Lecture Announcement: Flugdynamische Herausforderungen hochgradig-reglergestützter Konfigurationen

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Matthias Heller is happy to announce the 18th run of his lecture “Flight Dynamics Challenges of Highly Augmented Configurations” in the upcoming Winter Semester 2018/19 featuring Updated, revised and restructured Contents.

It is the objective of the elective lecture module to impart basic knowledge up to the state-of-the-art concerning the manifold flight dynamics challenges within the development of modern FbW aircraft (from preliminary design up to testing, clearance and certification).

More details can be found on the poster and the flyer.

5th Run Practical Course on Optimal Control Starting October 19th, 9:00

The practical course on “Optimal Control”, offered by the Institute of Flight System Dynamics, starts Friday, October 19th, 2018 in the period between 9:00 – 12:00 during the semester’s lecture time. It is held in the computer room MW0636. This year, the course features pseudospectral collocation methods as a new course topic.
Please register for the course inTUMOnline with the course number “MW2189”. More information (content, credits, examination) can be found on the webpage or in the attached flyers german / english.

Announcement: DLR_Uni_Summer_School 2018 – Braunschweig

TUM students have the opportunity to participate in this year’s DLR_Uni_Summer_School, taking place September 10. – 14. 2018 in Braunschweig. Students will prepare, conduct and evaluate different flight tests. The theoretical content will be applied in practice during flight tests with the research aircrafts of DLR (Cessna 208B Grand Caravan) and TU Braunschweig (Dornier Do 128-6).

Participation can be recognized as “Praktikum Flugversuchstechnik” (Flight Testing Lab).

Application is open until August 31th 2018. Please contact Moritz Speckmaier with full name, matriculation number and a list of relevant exams you have passed (Flight System Dynamics 2 and/or Flight Control 1 is desirable).

Announcement: 2018_07_10_Plakat_DLR_Uni_Summer_School_2018

Field Trip of the Lecture “Flight Guidance 2” to the Munich Airport

On 6 July 2018, a group of students and members of FSD has visited the Munich Airport within the scope of a field trip of the lecture “Flight Guidance 2“.
Thanks to the aerogate GmbH, the group had the chance to gain exclusive insight into processes and operations during ground handling of an airline flight.
The team of the Institute of Flight System Dynamics would like to thank the aerogate GmbH for their kind hospitality.

Moreover, it is pointed out that the aerogate GmbH offers students the opportunity to engage further with the topics of the field trip in the following part-time jobs: Ramp Agent and Check-In Agent.
If interested, either contact the aerogate GmbH directly, or the points of contact at FSD Martin Kügler and Chong Wang.

The group with an Etihad Airways Boeing 777 in preparation for flight EY 006.

Stefan Zeiler, Head of Operations of the aerogate GmbH, explains the cargo load plan for flight EY 006.

Lecture Announcement: From Flying and Handling Qualities towards Pilot-in-the-Loop Oscillations (PIO)

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Matthias Heller is proud to announce the launch of the new lecture “Flying/ Handling Qualities towards Pilot in the Loop Oscillations” in the upcoming Summer Semester 2018.

It is the objective of the new elective lecture module to impart basic knowledge up to the state-of-the-art concerning the manifold flight dynamics challenges within the development of modern FbW aircraft (from preliminary design up to testing, clearance and certification).
More details can be found on the lecture page or in the attached poster and flyer.

Lecture announcement: Model-Based Fault Diagnosis

This April, the course “Model-Based Fault Diagnosis – A Linear Synthesis Framework using MATLAB” will be held by Andreas Varga at the FSD.

The lectures are held in the FSD seminar room MW 3618 during the following dates:

Week 1

  • April 4th: 09:00-13:00 (Wednesday)
  • April 6th: 09:00-12:00 (Friday)

Week 2

  • April 11th: 09:00-13:00 (Wednesday)
  • April 13th: 13:00-16:00 (Friday)

Week 3

  • April 18th: 09:00-13:00 (Wednesday)
  • April 20th: 13:00-16:00 (Friday)


Registration via Email required! Please send your name and enrolment number to Jorg Angelov.

Lecture announcement: Navigation and Data Fusion from 03/19/2018 to 03/23/2018

Auch in diesem Jahr bieten wir wieder das Blockseminar “Navigation und Datenfusion” am Lehrstuhl für Flugsystemdynamik an:

  • Vom 19.03.2018 bis 23.03.2018 jeweils von 08:30 bis 17:00
  • Ort: gate Garching, Konferenzraum A (Lichtenbergstr. 8, 85748 Garching)
  • Bei Ablegen einer mündlichen Prüfung zählt das Seminar als Ergänzungsfach.
  • Die Teilnahme ist für Studenten kostenlos.
  • Anmeldung per EMail mit Name und Matrikelnummer an Christopher Blum

Weitere Informationen zum Inhalt und Anmeldung finden Sie im angefügten Poster.

Lecture Announcement: Model Reference Adaptive Control (WS17/18)

The lecture ‘Model Reference Adaptive Control’ will be held again this winter semester (WS17/18) at the Institute of Flight System Dynamics. More details on the lecture can be found in the attached poster or on the lecture page. Here are some interesting videos on adaptive control.

NASA AirSTAR Testing with L1 Adaptive Control for Post-Stall
Rockwell Collins – 80% Wing Loss
Hexacopter with L1 Adaptive Control for Loss of one Motor
Manned Flight Test with L1 Adaptive Flight Control Law

Guest Lecture Announcement: Prof. Joseph Z. Ben-Asher

Guest Lecture Announcement: Games in Aerospace – Homing Missile Guidance 

Joseph Z. Ben-Asher is professor in the department of Aerospace Engineering at the Technion–Israel Institute of Technology, Israel. He will give a lecture on “Games in Aerospace: Homing Missile Guidance” on Wednesday, September 13th, 2017 from 11:00-12:00, MW 3618. The short description of the lecture is as follows:

The development of a homing missile guidance law against an intelligent adversary requires the solution to a differential game. First, we formulate a simple game to demonstrate the main ideas. Then we will formulate the deterministic homing guidance problem as a linear dynamic system with an indefinite quadratic performance criterion (LQ). This formulation allows the navigation ratio to be greater than three, which is obtained by the one sided linear-quadratic regulator and appears to be more realistic. However, this formulation does not allow for saturation in the actuators. A deterministic game allowing saturation is formulated and shown to be superior to the LQ guidance law, even though there is no control penalty. To improve the performance of the quadratic differential game solution in the presence of saturation, trajectory shaping feature is added.