Aircraft Radio & Digital System Syllabus Diploma in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering, Regulation 2010

Aircraft Radio & Digital System Syllabus Diploma in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering, Regulation 2010

Objective of the subject is to impart sound knowledge of the topics. This cover basic principle, operation, function, rectification and test procedure of the system used in the aircraft.

After completion of this course the student will be able to work confidently on the aircraft.

SHORT DESCRIPTION

  • Numbering system, data conversion, data buses, logic gates, logic circuit and memory devices.
  • Basic computer structure.
  • Fiber optics.
  • Electronics display, electro static sensitive device.
  • Software management control.
  • Electro magnetic environment.
  • Electronics Instrument system.
  • Typical electronic / digital aircraft system.
  • Aircraft communication system.
  • Aircraft Navigation system.
  • Integrated Modular Avionics.
  • Aircraft Cabin System.
  • On board Maintenance System.
  • Information System.

 

 

DETAIL DESCRIPTION

Theory

 

  1. Numbering system:

 

1.1     Conversion from binary to octal and hexadecimal.

1.2     Data conversion – Analog and Digital data.

1.3     Boolean algebra, grey code.

1.4     Logic gates, truth table and equivalent circuit.

 

  1. BASIC COMPUTER STRUCTURE:

 

  • Computer terminology ie. Bit, Byte, Software, Hardware, CPU, IC, ROM, RAM.

 

 

  1. FIBER OPTICS:

 

  • Advantage and disadvantage of fiber optics.
  • Fiber optics data bus.
  • Coupler, Control terminals & Remote terminals.
  • Application of fiber optics in aircraft systems.

 


 

 

  1. ELECTRONICS DISPLAY, ELECTRO STATIC SENSITIVE DEVICE:

 

  • Operation of common type of display used in modern aircraft.
  • LED
  • LCD
  • Handling of component sensitive to electro static discharge.
  • Awareness of risk and possible damage, component and personnel anti static protection device.

 

 

  1. SOFTWARE MANAGEMENT CONTROL.

 

 

  • Awareness of restriction of Airworthiness requirement.
  • Possible catastrophic effect of unapproved changes to software program.

 

  1. ELECTRO MAGNETIC ENVIRONMENT:

 

6.1     Influence of the topic mentioned on maintenance practices for electronics system.

6.2     EMC – Electron Magnetic Compatibility.

6.3     EMI – Electron Magnetic Interference.

6.4     HIRF – High intensity Radiated field.

6.5     Lightning protection.

 

 

  1. ELECTRONICS INSTRUMENT SYSTEM:

 

  • Typical systems arrangement and cockpit layout of electronic instrument systems.

 

  1. TYPICAL ELECTRONIC / DIGITAL AIRCRAFT SYSTEM.

 

  • Typical Electronics / Digital aircraft system and BITE.
  • ACARS – ARINC Communication and Addressing and Reporting System.
  • EICAS – Engine Indicating and Crew Alerting System.
  • FBW – Fly – By – Wire.
  • FMS – Flight Management System.
  • IRS – Inertial Reference System.
  • ECAM – Electronic Centralized Aircraft Monitoring.
  • EFIS – Electronic Flight Instrument System.
  • TCAS – Traffic Collusion Avoidance System.
  • Cabin and Information.

 

  1. AIRCRAFT COMMUNICATION SYSTEM (ATA – 23):

 

  • Basic Principle of radio.
  • m. wave and propagation.
  • Frequency spectrum.
  • Interference and noise.
  • Basic Radio transmitter and receiver.
  • VHF communication system.
  • HF communication system.
  • Interphone, CVR and PA system.

 

  1. AIRCRAFT NAVIGATION SYSTEM (ATA – 34):

 

  • Introduction to Aircraft Navigation system.
  • Working principle of VOR, ADF and ILS.
  • Main component of the systems and aircraft installation.
  • Display and indication in the cockpit.
  • Technical characteristic and self test procedure.

 

 

  1. INTEGRATED MODULAR AVIONICS (ATA – 42):

 

  • Functions integrated in the modular avionics modules.
  • Bleed Management, Air Pressure Control, Air Ventilation and Control, Avionics and Cockpit Ventilation Control, Temperature Control.
  • Air Traffic Communication, Avionics Communication Router, Electrical Load Management, Circuit Breaker Monitoring, Electrical System BITE, Core System; Network Components.
  • Fuel Management, Braking Control, Steering Control, Landing Gear Extension and Retraction.
  • Tyre Pressure Indication, Oleo Pressure Indication, Brake Temperature Monitoring.

 

  1. AIRCRAFT CABIN SYSTEM (ATA – 44):

 

 

  1. ON BOARD MAINTENANCE SYSTEM (ATA – 45):

 

 

 

  1. INFORMATION SYSTEM (ATA – 46):

 

 

 


 

 

PRACTICAL

 

  1. Demonstration of Data Conversion on digital/ Analog trainer board.

 

  1. Demonstration of computer practical on computer lab.

 

  1. Demonstration of Fiber optics.

 

  1. Practical display of electronics display.

 

  1. Practical display of CRT, LED and LCD.

 

  1. Practical display of EFIS, GPS, TCAS on the live aircraft.

 

  1. Practical demonstration of communication and navigation system on the live aircraft.

 

 

 

REFERENCE BOOK

 

  1. Aircraft Radio System -J. Powell
  2. Automatic flight control             – EHJ Pallett
  3. Aircraft Instrument Systems         – Dale Crane
  4. Digital Computer Electronics – Malvino & Brown
  5. Aircraft Digital Electronics and Computer systems – Mike Tooley