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AVT 4215 Autonomous Systems in Aviation

Introduction to Autonomous Systems. Surveys the fundamentals of autonomous aircraft system operations, from sensors, controls, and automation to safety procedures, human factors and Human Autonomy Teaming (HAT). Presents the latest major commercial uses of UAS, and manned aircraft that will be going from 2-pilot operations to 1-pilot operations to unmanned operations. Research and design an Autonomous System, build it, and test it.

Division: Science, Mathematics and Engineering
Department: Aviation Technology
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: No

Prereqs: AVT 3300 AND AVT 3400 AND CIS 2266 AND MAT 2215 


  • Design a system with sensing, actuating and embedded processing components, required to run the defined task autonomously; Program the embedded processor of your designed system to gain machine intelligence in terms of perception and actuation.
  • Study and evaluate recent and current autonomous systems in aviation. Find, research, and structure and summarize a body of knowledge relating to a future substantial topic in robotics and autonomous systems in aviation that the field will be pursuing.
  • Utilize, principles and processes of systems engineering that are introduced and applied to the development of Autonomous systems in Aviation. The focus is on robotic systems engineered to perform complex behavior.

Credit Hours: 3

Classroom Hours: 3