ECTS - Signal Analysis and Control

Signal Analysis and Control (AEE303) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Signal Analysis and Control AEE303 3 2 0 4 6
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Discussion, Experiment, Question and Answer.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Course Assistants
Course Objectives To describe the characteristics and representation of continuous and discrete time signals. To introduce the characteristics and the mathematical representation and analysis in the time and frequency domain of linear-time-invariant systems. To discuss the Fourier series and transform. To discuss the Laplace transform. To solve problems using Matlab To describe servomechanisms To discuss auto flight systems To describe representative aircraft control systems
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Ability to analyze continuous-time and discrete-time signals and systems in both time and frequency domain.
  • Ability to apply time-domain and frequency-domain analysis tools to aircraft systems
  • Ability to analyze continuous-time signals and system responses using the concepts of transfer function representation by use of Laplace and inverse Laplace transforms
  • Ability to use MATLAB and conduct laboratory experiments to simulate and analyze signals and systems.
  • Ability to understand auto flight systems
  • Ability to understand servomechanisms
Course Content Introduction to signals and systems, time and frequency-domain analysis, Laplace transform, open- and closed-loop systems, sampling, servo components, PLD controller, autoflight, flight control.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Signals and Systems: Definition, Representation, Properties
2 Time Domain Analysis: Convolution
3 Time Domain Analysis: Causality, stability
4 Frequency Domain Analysis: Fourier Series
5 Frequency Domain Analysis: Fourier Transform
6 The Laplace Transform
7 Continuous Systems Analysis: Open and Closed Loop Systems, Feedback, System function, poles, zeros, stability analysis
8 Sampling: Mechanisms of sampling, Digital to Analog Converter, Analog to Digital Converter
9 Servo components: Synchros, Sensors, actuators, computers; resolvers, differential, control and torque, E and I transformers, capacitance transmitters,; Servomechanism defects, reversal of synchro leads, hunting
10 Servo components, Proportional controller, proportional integral controller, proportional integral differential controller (PID)
11 Autoflight: Command signal processing, roll, pitch, and yaw channels, yaw dampers, stability augmentation system in helicopters, automatic trim control, autopilot navigation aids interface, autothrottle systems, automatic landing systems
12 Autoflight
13 Flight Controls
14 Flight Controls


Course Book 1. Signals and Systems, Alan V. Oppenheim, Alan S. Willsky, and S. Hamid Nawab, Prentice-Hall
2. K. Ogata, Modern Control Engineering, Prentice Hall
3. Robert C Nelson, Flight Stability and Automatic Control, McGraw Hill
Other Sources 4. Signals and Systems, 2nd Edition, S. Haykin and B. VanVeen, Wiley
5. Duglas B Miron, Design of Feed Back Systems, Harcourt Brace Jovanovic Publications
6. Mc Ruer, Ashkenaus and Graham, Aircraft Dynamics and Controls, Prinston Univ. Press

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory 14 10
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 2 50
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 17 100
Percentage of Semester Work
Percentage of Final Work 100
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Ability to know and apply basic concepts of mathematics and physics.
2 Ability to know and apply basic electricity and electronic circuits concepts theoretically and practically. X
3 Ability to know computer structure, its data buses, and analog/ digital instruments of aircraft thoroughly. X
4 Ability to know materials and hardware of aircraft and use this knowledge in maintenance.
5 Ability to install, troubleshoot, remove and replace, and test the full spectrum of avionics equipment.
6 Ability to know and apply the standarts of maintenance, repair, and overhaul of aircraft electrical and electronic systems and components .
7 Ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern maintenance tools necessary for avionic maintenance practice.
8 Ability to work on multidisciplinary teams and have a skill of individual working. X
9 Ability to communicate effectively in both English and Turkish in oral and written forms. X
10 Recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning; an ability to use information-seeking tools and to follow the improvements in science and technology. X
11 An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility. X

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Laboratory 14 2 28
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 14 1 14
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 2 20 40
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 20 20
Total Workload 150