ECTS credits: 3
Lectures: 2
Exercises: 1

Course objective:

Introduction into the fundamentals of automatic control for the recognition, application and maintenance of automatic control system on aircraft.

Course contents:

Automation, management and regulation, application of regulation in mechatronic systems technology. Mathematical description of dynamic systems. Analysis of the fundamental characteristics of the control loop. Description of the automatic control system, management of technical processes in a motor vehicle or an aircraft, description of elements - dynamic components (microcomputers and PLCs, sensors, actuators, interfaces etc.), analysis and synthesis of the control process, analysis and adjustment of controllers.


Understanding the process of automatic control and dynamic components of the system. Ability to analyze the characteristics of the automatic control system on the example of aircraft devices. Determining system parameters for maintenance.

Learning outcomes:

Having passed the exam, the student will be able to: 1. Describe the properties of an automatic control system. 2. Analyse and categorise the technical processes of motor vehicles and aircraft. 3. Compare and modify dynamic components of the automatic control system. 4. Analyse the stability of the automatic control system by applying analytical and graphical-analytical procedures. 5. Select an appropriate control system in solving less complex problems of aircraft mechatronics. These learning outcomes contribute to the following outcomes of the study programme of aircraft maintenance: - Apply the concept of a quality system in an airline company or an aircraft maintenance organisation. - Solve problems and tasks in the field of mechanics, thermodynamics, electrical engineering, aerodynamics and fluid mechanics, relating to aircraft operations. - Analyse errors in operational flying from the reliability programme in aircraft maintenance. - Use information technology and electronic methods for instructing and self-study.