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ERIC Number: EJ1156574
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Nov
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0018-9359
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Improving Aerospace Engineering Students' Achievements by an Open Aero Control Experiment Apparatus
Zeng, QingHua; Zhang, WeiHua; Huang, ZheZhi; Dong, RongHua
IEEE Transactions on Education, v57 n4 p229-234 Nov 2014
This paper describes the development of an aero control experiment apparatus (ACEA) for use in aerospace control practical courses. The ACEA incorporates a systematic multihierarchy learning and teaching method, and was designed to improve aerospace engineering students' understanding of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) control systems. It offers a number of standard experimental modules at three levels: component, system, and simulation and evaluation. The software and hardware design methods used in the modules were chosen to allow students to conduct experiments in a simple, more hands-on manner. As a result, they were able to select or reconfigure their experiments and so continuously improve their skills and extend the ACEA itself. The practical curriculum module-s-grouped in three skill levels of basic experiments, case study, and independent design--were applied in a 3-year M.Sc. course, UAV Control Systems. The marking criteria created to evaluate students' achievements are presented, along with some results of this evaluation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China
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