Key Facts
Lecturer Prof. Dr.-Ing. Florian Holzapfel
Contact M.Sc. Tim Rupprecht
Language of Instructions English
Language of Materials English
Type / ECTS Lecture, Exercise / 5 (Master Module)
Semester Winter Semester
Time and Place (2022W) Lecture: Tuesdays, 14.00-15.30, MW 1050 (TUM-Online)
Exercise: Tuesdays, 15.45-16.30, MW 1050 (TUM-Online)
Related Links Moodle: Lecture, Exercise
Prerequisites Required:


Content / Educational Objectives
  • Nomenclature and Definitions
  • System Theory Basics
  • Nonlinear Equations of Motion
  • Linearised equations of motion for flight systems
  • System requirements, specifications and handling qualities
  • Longitudinal Eigenmodes
  • Longitudinal Transfer Behavior
  • Lateral Eigenmodes
  • Lateral Transfer Behavior
  • Control and Stability Augmentation Systems
  • Basic Control Strategies for Autopilots
  • Autopilots
Teaching Methods / Materials
  • Mobile lecture simulator as interactive demonstrator
    • Trimming steady state flight conditions
    • Linearization to create linear state space models
    • Analysis of aircraft dynamics with the help of Matlab
    • Implementation of flight control algorithms in Simulink
    • Students “flight test” implemented controllers
  • Comprehensive lecture notes
  • Tutorial material for exercises including solutions
  • New: MATLAB/Simulink Simulation Environment for practicing at home
  • Exam type: written
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Mixture of short questions and calculations
  • Closed book, with calculator

FR1 Lecture Overview