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Introduction to Experiments in Flight

About the course
This course is designed to conduct experiments in airplane to determine different parameters. This course will also help in creating a background to design an experiment to determine a specific parameter.

Intended Audience
PHD, M.Tech & B.Tech

Aircraft Performance, Aircraft Stability and Control.

Industries that will recognize this course
NAL Bangalore, ARDE Pune, ADE Bangalore, ADA Bangalore

Course instructor

Prof. A.K. Ghosh started his professional career as scientist at DRDO in 1982. He joined IIT Kanpur as a professor in 1997. During his time Dr. Ghosh has earned several awards for his outstanding teaching and research including “DRDO Technology Award” 1993. His teaching always emphasizes on simple practical approaches to understand complex phenomena of physics. He has been mentor of many successful companies.

Course layout

Week 1:
Planning of Experiment
Weighment of Aircraft
Cruise Flight
Cruise Experiment

Week 2:

Cruise Experiment
Climbing Flight
Neutral Point(stick fixed)

Week 3:

Neutral Point Experiment
Maneuvering Point (stick fixed)
Maneuvering Point Experiment

Week 4:

Lateral Stability and Control

Lateral-Stability and Control Experiments

Week 5:
Directional Stability and Control
Directional Stability and Control Experiments

List of reference books
  • Introduction to Flight By - Anderson
More details about the course

Course url: https://onlinecourses.nptel.ac.in/noc17_ae02
Course duration : 05 weeks
Start date and end date of course: 23 January 2017 - 24 February 2017
Date of exam :  26 Mar 2017
Time of exam : Shift 1: 9am-12noon; Shift 2: 2pm-5pm
Any one shift can be chosen to write the exam for a course

Final List of exam cities will be available in exam registration form.
Registration url - Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
Exam Fee: The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee of approximately Rs 1000 needs to be paid.


E-Certificate will be given to those who register and write the exam and score greater than or equal to 40% final score. 

Final score = 25% assignment score + 75% exam score
25% assignment score is calculated as 25% of average of scores of Best 3 out of 4 assignments

Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup. It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Kanpur. It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.