Defense Systems and Technologies
Through theoretical lectures and practical work on analysis of special cases, the students will adopt knowledge and skills in applying diverse engineering disciplines to design, development and implementation of complex defense systems based on state-of-the-art technologies.
- Explain economic and technological importance of defense sector in NATO and EU member states
- Explain the principles and aims of system engineering by analysis of complex defense systems
- Describe the role and importance of complex defense system life-cycle management
- Explain importance of system architecture in the development of complex defense systems
- Describe key characteristics of humans for successful operation of complex defense systems
- Recognize the values and limitations of modeling and simulation
Forms of Teaching
There are 15 weeks of classes. First cycle consists of 7 weeks of lectures, followed by midterm, while second cycle consists of 6 weeks of lectures, followed by final exam.Exams
There are two exams during the semester - midterm and final exam.Laboratory Work
Demonstration of the system for pilot stress and fatigue monitoring during flight and during simulator practice. Demonstration of the simulator for air defense missile system and flight simulators like Pilatus, MiG-21, etc. Demonstration of various systems for multimodal elicitation and estimation of emotional states.Consultations
Consultations take place after lectures or at times agreed upon by students and teachers.Seminars
Student's independent work includes development of particular functionalities of defense systems and technologies, as well as writing up the report, in consultation with the teachers.Internship visits
Visits to various companies in the field of defense systems and technologies.
|Type||Threshold||Percent of Grade||Threshold||Percent of Grade|
|Seminar/Project||0 %||50 %||0 %||50 %|
|Attendance||0 %||10 %||0 %||10 %|
|Mid Term Exam: Written||0 %||20 %||0 %|
|Final Exam: Written||0 %||20 %|
|Exam: Written||0 %||40 %|
Week by Week Schedule
- Introductory lecture. “Defense Systems and Technologies” as a part of the world economy based on knowledge and high technologies.
- Arms and military equipment industry in EU and NATO. Presentation of proposed topics for student projects.
- Strategic importance of technology sector in modernization of arms and military equipment industry and economic growth in the Republic of Croatia. Students' selection of proposed projects.
- Strategic planning and organizational management in the area of defense systems and technologies.
- Financing models for complex “Defense Systems and Technologies”. Offset agreements, countertrade, venture capital, licenses, coproduction…
- Principles of Systems Engineering in design and development of complex “Defense Systems and Technologies”.
- Interaction of complex defense systems with users and environment. Human factors in the area of defense and security.
- Midterm exam.
- Hardware- and software-in-the-loop simulations.
- Interactive simulations of complex defense systems in virtual environment. Fighter airplane simulator, simulators for guided missile systems.
- Systems for multimodal regulation of cognitive-emotional states in training, evaluation and selection of personnel for complex defense tasks.
- Evaluation of effects of training by analysis of neural activations obtained with functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) of brain.
- Helicopter Mi-171 simulator project. Simulator for armored vehicle AMV 8x8.
- Dual use of technologies created in the course of development of complex “Defense Systems and Technologies”.
- Final exam.