Subject description - A3M37NAV

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A3M37NAV Navigation Extent of teaching:2+2c
Guarantors:  Roles:PO,V Language of
Teachers:  Completion:Z,ZK
Responsible Department:13137 Credits:6 Semester:L


Position determination and piloting of aircraft and space vehicles using instrumental navigation. Modern aircraft radio navigation, in particular satellite one. The explanation of the course respects recommendation of the European radio navigation plan (ERNP) and ICAO regulations. Student acquaints with navigation systems principles and with their applications.

Study targets:

Introduction to navigation in air traffic from practical point of view.

Course outlines:

1. Earth, geometrical reference surfaces, Earth coordinates, WGS 84 system
2. Aeronautical charts, chart projection. Instrumental air navigation.
3. Air radio navigation. Direction finders, automatic direction finder.
4. Radio navigation system with angle measurement, VOR. Principles, indication. DVOR, VOT beacons.
5. Distance measurement. DME. RNAV. Radio altimeters.
6. ILS and its subsystems (LLZ, GP, markers), principles and indication. Beacons and receivers.
7. MLS system. Principles, possibilities and system future.
8. Hyperbolic systems, LORAN C and its future. eLORAN as satellite navigation backup.
9. Satellite navigation, Doppler and ranging systems, position determination, DOPs.
10. GPS system of satellite navigation, signal structure, SPS and PPS services.
11. Satellite navigation systems GLONASS and Galileo.
12. Satellite navigation drawbacks mitigation, DGPS, WAAS, EGNOS, RAIM, AAIM.
13. Other satellite navigation systems applications, especially for space navigation in Earth vicinity.

Exercises outline:


[1] Kayton, M.; Fried, W.R.: Avionics Navigation Systems. John Wiley and Sons, Inc. New York, 1997.
[2] Misra, P.; Enge, P.: Global Positioning System. Ganga.Jamuna Press, Lincoln, Massachusetts, 2006. 2. vydání.





Navigation, air traffic

Subject is included into these academic programs:

Program Branch Role Recommended semester
MPIB Common courses V
MPKYR4 Aerospace Systems PO 2

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