Course Title: Avionics and ATM Systems
Part A: Course Overview
Course Title: Avionics and ATM Systems
Credit Points: 12.00
Course Coordinator: TBA
Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925
Course Coordinator Email: @rmit.edu.au
Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities
There are no prerequisites for this course.
It is presumed you have a basic understanding of aircraft systems and operations.
This course aims to address fundamental and advanced topics in Aviation Electronics (Avionics) and Air Traffic Management (ATM) systems. The course will cover the
fundamental theoretical aspects of the underlying technologies and provide an overview of the principles of electronic equipment incorporated in modern avionics and ATM systems. The course will further explore architectures, functions and operations of existing avionic systems (communication and navigation systems, flight instrumentation, flight control systems, etc.) and will provide an understanding of modern Communication, Navigation and Surveillance/Air Traffic Management and Avionics (CNS+A) concepts, including design, test/evaluation, and certification challenges.
We will examine how these systems contribute to the safe, reliable and efficient operation of modern aircraft and Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS). Particular emphasis is given to emerging technologies (sensors, systems, data fusion algorithms, etc.) aiming to improve safety, efficiency and environmental sustainability of aircraft and RPAS in the current and next generation ATM framework (in line with SESAR and NextGen modernisation initiatives). In addition, the distinctive characteristics of avionic systems used in military aircraft and RPAS are discussed (mission systems, automated/autonomous systems, etc.).
This course will be co-delivered the postgraduate offering of Avionics and ATM Systems.
Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development
This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes:
1. Needs, Context and Systems
- Describe, investigate and analyse complex engineering systems and associated issues (using systems thinking and modelling techniques)
2. Problem Solving and Design
- Anticipate the consequences of intended action or inaction and understand how the consequences are managed collectively by your organisation, project or team
- Develop and operate within a hazard and risk framework appropriate to engineering activities
4. Professional Practice
- Initiate, plan, lead or manage engineering activities
- Understand the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the specific discipline
- Apply systematic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects
- Demonstrate effective team membership and team leadership
Demonstrate orderly management of self, and professional conduct.
On completion of this course you should be able to:
Overview of Learning Activities
Learning activities can include lectures, tutorials, laboratory demonstrations, directed reading, and interactive sessions.
The learning process is reinforced through quizzes, an industry-based design project and a final exam.
Overview of Learning Resources
Detailed information on the Course-related resources will be provided on Canvas. These can include prescribed and suggested textbooks,
lecture slides and other learning materials provided by the course lecturer(s), journal/conference reference publications, applicable design
standards and approved links to useful external web-sites. Relevant Subject Guides are available from the Library at http://rmit.libguides.com/aerospaceeng and http://rmit.libguides.com/standards
Overview of Assessment
X This course has no hurdle requirements.
☐ All hurdle requirements for this course are indicated clearly in the assessment regime that follows, against the relevant assessment task(s) and all have been approved by the College Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor (Leaning & Teaching).