Study branch "Aircraft and Space Systems" of the master degree program "Cybernetics and Robotics"
Department of Measurement, Technicka 2, 166 27 Prague, Czech Republic

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Aircraft and Space Systems

Master degree study field lectured at Faculty of Electrical Engineering, CTU in Prague.

Study field "Aircraft and Space Systems" is orientated to educate and train specialists in the field of aeronautical and space systems and technologies. This education process also provides knowledge from related fields, such as cybernetics, robotics, measurement technologies, and data acquisition and their processing. It is based on both theoretical and practical knowledge and experience learn by working with real and modern avionic and space systems and sensors. It all is accompanied by lecturing modern data acquisition and processing methods and related automatic control and decision-making systems

A basic set of lectures corresponds to obligatory lectures from the study program Cybernetics and Robotics; however, it is aided by courses which are about avionic/space systems and technologies, automatic control systems, inertial and radio based navigation systems, flight aerodynamics and mechanics etc. In a practical part of lectures students can verify their theoretical knowledge in specialized laboratories where they can do specific tasks related with computer simulations and applications with unique measurement, avionic/space hardware and systems. Within master theses students can join research programs of individual departments and thus be included in research teams working on domestic or international industrial/institutional projects.

International interships and studies are highly supported; furthermore, there are many opportunities to visit our PEGASUS Network partners (23 European universities) in aeronautical and space field of interest. More inforamtion about PEGASUS Network can be found here.

Study field "Aircraft and Space Systems" is ensured by Department of Measurement and partially by:
  • Dept. of Cybernetics, K13133
  • Dept. of Control Engineering, K13135
  • Dept. of Radioelectronics, K13137
  • Dept. of Electric Drives and Traction, K13114

Study field "Aircraft and Space Systems" can provide you with a wide knowledge in the fields:
  • avionic and space systems and devices
  • automatic flight control
  • air traffic management
  • inertial and radio navigation means
  • meteorology
  • flight aerodynamics and mechanics
  • aircraft and spacecraft contruction and contrauction of their propulsion
  • unmanned aerial vehicles

Structure of the study field

Courses overview
Obligatory courses from the program Cybernetics&Robotics
Mathematics for Cybernetics,
Theory of Dynamical Systems,
Intelligent Robotics,
Diagnostics and Testing,
Team Work,
Individual Project,
Diploma Thesis

Obligatory courses from the program Cybernetics&Robotics - pack syllabi

Aircraft and spacecraft instrumentation

The course deals with a theory and description of basic functions, structures and principles of aircraft and spacecraft instrumentation working in a low-frequency band. Within the scope of this course it is possible to get knowledge about cockpit equipment, propulsion parameters measurements, aerometrical systems, and fuselage health monitoring systems. Furthermore, gyroscopic systems and systems for navigation are also covered. Laboratory exercises are orientated to get practical sense about theoretically learned knowledge about aircraft instrumentation.

Airborne monitoring and control systems

The course is determined for students studying Aeronautics and Astronautics specialization. It provides detailed knowledge about airborne monitoring and control systems used on boards of aircrafts and spacecrafts nowadays, GPWS, ISN, FADEC, and EEC included. Full automatic monitoring and controlling systems of aircraft and spacecrafts propulsions are taught as well. Furthermore, the course focuses on descriptions of hierarchical structures of these systems and their networks. Partially it focuses on types of flight simulators and unmanned aerial vehicles, and military applications.

Aerodynamics and mechanics of flight

Subject clarifies substantial relations and effects of force influence of flowing fluid on surface of airfoil, wing or complete airplane at subsonic or supersonic airspeeds. There are discussed elements of propeller, jet and rocket propulsion and necessary conditions for airplane stability and control subject. Further subject deals with basic tasks of airplane performance, motion of spacecraft in space and its re-entry to earth surface.


Position determination and piloting of aircraft and space vehicles using instrumental navigation. Modern aircraft radio navigation, in particular satellite one. The explanation of the course respects recommendation of the European radio navigation plan (ERNP) and ICAO regulations. Student acquaints with navigation systems principles and with their applications.

Flight Control Systems

The course is devoted to classical and modern control design techniques for autopilots and flight control systems. Particular levels are discussed, starting with the dampers, attitude angle stabilizers, to guidance and navigation systems. Next to the design itself, important aspects of aircraft modelling, both as a rigid body and considering flexibility of the structure, are discussed.

Selectable courses related to aerospace field - unpack syllabi
Radio Systems,
Air Traffic Control,
Airplane Bus Systems and EMC,
Aircraft Structures and Propulsions,
Space Engineering and Technology,
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles,
System Reliability and Risk Management

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Master degree branch - Aircraft and Space Systems,
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