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B.E. (Aeronautical Engineering) Seventh Semester (C.B.S.

Aircraft Systems & Instrumentation

P. Pages : 2 NRJ/KW/17/4662
Time : Three Hours *0470* Max. Marks : 80
Notes : 1. All questions carry marks as indicated.
2. Solve Question 1 OR Questions No. 2.
3. Solve Question 3 OR Questions No. 4.
4. Solve Question 5 OR Questions No. 6.
5. Solve Question 7 OR Questions No. 8.
6. Solve Question 9 OR Questions No. 10.
7. Solve Question 11 OR Questions No. 12.
8. Due credit will be given to neatness and adequate dimensions.
9. Illustrate your answers whenever necessary with the help of neat sketches.

1. a) List out any four navigation systems used and elaborate their application. 6

b) What are the merits and demerits of analog and digital fly by wire control system. 7


2. a) Explain any four control system components. 4

b) What is ILS. Explain in detail. 9

3. a) With the help of neat sketch, differentiate between single acting and double acting cylinder. 6

b) Classify and explain different types of selector valves in hydraulic system. 8


4. a) Differentiate between open and closed hydraulic systems. 8

b) Explain the following: 6

i) Thermal Relief valve
ii) Moisture control
iii) Non return valve

5. a) What are advantages and limitations of pneumatic system over hydraulic system. 8

b) What are directional control valves explain in detail. 5


6. Explain various essential components of a typical pneumatic circuit in detail. 13

7. a) Classify the fuel system in aircraft. 6

b) Classify the turbine engine ignition system. 8

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8. a) Explain the lubrication system in detail. 8

b) What do you mean by fuel jettison or dumping system. 6

9. a) What are auxiliary systems used in aircraft. 7

b) What is Gasper system. 6


10. a) List out the types of overheat detectors used in fire protection system. 6

b) Distinguish between air cycle cooling and vapour cycle cooling. 7

11. Explain with neat diagram: 13

i) Electrical tachometer ii) Altimeter

iii) Airspeed Indicator iv) Machmeter


12. Explain the following: 13

i) Accelerometer ii) Capacitance type fuel level indicator

iii) Flight data recorder iv) Gyroscopic instrument


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