Key Facts
Contact Julian Rhein, M.Sc.
Pranav Nagarajan, M.Sc.
Hannes Hofsäß, M.Sc. (Exercise)
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Florian Holzapfel
Language of Instructions English
Language of Materials English
Type / ECTS Lecture, Exercise / 5 (Master Module)
Semester Winter Semester
Time and Place Lecture: Tuesdays, 17.00-18.30, digital (TUMonline)
Exercise: Tuesdays, 18.45-19.30, digital (TUMonline)
Prerequisites This interdisciplinary module is addressed to students and doctoral candidates from various fields of study (mech./electric engineering, physics and computer science), who want to acquire know-how in flight control systems and safety assessment in the aviation industry.
Content / Educational Objectives This lecture addresses the certification process of avionics and flight control systems in commercial aviation. The focus of this lecture lies in safety analysis methods, taking common approaches of their employment in development projects of safety-critical systems in the industry into account.
The lecture begins with giving a general overview of the development and certification of flight control systems, along with the contents of relevant development standards and recommended practices and the resulting process structure. Based on this, profound knowledge of the process and methods of safety assessment of complex technical systems in aircraft is conveyed.The goal of the lecture is to convey the capabilities of structuring the development process of a complex, technical system according to the relevant regulatory and standards and developing safety proofs for certification in a mathematically founded and methodically sound way.

  • certification of aircraft and aircraft systems
  • development processes
  • statistics and probability theory for reliability calculations
  • safety assessment
Teaching Methods / Materials
  • Lecture notes and exercise sheets and their solutions will be made available online as the lecture proceeds
  • Exam type: written