In this course students will perform a number of experiments in the subject areas associated with the Aerospace Option curriculum, and prepare formal laboratory reports. The notion of Remote Access Aerospace Laboratories (RAAL) is implemented in the course. It means that in addition to the designated time slots in the laboratory, students can have access to the experiment setups remotely, and repeat the experiments from anywhere and at anytime. During the remote operation, students have the audio-visual input from the setup as well as all the data and system interface identical to when they work in the laboratory. Further, the entire process of data analysis, peer interaction, report preparation, submission, and marking will be done on-line. For each remote session, the instructor or a TA can monitor the experiment and guide the student through the steps. Students will also have remote access to an application server for running various software applications, such as MATLAB, and analyzing their data. A series of lectures will also be given throughout the semester, explaining the fundamentals of the experiments.


All students please attend the introductory session on Tuesday September 9th at 2:00pm in WB219.