Singapore University of Social Sciences

Design of Aircraft Electrical Systems and Servomechanisms

Design of Aircraft Electrical Systems and Servomechanisms (EAS306)


The course will provide students with a detailed understanding of aircraft electrical fundamentals and the operational characteristics of variable speed drive systems. He/She will be familiar with the terminology associated with these units, and be able to make an intelligent choice on the most appropriate system for a particular aerospace system application. The course will provide an intermediate/advanced level treatment on the principles of operation and systems configuration / design of aircraft electrical and instrument systems.

Level: 3
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: EVERY JULY


  • Electrical Fundamentals
  • Electrical Systems
  • Instrument Systems
  • Inverters
  • DC Motors
  • AC Motors

Learning Outcome

  • Distinguish the different types of electrical motors and the related drive units.
  • Compare the electrical layout of different classes of aircrafts.
  • Appraise the elements of aircraft instrumentation and integration of the system to meet the control, navigational and operational requirements of aircraft.
  • Illustrate the terminologies used in aircraft control.
  • Demonstrate the effects of external forces on the aircraft control system into control component specifications.
  • Apply different subsystems that form the aircraft control system in block diagram form and formulate transfer function of each subsystem.
  • Formulate test procedures to evaluate performance of aircraft control system and interpret results.
  • Infer the laboratory sessions to physical systems in aircraft and getting feel of actual aircraft systems.
  • Interpret case studies with theory learnt and relate relevance of lecture material to systems operational in latest aircrafts.
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