Faculty of Institute of Avionics & Aeronautics (IAA)

The Institute of Avionics and Aeronautics (IAA) at the Air University has been established as a Centre of Excellence (CoE) for postgraduate studies and Research and Development (R&D) in aviation related fields. The institute aims to support the nascent aeronautical as well as other associated high-tech industries in Pakistan through multi-disciplinary research in navigation systems, guidance and control systems, active and passive surveillance systems, digital signal processing, microwave circuit design, communication systems, system integration, solid mechanics, fluid/aero dynamics, aerospace propulsion systems, spacecraft systems, Micro-Electro-Mechanical-Systems (MEMS), and information security.

The Institute of Avionics and Aeronautics consists of two departments: The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and the Department of Avionics.

The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in both mechanical and aerospace engineering. The department of mechanical engineering focuses on fundamentals of mechanics including solid mechanics, thermo-fluids, controls, instrumentation as well as manufacturing and design, keeping in line with the current industrial demands. The graduates of the mechanical department are well equipped to contribute to the industry including traditional mechanical industry, energy industry, automotive industry, and process industry. The department of aerospace engineering also offers five research specializations in MS and Ph.D., which include solid mechanics, fluid dynamics, vehicle dynamics, propulsion flight dynamics and controls, astronautic and space engineering. Having well-equipped labs to help students consolidate the knowledge they gain in theory, the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering aims to prepare engineers to effectively contribute towards the social and economic well-being of the nation and the society at large.

The Avionics Engineering Department of IAA offers Master’s and Ph.D. programs in Avionics Engineering and Master’s in Information Security. Matching the challenges of the multi-disciplinary field of Avionics Engineering, the department maintains high-tech labs including Avionics Integration Lab, Electro Optics Lab, Communication Security and Embedded Systems Lab, ECM and Radar Lab and Micro Electro-Mechanical Systems Lab. Additionally, Signal Processing Research Centre (SPRC) was established in 2011 to foster theoretical and applied research in the domain of wireless communication such as signal processing, digital communication, 5G technologies among other areas.(IAA)

At IAA, the expertise of the relevant professionals has been combined with the academic setting of the Air University in the heart of Islamabad making IAA a unique setup for exploring new perspectives and conducting research in the field of avionics, aerospace, mechanical and information security engineering. In addition to the resident faculty, number of Ph.D. qualified engineers, with rich practical experience in the relevant fields, are also associated with IAA as adjunct faculty members.

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