401. System optimization by examination and analysis of necessary trade-offs.
- AERO 422 Active Control of Aerospace Vehicles
- Introduction to the Theory of Automatic Control specifically applied to aerospace vehicles; techniques for analysis and synthesis of linear control systems, stability criteria, systems response and performance criteria; design studies of active controls to improve aerospace vehicle performance.
- AERO 425 Flight Test Engineering (revised this course)
- Application of performance and stability and control theory to flight test measurements; standard atmosphere and airspeed equations for pilot-static system calibrations; flight test methods for evaluating performance, stability and control, and stall-spin characteristics; laboratory practice in planning and conducting small flight test project.
- AERO 440 Cockpit Systems and Displays (created this course)
AERO 440 S14 Syllabus.pdf (2 downloads)
- Design, development, and implementation of cockpit systems and multi-function displays; cockpit system requirements and specifications; human-machine interfaces, Flight Management Systems, navigation and guidance systems; 3-D real-time displays of weather, traffic, and terrain; characteristics and missions of air vehicles; project design and cost analysis.
- AERO 445 Vehicle Management Systems (created this course)
AERO 445 S18 Syllabus.pdf (2 downloads)
- Introduction to vehicle management systems for manned and unmanned air and space vehicles; system centric concepts, requirements definition, specifications, and architectures; reliability analysis, health monitoring, and mission management; SISO digital design of integrated flight control, propulsion control and structural control; introduction to vehicle autonomy; design and analysis methods, industrial examples.
- AERO 489 Design of Intelligent Air Vehicles (created this course)
AERO 489 Syllabus.pdf (2 downloads)
- This course is intended to familiarize aeronautical engineering students with the methodology and decision making process involved in designing airplanes. The impact of civil and military airworthiness regulations on the response to a given mission specification is particularly highlighted. The student will respond to a given RFP by designing an airplane which satisfies as far as possible the given mission specifications.
- AERO 625 Modern Control of Aerospace Systems (created this course)
AERO 625 F18 Syllabus.pdf (2 downloads)
- Linear and nonlinear controllers for aircraft and spacecraft; state and output feedback of sampled-data control systems; feedback linearization and dynamic inversion; direct sampled-data design using optimal MIMO techniques; sensing considerations, sources and modeling of uncertainties unique to aircraft and spacecraft, robustness analysis.
- AERO 660 Nonlinear Flight Dynamics
- Nonlinear equations of motion for coupled aircraft motions; coupled aerodynamic phenomena; application of the direct method of Lyapunov to nonlinear aircraft motions; elastic airplane equations of motion.
- AERO 681 Graduate Seminar, Professional Development Section (revised this course)
- Selected research topics presented by the faculty, students and outside speakers.
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