Course Title: Aircraft Electrics
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term2 2010
Course Code: AERO5388
Course Title: Aircraft Electrics
School: 130T Engineering (TAFE)
Campus: City Campus
Program: C6011 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering (Aerospace)
Course Contact : Steven Bevan
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4137
Course Contact Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Location: City, 57.5.20
Telephone: 9925 4295
Fax: 9925 8099
Nominal Hours: 60
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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
AERO5384 Introduction to Aerospace
EEET6533 Aerospace Electronic Fundamentals 1
The purpose of this course is to provide basic training in aircraft electrics as a prerequisite for more advanced training required for employment as a para-professional technician.
This course provides the underpinning knowledge in power generation, control protection and utilisation in the form of alternating and direct current in an aerospace environment.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
VBH729 Aircraft Electrics
1. List aircraft electrical power requirements and the sources of DC and AC power.
2. Describe and explain the operation, cooling and regulation of aircraft DC generators.
3. Explain the operation of an aircraft DC generation system with component and system fault scenarios.
4. Describe the operation and control of aircraft AC alternators and compare AC and DC power sources.
5. Explain the operation of rectifiers, transformer rectifiers and inverters.
6. Explain the operation of DC and AC ground power supplies and describe the function of APUs.
7. List indicator light categories and corresponding colours, and explain the operation of a master(MWS) and central warning system (CWS).
8. Describe and explain the types and operation of power distribution busbars.
9. Describe and explain the operation of aircraft electrical circuit control switches and relays.
10. Describe and explain circuit protection devices used on aircraft and the operation of a generator control unit (GCU).
11. Describe and explain the construction and operation of electric motors used in aircraft systems.
12. Explain the operation of typical aircraft power utilisation systems.
13. Describe the construction and operation of smoke and toxic fume detection systems.
14. Explain the operation and constructional principles of aircraft fire detection and protection system.
15. Explain the purpose and operation of aircraft, ice, rain and demisting control system.
Details of Learning Activities
The purpose of this module is to provide basic training in aircraft electrics as a prerequisite for more advanced competency based training required for employment as a para-professional technician.
Learning activities will include lectures, tutorials and laboratories.
This module facilitates articulation into Aerospace and Engineering degree courses.
Week 1: Lead Acid Batteries
Week 2: Ni-Cad Batteries
Week 3: DC Generators and Control Equipment
Week 4: AC Generators and Control Equipment
Week 5: Aircraft External and Auxiliary Power Supplies
Week 6: DC Electric Motors
Week 7: DC Electric Motors
Week 8: Aircraft Power Distribution
Week 9: Aircraft Electrical Wiring / VMT Room
Week 10: Aircraft Electrical Control Devices / VMT Room
Week 11: Aircraft Engine Starting and Ignition Systems / VMT Room
Week 12: Aircraft Fire and Smoke Detecting Systems / VMT Room
Week 13: Aircraft Anti Skid and De-Icing Systems / VMT Room
Week 14: Aircraft Lighting Systems and Revision / VMT Room
Week 15: Final Examination (closed book)
Aircraft Electrical Systems, 3rd Ed, E.H.J. Pallet, Longman, London
Aircraft Electricity and Electronics, 5th Ed, Thomas E. Eisman, Mc Millan
Aviation Technician Training Series IAP, Wyo. Casper, 1985
Overview of Assessment
To successfully to complete this course the student is required to pass written assessment tasks and demonstrate skills and ability by completing practical tasks to aerospace standards.
Students are required to complete two assessment tasks as follows:
Assessment 1 - Assignment 30%
Assessment 2 - Final Examination 70% (Closed book)
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