Teaching Aviation Engineering with Remote Access to Physical Systems

  • Vladimír Gašpar
  • Rudolf Andoga
  • Ladislav Főző
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 716)


This paper presents an alternative teaching method through a virtualized remote laboratory for engineers in aviation, mechanics, control and analytics. In practical conditions, it is difficult for students to access a physical turbojet engine in a testing facility and study its operation on-site. Either the operation rooms lack the space for observers and operators, or only some specific personnel are permitted to access the operation room, thus rendering the students unable to gain practical experiences on-site.

Our goal is to provide a set of applications to enable students’ passive and active remote access to the turbojet engine testing facility. To achieve lowest network traffic possible in real-time, we use TCP and UDP protocols. We tested the throughput of this solution with a distribution server but some testing from the students’ point of view is also necessary to obtain suitable feedback.


Remote access Physical systems Turbojet engine Testing facility 



The work presented in this paper has been supported by the national project KEGA 014TUKE-4/2015 Digitalization, virtualization and testing of a small turbojet engine and its elements using stands for modern applied lecturing and KEGA 005TUKE-4/2017 Introduction of practical education of mobile technologies through the development of applications for smart devices.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vladimír Gašpar
    • 1
  • Rudolf Andoga
    • 2
  • Ladislav Főző
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Cybernetics and Artificial Intelligence, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and InformaticsTechnical University of KošiceKošiceSlovakia
  2. 2.Department of Avionics, Faculty of AeronauticsTechnical University of KošiceKošiceSlovakia
  3. 3.Department of Aviation Engineering, Faculty of AeronauticsTechnical University of KošiceKošiceSlovakia

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