Course Title: Aerospace Digital Fundamentals

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2010

Course Code: EEET6537

Course Title: Aerospace Digital Fundamentals

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

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Andrew Kim
Location: City, 57.5.20
Telephone: 9925 4295
Fax: 9925 8099

Nominal Hours: 60

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

MATH5156 Aerospace Mathematics 1
EEET6533 Aerospace Electronic Fundamentals 1

Course Description

The purpose of this course is to provide underpinning knowledge relating to digital electronics for professional technicians.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VBH164 Aerospace Digital Fundamentals

Learning Outcomes

1. Compare analogue and digital systems and explain the construction of integrated circuits.
2. Discuss digital number systems and convert between numbers and perform arithmetic functions.
3. Draw truth tables using two variables and discuss related concepts.
4. Describe, discuss and perform calculations relating to gate logic and gate pulse.
5. Explain the connection within circuits and operation of transistor transistor logic (TTL) gates.
6. Construct logic circuits and test to prove the Truth Tables.
7. Describe and explain the operation of flip flop circuits.
8. Explain the operation of, construct and test 4 bit serial and parallel registers.
9. Construct and test a MOD-16 up counter and explain related concepts.
10. Discuss readout devices, and construct and test a circuit containing a BCD input and a 7 segment LED display.
11. Discuss the purpose and operation of multiplexers and construct and test a multiplexed two digit 7 segment display circuit.
12. Explain, to block diagram level, the operation of analogue-to-digital (A/D) converters and construct test, and explain aspects of a circuit using monolithic A/D converters.
13. Discuss the purpose and operation of digital-to-analogue (D/A) converters and construct and test a circuit containing D/A converters.
14. Describe how timing and control signals are obtained and the operation of delay lines and construct and test circuits containing timing devices.
15. Analyse an electronic circuit.

Details of Learning Activities

The purpose of this module is to provide underpinning knowledge relating to digital electronics for professional technicians.
Learning activities will include lectures, tutorials and laboratories.
This module facilitates articulation into Aerospace and Engineering degree courses.

Teaching Schedule

Week 1: Digital and Analog Quantities / Lab
Week 2: Number Systems and Codes / Lab
Week 3: Digital Arithmetic / Lab
Week 4: Truth Table / Lab
Week 5: Digital Logic / Lab
Week 6: Digital Logic / Lab
Week 7: Flip-Flops / Lab
Week 8: Counters/ Lab
Week 9: Shift Registers
Week 10: Multiplexers
Week 11: Digital and Analog Converters / Lab
Week 12: Digital Integrated Circuits / Lab (Written Assignment due)
Week 13: Practical Assessment (Lab)
Week 14: Revision / Lab
Week 15: Final Examination (Closed book)

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Digital Fundamentals, 6th Ed, Thomas L Floyd, Prentice Hall

Digital Systems, 6th Ed, Tocci. Ronald, Prentice Hall

Microelectronics in Aircraft Systems, E.H.J Pallett, Pitman

Digital Principles and Applications, 5th Ed, Donald P. Leach, Albert Paul Malvino, Macmillan/McGraw Hill

Digital Applications, CBE TAFE notes

Other Resources

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.

Assessment Tasks

Students are required to complete three assessment tasks as follows:
• first assessment is written assignment worth 30%
• second assessment task is a practical assignment worth 10%
• final assessment is closed book final examination worth 60% (end of the course).

Assessment Matrix


 Learning Outcomes% of Assessment
Written1 to 1510
Practical1 to 1530
Examination1 to 1560

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