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Individual Themes for Master Students Training in 2016 in Aerospace Instrumentation and Control

  1. Modern approach to aerospace vehicle navigation and motion control systems optimization
  2. Space Vehicle trajectory control
  3. Methods of active stabilization of space vehicle
  4. Methods of passive stabilization of space vehicle
  5. Bending modes control
  6. Algorithms of flexible vehicle stabilization
  7. Sloshing modeling and simulation for control laws design
  8. Experimental testing of vehicle flexibility
  9. Optimization of onboard sensors installation points
  10. Selection and investigation of gyros for aerospace vehicles
  11. Selection and investigation of accelerometers for aerospace vehicles
  12. Inertial systems design for aerospace vehicles
  13. Sensors Integration for inertial navigation system
  14. Self Alignment of inertial system
  15. Gimbals inertial navigation and attitude control
  16. Strapdown inertial navigation and attitude control
  17. Theory and design of micromechanical gyros and accelerometers
  18. Inertial sensors on surface acoustic waves (SAW)
  19. Sensors of aerial medium for aerospace vehicles
  20. Control laws for aerospace vehicles docking
  21. Principles of altitude measuring for space vehicles landing
  22. Control laws for reentry vehicles
  23. Satellite attitude control
  24. Star sensors application for space probes attitude and motion control
  25. Modern control theory in application to aerospace vehicles investigation
  26. Control accuracy ensuring methods for aerospace control systems
  27. Control laws synthesis in the frequency and time domains
  28. Digital control systems design for aerospace application
  29. Computers and digital hardware selection for aerospace application
  30. Structural redundancy application for space vehicle control systems
  31. Advanced conceptions of space transportation systems design
  32. Comparison of VTVL and HTHL space vehicles advantages
  33. Peculiarities of aerospace plane horizontal launch with ekranoplane assist
  34. Peculiarities of aerospace plane horizontal landing
  35. Relative motion control at aerospace plane horizontal landing on ekranoplane
  36. WIG-craft (ekranoplanes) advanced design and control principles
  37. SNS (GPS and Glonass) application for space vehicle motion control
  38. Radio systems for short-range navigation
  39. Landing Radio systems
  40. Satellite navigation systems design principles
  41. Terrestrial images processing algorithms
  42. Image compression methods and algorithms
  43. Homing systems
  44. Infra-red sensors and systems
  45. Map matching navigation systems

Themes for students short-term training in IIAAT in 2016-2017

I. Investigation of flying vehicles, including Wing-In-Ground effect craft

  1. Problems of multistage aerospace vehicles design.
  2. Analysis of peculiarities and comparative effectiveness of flying vehicles with vertical take-off and landing (helicopters, planes with turned vector of thrust, hovercraft, WIG-craft with blowing under the wing), comparison at fuel saving and other criteria.
  3. Analysis of the areas of the most effectual application of WIG-craft in compare with other kinds of air transportation.
  4. Effectiveness analysis of heavy WIG-craft assist at aerospace plane horizontal launch and landing.
  5. Investigation of sea waves statistical characteristics and their influence on the fast sea transport (mainly WIG-craft) motion.
  6. Key problems of homing missiles perfecting.
  7. General principles of missiles guidance.
  8. Key problems of aircraft perfecting.
  9. Key problems of helicopters perfecting.
  10. Key problems of launch vehicles perfecting.

II. Navigation and motion control systems of aerospace vehicles

  1. Investigation of peculiarities of GPS and Glonass airborne application.
  2. Comparative analysis of design principles and accuracy characteristics of the airborne sensors of flight altitude.
  3. Comparative analysis of design principles and accuracy characteristics of the airborne inertial systems.
  4. Investigation of methods of low altitude flight parameters measuring on the basis of radioaltimeters and inertial sensors integration.
  5. Stabilization and control laws synthesis for flexible aerospace constructions.
  6. Methods of maximum error investigation in motion control systems of flying vehicles.
  7. Methods of automatic control systems with required accuracy indexes synthesis.
  8. Digital system for helicopter longitudinal motion stabilization: synthesis, analysis, motion simulation.
  9. Digital system for WIG-craft motion stabilization: synthesis, analysis, motion simulation.
  10. Integrated digital navigation system of aircraft: algorithms of VOR/DME, GPS, course system, system of air signals measurements processing.
  11. Problems of a micromechanical inertial sensors design: stabilization of primary oscillations amplitude of a micromechanical gyroscope.
  12. Problems of a micromechanical inertial sensors design: design of the measuring channel of a micromechanical gyroscope.
  13. Problems of a micromechanical inertial sensors design: minimization of output noise in micromechanical gyroscope.
  14. Embedded Kalman filter in a micromechanical gyroscope.

III. Information and data processing

  1. Advanced methodology of Kalman filters application in flying vehicles navigation and motion control systems.
  2. Modern methods of parameters identification in airborne automatic control systems.
  3. Methods of dynamic systems accuracy ensuring at incomplete a priori information about excitations.
  4. Images compression methods for remote control systems.
  5. Specific methods of digital control systems synthesis for flying vehicles with low cost computers.
  6. Investigation of technology and animation movie development of aerospace plane landing at the moving WIG-craft.
  7. Internet-conception development for students remote access to the software package for flexible aerospace vehicles simulation.

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