Principles of Avionics, by Albert Helfrick

Principles of Avionics

by Albert Helfrick

Publisher:
ISBN-13:
9781885544278
Copyright Date:
2012
Edition:
7th
Pages:
479
Binding:
Paperback
Dimensions:
11.0" x 8.5"
Weight:
3.2lbs
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2012 7th edition; An up-to-date avionics text is expanded to cover most recent developments. An engineering-level textbook.

The Seventh edition adds new text to cover emerging technologies in computer networking and revised listing of important documents and other references.

Written by an eminent professor of avionics, Dr. Albert Helfrick of Embry-Riddle University, this book includes every communication and navigation system, plus the latest spaced-based avionics. The text describes navcom, transponder, VOR, ADF, DME, TACAN, instruments, radar, autopilot, collision avoidance and enhanced ground proximity warning.

The book also covers recent systems; Mode S, electronic displays, Free Flight, GPS space and earth segments, laser gyro's, fiber optics and avionics architectures. Principles of Avionics is the most timely book on avionics now available.

The author describes the theory of each system with figures, photos, problems and solutions. Over 150 graphics illustrate basic principles. Dr. Helfrick is also well-known as an avionics test equipment designer, consultant to FAA, and frequent speaker at the Digital Avionics Conference. In his teaching role at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Professor Helfrick's students are in 2- and 4-year engineering programs. He wrote this book to meet a longstanding need for a text and reference for anyone needing to know the latest theory and practice behind airborne electronic systems.


TABLE OF CONTENTS:

  • Introduction to Avionics........................1
    • history, flying blind, radio comes of age, beginning of the national airspace system, navigation principles, regulatory and advisory agencies, the national airspace system, the federal navigation plan
  • Terrestrial En Route Radio Navigation........................17
    • non directional beacons and direction finding, direction finding receivers, automatic direction finding, errors in direction finding, static dischargers, VOR: VHF omni-range, signal integrity, errors in VOR navigation, Doppler VOR, VOR ground stations, VOR receiver, VOR test equipment, DME: distance measuring equipment, DME ground station, TACAN, LORAN-C, enhanced LORAN
  • Terrestrial Landing Aids........................85
    • instrument landing system, marker beacon, glide slope, ILS errors, microwave landing system, ILS vs MLS, radar altimeter, ground proximity warning systems, FM/CW Radar altimeter
  • Satellite Navigation ........................131
    • GPS system, GPS clocks, Earth model, space vehicle, GPS signals, PRN codes, precision position service, monitor and control stations, GLONASS, ionospheric propagation delay, differential GPS, signal integrity monitoring, GPS signals in space, GPS receivers, GPS accuracy, GPS navigation, GPS modernization, Galileo
  • Surveillance Systems ........................ 193
    • free flight, primary & secondary radar, replies, mode C, mode S, ATCRBS transponder, mode S transponder, ADS-B message structure, ADS-B installation, collision avoidance, lightning detection, weather radar, weather picture, turbulence Mode, automatic dependent surveillance
  • Airborne Communications Systems ........................ 258
    • VHS AM communication, VHS communication hardware, high frequency communication, ACARS, SELCAL, search and rescue beacons, digital networking, digital communications and networking, data link mode S, D8PSK, VHF digital communications
  • Onboard Communications ........................ 305
    • microphones headsets and speakers, digital communication, transmission lines, ARINC 429, MIL STD 1553, ARINC 629, commercial standard digital bus, avionics ethernet ARINC 664, ARINC 825 CAN bus, ARINC 573, 615, 708 and other databus protocols, fiber optic data communication, time reflective reflectometry
  • Indicators........................ 356
    • gyroscope, synchros, flux gate compass, RMI, HSI, attitude direction, electronic displays, display technology, display systems, instrument placement, heads up display
  • Air Data Computers................ 390
    • all about air, atmospheric temperature, pressure, air speed, sensors, pitot-static systems, angle of attack indicator, air data computer systems
  • Flight Control Systems ........................ 405
    • control systems, servo motors, flight control modes, FCS control panel, aircraft dynamics, yaw damper, fly-by-wire, inertial navigation, accelerometers, the stabilized platform, long term accuracy of INS, accelerometers, lightwave gyro, fiber optic gyro, ring laser gyro
  • Complete Avionics System ........................ 438
    • power sources, batteries, DO-160, HIRF, electromagnetic compatibility, line replaceable units, fault tolerance,ARINC type equipment, computer architecture, Central architecture, Federated architecture
  • Glossary, ARINC & RTCA Documents, DME frequencies and spacing ........................ 461

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