Course Title: Avionics Systems
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2011
Course Code: AERO5409
Course Title: Avionics Systems
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:email@example.com
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Location: City, 57.5.20
Nominal Hours: 40
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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
AERO5386 Aircraft Instrument Fundamentals
This course aims to provide training to develop the knowledge of Avionics Systems required for employment as a para-professional technician.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
VBH158 Avionics Systems
1. Explain fundamental concepts relating to radio communication.
2. Describe the basic operation of radio navigation equipment.
3. Explain the basic operation of associated radio systems.
4. Explain the basic operation of radar fundamentals and systems.
5. Explain the operation of non radio/radar/magnetic navigation equipment.
6. Explain the basic operation of air data computers.
7. Explain the basic operation of flight director systems.
8. Explain the basic operation of automatic flight control systems.
9. Describe the system requirements for flight data recorders (FDR).
Details of Learning Activities
1.1 Explain the difference between sound waves and electromagnetic waves
1.2 Describe the nature of carrier waves (AM and FM)
1.3 Explain the effect of the ionosphere
1.4 Describe the radio communication process
1.5 Describe the aviation radio frequency spectrum
2.1 Explain all of the following:
VOR (including RMI, Omni bearing and HSI indicators)
3.1 Explain the operation of all of the following:
Stormscope weather mapping system
4.1 Explain the basic operation of:
Doppler navigation radar
5.1 Explain the operation of:
Inertial Navigation Systems (INS)
Inertial Reference Systems (IRS)
6.1 Explain the basic operation of:
Analog air data computers
Digital air data computers
7.1 Describe ADI and HSI (to block diagram level)
7.2 Interpret information from instruments in 8.1
7.3 Identify typical malfunctions
7.4 Describe basic operation of EFIS
7.5 Interpret information presented
8.1 Explain the basic operation of:
Automatic landing system
Flight Management Control System (FMCS)
Fly by Wire system
9.1 Monitor mandatory parameters:
9.2 Describe methods of recording :
9.3 Describe the purpose of system components:
signal conditioning unit
data acquisition unit
9.4 Describe the protection and location of an FDR system
What is Avionics and where does it fit in the industry
Radio communications fundamentals
AM and FM Communication Principles
Radio Communication Process and Frequency Spectrum
Radio navigation fundamentals
Radio Navigation Equipment
ADF, VOR, ILS, DME
Radio system operations
GPWS, TCAS, Weather Mapping System
Radar systems and fundamentals
Weather RADAR, Doppler Navigation
Operation of non radio/radar/magnetic navigation equipment
Inertial Navigation Systems (INS), Inertial Reference Systems (IRS)
Air Data Systems
Air data computer operation.
Automatic Flight Control Systems, FMS
Flight Data Recorders
Flight director system operation
Electronic Flight Instrument System
Examination (Closed book)
Kennedy, George, Electronic Communication Systems, 3rd edition, Kuredijian, G.Z.
Miller, Gary M, Modern Electronic Communication, 3rd edition, Carnis, Mary, Prentice
Powell, J, Aircraft Radio Systems, International Aviation Publishers Inc., Casper
Kraus, John D., Antennas, McGraw Hill, Sydney, 1988.
Pallett, E.H.J, Automatic Flight Control, Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford,
EHJ Pallett, 1st Edition , Aircraft Instruments & Integrated Systems, Pearson-Prentice Hall, England
Pallett, E.H.J., Aircraft Instruments, 3rd Edition, Pitman Publishing, London, 1987.
Dale R Cundy, Rick S Brown, “Introduction to Avionics”.
Thomas K. Eismin, Aircraft Electricity and Electronics”, 5th Ed, GLENCOE Aviation Technology Series, McGraw-Hill.
Brian Kendal, “Manual of Avionics”, 3rd Ed, Blockwell Scientific Publication Melbourne Australia.
Max F Henderson, Aircraft Instrument and Avionics.
Jeppensen Sanderson Training Products.Avionics Fundamentals:
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.
Participants are required to complete two assessment tasks. The first assessment tasks is a written assignment. The second assessment is a closed book final examination at the end of the course.
Assessment task 1: Written assignment (40%)
Assessment task 2: FINAL EXAMINATION (60%)
|Learning Outcomes||% of Assessment|
|Assessment 1||1 to 9||40|
|Assessment 2||1 to 9||60|
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