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Aircraft Navigation

Aircraft Navigation (Bachelor)
Course No.
Course type
3534 L 815
IV (VL + UE)
Thu 14-18
LV-Language: English

Introductory lecture: 05.11.2020, 14:00 Uhr (c.t.) 

More information available in the access-free ISIS-course.

Attendance in the introductory lecture is mandatory for participation in the course.

Course description

The current course description is available via MOSES as well as on the information page of the Faculty V for the Master's program in Aeronautics and Astronautics

Course content

  • Overview and principles of navigation
  • Earth geometry, coordinate systems, and maps
  • Error propagation and geometry
  • Air data systems
  • Inertial navigation
  • Signal propagation and antennas
  • Terrestrial navigation: Direction finding, NDB, VOR, DME, Loran-C
  • Satellite-based navigation: GNSS
  • Performance-based navigation (PBN)
  • Navigation of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)
  • Approach and landing systems: ILS, GBAS, SBAS
  • Alternative navigation using cameras, range radios and laser scanners


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