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Digital Flight Control Systems Flight Test – ONLINE

30 Lecture Hour(s)

The Digital Flight Control Systems Testing Course addresses digital flight control systems design, testing and certification with specific reference to applicable military specifications including MILSTD-1797, ADS-33E PRF. Students are taught Pilot Induced Oscillation (PIO) detection methods and have the unique opportunity to identify and experience them in the ITPS engineering simulator. Students will gain the fundamental knowledge and experience to be able to interact with flight control systems engineers on test programs.

This course includes a personal Welcome and Overview session (1/2 hour) and a Q&A and Debrief (1 hour) with an instructor on the academic team.


  • Math and Stability and Control Review
  • Flying Qualities Requirements
  • Feedback Control Systems
  • Laplace, Frequency Domain and Dynamic Elements
  • Root-Locus
  • Compensators and Nonlinearities
  • Testing Modern Airplanes
  • Rating Scales
  • Pilot Induced Oscillations – Airplane Pilot Coupling
  • Simulation Usage
  • Design for Flying Qualities: MIL-STD FARs
  • FBW Flight Test
  • Multi-axis Methods and Advances in Flight Control
  • System Performance
  • System Identification

Start date:        Pre-recorded lectures on-demand
Duration:         30 hours – optional on-site simulator week available on demand at extra cost

Note: Price in USD. If you are based in Canada, please contact us for pricing including HST

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